Monthly updates for November 2019
Excerpt: One of the most highly requested features for App Service for free Transport Layer Security (TLS) is now in preview! You can secure custom domains for your web apps with App Service Managed Certificates.
The new, open-source API Management developer portal is now generally available. It delights the consumers of your APIs with a carefully redesigned modern look and feel and unlocks new scenarios such as automation or custom extension of the functionality. The Azure documentation article contains instructions on how to get started.
Simplify Spring Boot-based microservices development and application lifestyle management.
Active Directory integration for Azure Database for PostgreSQL single server.
Power BI now supports direct query for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, both single server and Hyperscale (Citus). With direct query support, data isn’t copied or pulled directly into Power BI, instead queries are pushed down to the database engine and results retrieved.
Azure NetApp Files , one of the fastest growing bare-metal Azure services, has achieved SAP HANA certification for both scale-up and scale-out deployments.
Weather Services (in partnership with Accuweather), the integration of Azure Maps into Power BI, and the availability of Azure Maps on Gov Cloud for Government customers are all now in preview.
The latest release of Data Migration Assistant provides support for SQL Server 2019.
Azure Database Migration Service hybrid mode is now in preview. It uses a migration worker hosted on-premises together with an instance of Database Migration Service running in the cloud (the “cloud service”) to manage database migrations.
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.
Today, we are announcing Azure Synapse Analytics, a limitless analytics service, that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources, at scale.
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.
Azure Arc is a set of technologies that unlocks new hybrid scenarios for customers by bringing Azure services and management to any infrastructure.
Today we are announcing enhancements to the Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum to provide integration with new capabilities for public and private Ethereum developers.
Customers can now store content formats such as Helm charts, OCI Artifacts and images built to the Open Container Initiative (OCI) Image Format Specification, in addition to Docker containers. Use a single unified registry for all container related artifacts, whether those are Docker images, Helm charts or OCI Artifacts.
Announcing the possibility to use hourly pay as you go prices right away for Azure Red Hat OpenShift without the need to pre-purchase reserved instances.
Azure Data Share is now generally available. Azure Data Share enables organizations to easily and securely share data with other organizations to expand analytics datasets for enhanced insights.
Create cloud-powered development environments that work with your favorite tools, or a built-in browser-based editor.
Traffic Analytics, a cloud based network audit and compliance solution, now provides faster insights into user and application activity on cloud networks.