Monthly updates for July 2018
Auto-failover groups are now generally available for Azure SQL Database, supporting transparent geographic failover of multiple databases with automatic activation.
Azure Service Fabric introduces its fully managed option, Service Fabric Mesh, for building, deploying, and running business-critical microservice applications.
Azure Data Box Disk provides a simple, secure, SSD disk based offering for offline data transfer to Azure
Azure Maps is releasing satellite and hybrid imagery, dark gray-scale map styling, IP lookup service, batch services, and advanced geospatial functionality.
Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Azure Log Analytics is available in the Azure Marketplace.
Azure DevOps Projects is generally available.
A new version of the Azure Functions Runtime will be deployed soon. It uses the latest version of Azure Java Functions Library v1.0.0-beta-5, which has breaking changes that affect HttpTrigger Java functions.
Azure Data Box Disk, an SSD-disk based option for offline data transfer to Azure, is now in preview.
In the Sprint 137 Update of Visual Studio Team Services, we've removed the "Preview" moniker from our Linux and macOS Microsoft-hosted CI/CD agents and made them generally available.
Using Power BI with Azure Stream Analytics enables users of Power BI Embedded dashboards to visualize insights from streaming data within the context of the apps they use every day.
The Azure SQL Data Warehouse extension for SQL Operations Studio is in preview.
Users can register security info for multi-factor authentication (MFA) and password reset in a single converged experience.
The Azure Security Center update on July 1 includes many features, including a redesigned overview dashboard and new security recommendations.
New documentation for all of Power BI REST APIs is available.
In Power BI Embedded, you can now embed dashboards that includes themes.
The Slicers API for Power BI Embedded is generally available. It gives developers full control over the interactivity and drilling capabilities of users.
When you create a virtual machine as a lab user, the username and password for the machine are now pre-filled.
When you create a virtual machine as a lab user, the name of the machine is now pre-filled with a unique, automatically generated name.
Azure Stream Analytics now supports reference data with a maximum size of 300 MB.
There's a new option to resize and edit the query of Log Analytics and Application Insights Analytics tiles pinned to Azure dashboards.