Updates Archives

Monthly updates for November 2017

Nov 30

Azure Notification Hubs .NET SDK now compatible with .NET Standard 2.0

Azure Notifications Hubs .NET SDK now runs on any .NET platform, including .NET core for back-end environments.

  • Notification Hubs
Nov 29

Clearer choice of CLI: Azure CLI 2.0 for Resource Manager

Starting in December 2017, Azure CLI 2.0 will be the preferred CLI tool for Resource Manager-based resources. Eventually, Azure CLI 1.0 will support only ASM-based resources.

Nov 28

Public preview: Azure Automation watcher tasks

IN PREVIEW

Watcher tasks deliver the ability to author a watcher runbook that polls a system in your environment and then call an action runbook to process any events found.

  • Automation
Nov 27

Azure DevTest Labs: Post customized announcements to your lab

In DevTest Labs, you can post announcements to notify users about recent changes or additions to your lab.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
Nov 27

Manage payment methods in the Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

Customers in the United States can now update, add, and remove payment methods for their subscriptions in the Azure portal instead of the Account Center.

Nov 21

General availability: Visual Studio App Center

NOW AVAILABLE

Visual Studio App Center is generally available. Automate the lifecycle of your apps: build, test, deploy, engage, repeat.

  • Visual Studio App Center
Nov 21

VSTS available only in the Azure portal from November 30

Beginning November 30, 2017, you will need to use the Azure portal to manage your Visual Studio Team Services accounts, instead of using the Azure classic portal.

  • Azure DevOps
Nov 21

Storage Service Encryption for Azure Backup data at rest

Enabling Storage Service Encryption at rest for all new data coming to Azure Backup from on-premises and in cloud.

  • Azure Backup
Nov 20

General availability: Bash in Azure Cloud Shell

Bash in Azure Cloud Shell is generally available. In addition, PowerShell in Cloud Shell is currently in public preview.

  • Cloud Shell
Nov 20

Name changes: Azure Queue storage

Effective December 1, 2017, billing service names for Azure Queue storage will change.

  • Storage Accounts
Nov 20

Azure Service Health preview: New health alert creation and management

Azure Service Health preview has added a Health Alerts feature where you can create and manage service health alerts.

Nov 17

Spark connector for Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

Spark connector for Azure Cosmos DB will enable real-time data science, machine learning, advanced analytics, and exploration over globally distributed data in Azure Cosmos DB by connecting it to Apache Spark.

Nov 17

Azure Cosmos DB Apache Cassandra API

IN PREVIEW

We're excited to announce the preview of the Apache Cassandra API on Azure Cosmos DB. The Cassandra API in Azure Cosmos DB will allow developers who are familiar with Cassandra and using its SDKs and tools to lift-and-shift existing applications.

Nov 17

Aggregation Pipeline preview and unique indexes for Azure Cosmos DB MongoDB API

IN PREVIEW

Aggregation pipeline support preview will allow Azure Cosmos DB developers using MongoDB API to perform data manipulation in multistage pipelines even within a single query, enabling the streamlined development of more sophisticated applications.

Nov 17

Azure Cosmos DB SLA 99.999 percent read availability at global scale

NOW AVAILABLE

Database accounts spanning two or more Azure regions will now have a 99.999 percent SLA for read availability.

Nov 17

Azure Functions on IoT Edge

IN PREVIEW

Along with recently announced Azure IoT Edge, we have also provided support for running Functions on the IoT Edge devices. This functionality allows developers to utilize the uniquely productive programming model provided by Functions even on the devices which may or may not be connected to the cloud.

Nov 17

Azure Advisor—New dashboard, downloadable reports, and Advisor configuration

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Advisor, now generally available, is your personalized cloud service for Azure best practices that will help you optimize Azure resources for high availability, security, performance, and cost.

Nov 17

Azure Functions Proxies

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions proxies is now generally available. This is a capability that will make it easier to author serverless APIs and implement microservices architectures using Azure Functions.

Nov 17

Azure Functions on Linux

IN PREVIEW

We now support running Azure Functions on the Linux platform. This will provide additional deployment options to developers who might prefer one OS target over the other.

Nov 17

Azure Cosmos DB Table API

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB Table API is now generally available in all Azure regions. With Azure Cosmos DB Table API support, applications written for Azure Table storage can now use the premium capabilities of Azure Cosmos DB.

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