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    April 2018

    Apr 12

    Enhanced portal capabilities for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse has enabled the next set of portal capabilities to help monitor, manage, and integrate your data warehouse.

    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Features
    • Management
    Apr 12

    Upload/download Azure dashboards

    You can download an existing Azure dashboard in the same JSON format that you can use to programmatically create dashboards by calling Azure Resource Manager APIs.

    • Management

    March 2018

    Mar 13

    Azure Monitor metrics integration

    Power BI Embedded has integrated with Azure Monitor resource metrics. The metrics give you real-time data on the status and load of your resource in the Azure portal.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Mar 13

    Azure Resource Manager API is available

    The Azure Resource Manager API is available through SDK and PowerShell, to help you manage Power BI capacities programmatically.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools

    February 2018

    Feb 27

    General availability: Application consistent backup for Linux VMs by using Azure Backup

    We're excited to announce the general availability of application consistent backup for Linux VMs running in Azure by using Azure Backup.

    • Azure Backup
    • Virtual Machines
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    Feb 3

    OpenSSH now available in PowerShell in Cloud Shell

    PowerShell in Cloud Shell now includes the native Win32 OpenSSH client available for Windows and Windows Server for secure remote login, remote file transfer, and public/private key pair management.

    • Cloud Shell
    • Management
    Feb 1

    Ansible now available in Bash in Cloud Shell

    Ansible, an open-source product that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, and application deployments, is now available to use in Bash in Cloud Shell.

    • Cloud Shell
    • Management

    January 2018

    Jan 25

    Azure Standard support plan: price drop and faster initial response time

    Price drop to $100 USD per month, and faster initial response time for critical cases, now 1 hour.

    • Management
    Jan 9

    Public preview: Application security groups in all regions

    Application security groups in public preview are available in all regions.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    • Management
    Jan 6

    Expanded options for accessing Cloud Shell

    Get a modern command-line experience from multiple access points, including the Azure portal, shell.azure.com, the Azure mobile app, Azure docs, and the VS Code Azure Account extension.

    • Cloud Shell
    • Management
    Jan 3

    Change the subscription directory in the Azure portal

    The classic portal feature Edit Directory is now available in the Azure portal.

    • Features
    • Management

    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 github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-go/...` or use dep.

    • Azure Resource Manager
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Cognitive Services
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    Dec 8

    Media Services SDKs for Java and PHP support Azure Active Directory Authentication

    Azure Media Services client SDKs for both Java and PHP now support Azure Active Directory authentication.

    • Media Services
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools
    Dec 7

    Automation runbooks available in action groups to take actions from alerts

    You can run an Automation runbook when an alert triggers an action group on an Azure resource. This capability extends the actions you can take in response to the alert.

    • Automation
    • Features
    • Management
    Dec 6

    Azure portal update for classic portal users

    To provide a single, streamlined experience for Azure portal users, we will be sunsetting the Azure classic portal on January 8, 2018.

    • Management

    November 2017

    Nov 28

    Public preview: Azure Automation watcher tasks

    Watcher tasks deliver the ability to author a watcher runbook that polls a system in your environment and then call an action runbook to process any events found.

    • Automation
    • Management
    Nov 27

    Manage payment methods in the Azure portal

    Customers in the United States can now update, add, and remove payment methods for their subscriptions in the Azure portal instead of the Account Center.

    • Features
    • Management
    Nov 21

    VSTS available only in the Azure portal from November 30

    Beginning November 30, 2017, you will need to use the Azure portal to manage your Visual Studio Team Services accounts, instead of using the Azure classic portal.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Management
    Nov 20

    General availability: Bash in Azure Cloud Shell

    Bash in Azure Cloud Shell is generally available. In addition, PowerShell in Cloud Shell is currently in public preview.

    • Cloud Shell
    • Management
    Nov 20

    Azure Service Health preview: New health alert creation and management

    Azure Service Health preview has added a Health Alerts feature where you can create and manage service health alerts.

    • Management
    • Services

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