Today we are announcing that IoT Plug and Play is now available in preview! With today’s announcement, solution developers can start using Azure IoT Central or Azure IoT Hub to build solutions that integrate seamlessly with IoT devices enabled with IoT Plug and Play. We have also launched a new Azure Certified for IoT portal, for device partners interested to streamline the device certification submission process and get devices into the Azure IoT device catalog quickly.
To make the Linux hosting option even easier for customers to work on with higher scale and performance, we are happy to announce a price reduction of an average of 35% for Linux App Service on the Premium v2 plan (pricing may vary by regional meters).
The Azure Functions Consumption hosting plan is now generally available for Linux-based applications. Production workloads with affinity to Linux hosting can now run in the Consumption plan and take advantage of dynamic event-driven scale. To support hosting platform readiness for production workloads the Linux Consumption plan has been enhanced with support for managed identities and integrated server-side build to streamline dependency management. Serverless workloads hosted on Linux Consumption are supported by the high productivity programming model and world-class development experience of Azure Functions.
In order to simplify remediation of security misconfigurations and help you to quickly improve your secure score, we’ve added a new capability that allows you to remediate a recommendation on a bulk of resources in a single click.
Azure SQL is a modern SQL platform that serves developers and enterprises by offering a rich selection of deployment options, powered by an industry leading SQL Server engine. Azure SQL is designed to support a wide variety of applications patterns with different levels of control over the underlying platform to meet the most demanding migration and modernization requirements. It eliminates the complexity of managing diverse collections of SQL Server-based applications at scale by providing a single, unified management experience. From lift-and-shift migrations to modernization of existing applications, to building modern cloud services, Azure SQL is the best and most economical cloud destination for your SQL Server workloads.
SQL data discovery and classification, which provides advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering, classifying, labeling, and protecting sensitive data, is now available. SQL Data Discovery and Classification is part of the unified Advanced Data Security (ADS) package, offering a set of advanced SQL security capabilities, including vulnerability assessment and advanced threat protection.
Egress lockdown in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available. This capability lets you restrict egress traffic for cluster nodes to a limited number of ports and addresses for additional security. Use Egress lockdownto deny access to harmful resources outside the network and to prevent malicious activities from originating from the cluster.
Azure Database for MariaDB now supports asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MariaDB server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for MariaDB servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region. This allows read-heavy workloads to scale out and be balanced across replica servers according to users' preferences. Replica servers are read-only; any writes are those replicated from data changes on the master. Stopping replication to a replica server causes it to become a standalone server that accepts reads and writes.