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    May 2016

    May 26

    New generation of D-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services in Japan West

    The new generation of D-Series instances is available in Japan West. These Dv2 instances offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster than the current D-Series.

    • Cloud Services
    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    May 12

    Public preview: Speaker Recognition API for Microsoft Cognitive Services

    Speaker Recognition API features include speaker verification and speaker identification.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    May 12

    General availability: Azure Content Delivery Network from Akamai is now available

    Today we're excited to announce the general availability of Azure Content Delivery Network from Akamai.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    May 10

    Azure Scheduler: P10 and new P20 Premium plans

    The Azure Scheduler Premium plan has been renamed to P10 Premium, and a new P20 Premium plan has been released.

    • Scheduler
    • Pricing & Offerings

    April 2016

    Apr 29

    New Dv2 instances for Azure HDInsight

    A new instance size, D5 v2, extends the Dv2-Series for Azure HDInsight. It has 16 cores and 56 GB of memory.

    • HDInsight
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Apr 29

    Active geo-replication available on all Azure SQL Database service tiers

    We've expanded our geo-replication features by enabling Active geo-replication across Azure SQL Database Basic and Standard service tiers.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Apr 14

    Azure App Service SSL certificates available for purchase

    You can purchase Standard SSL certificates or Wildcard SSL certificates.

    • App Service
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Apr 4

    New offer for customers who use ExpressRoute for Office 365 traffic

    Azure ExpressRoute Premium tier has three distinct advantages over the non-Premium version of the service: global connectivity, a larger number of virtual networks, and a larger number of routes (private and public peering).

    • Azure ExpressRoute
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Apr 1

    Ability to switch to another offer available

    Customers can switch their Pay-As-You-Go subscription to another offer via the Azure Account Center.

    • Pricing & Offerings
    Apr 1

    Public preview: Azure Storage Service Encryption

    Azure Storage Service Encryption is now available for Azure Blob Storage (block and page blobs) upon request for any new storage account created through Azure Resource Manager.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Apr 1

    General availability: Azure Data Catalog

    Azure Data Catalog is an enterprise-wide metadata catalog that stores, describes, indexes, and shows how to access any registered data asset.

    • Data Catalog
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Apr 1

    Azure Cosmos DB: New pricing option

    We are excited to announce a new pricing option for Azure Cosmos DB, offering greater flexibility in optimizing cost and performance.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    March 2016

    Mar 30

    Announcing: New Dv2-series virtual machine size

    A larger virtual machine size, the Standard_D15_v2, has joined the Dv2-series and offers 20 CPU cores, 140 GB of memory, 1,000 GB of temporary SSD, up to 8 virtual NICs, up to 40 data disks, and very high network bandwidth.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Mar 8

    HockeyApp available for purchase through Azure

    HockeyApp provides mobile app distribution, crash reporting, and in-app user feedback so you can build the world’s best mobile apps.

    • HockeyApp
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Mar 2

    Public preview: Azure Search Basic tier

    The Basic tier of Azure Search offers a low-cost and production-ready search service for your web and mobile applications.

    • Azure Cognitive Search
    • Pricing & Offerings

    February 2016

    Feb 18

    General availability: Red Hat Enterprise Linux images through Azure Marketplace

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux is offered on a pay-as-you-go model with per-hour billing.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Feb 17

    Public preview: Azure Container Service

    Azure Container Service helps you use Docker images and Linux containers in a production environment.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Feb 17

    General availability: Google Widevine modular license delivery in Azure Media Services

    You can now apply common encryption with Widevine or Microsoft PlayReady to help protect your premium content.

    • Media Services
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Feb 17

    General availability: Azure Hybrid Use Benefit

    Windows Server customers can run Windows virtual machines on Azure at a lower rate.

    • Pricing & Offerings
    Feb 17

    Public preview: SQL Server Stretch Database

    With SQL Server Stretch Database, you can dynamically stretch warm and cold transactional data from SQL Server 2016 to Azure.

    • SQL Server Stretch Database
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

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