Monthly updates for April 2020
Azure Kinect DK, a developer kit with advanced AI sensors for building sophisticated computer vision and speech models, is now available in Japan, Germany and the UK.
Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.
Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.
Neural Text to Speech now has new voice styles – newscast, customer service and digital assistant. Tailor the voice of your apps and services to fit your unique scenario using these new styles, and further customise your voice to express different emotions to fit the context, such as cheerfulness or empathy.
Target retirement date: May 01, 2020
As of 1 May 2020, you’ll only be able to deploy managed instances to subnets delegated to the Microsoft.Sql\managedInstance resource provider.
FastTrack for Azure is extending programme support to Central and Eastern Europe*, and is now generally available.
IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available worldwide. IPv6 support within the Azure Virtual Network and to the Internet enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own corporate networks.
This release enables many at-scale scenarios for consuming the Azure Advisor best practice recommendations, including querying Advisor recommendations for all your subscriptions and building your own custom views of Advisor recommendation data.
Shared disks now includes Ultra Disks (in preview).
Get a cost-effective, point-in-time backup of managed disks using incremental snapshots. Unlike current snapshots, which are billed for the full size, incremental snapshots are billed for the delta changes to disks since the last snapshot.
Azure Managed Disks are the new and recommended disk storage offering for use with Azure virtual machines for persistent storage of data. Use multiple Managed Disks with each virtual machine. Four types of managed disks are available – ultra disk, premium SSD-managed disks, standard SSD-managed disks and standard HDD-managed disks.
We are very excited to announce that Microsoft Azure Backup’s solution for SAP HANA databases is now generally available in all Azure Public and Gov Regions (with the exception of Germany Northeast and Germany central, France South and US Gov IOWA)
The Azure Database for PostgreSQL – single server logical decoding feature is now available in preview. In addition, the preview of wal2json, a popular output plugin for logical decoding, is also now available.
Access the Windows Virtual Desktop service within your Azure DevTest subscription
Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is now available. It improves on platform-managed keys by giving you control of the encryption keys to meet your compliance need. It improves on Azure Disk encryption by enabling you to use any OS types and images for your virtual machines by encrypting data in the Azure Storage service.