Monthly updates for February 2020
A regular Azure API Management service update was started on February 20, 2020, and included the following new features, bug fixes, and changes, along with other improvements. It may take over a week for your API Management service to receive the update.
Updated Cost by resource view in Cost Analysis. This improves drilldown experience to view costs accruing for each resource at a meter level.
Azure Sphere update 20.01 is now available in the retail feed. This update includes enhancements to the OS and SDK to further strengthen the security of devices at customer sites and ensure supportability.
Azure Bastion is now generally available in 20 new regions.
Azure Network Watcher now has a new and improved connection monitor feature. Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments.
Now Azure Backup customers can take advantage of Azure Data Box to move large backups of critical enterprise data through offline mechanisms.
Azure Firewall Manager Preview now supports Azure Firewall deployments in virtual networks (also known as hub virtual networks) in addition to its support for Azure Firewall deployments in virtual WAN hubs (also known as secured virtual hubs).
Excerpt: Azure Firewall is now ICSA Labs certified. In addition, several key Azure Firewall capabilities have recently been released into general availability (GA) and preview.
Azure Private Link is a secure and scalable way for Azure customers to consume Azure Services (such as Storage, SQL, and Cosmos DB) or Customer Own services (for example, Partner Service and BYOS) privately from within their virtual network.
Azure App Configuration is a managed service that helps developers centralize their application configuration and feature settings simply and securely.
Migrate from on-premises instances of PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL—Hyperscale (Citus) with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service, which performs resilient migrations of PostgreSQL data at scale and with high reliability.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Azure Monitor for containers now supports the monitoring of large scale clusters up to 1,000 nodes and 100 node pools.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Azure Virtual Networks now offers network address translation (NAT) (in preview) to simplify outbound-only internet connectivity for virtual networks.
The new Power BI usage metrics report allows you to monitor the views of your report, and to see the consumption’s platform. For embedded reports, to see the different kinds of embed scenarios, simply hover over the embedded data.
Set your embedded Power BI reports to use a high contrast theme to enable users who may have visual or physical impairments to benefit from your reports.
The Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines performance views have now switched to use the data stored in the InsightsMetrics table. If you haven't already done so, upgrade to the latest VMInsights solution on your workspace so your charts will display correctly.
Azure Network Watcher is now generally available in UAE North, Switzerland North, Norway West, and Germany West Central regions.
Power BI report authoring APIs now support a new aggregation function when constructing data fields.
The Azure IoT Java and C# SDKs have each now released new long-term support (LTS) branches.