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    October 2018

    Oct 16

    Public preview: Virtual network integration for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1

    Virtual network integration for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 1 to secure your Data Lake Storage accounts is in public preview.

    Oct 16

    Azure Security Center update September 2018

    Target availability: September, 2018

    New features are in preview for Azure Security Center.

    Oct 15

    Limited public preview: Premium blobs in the Azure portal

    You can create and manage premium blob storage accounts from the Azure portal. This preview is available in the US East 2, US Central, and US West regions.

    Oct 4

    Deprecation of preview API versions for Azure Database for MySQL

    For Azure Database for MySQL, all customers who use the preview APIs must switch to the new API version by December 1, 2018.

    Oct 4

    Deprecation of preview API versions for Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    For Azure Database for PostgreSQL, all customers who use the preview APIs must switch to the new API version by December 1, 2018.

    Oct 3

    Azure Backup now supports Standard SSD Managed Disks

    Target availability: October, 2018

    Azure Backup supports Standard SSD Managed Disks, a new type of durable storage for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.

    September 2018

    Sep 28

    Azure Managed Disks GUID migration and name changes

    Names and resource GUIDs for Azure Managed Disks are changing November 1, 2018.

    Sep 27

    Public preview: Azure Cost Management

    Azure Cost Management is in preview. It can help you understand how and where you're accruing costs in the cloud, and how to keep costs down.

    Sep 26

    Public preview: Virtual network service endpoint policies for Azure Storage

    Virtual network service endpoint policies for Azure Storage are now in preview.

    Sep 26

    Stream Analytics: Output partitioning to Blob storage by custom date and time formats

    Azure Stream Analytics users can now partition output to Azure Blob storage based on custom date and time formats.

    Sep 26

    Azure Security Center innovations now available in preview

    Azure Security Center Secure Score, which provides visibility and recommendations to improve your security posture for Azure resources, is now available in preview.

    Sep 25

    Ultra SSD, a new Azure Managed Disks offering, now available in preview.

    Ultra SSD, a new Azure Managed Disks offering for your most demanding data-intensive workloads, is now available in preview.

    Sep 25

    Azure Data Box Gateway now in preview

    Azure Data Box Gateway is a virtual appliance that acts as a storage gateway and creates a link between your site and Azure Storage.

    Sep 25

    Azure Data Box heavy edition now available for petabyte-sized data transfers

    The Azure Data Box heavy edition is a secure, ruggedized appliance shipped to customers to facilitate petabyte-sized offline data transfers to Azure Storage.

    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

    Azure API Management update September 24

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Sep 24

    Logic Apps available in Azure China cloud

    Logic Apps is available in the Azure China cloud.

    Sep 24

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance general purpose

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance general purpose will become generally available on October 1, 2018. Managed Instance provides the best of SQL Server with the benefits of a fully-managed service, allowing you to migrate your on-premises workloads to the cloud with minimal changes. The general purpose performance tier provides balanced and scalable compute and storage options that fit most business workloads.

    Sep 24

    Azure Premium Blob Storage now in preview

    Azure Blob Storage introduces a new performance tier—Premium Blog Storage, complimenting the existing hot, cool, and archive tiers.

    Sep 24

    Avere vFXT for Azure

    The Avere vFXT for Azure provides high-performance file access for high-performance computing (HPC) applications. It arms applications owners and computing directors tasked with managing critical high-performance computing workloads with scalability, flexibility, and easy access to cloud based and file-based storage locations.

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