Monthly updates for November 2019
Retention on NSG flow logs was recently disabled; however, the functionality has been restored for general purpose v2 (GPv2) accounts and Blob storage accounts. Support for general purpose v1 (GPv1) storage accounts in NSG flow logs is being deprecated and retention for them will not be restored.
Now in general availability, a new configuration option, PAUSED_RESUMABLE_INDEX_ABORT_DURATION_MINUTES, has been added to ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CONFIGURATION (Transact-SQL) for resumable online index operations.
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) server principals (also known as Azure AD logins) for managed instance are now in general availability.
Azure private endpoint for Azure Cosmos DB is a network interface that connects you privately and securely to a service powered by Azure Private Link.
Now in general availability, Azure Cosmos DB supports GROUP BY for queries for SQL (Core) API. This is one of our top asks from users and we are excited to release this capability.
The Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB now supports MongoDB wire protocol version 6 and server version 3.6. All new accounts provisioned using the Azure portal will have the option to provision with server version 3.6.
Azure IoT Hub integrates with Azure Event Grid so that you can send event notifications to other services and trigger downstream processes and workflows
IoT Hub message routing to Data Lake StoreGen2 is now available
IoT Hub message enrichment adds the ability to stamp messages with rich information before they’re sent, simplifying downstream processing and accelerating customer insights.
The solution to back up SAP HANA DBs in Azure VMs using Azure Backup is now generally available in UK South region. The Azure Backup solution is also certified by SAP HANA and is the only native cloud backup solution to be certified as such.
New metrics are now available for monitoring Azure SQL Database backup storage consumption.
Target availability: Q4 2019
Azure Migrate now supports the assessment of server inventories imported using a CSV file.
Now in preview for East US and UK South regions only, Azure Database for MySQL provides support for service health notifications for planned maintenance.
Now in preview for East US and UK South regions only, Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server provides support for service health notifications for planned maintenance.
Now in preview for the East US and UK South regions only, Azure Database for MariaDB provides support for service health notifications for planned maintenance.
The latest version of Azure IoT Edge includes the following improvements. See the full release notes on the GitHub release page.
Azure HDInsight now supports the use of service tags to simplify inbound network security group (NSG) rule management. Azure service tags group multiple IP addresses under a single user friendly tag. Administrators need to only create rules by referring to the tags while Microsoft takes the responsibility of keeping the IP addresses up to date. Administrators maintaining Azure HDInsight clusters can now benefit from this manageability improvement.
Target retirement date: May 15, 2020
We recently announced Azure Dedicated Host preview which allows you to run your organisation’s Linux and Windows Virtual Machines (VMs) on single-tenant physical servers
Change feed support for Microsoft Azure Blob storage is now available in preview.
Target availability: Q4 2019
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