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April 2020

3 Apr

Azure Machine Learning available in US Gov

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Machine Learning is now available in US Gov Virginia and US Gov Arizona.

  • Azure Machine Learning
2 Apr

Azure Spot Virtual Machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
1 Apr

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available

NOW 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.

  • Virtual Network
1 Apr

New Azure Disk sizes and bursting support are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Managed Disks
1 Apr

Azure DevTest discounts are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Access the Windows Virtual Desktop service within your Azure DevTest subscription

1 Apr

Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks in GA now

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Managed Disks

March 2020

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
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

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 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
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
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
18 Mar

App Service regional Virtual Network integration is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The regional Virtual Network integration feature of Azure App Service, which enables access to resources across service endpoints or ExpressRoute connections, is now generally available.

  • App Service
18 Mar

Azure Cache for Redis reserved capacity now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Save up to 55 per cent on your Azure Cache for Redis premium tier usage by pre-purchasing reserved capacity for one year or three years.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
18 Mar

Private Link for Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Connect privately from an Azure Virtual Network to Azure SQL Database using Private Link, now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
16 Mar

Azure Private Link for Azure Cosmos DB is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Limit data exposure to the public Internet and reduce the risk of data exfiltration by accessing your Azure Cosmos accounts from virtual networks via private IP addresses.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Private Link
15 Mar

Azure Data Explorer deployment into Azure Virtual Networks now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Deployment of an Azure Data Explorer into a virtual network is now generally available. Use this feature to isolate the network traffic and limit the attack surface for Azure Data Explorer and their corresponding communications.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Virtual Network

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