Yesterday in Azure Cloud – March 12th 2017

The built-in geo-replication feature has been generally available to SQL Database customers since 2014. During this time one of the most common customer requests has been about supporting transparent failover with automatic activation. Today we are happy to announce a public preview of auto-failover groups that extends geo-replication with the following additional capabilities:
More details at… https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-sql-database-now-supports-transparent-geographic-failover-of-multiple-databases-featuring-automatic-activation/

Automatically scaling out or scaling in applications to handle the demands of your business is an essential element of the cloud strategy. AzureÔÇÖs Autoscale service empowers you to automatically scale your compute and App Service workloads based on user-defined rules regarding metric conditions, time/date schedules, or both.
More details at… https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/manage-your-business-needs-with-new-enhancements-in-azure-autoscale/

Broad support for regulatory compliance and ongoing innovation are at the core of Microsofts commitment to enabling U.S. government missions with a complete, trusted, and secure cloud platform.
More details at… https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-government-the-most-secure-compliant-cloud-for-defense-with-new-compliance-and-service-offerings/

App Service on Linux (Preview) enables developers to run their cloud apps apps natively on Linux Docker Containers. It makes it easier to migrate existing apps hosted on a Linux platform elsewhere
More details at… https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/see-whats-new-for-azure-app-service-on-linux-preview/

Application Insights has new tools to empower your development team to better understand how customers use your web apps. These tools are available as a preview today in Application Insights in the
More details at… https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/new-tools-for-understanding-user-behavior-with-application-insights/

Azure DevTest Labs is a commercial Azure service that enables IT admins to create a cost-controlled self-service for developers and testers to quickly create environments in Azure, while minimizing waste and optimizing cost. We announced the service GA last May, and never stop exploring more opportunities to build solutions that solve our customersÔÇÖ real problems in various scenarios. Today, as Microsoft Build 2017 happening now in Seattle, I would like to take this moment with you to look back all the key functionalities we’ve shipped since Connect() conference last November, and explain how they can help you in various scenarios.
More details at… https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-devtest-labs-updates-at-build-2017/

We are excited to announce the general availabilty of Application Insights Profiler for Azure App Service.
More details at… https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/application-insights-profiler/

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