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Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future PostgreSQL servers.
Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.
Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.
In March 2020 the Azure Kinect DK will be available for purchase in Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Managed instance backup storage billing went into effect November 1, 2019. Backup storage is free of charge up to sizes equal to the size of the provisioned storage, while any additional GB is charged at a fixed amount depending on region.
Simplify Spring Boot-based microservices development and application lifestyle management.
Weather Services (in partnership with Accuweather), the integration of Azure Maps into Power BI, and the availability of Azure Maps on Gov Cloud for Government customers are all now in preview.
New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines (VMs) based on AMD EPYC™ are now available. They are ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads.
Azure Sphere will be generally available in February 2020. General availability will mark our readiness to fulfill our security promise at scale, and to put the power of Microsoft’s expertise to work for our customers every day.
Effective December 1, 2019, the meter names of Azure Monitor custom metrics will change.
Starting December 1, 2019, the meter IDs for Process Automation Watcher will change.
Effective December 1, 2019, the meter names of VNet Gateway standard, high performance, and ultra high performance will change. There won't be a pricing impact from this change, but you will need to modify billing routines that rely on names.
Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) will be launched in mid-November, 2019, ahead of the general availability (GA) release.
A new capacity reservations pricing model for Azure Monitor Log Analytics is now available. With this new model, you pay a fixed fee based on the capacity tier you select for data ingestion.
Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.
Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.
We are happy to announce a price reduction of an average of 35% for Linux App Service on the Premium v2 plan (pricing may vary by regional meters). This price reduction makes the decision point between hosting on a Standard App Service plan or a Premium v2 App Service plan a much simpler one.
Effective August 1, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.
Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks is the new managed disks offering which is now generally available for running data intensive business critical workloads on cloud requiring high IO performance and low latency
New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.
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