Cloud Platform Release Announcements for August 8th, 2018

Azure Virtual Machines | Azure reserved instance size flexibility Pricing Linux | Pricing Windows | Azure Reserved VM Instances Webpage We recently introduced instance size flexibility—a new feature that’s applicable to all existing and new Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instance purchases. Instance size flexibility can: Simplify the management of Azure Reserved VM Instances. Avoid… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for July 25th, 2018

Azure App Service support for Java SE 8 on Linux now in preview Azure App Service now supports Java SE 8 on Linux (in preview). Java web apps can now be built and deployed on a highly scalable, self-patching web hosting service where bug fixes and security updates will be maintained by Microsoft. Performance features… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for July 16, 2018

Windows Server and SQL Server | Windows Server 2008 end of service We recently announced free extended security updates will be available in Azure virtual machines for SQL Server, Windows Server 2008, and 2008 R2 for an additional three years after the end of support deadline. End of support is coming soon and this means… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for June 27, 2018

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 in preview Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is a highly scalable, performant, and cost-effective data lake solution for big data analytics. Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 combines the power of a high-performance file system with massive scale and economy to help you speed your time to insight. It extends Azure… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for June 15, 2018

Azure Kubernetes Service—GA in new regions Azure Kubernetes Service is now generally available to the public. Developers can drastically simplify how they build and run container-based solutions without deep Kubernetes expertise on Azure. Azure Kubernetes Service integrates with dev tools and workspaces, CI/CD, networking, monitoring tools and more so developers can focus on writing and… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for May 30, 2018

Power BI Desktop | Power BI Desktop – GA New features and updates are now available in Power BI Desktop: Reporting: Conditional formatting by a different field, Advanced slicer syncing, Log axis improvements, Data label options for funnel chart, and Set line stroke width to zero. Analytics: Measure drill through. Power BI Premium: Incremental refresh… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for May 21, 2018

Azure DevOps Tool Integrations | Disclosure—Terraform OSS Resource Provider in Azure Resource Manager Aligned Event: 05/07/2018 — 05/09/2018 — Microsoft Build 2018 We’re announcing a private preview of a new Azure Resource Provider, Microsoft.TerraformOSS. The goal of this Resource Provider is to allow customers to manage resources that have a Terraform provider through Azure Resource… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for May 7, 2018

Azure IoT Edge | New capabilities We’re making advanced capabilities with Azure IoT Edge available so that our partners and customers can get started with business value right away, instead of worrying about infrastructure for edge computing. First, we’re open sourcing the Azure IoT Edge Runtime, allowing customers to modify the runtime, debug issues, and… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for April 4, 2018

This is a blog post for a new, ongoing series of consolidated updates from the Cloud Platform team. We’re here to help you embrace the cloud. Realize your true potential with our unique innovations, comprehensive mobile solutions, and developer tools across the breadth of our product portfolio. To help you stay current, here are our… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for March 21, 2018

Azure Databricks | GA On March 22, we announced the general availability of Azure Databricks. Azure Databricks is a fast, easy and collaborative Apache® Spark™ based analytics platform optimized for Azure. Designed in collaboration with the founders of Apache Spark, Azure Databricks combines the best of Databricks and Azure to help customers accelerate innovation with… Read more