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    May 2019

    22 May

    General Availability: Azure DDoS Protection Standard introduces DDoS Alert integration with Azure Security Center

    We are announcing the ability for DDoS Protection Standard customers to view DDoS Alerts in Azure Security Center (ASC) and this capability is generally available for all ASC and DDoS Standard customers.

    22 May

    Now available: PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Monitor metric and log alerts

    PowerShell cmdlets for new metric alerts and log alerts are now available. This release improves the management of alert rules by providing cmdlets to create, update, delete and list new metric alerts. Similarly, new cmdlets are available for creating, updating, deleting and listing log alerts for both Log Analytics and Application Insights.

    22 May

    General Availability: Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance eliminating need for any changes in the existing applications when migrating to cloud is now generally available.

    22 May

    Mapping Data Flows feature is now available in Azure Data Factory

    The new Mapping Data Flows feature in Azure Data Factory allows Data Engineers to visually design, debug, manage, and operationalize data transformations at scale in the cloud.

    21 May

    Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date extended to August 31st, 2019

    Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date which was originally scheduled for June 30th, 2019 is being extended to August 31st, 2019 to provide customers more time to voluntarily migrate their classic alerts. You can migrate your classic alerts today using the migration tool. After August 31st, 2019 we will perform an automatic migration on your behalf.

    21 May

    Azure log integration tool deprecation

    Azure log integration (AzLog) tool will be deprecated on June 1, 2019.

    20 May

    Generation 2 virtual machines in Azure – Public Preview

    Generation 2 (UEFI Boot) Virtual Machines available in Azure for public preview

    19 May

    Azure Security Center new Azure Linux analytics agent

    Azure Security Center is beginning roll-out of a new Azure Linux analytics agent to improve the onboarding of Linux VMs and servers to Security Center

    18 May

    Azure Monitor Dynamic Threshold meter name change

    From 1 July 2019, the meter name for Dynamic Threshold feature in Azure Monitor will change.

    18 May

    Azure Search Document Cracking Image Extraction Resource GUID name change

    From 1 July 2019, the Azure Search Document Cracking Image Extraction Resource GUID name will change.

    18 May

    Azure Search Basic Unit and Standard Unit Resource GUID change

    Effective July 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure Search Basic Unit and Standard S1, S2 and S3 Unit for the Japan East region will change.

    18 May

    Azure App Service Basic, Standard, Premium v2 Plans Resource GUID change

    On 1 July 2019, some resource GUIDs for Azure App Service Basic, Standard and Premium v2 Plans will change as the global region resource GUIDs will break out into regional resource GUIDs.

    18 May

    Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 meter name change

    From 1 July 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.

    18 May

    Azure NetApp Files Resource GUID change

    From 1 July 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure NetApp Files will change due to a change in the unit of measure.

    17 May

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports Windows Server containers

    Use managed Kubernetes for all your workloads whether they’re in Windows, Linux or both.

    16 May

    Update 19.05 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.05 feature release is available today via the Retail Evaluation feed. The regular Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.04; we plan to upgrade it to 19.05 in two weeks.

    16 May

    Kubernetes integration with Azure pipelines is now available

    You can now use GitHub identity to login into the Azure DevOps portal. In addition, you can take your GitHub repo all the way to Kubernetes using a YAML-based multistage pipeline.

    16 May

    Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

    NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL Server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.

    15 May

    Reserved instance pricing in the Dev/Test offer

    Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.

    15 May

    Upgraded Gremlin API functionality for Azure Cosmos DB is now available

    Enhanced Gremlin functionality in Cosmos DB Gremlin API is now available.

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