Monthly updates for June 2020
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Live transcription is a new feature of Azure Media Services v3 APIs, wherein you can enhance the streams delivered to viewers with machine-generated text that is transcribed from spoken words in the audio feed. This feature was first announced in Nov 2019 and we are now making this available in additional regions.
Transparent data encryption (TDE) helps protect Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and Synapse SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics against the threat of malicious offline activity by encrypting data at rest.
The preview of data encryption for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – single server is now available. Data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – single server enables you to bring your own key (BYOK) for data protection at rest.
Support for up to 16 TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for MariaDB is now available in preview. This functionality not only provides five times more storage for database servers, but also more than triples the available IOPS.
We’re excited to announce the preview of data encryption for Azure Database for MySQL. Data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Database for MySQL enables you to bring your own key (BYOK) for data protection at rest.
Redirection support for the mysqlnd PHP driver used to connect to Azure Database for MariaDB is now available in preview.
Azure Cosmos DB resource governance can now be implemented with Azure Policy.
Azure Cosmos DB Java SDK for Core (SQL) API enables interaction with Azure Cosmos DB from Java applications. This latest SDK version 4.0 allows sending requests to Azure Cosmos DB via the recommended Core (SQL) API.
Azure SQL Database Hyperscale – Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys now in preview
For the Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database, TDE with bring your own key (BYOK) support is now available in preview. TDE with BYOK gives customers full and granular control over usage and management of the database encryption key (also known as TDE protector) and enables central management of keys in Azure Key Vault.
Machine Learning services with support for R and Python languages now include limited preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.
Azure IoT Central May 2020 dashboard feature updates are now available.
Azure Databricks is now available in preview to Azure Government customers in the US Gov Virginia and Arizona regions. Azure Databricks provides a fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark™-based analytics platform as a fully managed service. It helps you increase your developer productivity, automatically scales with your most demanding workloads, and enables enterprise-grade security that’s easy to use on Azure.
The Azure Service Fabric 7.1 first refresh release includes bug fixes and performance enhancements for standalone and Azure environments.
The latest update to Azure DevOps Services includes new features for Azure Artifacts, Azure Boards and Azure Pipelines. Of particular note is a new Azure Artifacts feature that makes it easier to authenticate Azure Artifacts with other popular package managers.
A new API version for Azure Monitor Logs resource provider, 2020-03-01-preview, is now available. This API supports new functionality like customer-managed keys (CMK), bring your own storage (BYOS), along with other capabilities.
Azure Data Factory adds new features for ADF pipelines, Synapse pipelines and data flow formats
The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides fixes and download links for Site Recovery components.
Enforce a minimal TLS version at the server level that applies to Azure Database for MariaDB using the new TLS version setting.