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November 2019

Nov 12

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server—Reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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 PostgreSQL
Nov 12

Azure Database for MariaDB—Reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
Nov 12

Azure Database for MySQL—Reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
Nov 8

Azure Kinect DK coming to Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom

In March 2020 the Azure Kinect DK will be available for purchase in Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

  • Kinect DK
Nov 5

Azure SQL Database—Billing for managed instance backup storage is now in effect

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
Nov 4

Azure Spring Cloud service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Simplify Spring Boot-based microservices development and application lifestyle management.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
Nov 4

Weather Services, Power Bi Integration, Azure Government Cloud are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Maps
Nov 4

New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-seriesvirtual machines are now available.

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Nov 1

Azure Sphere will be generally available in February 2020

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Sphere

October 2019

Oct 23

Azure Monitor meter name changes

NOW AVAILABLE

Effective December 1, 2019, the meter names of Azure Monitor custom metrics will change.

  • Azure Monitor
Oct 21

Process Automation Watcher meter ID changes

NOW AVAILABLE

Starting December 1, 2019, the meter IDs for Process Automation Watcher will change.

  • Automation
Oct 21

VNet Gateway meter name changes

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
Oct 15

Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) before general availability release

IN PREVIEW

Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) will be launched in mid-November, 2019, ahead of the general availability (GA) release.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
Oct 2

Azure Monitor Log Analytics—New capacity-based pricing option is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Monitor

September 2019

Sep 9

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

  • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
Sep 4

Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Available in Additional 18 Regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

August 2019

Aug 21

Announcing pricing decrease for Azure App Service on the Premium plan

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.

  • App Service (Linux)
  • Web Apps Linux
Aug 20

Announcing new lower pricing for Azure Archive Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Effective August 1, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Blob Storage
Aug 15

Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Managed Disks
Aug 8

New AMD-based Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads in preview

IN PREVIEW

New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets

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