We’re launching a new user experience and APIs for purchasing Azure reservations. You can now add multiple products to your cart and purchase them together from the Azure portal, or use the reservation APIs to purchase individual products.
Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you savings up to 65% cDWU capacity. Those that choose a 3-year Reserved Capacity with SQL Data Warehouse can save up to 65% on compute costs. With SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity, you can reserve units starting at DW100C and add on to reserved units in increments of 100, up to DW30000c. Customers can also scale reserved units.
API Management now refreshes certificates from Azure Key Vault every 4 hours, instead of every 24 hours.
We added a new authenticate-managed-identity policy that supports authenticating with an API back end by using the managed identity of the API Management service.
We fixed an issue in Open API Specification v3 import that caused Null Reference Exceptions.
Currently, Azure Traffic Manager can automatically enable, disable, or delete endpoints when starting, stopping, or deleting the corresponding cloud service. However, this option will be retired on May 1, 2019, and you’ll need to manually enable, disable, or delete profile endpoints in Traffic Manager when starting, stopping, or deleting a cloud service. You’ll continue to be billed for the endpoints unless they are manually disabled or deleted.
Azure DNS is now generally available in Azure China regions. This means that you can now host public DNS zones on name servers located in Azure China regions. These DNS zones are globally resolvable but hosted within Azure China regions and meet local compliance and regulatory requirements.