Monthly updates for June 2020
Explicitly create system topics using Azure Event Grid.
Azure Government customers can now use private AKS clusters for additional security.
Assessment of imported servers in Azure Migrate is now generally available.
Starting with agent version ciprod05262020, Azure Monitor for containers will collect logs (std/stderr) for the containers running on AKS clusters with Windows node pools.
Target availability: Q4 2020
Use Azure REST Quota APIs to manage the service limits (quota) of Azure Virtual Machines (cores/vCPU) and Azure Machine Learning (in preview). Take advantage of this capability to query current usage and quotas for the supported resources and update these limits.
The new D v4-series and E v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor, which can achieve up to 3.4 Ghz all core turbo frequency. The D v4-series and E v4-series virtual machines (VMs) don’t provide any temporary storage. The D v4-series and Ds v4-series virtual machine sizes can meet the requirements associated with most general-purpose workloads. The E v4-series and Es v4-series VMs offer up to 504 GiB of RAM and are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications.
The Azure Sphere OS quality update 20.06 is now available for evaluation via the retail evaluation feed. The release includes an OS update and an updated Linux SDK.
May 2020 jobs and metrics feature updates for Azure IoT Central are now available.
Budget evaluations in Azure Cost Management now re-fire alerts for the same period after you edit a budget. Additionally, now Budgets will also allow you to set a threshold above 100%
Azure Sphere update 20.05 is now available for evaluation via the retail evaluation feed. The retail evaluation period provides 14 days for backwards compatibility testing.
Live Video Analytics is a platform to capture, record, and analyze live video and publish the results (video and/or video analytics), enabling intelligent video applications.
A regular Azure API Management service update was started on June 10, 2020, and included new features, bug fixes, and changes, along with other improvements.
The hybrid connections feature of Azure App Service, which enables access to resources in disparate networks, is now available in public regions.
The regional virtual network integration feature of Azure App Service, which enables access to resources in your virtual network across service endpoints or ExpressRoute connections, is now available in public regions
The maximum vCore limit for Azure SQL Database serverless has increased over twofold to 40 vCores. The higher limits provide greater compute auto-scaling headroom for serverless databases with more demanding workloads.
Windows Server containers in AKS is now available in Azure Government.
Two new AKS upgrade capabilities that will improve the granularity and efficiency of regular Kubernetes upgrade operations are now in preview.
Azure Application Gateway ingress controller (AGIC), a managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller, is now available to use as the ingress (inbound) traffic load-balancer for Kubernetes pods within an AKS cluster.
New features in Spring Cloud that boost developer productivity, enable more DevOps scenarios, and make the platform production ready, are now available.
Live transcription is a new feature of Azure Media Services v3 APIs, wherein you can enhance the streams delivered to viewers with machine-generated text that is transcribed from spoken words in the audio feed. This feature was first announced in Nov 2019 and we are now making this available in additional regions.