Four integrated services for Microsoft Operations Management Suite now available
- Insights & Analytics
- Automation & Control
- Security & Compliance, and
- Protection & Recovery
Update Management, part of Automation & Control, is now generally available and gives time estimates as well as a sequence of updates to improve application availability and service-level agreement (SLA) for Windows Server and Linux systems.
From the cloud to the datacenter, Operations Management Suite helps customers quickly troubleshoot issues, automate and track changes, resolve security issues, and ensure application and data availability. For more information, please visit the Operations Management Suite webpage.
Azure SQL Database Temporal Tables generally available
Temporal Tables let customers track the full history of data changes in Azure SQL Database without custom coding. Customers can focus data analysis on a specific point in time and use a declarative cleanup policy to control retention of historical data. Designed to improve productivity when customers develop applications, Temporal Tables can help:
- Support data auditing in applications
- Analyse trends or detect anomalies over time
- Implement slowly changing dimension patterns
- Perform fine-grained row repairs in cases of accidental data errors made by humans or applications
For more information on how to integrate Temporal Tables in an application, please visit the Getting Started with Temporal Tables in Azure SQL Database documentation webpage. To use temporal retention, please visit the Manage temporal history with retention policy documentation webpage.
UltraPerformance Gateway tier for Azure ExpressRoute generally available
The UltraPerformance Gateway connects a virtual network to an Azure ExpressRoute circuit and provides five times the network throughput of the HighPerformance Gateway. Customers can now deploy more network-intensive workloads in their virtual networks. ExpressRoute UltraPerformance Gateway is currently available in the
- West Central US, and
- Central US
and can be linked to ExpressRoute circuits located in:
- Illinois, and
- Dallas, Texas.
More Azure regions and ExpressRoute locations will become available soon.
Improving Azure App Service Node.js and PHP developer experience with Linux support
In March 2015, Azure App Service became generally available, making it easier for web developers to do cool things in the cloud. In addition to a great experience for .NET developers, it supports PHP, Node.js, Java, and Python stacks, as well as a number of open source web products. A new public preview introduces native Linux support for Node.js and PHP stacks.
Name update for Microsoft Cognitive Services in invoices
As of October 11, 2016, customers using Microsoft Cognitive Services for Bing Search APIs, Bing Autosuggest APIs, and Bing Speller APIs will see new overage meters in their invoices. Previously, for any Standard plan, overages appeared as Standard S2 meters. Resource prices will remain unchanged.
Name update for Azure Storage resource names in invoices
Beginning December 1, 2016, customers using Azure Storage will see the word “Free” removed from Delete Operation resource names for the global meters below. For example, “Standard IO – Disk Delete Operation Units – Free (in 10,000s)” will be revised to “Standard IO – Disk Delete Operation Units (in 10,000s).” Prices will remain unchanged.
By Andrey Korenkov, Partner Enablement Specialist, rhipe
About the author
Andrey Korenkov is a Strategy and Enablement Specialist at rhipe delivering partner transformation through the strategic implementation of Microsoft cloud technologies. Andrey has seven years of experience in Microsoft cloud technologies working with Microsoft enterprise licensing, service providers and channel partners. He is driven to help rhipe partners adopt and deliver new cloud technologies while ensuring they are minimisng risk and reducing their administrative headaches.