Azure News 2017 – Week 3

No more pay as you go

Microsoft is shifting its licensing for its Azure cloud service, eliminating the pay-as-you-go option for new Azure customers using MPSA (Microsoft Products and Services Agreement) as of Feb. 1

The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is a simplified agreement that provides more flexibility. The MPSA consolidates purchasing of Microsoft cloud services, software and Microsoft Software Assurance. A new Purchasing Account structure gives you more flexible purchasing options and more control of how you purchase, and you get multi-year duration options with price protection.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3156524/cloud-computing/microsoft-drops-pay-as-you-go-azure-cloud-option.html

Microsoft today announced major performance improvements for its Azure SQL offering. They have doubled the write performance across all Azure SQL Database offers and also they have doubled the read performance for their Premium databases

Microsoft doubles the write performance across all Azure SQL Database offers


New Azure AD PowerShell module

All the commands where you used MSOL, you would be using AzureAD

Like for example

Instead of Connect-MsolService -credential we would be using Connect-AzureAD.

Instead of Get-MSOLUser we would be using Get-AzureADUser

New AzureAD Module for Office 365