Cloud Platform Release Announcements for November 14, 2018

Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) | HB VMs for HPC are in preview New H-series Azure VMs for HPC workloads are in preview Two new H-series (HB and HC) Azure Virtual Machines for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads are now available in preview. The HB-series VMs are optimized for HPC applications driven by memory bandwidth, such as… Read more

Cloud Release Announcements for October 31, 2018

Azure Event Grid | Availability in Azure Government regions Event Grid is now available in preview in Azure Government regions. Use this service on the same region you’re deploying the rest of your solution(s). Learn more by visiting the Microsoft Azure Blog. Azure Event Grid | Advanced filtering is in preview Data payload attributes filtering… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for October 17, 2018

Azure App Service | Price reductions for App Service on Linux basic and premium tiers We’ve recently reduced prices for Azure App Service on Linux for the basic and premium tiers. Azure App Service allows you to quickly build, deploy, and scale enterprise-grade web, mobile, and API apps running on any platform. Meet rigorous performance,… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for October 3, 2018

Azure Service Fabric | Updates Updates for Azure Service Fabric, a cloud based microservices platform that allows you to build, deploy, and operate mission critical microservices applications at scale, are now available. You now have access to a new runtime independent reliable collections library that facilitates dev/test scenarios, as well as the ability to create… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for September 24, 2018

Azure Governance | Governance Announce   On Monday September 24th we announced Azure Governance, a set of services that enable speed while maintaining control of your environments. This means that you can move fast while making sure environments are compliant, secure and cost effective. Azure’s built-in tools allow for a proactive approach by using Azure… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for September 5th, 2018

Visual Studio for Mac | Update This latest Visual Studio for Mac update is now available. This release brings a number of fixes that address code editor reliability issues, performance problems, and stability issues that have been reported to us. The latest release has also added improved support for Azure Functions—developers can now create and… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for August 22, 2018

Azure SQL Database | Managed instance general purpose availability coming soon Azure SQL Database Managed Instance general purpose will become generally available on October 1, 2018. Managed Instance is a new deployment option providing near full compatibility with SQL Server, allowing you to migrate your on-premises workloads to the cloud with minimal changes. The general-purpose performance… Read more

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for August 8, 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 25, 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