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November 2019

Nov 4

Introducing the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure


The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance to accelerate your cloud adoption journey. It’s a collection of tools, guidance, and best practices to help shape your cloud strategy and achieve the desired business goals.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure DevOps Projects
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Blueprints
  • Azure Management Groups
  • Azure Policy
  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure Migrate
  • Security Center
  • Azure Advisor
  • Azure Service Health
  • Security

May 2019

May 6

Azure VMware Solutions is now generally available


Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Migrate
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple

February 2019

Feb 5

Azure Storage Account Failover is now in public preview


Azure Storage Account Failover enables customers to control when to failover their GRS and RA-GRS storage accounts from the primary to the secondary region.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Resource Manager

November 2018

Nov 30

Move to Azure Resource Manager REST APIs for Azure SQL Database

Target retirement date: December 01, 2019

Azure Resource Manager is our cloud infrastructure stack that fully replaces the classic Azure Service Manager deployment model. As a result, support for Service Manager REST APIs for Azure SQL Database will be retired on December 1, 2019.

  • Azure Resource Manager
Nov 14

Azure JavaScript libraries preview release


The first preview release of the Azure JavaScript libraries is now available.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • SDKs

March 2018

Mar 28

Azure SDK for Go v15 is available

Version 15.0.0 of the Azure SDK for Go has been tagged.

  • Azure Resource Manager

December 2017

Dec 21

Preview: Azure SDK for Go 12.0.0


Preview version 12.0.0-beta of the Azure SDK for Go is now available to help you use Azure services from Go applications. To get it, run `go get -u` or use dep.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Cognitive Services

November 2016

Nov 21

Azure DevTest Labs: Create multiple-VM environments with Resource Manager templates

In Azure DevTest Labs, you can create your environments by using Azure Resource Manager templates.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure DevTest Labs

May 2016

May 13

Resource lock management available in the portal

You can view, add, and delete management locks for resources in the portal.

  • Azure Resource Manager

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