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September 2018

Sep 24

Azure App Service

Azure App Service updates from Microsoft Ignite

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

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.

August 2018

Aug 22

Azure DevTest Labs: Public environment repository in labs

We're releasing a public repository of Azure Resource Manager templates for each lab.

July 2018

Jul 25

Azure App Service support for Java SE 8 on Linux now in preview

Azure App Service now supports Java SE 8 on Linux (in preview). Java web apps can now be built and deployed on a highly scalable, self-patching web hosting service where bug fixes and security updates will be maintained by Microsoft.

Jul 6

Azure Security Center update July 1

The Azure Security Center update on July 1 includes many features, including a redesigned overview dashboard and new security recommendations.

June 2018

Jun 27

Application Insights multistep web tests GUID migration

Effective August 1, 2018, we’re making a change that will allow web tests to be paid with MSDN credits. This change will affect the GUID.

Jun 12

Name changes and GUID migration: App Service Basic and Standard plans

The new App Service on Linux Standard plan (Basic, Standard, and Premium) is generally available. On July 1, 2018, GUID migration and name changes will take effect automatically.

May 2018

May 21

Visual Studio Team Services | Azure DevOps Projects

Use Azure DevOps Projects to start running your application on Azure App Service or Virtual Machine hosts.

May 21

Azure App Service | App Service Environment for App Service on Linux

Azure App Service on Linux is now available in preview on App Service Environment.

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Custom Vision Service API

Custom Vision Service API aims to identify trained objects and show their location within images.

May 7

Name changes and GUID migration: Azure App Service on Linux Standard plan

The App Service on Linux Standard plan (along with Basic and Premium plans) is generally available. New names and resource GUIDs will be reflected in billing statements starting June 1, 2018.

May 7

Name changes and GUID migration: Azure App Service on Linux Premium plan

The App Service on Linux Premium plan (along with Standard and Basic plans) is generally available. New names and resource GUIDs will be reflected in billing statements starting June 1, 2018.

May 7

Name changes and GUID migration: Azure App Service on Linux Basic plan

The App Service on Linux Basic plan (along with Standard and Premium plans) is generally available. New names and resource GUIDs will be reflected in billing statements starting June 1, 2018.

May 7

Multi-container support from Azure App Service

You can now deploy web apps composed of multiple Docker containers to App Service on Linux, which takes care of capacity provisioning, load balancing, and underlying infrastructure maintenance. With this new capability, you can easily bring your Docker Compose or Kubernetes Pod definition to App Service and use powerful App Service capabilities such as built-in CI/CD, auto scaling, and intelligent diagnostics.

April 2018

Apr 17

Configuration of TLS versions in App Service and Functions apps now available

Explicitly set the TLS version for individual Azure App Service and Azure Functions hosted applications.

March 2018

Mar 14

App Service updating PHP to latest versions

In the next release of Web Apps, we'll update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.

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