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    April 2019

    Apr 19

    Azure reservations: New experience and APIs for purchasing reservations

    Azure reservation updates include new purchase experience and APIs.

    Apr 19

    General availability: Azure Availability Zones in Japan East

    Azure Availability Zones, a high-availability solution for mission-critical applications, is now generally available in Japan East.

    Apr 19

    Reserved Capacity Pricing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you savings up to 65% cDWU capacity.

    Apr 19

    Azure API Management update April 19

    Learn about the latest regular update in Azure API Management update.

    Apr 19

    Service Fabric Mesh preview - spring update for features in development

    Service Fabric Mesh preview is being updated with some new features, and improvements based on feedback we’ve received.

    Apr 18

    Azure Traffic Manager will stop automatically enabling, disabling, or deleting endpoints for Azure Cloud Services on May 1, 2019

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Currently, Azure Traffic Manager can automatically enable, disable, or delete endpoints when starting, stopping, or deleting the corresponding cloud service. However, this option will be retired on May 1, 2019, and you’ll need to manually enable, disable, or delete profile endpoints in Traffic Manager when starting, stopping, or deleting a cloud service. You’ll continue to be billed for the endpoints unless they are manually disabled or deleted.

    Apr 18

    General availability: Azure DNS in China regions

    Azure DNS is now generally available in Azure China regions.

    Apr 18

    Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs are being retired April 30, 2019.

    Migrate any Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs and PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Automation to Resource Manager REST APIs or the latest PowerShell cmdlets by April 30, 2019.

    Apr 18

    Server-level collations in Managed Instance are globally available

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now brings even more application compatibility by offering a choice of server-level collation to meet the needs of the existing applications that should be migrated to azure cloud. This eliminates need for changes in the existing applications that are not using SQL Server instances with default server-level collation when they are migrated to Azure cloud

    Apr 17

    Azure Container Registry singularity image files (SIF) support is now in preview

    Support for storing singularity image files (SIF) in Azure Container Registry based on the OCI distribution-based container registries specification is now available in preview.

    Apr 17

    Azure Front Door Service is now available

    Azure Front Door Service has entered general availability and is now fully supported with a 99.99 percent SLA.

    Apr 17

    Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door is in preview

    With web application firewall (in preview), you can define security policies that allow, block, or rate limit access to your web applications delivered through Front Door.

    Apr 17

    ExpressRoute Global Reach is now available

    Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach allows customers to connect their on-premises networks via the ExpressRoute service through the Microsoft global network.

    Apr 17

    ExpressRoute Direct is now available

    ExpressRoute Direct lets you use the functionality of ExpressRoute and connect directly to the global Microsoft backbone at 100 Gbps.

    Apr 17

    New features and network expansion for Azure Content Delivery Network

    Azure Content Delivery Network has added new security and usability features as well as additional capacity.

    Apr 17

    Apache Hadoop 3 on Azure HDInsight 4.0 is now available

    New features in Hadoop 3 provide significant improvements to performance, stability, and availability, helping reduce total cost of ownership and accelerating time-to-value.

    Apr 17

    Pod security policy for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now available in preview

    Pod Security Policy enables customers to control sensitive aspects of a pod specification by defining a set of conditions that a pod must run with in order to be accepted.

    Apr 17

    Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019

    Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019 is now available.

    Apr 17

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL Read Replica is now generally available

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now supports asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for PostgreSQL server to up to five servers in the same region.

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