Monthly updates for September 2017
The Azure Data Box service is in preview. You can use it to move hundreds of terabytes of data into Azure with high speed, by using secure transfer appliances.
Virtual network service endpoints will allow you to securely add Azure SQL DBs to your virtual network, fully removing public internet access to these resources.
Azure Networking announces the general availability of P2S VPN for Macs and AD Domain authentication for P2S VPN.
Azure DDoS Protection is protecting publicly accessible endpoints from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
HA Ports, a premium offering of the Azure Standard Load Balancer, is now generally available. This will enable customers to configure a single load balancing rule to process traffic from all the protocols and ports, thus enabling deployment of services or appliances in high availability mode.
Azure Network Watcher announces the preview of connectivity check for ExpressRoute circuits.
The New premium tier from Azure App Service is now generally available.
HDInsight now has two additional features available—HDI Interactive Query, and Azure Log Analytics.
The Azure Data Box is a secure, ruggedized, tamper resistant appliance created by Microsoft to help customers transfer large amounts of data into Azure Storage.
With Azure File Sync, you don’t have to choose between the benefits of cloud and the benefits of your on-premises file server because you can have both. Azure File Sync replicates files from your on-premises Windows Server to an Azure file share, enabling you to centralize your file services in Azure while maintaining local access to your data.
With traffic view, Azure Traffic Manager customers will now be able to understand where their user bases are located (up to a local DNS resolver level granularity), the volume of traffic originating from these regions, and the representative latency experienced.
Real user measurements will enable customers to influence the routing decisions made by Azure Traffic Manager, when using the performance routing method, to provide even lower latency for their users than is currently possible.
Azure Functions will now support .NET Core, allowing Functions code to target .NET Core.
New Azure Data Factory features, now in public preview, will enable you to build hybrid data integration so that you'll be able to create, schedule, and orchestrate your ETL/ELT workflows, at scale, wherever your data lives, including the cloud or any self-hosted network.
Azure Migrate can discover your on-premises VMware-based applications without requiring any changes to your VMware environment.
Global VNet Peering is in preview.
Azure Policy is a new service, in limited preview, that will allow customers to assess and enforce enterprise-wide governing standards across their entire Azure environment for proper control and compliance.
PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell is available in public preview. It provides an alternative to the existing Bash experience (also in public preview) while retaining the benefits of Cloud Shell.
We're enhancing the Azure Functions bindings support to allow developers to build their own bindings, which means if a customer has a custom data source, they will be able to easily create bindings for it in Azure Functions.
New updates to Azure Machine Learning will give data scientists and AI developers complete control of the end-to-end machine learning lifecycle on a scalable, trusted platform that will bring AI to everyone.