Updates Archives

Monthly updates for July 2020

Jul 25

Azure SQL Database—A performance optimization change to default settings is coming soon

Target availability: Q3 2020

The default maximum degree of parallelism (MAXDOP) option in Azure SQL Database is changing from 0 to 8, improving workload performance and optimizing resource utilization.

  • Features
Jul 25

Azure Data Explorer 1-click now supports mapping transformations

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Explorer 1-click now supports mapping transformations as part of the schema definition with the intuitive UX.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Services
  • Features
Jul 24

SR-IOV availability on InfiniBand-equipped Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

We will be enabling support for all MPI implementations and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines. This greatly increases ability and options for leveraging InfiniBand for your workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 24

How to start with Azure Data Explorer—A new online course

NOW AVAILABLE

A new online course that offers a comprehensive overview of data analytics with Azure Data Explorer is now available for free.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Gallery
  • Services
  • Management
Jul 24

Azure Data Explorer—Allocate resources automatically for Azure Blob Storage data connection

NOW AVAILABLE

Use the new automatic resource allocation feature to define a data connection from any Azure Storage to Azure Data Explorer database.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Services
  • Features
Jul 24

SR-IOV availability schedule on on InfiniBand-equipped Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

As part of Azure’s ongoing commitment to providing industry-leading performance, we are enabling support for all MPI types and versions, and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines on the following schedule.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 23

Azure Stream Analytics is now available in the US Gov Arizona region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics, a real-time analytics service that is designed for mission-critical workloads, is now available in the US Gov Arizona region.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jul 23

New memory optimized and compute optimized hardware options in Azure SQL Database

NOW AVAILABLE

New memory optimized and compute optimized hardware options are now generally available in Azure SQL Database.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Features
Jul 21

Machine Learning services on Azure SQL Managed Instance is in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning Services, a feature of Azure SQL Managed Instance, provides in-database support for R and Python scripts (in limited preview).

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Jul 21

One- and three- year reserved capacity for Azure DB for PostgreSQL-Hyperscale (Citus)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Hyperscale (Citus) reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future Hyperscale (Citus) server groups. 

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Features
Jul 21

Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) migration accelerators are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now has new features to accelerate SQL Server Integration Services migration to the cloud.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Jul 21

New Azure Stack HCI Preview

IN PREVIEW

Integrate hyperconverged infrastructure with Azure and hybrid services to run virtual workloads on-premises.

  • Microsoft Inspire
Jul 21

Azure Monitor Logs connector is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Logic Apps and Power Automate to create automated workflows using hundreds of actions for a variety of services. The Azure Monitor logs connector is now generally available—use it to build workflows that retrieve data from the Azure Monitor Logs workspace or Application Insights component.

  • Logic Apps
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Jul 21

Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview on Consumption and Premium plans for Windows and Linux.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Jul 21

OpenID Connect support for Azure App Service and Azure Functions (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

A new capability (in preview) allows you to configure your Azure App Service and Azure Functions apps for login authentication through any OpenID Connect provider.

  • App Service
  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Jul 21

Updates to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight now fully supports distributions of Apache analytics projects in-house. Plus, in the coming months, we’re launching the next generation of HDInsight with new and improved features.

  • HDInsight
  • Open Source
Jul 21

Azure Data Share in US Gov Arizona and Virginia regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Data Share is now generally available to Government customers

  • Azure Data Share
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jul 21

Azure IoT Connector for FHIR now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure IoT Connector, a feature of Azure API for FHIR, is now available for preview in additional Azure regions. It enables remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and clinical trial scenarios by ingesting health data from medical and non-medical devices in a secure, scalable, and compliant manner.

  • Azure API for FHIR
  • Features
Jul 21

Now install network virtual appliances directly into an Azure Virtual WAN hub

IN PREVIEW

Several new capabilities for Azure Virtual WAN are now in preview—including the option to install network virtual appliances directly into a virtual WAN hub as an option for SD-WAN connectivity.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Services
Jul 21

Azure ultra disks are now available in the US Gov Arizona region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure ultra disks are now available in the US Gov Arizona region.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

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