Microsoft Ignite 2018 news and highlights

Learn about important Azure product announcements and roadmap updates.


Greater storage capacity and performance with new Azure Disks SKUs.

New Azure Managed Disks SKUs for premium SSDs, standard SSDs, and standard HDDs will reach up to 32 TiB (32,767 GB). Performance will now reach up to 20,000 IOPS and 750 MBps.

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Azure App Service

Azure App Service updates from Microsoft Ignite

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Tomcat for Azure App Service on Linux now generally available

Azure App Service on Linux now supports Apache Tomcat 8.5 and 9. Azure App Service for Tomcat on Linux allows developers to quickly build, deploy, and scale their Tomcat web applications on a fully managed Linux-based service.

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Enhancement for Map Control for Azure Maps now available

Azure Maps is a portfolio of geospatial APIs that allows developers to build solutions with up-to-date geocoding, routing, IP geolocation, and other location-based services. An improved Map Control API with new features designed to enable intuitive and insightful data layering and visualizations is now available.

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App Service—Python for App Service Linux preview

App Service on Linux now supports Python 3.6/3.7 in preview.

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Bring your own storage to App Service on Linux

App Service now supports the ability for customers to bring additional storage accounts to their Linux web apps

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Windows Virtual Desktop

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.

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