Monthly updates for September 2020
Azure Monitor Application Insights now integrates deeply with Log Analytics for a unified workspace-based mode enabling you to store your app logs and your platform/infrastructure logs together in one place.
Azure Monitor for Key Vault and Azure Monitor for Azure Cache for Redis provide out of the box insights for these resources using platform telemetry.
You can now migrate your Java Tomcat web apps to Azure using the Azure App Service Migration Assistant tool.
Develop and release applications faster with Steeltoe .NET application support in Azure Spring Cloud.
Virtual Machine (VM) level Disk Bursting is now enabled on for our Dsv3 and Esv3 virtual machines, allowing customer s workloads to handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision their virtual machine.
Azure Arc enabled servers are now generally available for Windows and Linux servers outside of Azure
Handle large scale deployments better by taking advantage of data encryption at rest (with Customer Managed Keys) & Lockbox, and even configure cluster level capacity reservation with discounted pricing.
Utilize global virtual network peering for your managed instances to save time through easy network configuration and by offloading your gateways from database replication traffic.
Expand your ability to quickly migrate existing solutions to Azure SQL Managed Instance with new catalog database hosting capabilities.
Enhanced log write throughput and superior data/log IOPS make Azure SQL Managed Instances even more appealing for migration.
Machine Learning Services with support for R and Python languages now include preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.
New Azure SQL Database backup storage options coming soon, including local and zone-redundant storage.
Azure Stack Hub now supports NVIDIA V100, NVIDIA T4 and AMD Mi25 GPU enabling ML, VDI and Inferencing on the edge.
Optimize performance on caching and shuffle with new services from Apache Spark for Azure Synapse
AKS users can now benefit from features in Kubernetes 1.19 release
Pre-packaged script based solution to get application consistent snapshots for Oracle and MySQL DBs. Just provide connection information and workload name and leverage the instant restore benefit of Azure VM backups and minimize costs by selectively include/excluding relevant disks.
Now you can retain backups for up to 10 years by defining your own backup and retention policy for individual databases on PostgreSQL servers.
Backup Center currently is in public preview for the workloads of Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers and limited public preview for the workloads SQL in Azure VMs, SAP HANA in Azure VMs and Azure Files.
Analyze MongoDB data stored in Azure Cosmos DB collections using Azure Synapse Link.
Run analytical T-SQL queries and build near-real time Power BI dashboards over Azure Cosmos DB data.