Monthly updates for December 2018
Azure Kubernetes Service made a series of updates and improvements over the past few weeks.
Three months ago, we announced the new Azure Monitor Logs UX. Starting in early January, solutions and views will open the new Logs UX instead, offering an improved query editor and a full schema view.
Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.
Azure API Management is migrating to the new Az.ApiManagement PowerShell module.
Azure Log Analytics is now available and can be built in West US 2.
Updates to the Azure Monitor for Containers agent include the auto-upgrade feature, along with enhancements and bug fixes.
The 1.0.5 update of Azure IoT Edge enables a better experience on devices with slow connections, provides improved error messages, and moves Windows to RS5.
Cognitive Services Speech Services now offers a neural text-to-speech capability in preview. Use this capability to deploy voices to apps that are nearly indistinguishable from the human voice.
Azure Service Bus and Azure Event Hubs Virtual Networks and Firewall rules are now generally available
Virtual Networks and Firewall rules for both Azure Event Hubs and Azure Service Bus are now generally available.
Power BI dataflows and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 integration is in preview
December is a huge month in terms of accessibility
Users can now migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.
Dev/test pricing is now available for SQL Database Managed Instance as part of the Azure Enterprise dev/test offer, providing a cost-effective way to run your development and testing workloads on Azure SQL Database.
Now generally available, Azure Cosmos DB now provides support for its Cassandra API, in addition to support for SQL and MongoDB APIs.
Azure Database Migration Service, the fully managed service designed for both operational database and data warehouse migrations, now supports offline and online migrations using the premium tier.
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) on Azure is now generally available
Target availability: Q1 2019
Starting December 19, 2018, we will no longer make changes or improvements to the Media Hyperlapse feature of Azure Media Services.
Use the Power BI REST API to create new Power BI Embedded workspace experience automatically.
Power BI Embedded is integrated with Resource Health to help monitor the availability of resources and diagnose the root cause in case of unavailable status.
Scale Power BI Embedded capacity resources with no downtime.