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March 2020

31 Mar

Azure Edge Zones extends Azure services to the edge

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft has partnered with the industry to unlock new 5G scenarios with Azure Edge Zones.

31 Mar

Azure Stack HCI with accelerated AI and machine learning

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2020

Deploy accelerated AI cloud workloads and your own business logic, as well as other Azure services, to run on Azure Stack HCI via standard containers by using GPUs with Azure IoT Edge. This is done by using an NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) with Azure Stack HCI using discrete device assignment (DDA) technology and running Azure IoT Edge in an Ubuntu virtual machine.

  • Azure Stack HCI solutions
30 Mar

Integration of Azure Security Center with Windows Admin Center is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

It’s now possible to move your on-premises Windows servers from the Windows Admin Center directly to the Azure Security Center, which becomes a single pane of glass for viewing security information for all your resources.

30 Mar

Azure Data Explorer extends geospatial functionality

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Explorer extends geospatial capabilities in order to cluster data and render it.

  • Azure Data Explorer
30 Mar

Azure Security Center – Continuous export of security recommendations and alerts

NOW AVAILABLE

The continuous export feature of Azure Security Center, which supports the export of your security alerts and recommendations, is now generally available.

30 Mar

Azure Security Center – Workflow automation is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The workflow automation feature of Azure Security Center is now generally available. Use it to automatically trigger Logic Apps on security alerts and recommendations. In addition, manual triggers are available for alerts and all recommendations that have the quick fix option available.

30 Mar

Azure Monitor for containers now supports GPU monitoring on AKS GPU-enabled node pool

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Monitor for containers now supports monitoring of GPU usage on AKS GPU-enabled node pool

  • Azure Monitor
27 Mar

Filesystem SDKs for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 Python, .NET, Java and JS filesystem SDKs are now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
26 Mar

Azure SDKs General Availability – March 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Additional libraries for working with Azure services are now generally available.

  • Event Hubs
  • Key Vault
  • App Configuration
  • Security
26 Mar

Azure Dedicated Hosts now provide support for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Dedicated Hosts now offer Azure reservations and support for Lsv2, Msv2, Dasv4 and Easv4 Azure Virtual Machines, in addition to providing new hardware options. Run a broader range of general purpose, memory-intensive or storage-intensive workloads on physical servers dedicated to your organisation.

  • Virtual Machines
26 Mar

Azure Container Registry support for Private Link now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Registry now supports Private Link, a means to limit network traffic of resources within the virtual network.

  • Container Registry
25 Mar

Azure Sphere update 20.03 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New Azure Sphere update 20.03, which includes enhancements and bug fixes for the Azure Sphere OS, is now available in the retail feed.

  • Azure Sphere
25 Mar

Integrate Azure Stream Analytics with Azure Machine Learning (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Implement machine learning models as a user-defined function (UDF) in your Azure Stream Analytics jobs to do real-time scoring and predictions on your streaming input data.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Machine Learning
24 Mar

Azure Functions Premium plan is now available in 16 new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Run serverless function apps with no cold start, virtual network connectivity and larger instance sizes with the Azure Functions Premium plan. The plan supports running on either Windows-based or Linux-based instances, and is now available in 16 new regions.

  • Azure functions
  • Premium plan
  • Premium plan Linux
24 Mar

Azure Functions Premium plan regional virtual network integration

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Regional virtual network integration is now generally available in the Azure Functions Premium plan. Run serverless function apps with no cold start, virtual network connectivity and larger instance sizes with the Premium plan.

  • Azure functions
  • Premium plan
23 Mar

Azure Security Center – Protection for Azure Kubernetes Service is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure Security Center is expanding its container security features to protect Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Security Center
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
23 Mar

Flatcar Container Linux available in Azure Marketplace

NOW AVAILABLE

Flatcar Container Linux by Kinvolk is now available in the Azure Marketplace. Flatcar is an immutable Linux distribution for containers, and a compatible fork of CoreOS Container Linux.

23 Mar

Azure Database for MySQL—Three years reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
23 Mar

Azure Database for PostgreSQL—Three years reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future PostgreSQL servers for three years.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
23 Mar

Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity pricing is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity pricing is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB

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