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    November 2019

    Nov 5

    Azure Database for MariaDB support for intelligent performance is now available

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Azure Database for MariaDB support for the intelligent performance set of features, which includes query store, query performance insight, and performance recommendations, is now generally available. This set of features provides the ability for you to better understand your workloads, including visually inspecting them, and to identify bottlenecks.

    • Azure Database for MariaDB
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    Nov 5

    Azure Stream Analytics—Extensibility with C# custom code UDFs

    Developers creating Stream Analytics modules in the cloud or on IoT Edge can now write or reuse custom C# functions and invoke them right in the query through user-defined functions.

    • Azure Stream Analytics
    • Features
    Nov 5

    Announcing enhancements to Azure Virtual WAN

    Significant updates include the preview of hub-to-hub.

    • Virtual WAN
    • Services
    Nov 5

    Azure HDInsight—Restrict outbound network traffic clusters by using Firewall

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    The integration of Azure HDInsight and Azure Firewall, in order to restrict outbound traffic from the cluster to unauthorized destinations, is now generally available.

    • HDInsight
    • Azure Firewall
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    Nov 5

    Python 3.7 support and remote build are now generally available

    Announcing some enhancements to the development experience for Python workloads in Azure Functions, including support for Python 3.7 and remote build general availability.

    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Open Source
    • Services
    Nov 5

    New version of Durable Functions available now

    Announcing the general availability of the version 2.0 of Durable Functions, the extension of the Azure Functions runtime that enables stateful functions and workflow orchestrations in a serverless environment.

    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    Nov 5

    Azure Functions integration with Azure Monitor Logs is now in public preview

    Azure Functions now offers an integration with Azure Monitor Logs, enabling a more consistent observability of Azure resources and integration with external monitoring tools.

    • Azure Functions
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    Nov 5

    Azure Site Recovery now cleans up deallocated (failed back) VMs and NICs

    With this update, Site Recovery now cleans up the deallocated (failed back) VMs and NICs. In addition, if you disable replication after failback, Site Recovery cleans up the disks in the secondary region, in addition to the VMs and NICs.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    Nov 5

    Azure Private Link is now available in all regions

    Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.

    • Azure Private Link
    • Virtual Network
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    Nov 4

    Azure Firewall Manager is now in preview

    Azure Firewall Manager Preview is a security management service that provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters. It works with Azure Virtual WAN Hub, a Microsoft-managed resource that lets you easily create hub and spoke architectures. When security and routing policies are associated with such a hub, it is referred to as a Secured Virtual Hub.

    • Azure Firewall
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    Nov 4

    New memory and compute optimized hardware options in Azure SQL Database

    Now in preview, M-series and Fsv2-series are new hardware options in Azure SQL Database specialized for workloads requiring very high compute or memory scale, or very fast CPU speed.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Nov 4

    Azure Site Recovery update rollup 41—October 2019

    Issues have been fixed in the latest versions of Azure Site Recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    Nov 4

    Updates to Azure Cost Management—October 2019

    New updates to Azure Cost Management help you better understand what you're spending, where you’re spending it, and how to optimize and plan for the future.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    • Management
    • Microsoft Ignite
    Nov 4

    Leverage Azure premium file shares for high availability of data

    We are announcing a new option for SQL Server high availability with SQL Server failover cluster with Azure premium file shares. Premium file shares are solid-state drive backed consistent low latency files shares that are fully supported for use with SQL Server failover cluster instance for SQL Server 2012 and above on Windows Server 2012 and above.

    • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
    • Features
    Nov 4

    Onboard on-prem servers to Security Center from Windows Admin Center

    Windows Admin Center is a management portal for Windows Servers who are not deployed in Azure offering them several Azure management capabilities such as backup and system updates. We have recently added an ability to onboard these non-Azure servers to be protected by ASC directly from the Windows Admin Center experience.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    Nov 4

    Workflow automation with Logic Apps

    Today we are introducing a new capability in Security Center that allows customers to create automation configurations leveraging Azure Logic Apps and to create policies that will automatically trigger them based on specific ASC findings such as Recommendations or Alerts.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    Nov 4

    Azure Security Center Quick Fix for bulk resources generally available

    With the many tasks that a user is given as part of Secure Score, the ability to effectively remediate issues across a large fleet can become challenging. In order to simplify remediation of security misconfigurations and to be able to quickly remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources and improve your secure score you can use Quick Fix.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    Nov 4

    Additional regulatory compliance standards in Azure Security Center

    The Regulatory Compliance dashboard provides insights into your compliance posture based on Security Center assessments. The dashboard shows how your environment complies with controls and requirements designated by specific regulatory standards and industry benchmarks and provides prescriptive recommendations for how to address these requirements.

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    Nov 4

    Scan container images for vulnerabilities in Azure Security Center

    Azure Security Center can now scan container images in Azure Container Registry for vulnerabilities. The image scanning works by parsing the container image file, then checking to see whether there are any known vulnerabilities (powered by Qualys).

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    Nov 4

    Threat Protection for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Support in Security Center

    Security Center is expanding its support in the container space to one of the fastest growing services in Azure - Azure Kubernetes Service.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security

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