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Monthly updates for May 2020

30 May

Azure Text Analytics – Opinion mining is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Opinion mining is now available in preview. A feature of sentiment analysis, it provides more granular information on the opinions related to aspects of a product or service mentioned in a review.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
29 May

Windows Virtual Desktop media optimisation for Microsoft Teams is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Media optimisation for Microsoft Teams is now available for Windows Desktop client on Windows 10 machines

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
29 May

Azure Text Analytics v3 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Text Analytics v3 with sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, language detection and named entity recognition capabilities, as well as model version controls, is now generally available.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
29 May

Key Vault bring your own key (BYOK) is now generally available

A new bring your own key (BYOK) method to import keys securely from on-premises HSMs into Azure Key Vault is now generally available. This BYOK method can be used to import keys from any supported on-premises HSM.

  • Key Vault
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Security
29 May

Azure Site Recovery now supports proximity placement groups

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Ensure both lower latency and greater resiliency of your business-critical applications by using proximity placement groups and Azure Site Recovery in tandem.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
  • Management
28 May

Azure Databases extension for Visual Studio Code

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Databases extension for Visual Studio Code, with support for Azure Cosmos DB and Azure PostgreSQL, is now available.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
27 May

Back up your SAP HANA databases running on RHEL using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), one of the widely used Linux operating systems running SAP HANA, is now available in preview. This preview is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South and US Gov IOWA.

  • Azure Backup
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Features
27 May

Azure Advisor recommendation digests now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Receive a periodic, customisable notification of your available Advisor recommendations to help you stay current on Azure best practices.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Services
27 May

Azure Content Delivery Network from Verizon Rules Engine is upgrading to V4

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Content Delivery Network from Verizon is upgrading from version 3 (V3) to version 4 (v4). No downtime or end user impact is anticipated.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Services
27 May

Rehost or modernise existing applications and support modern cloud apps with Azure SQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL is the family of SQL cloud databases providing flexible deployment options for a wide variety of application patterns and control requirements.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
27 May

Azure Service Health – Emerging issues now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Service Health now surfaces new widespread Azure service issues which were previously only available on the Azure Status page.

  • Azure Service Health
  • Gallery
27 May

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Central US, West US, South Central US, US Gov Virginia, France Central and Japan East.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
27 May

Azure server-side encryption with customer-managed keys now available for Azure Ultra Disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Server-side encryption (SSE) with customer-managed keys (CMK) is now available for Azure Ultra Disks in all regions that support Ultra Disks.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
27 May

Azure Backup now provides protection against accidental deletion of Azure file shares

NOW AVAILABLE

To provide protection against cyberattacks or accidental deletion, Azure Backup now has protection against the accidental or malicious deletion of backed-up file shares.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
27 May

Azure DevTest Labs environments are now available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DevTest Labs environments are now available in Azure Government.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
27 May

Azure DevTest Labs is now available in Switzerland regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DevTest Labs is now available in the Switzerland North and Switzerland West regions.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Regions & Datacenters
27 May

Azure Firewall May 2020 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

Two new key features are now available in Azure Firewall – forced tunnelling and SQL FQDN filtering. Additionally, we’re increasing the limit for multiple public IP addresses from 100 to 250 for both DNAT and SNAT.

  • Security
26 May

Service Bus Explorer on the Azure portal is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Send, receive and peek from queues, topics and subscriptions, now from the Azure portal (in preview).

  • Service Bus
  • Service Bus Messaging
  • Features
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
26 May

Azure Monitor Logs – New experience for agents is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The management and download page for Azure Monitor Logs agents has been updated and enhanced with a new menu item and an improved UI.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
26 May

Azure Monitor for VMs is now in preview in US Gov Virginia

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It’s also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters

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