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    October 2018

    Oct 17

    Scoped synchronization from Azure AD to your Azure AD DS managed domain

    You can now choose which sets of user accounts should be synchronized into an Azure Active Directory Domain Services managed domain.

    Oct 17

    Azure App Service: Price reductions for App Service on Linux basic and premium tiers

    We’ve recently reduced prices for Azure App Service on Linux for the basic and premium tiers.

    Oct 10

    Azure Security Center update - Ignite 2018

    Target availability: September, 2018

    This update contains new features announced as generally available at Ignite 2018.

    Oct 4

    PHP minor version update for November 2018

    In November 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.

    September 2018

    Sep 25

    Windows Virtual Desktop

    Windows Virtual Desktop enables you to get the best virtual desktop with the full Windows 10 and an optimized Office 365 ProPlus experience. It enables you to stream the full desktop or apps to any device.

    Sep 24

    Logic Apps available in Azure China cloud

    Logic Apps is available in the Azure China cloud.

    Sep 24

    Azure App Service

    Azure App Service updates from Microsoft Ignite

    Sep 24

    Azure Logic Apps

    Announcing two new enhancements for Logic Apps in public preview.

    Sep 24

    Tomcat for Azure App Service on Linux now generally available

    Azure App Service on Linux now supports Apache Tomcat 8.5 and 9. Azure App Service for Tomcat on Linux allows developers to quickly build, deploy, and scale their Tomcat web applications on a fully managed Linux-based service.

    Sep 24

    Azure Functions—Consumption plan for Linux in preview

    Azure Functions now supports consumption plan for deploying to Linux.

    Sep 24

    New full stack monitoring capabilities in Azure Monitor

    We're bringing together our existing capabilities for monitoring infrastructure, apps, and networks under the moniker of Azure Monitor to provide a unified offering that delivers full stack monitoring for your applications.

    Sep 24

    Azure SQL Database: Hyperscale in preview

    Azure SQL Database Hyperscale is a new, highly scalable service tier that adapts on demand to your workload's needs, quickly auto-scaling up to 100 TB per database, eliminating the need to pre-provision storage resources, and significantly expanding the potential for app growth without being limited by storage size.

    Sep 24

    Latest update to the Power BI service

    The latest update to the Power BI service includes dashboard comments and Premium Capacity Monitoring app.

    Sep 24

    App Service—Python for App Service Linux preview

    App Service on Linux now supports Python 3.6/3.7 in preview.

    Sep 24

    Bring your own storage to App Service on Linux

    App Service now supports the ability for customers to bring additional storage accounts to their Linux web apps

    Sep 24

    Azure Frontdoor Service in preview

    Azure Frontdoor is your one secure entry point for delivering globally performant, highly scalable apps. Now in preview, Azure Frontdoor is a scalable and secure entry point for fast delivery of your global, microservice based web applications. Control and monitor your service’s traffic and global backends from one central control plane and dashboard.

    Sep 24

    Azure CDN Standard Microsoft tier Generally Available

    Using Azure CDN’s multi-CDN platform you can use CDN services from Verizon, Akamai and now Microsoft all in one place through familiar Azure Portal, ARM, CLI and command line experiences. Deep integration with Azure services quickly lets you spin up CDN with your web app, storage or any service you choose.

    Sep 20

    General availability: Event Hubs for Node.js

    Version 1.0 of the Azure Event Hubs package for Node.js is now generally available.

    Sep 10

    General availability: Event Hubs for Go

    Version 1.0 of the Azure Event Hubs package for Go is generally available.

    Sep 10

    Introducing Azure DevOps

    Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is becoming a set of Azure DevOps services. You'll start to notice new icons and names for Azure DevOps and each service within it.