Monthly updates for March 2018
Global VNet Peering is generally available.
Use Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor to monitor and troubleshoot connectivity from an Azure virtual machine to anywhere.
Application security groups are generally available in all Azure public cloud regions. This feature provides security micro-segmentation for your virtual networks in Azure.
Simplify development of highly available applications by storing three replicas of your data in different Availability Zones with zone-redundant storage.
Build highly available applications with a 99.99% virtual machine SLA on Azure Availability Zones, now generally available in select regions in the US and Europe.
The March update for Azure IoT Edge contains improvements to the runtime, documentation, and tooling.
You can now integrate Azure Event Hubs in your Go applications by using the new Event Hubs package for Go.
Version 15.0.0 of the Azure SDK for Go has been tagged.
Soft delete for Azure Storage Blobs is in public preview. The feature is one part of a complete data protection strategy and can help prevent inadvertent data loss.
On GitHub, you can now find community-driven Docker images to try out on Web App for Containers.
Virtual machine serial console is now in public preview. This feature allows bidirectional serial console access to your virtual machine.
Azure Data Factory V2 supports Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication.
Azure regions in France Central and France South are now generally available.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Azure Database for MySQL are now generally available with an uptime SLA of 99.99 percent.
Azure Scheduled Events helps you react to maintenance events...before they happen.
Azure Standard Load Balancer is now generally available in all regions.
If you're connecting your virtual network by using Azure ExpressRoute or VPN gateways, you can disable routing through BGP by simply adding a property in your route tables.
Azure DNS Private Zones is in public preview. This feature enables customers to host DNS zones within their virtual networks, and it enables name resolution within and across virtual networks.
BizTalk Hybrid Connections will reach end of life on May 31, 2018. To avoid problems, you should migrate from BizTalk Hybrid Connections to the new Azure Relay–based Hybrid Connections.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL is generally available starting May 1, 2018. Names will also change.