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Target availability: Q3 2019
The default retention period for DTU-based Azure SQL databases is changing to 7 days
Target availability: Q2 2019
With the latest Gen 5 hardware in place, we are making a change to the default configuration for all new Azure SQL databases and elastic pools.
Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database managed instance
Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database managed instance.
Four vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances are now available on Gen5 hardware for the General Purpose and Business Critical Service tiers.
Azure Database for MySQL customers can now tune additional server parameters to help optimize the MySQL engine to address their unique workloads.
Manage your Security Center recommendations through Advisor UI, API, CLI, or PowerShell. Remediate recommendations quickly with bulk actions. Follow more than 20 new best practice recommendations for availability, performance, and cost.
Service Fabric 6.5 release version has been rolled out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK updates. The release contains many new features, bug fixes, supportability, reliability and performance improvements. For the full list of all the changes, refer to the release notes.
Spatial Operations provides applications enhanced location intelligence with a library of common geospatial mathematical calculations, (notably within the IoT space), including services such as geofencing, closest point and point in polygon.
HC-series Virtual Machines, designed to provide supercomputer-grade performance and scalability with the best price-performance on the public cloud, are now generally available in West US 2 and East US.
We are happy to announce the general availability of Named Entity Recognition supporting English and Spanish languages as part of Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics API.
Azure DevTest Labs now lets you configure a shared image gallery in your lab
Web Application Firewall (WAF) for Azure Front Door service is now generally available. Customers can use WAF to define security policies that allow, block, forward or rate limit access to their web applications delivered through Azure Front Door.
Event Grid advanced filters are now GA with no restriction on the number of nested keys (e.g. Data.Key1.Key2…KeyN).
IoT Hub expands its capabilities as an event source in Event Grid by enabling subscribing to device telemetry events.
Public preview of support for larger events, now up to 1MB.
Service Bus is now available as an event handler in Event Grid.
Automatic server-side geo disaster recovery of metadata in Event Grid is now available on the service.
Azure Domains are now generally available with 100,000 topics per domain.
Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now available in US East and US East 2 regions. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.
Azure NetApp Files, an Azure first-party service, is a powerful file-storage service to run your most demanding file workloads in Azure, without the need for any code modification.