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October 2020

Oct 26

New VM series supported by Azure Batch

NOW AVAILABLE

An expanded selection of VMs can be used with Azure Batch, providing access to newer Azure VM series.

  • Batch
  • Features
Oct 22

Public preview: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL DB general purpose tier

IN PREVIEW

Make your general purpose databases and elastic pools resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Oct 22

Change in verification code SMS content

IN DEVELOPMENT

The verification code SMS content will remove "MSG & DATA RATES MAY APPLY" by early November.

  • Features
  • Compliance
Oct 22

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 51 - October 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides provides fixes, updated Linux support for the Mobility service, and download links for Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
Oct 22

Azure API Management updates- October 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Regular Azure API Management service updates including new features, bug fixes, changes and other improvements.

  • API Management
  • Services
  • Features
Oct 22

Log Analytics Linux Agent for Fall 2020 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new release of the Linux Agent is now available with support fixes and a new troubleshooting tool.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Management
Oct 20

Azure Cognitive Services Translator — Canadian French language text translation now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Translator to add Canadian French translation to your apps, products, and workflows.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
Oct 19

Fluent Bit connector for Azure Storage to support Azure Data Explorer streaming

IN PREVIEW

In collaboration with Fluent Bit, we are releasing a new output plugin for Azure Blob Storage. The connector can output both block blobs and append blobs to an Azure storage account.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Blob storage
  • Open Source
Oct 19

Azure role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure Key Vault data plane authorization is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Achieve unified management and access control across Azure resources, Azure Key Vault and keys, certificates, and secrets.

  • Features
Oct 19

Azure Key Vault Event Grid integration is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Key Vault is now an events publisher with Azure Event Grid, enabling developers to subscribe to events about keys, certificates, and secrets changes.

  • Key Vault
  • Event Grid
  • Security
  • Features
Oct 16

Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available in the Azure Government cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Simplify and secure your virtualization infrastructure, in the cloud, with Windows Virtual Desktop.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure Sphere update 20.10 is now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere OS update 20.10 is now available for evaluation via the Retail Eval feed. The 20.10 evaluation release includes an OS update as well as a special evaluation version of the SDK for use during this period. T

  • Azure Sphere
  • SDK and Tools
  • Operating System
Oct 14

Azure Monitor Log Analytics data export is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now enable continuous data export from your Log Analytics workspaces to an Azure Storage Account or Azure Event Hubs.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Oct 14

App Service Private Endpoints now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Secure your line of business applications with Private Endpoints

  • App Service
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure DevTest Labs now available in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Explore Azure DevTest Labs in UAE North, Germany West Central and Norway East regions.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Pricing & Offerings
Oct 14

Azure DevTest Labs - Create a network isolated lab

NOW AVAILABLE

Isolate environments from unwanted traffic with Azure DevTest Labs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure Cognitive Services has achieved human parity in image captioning

NOW AVAILABLE

Computer Vision, part of Azure Cognitive Services, now offers an updated image captioning capability that has achieved human parity based on the Novel Object Captioning at Scale (NOCAPS) benchmark.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
Oct 14

T-digest extension for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus)

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, the algorithm used in the open source t-digest extension allows high performance percentile calculations on sizable distributed analytical workloads with improved accuracy.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
Oct 14

SQL Server on Virtual Machines: Machine Learning with Microsoft R Open 4.0.2 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest update for Microsoft R Open 4.0.2 (downloadable for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms) includes improvement to the performance of the merge function and adds an option to better handle zero-length arguments to the paste and paste0 functions.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Open Source
  • Features
  • Management
Oct 14

Machine Learning open sourcing for R and Python Custom Runtime

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing a general availability release that solves one of our customers’ pain points; the ability to bring a newer version of R and Python they may be using in their own companies.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Open Source
  • Features

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