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Now available – Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Storage

Virtual network service endpoints allow you to secure Azure Storage accounts to your virtual networks, fully removing public internet access to these resources. Service endpoints provide optimal routing by always keeping traffic destined to Azure Storage on the Azure backbone network. This optimal route overrides any routes directing traffic through on-premises or virtual appliances.

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Now available – Azure DNS private zones now available

Azure DNS private zones provide a simple, reliable, secure DNS service to manage and resolve names in a virtual network, without the need for you to create and manage a custom DNS solution. This new capability lets you use your own company domain rather than the Azure-provided names available today, provides name resolution for virtual machines (VMs) within a single virtual network and across multiple virtual networks. Additionally, you can configure zones names with a split-horizon view, allowing for a private and a public DNS zone to share the same name.

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In preview – New purchasing model for Azure SQL Database

We're pleased to announce the preview of a new vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database elastic pools and single databases. The new purchasing model is in addition to the existing DTU-based model. Designed to give you flexibility, control, transparency and an easier way to compare to on-premises workloads, it allows you to scale compute, storage, and IO independently based upon your workload needs. The vCore model is also eligible for up to 30 percent savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.

Learn more about the Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.

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Now available – Azure SQL Database—preview of read scale-out support in premium service

Following the recent announcement of zone-redundant database support, we're further expanding the power of premium databases and elastic pools by including the read scale-out support. This capability redirects the read-only client connections to one of the automatically provisioned HA replicas, and effectively doubles the compute capacity of the database or elastic pool at no additional charge. This is ideal for load-balancing of complex analytical workloads without impacting the primary OLTP workload.
 

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Now available – Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer now generally available

Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer provides a rich and unified developer experience for inserting, querying, and managing Azure Cosmos DB data within the Azure portal and the emulator. Data Explorer consolidates the functionality previously available in Document Explorer, Query Explorer, and Script Explorer, so that they can all be done without switching views. With this announcement, Document Explorer, Query Explorer, and Script Explorer will no longer be available in the Azure portal. 

 

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Now available – Azure Service Health now generally available

We recently announced the general availability of Azure Service Health. Unlike the Azure Status page, which provides general status information, Azure Service Health provides tailored information for your resources. When issues in Azure services affect your resources, this personalized dashboard helps you understand the impact of the issue, and keeps you updated as the issue is resolved. It also helps you prepare for planned maintenance and changes that could affect the availability of your resources. Finally, Azure Service Health allows you to configure alerts to ensure that your relevant teams are notified of any service health events.

Learn more about Azure Service Health and get started by creating a service health alert.​

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