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Monthly updates for September 2019

30 Sep

Azure HDInsight G-series VMs deprecation—Migrate before October 31, 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight will deprecate G-series virtual machines (VMs) on October 31, 2019. After this date, you won't be able to create any new clusters using G-series VMs or to scale up clusters having G-series nodes.

  • HDInsight
30 Sep

Azure Kubernetes Service—Retiring support for Kubernetes versions 1.11 and 1.12

NOW AVAILABLE

On Monday, December 9, 2019 (2019-12-09), we’re removing support for Kubernetes versions older than the latest version (N), and two minor versions prior (N-2), because support for Kubernetes 1.15 will become available on that date. Customers running Kubernetes versions older than Kubernetes 1.13.x must upgrade by Monday, December 9, 2019, to remain in support.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
30 Sep

Introducing promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door

NOW AVAILABLE

Promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door is now available.

  • Azure Front Door
30 Sep

Azure CDN from Verizon - enforcement of strict SNI connections

NOW AVAILABLE

We are deprecating support for non-SNI connections when using Azure CDN from Verizon.

  • Content Delivery Network
30 Sep

Secure hybrid access to apps behind existing F5 infrastructure

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure AD and F5 Networks integration to secure legacy applications.

  • Azure Active Directory (AD)
  • Security
30 Sep

Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we announce the worldwide general availability of Windows Virtual Desktop. It is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
30 Sep

Managing rules with adaptive application controls in Azure Security Center has improved

NOW AVAILABLE

Managing rules for virtual machines using adaptive application controls in Azure Security Center has improved.

  • Security Center
  • Security
26 Sep

Configure Azure AD as the trusted corporate identity provider in SAP Identity Authentication Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Connect enterprise identities between Microsoft services such as, Azure and Office 365 and the SAP Cloud Platform, so you can build unique cross-cloud experiences.

  • Azure Active Directory (AD)
  • Security
26 Sep

Azure Security Center—Control container security recommendation using Azure Policy

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Azure Security Center’s recommendation to remediate vulnerabilities in container security can now be disabled or enabled via Azure Policy.

  • Security Center
  • Security
26 Sep

Azure Security Center—1-click remediation for security recommendations is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Security Center now allows you to remediate one recommendation on multiple resources with a single click.

  • Security Center
  • Security
26 Sep

Azure API Management update—September 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

A regular Azure API Management service update was started on September 23, 2019, that included the following bug fixes, changes, and new features, along with other improvements. Please note that we deploy updates gradually and it takes over a week for every active API Management service instance to receive them.

  • API Management
25 Sep

Azure Sphere Preview—Update 19.09 is now available for evaluation

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere Preview 19.09 feature release is now available via the retail evaluation feed. The retail evaluation is meant for backwards compatibility testing. Use the retail evaluation feed to verify production-signed applications against the new release before we deploy it broadly on the retail feed.

  • Azure Sphere
25 Sep

Azure Cosmos DB recommendations keep you on the right track

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB gets updated frequently, so to make it easier to stay up-to-date, we’ve introduced automatic and tailored recommendations for all Azure Cosmos DB users.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
24 Sep

Register your SQL Server on Azure VMs self-installations with Resource Provider

NOW AVAILABLE

For the first time ever, you can register your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider to unlock features and functionality previously only available with our Azure Marketplace images.

  • Virtual Machines
  • SQL Server on virtual machines
23 Sep

Azure portal September 2019 feature update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure portal has updates to Azure Data Explorer and to Azure SQL.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
23 Sep

Data Factory supports copying data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now supports Azure Database for PostgreSQL as a sink. Use the copy activity feature to load data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL from any supported data source.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
23 Sep

Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now generally available. This enables administrators to easily manage their HDInsight clusters using simple Azure CLI commands.

  • HDInsight
23 Sep

Extending the retirement date for Scheduler to December 31, 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

Based on customer feedback and requests, we are offering an extension to the deadline for service retirement for Scheduler from September 30, 2019 to December 31, 2019

  • Scheduler
23 Sep

Azure achieves TrueSight certification

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure achieved certification for TruSight, an industry-backed, best-practices third-party assessment utility.

20 Sep

Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

  • Azure Analysis Services

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