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August 2020

6 Aug

Additional Azure SQL Database gateways changes effective September 10, 2020

Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in West Central US and South Africa North effective 10 September 2020.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
6 Aug

Selective disks backup for Azure Virtual Machine is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Optimize your costs and enjoy faster backup and restore operations by selectively backing up a subset of the data disks in a VM.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
6 Aug

Azure France has achieved GSMA accreditation

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure has added an important compliance offering for telecommunications in France, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) Security Accreditation Scheme for Subscription Management (SAS-SM).

  • Compliance
5 Aug

Azure Monitor for containers with Azure Portal now supports Kubernetes resource view

IN PREVIEW

Azure monitor for containers with Azure portal now supports new Kubernetes resource view. In this new view you can diagnose the issue by drilling down to resource types including deployments, pods, and replica sets & see historical data trend and overall usage over time.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
5 Aug

App Service: .NET Framework 4.8 Support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for .NET Framework 4.8 is now generally available in Azure App Service

  • App Service
  • Web Apps
  • Features
5 Aug

SQL Server FCI on Shared Disks for SQL Server on virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS is now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
5 Aug

Large storage for Azure Database for MariaDB

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability support for up to 16TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for MariaDB enables you to run the most demanding, large scale workloads.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
5 Aug

Backup storage cost savings for Azure SQL Database and Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Greater recovery period granularity and automated backup compression now available, helping to optimize your backup storage costs.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
5 Aug

Configurable backup storage redundancy option for Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

More flexibility and choice for backup storage redundancy with the addition of LRS and ZRS storage options.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
5 Aug

Azure Cosmos DB Management with PowerShell cmdlets is in public preview

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in preview, users can manage Azure Cosmos DB resources using a set of PowerShell cmdlets, available in the Az.CosmosDB Powershell module. The Az.CosmosDB module can be used with Windows PowerShell 5.1 as well as cross-platform PowerShell Core 6 or 7.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
5 Aug

No downtime indexing updates in Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now confidently make indexing changes without fear of impacting existing reads and writes. Before this change, write performance was unaffected during index updates but query results were not consistent while the index transformation was ongoing.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
5 Aug

Azure Cosmos DB: Azure CLI support for autoscale

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, we are announcing Azure CLI support for autoscale in Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
5 Aug

Simplify and Modernize your Java and Spring workloads with Azure Service Bus

IN PREVIEW

In order to provide Azure Service Bus to more customers irrespective of their application stack and application ecosystem, and in keeping with that vision, we’re announcing feature parity with Java Message Service (JMS) 2.0 over AMQP.

  • Service Bus
  • Features
  • Services
5 Aug

Azure Advisor Quick Fix is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Remediate Advisor recommendations at scale more quickly and easily using Advisors new Quick Fix feature.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Services
5 Aug

Audit Logs of Azure Monitor logs queries now available

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Monitor Logs service allows you to collect telemetry of all types across their entire infrastructure and query this telemetry to collect insights. We are announcing a new capability to collect audit logs about query execution.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
5 Aug

Kubernetes resource view is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Kubernetes resource view allows developers to use point and click navigation to see live, in-depth details of their workloads.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
5 Aug

Configure backup for Azure file shares directly from the file share blade

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now supports configuring backup for Azure file shares directly from the file share blade

  • Features
4 Aug

Azure Security Center—News and updates for July 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates were made to Azure Security Center in July 2020.

  • Security Center
  • Features
  • Security
4 Aug

Azure Analytics Data Bricks Meters

Effective September 1, 2020 Azure Analytics Data Bricks Meters will have a name change.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Services
3 Aug

Custom Translator upgrade and Regional data residency

NOW AVAILABLE

Custom Translator team is being upgraded to V2 phase-1 to take advantage of the state-of-the-art neural machine translation (NMT) architecture available in Microsoft Translator. This architecture powers translation for Microsoft services such as Office 365, Teams, Speech Services, Bing.com and Translator, along with other services. Data residency support is also being enabled to meet corporate data security, data privacy, and regulatory requirements to keep customer data in the Europe region.

  • Translator
  • Services

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