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Monthly updates for June 2021

30 Jun

Soft delete for blobs capability for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in limited public preview

IN PREVIEW

If you have processes or tools to detect accidental deletion of files and directories for your Azure Data Lake Storage accounts, you can now also restore the deleted objects using soft delete for blobs capability. During the retention period that you specify, you can now restore a soft-deleted object to its state at the time it was deleted.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
30 Jun

Azure Maps Android SDK is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Get started with Android map control using vector map libraries, now generally available with Azure Maps Android SDK.

  • Azure Maps
  • SDK and Tools
30 Jun

Azure Image Builder Service now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Image Builder to streamline your image building pipeline and integrate your DevOps application life-cycle with the cloud native tools.

  • Open Source
30 Jun

VPN NAT now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure VPN Gateway NAT (Network Address Translation) can be used to connect on-premises networks or branch offices to an Azure virtual network with overlapping IP addresses.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
29 Jun

Limited Preview: New Azure VMs for confidential workloads

IN PREVIEW

New DCsv3 and DCdsv3-series Azure Virtual Machines transform the state-of-the-art for confidential workloads

  • Security
  • Pricing & Offerings
29 Jun

Public preview: Azure Automanage now supports Arc enabled servers

IN PREVIEW

Now you can automatically onboard your Arc enabled servers to best practice Azure management services using Azure Automanage, saving time and manual management effort.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
28 Jun

Expansion of the public preview of on-demand disk bursting for Premium SSD to more regions

IN PREVIEW

The preview of on-demand disk bursting for Premium SSDs P30 and greater (lager than 512 GiB) is now expanded to all production regions.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
28 Jun

Introducing the Ingestion Client for Azure Speech

NOW AVAILABLE

Ingestion Client in conjunction with Azure Speech allows customers to transcribe audio files without any development effort. Whether you have few or millions of file Azure will transcribe those securely and quickly.

  • Speech to Text
  • Speech Services
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
24 Jun

Azure NetApp Files | Regional Capacity Quota

NOW AVAILABLE

We're changing the regional capacity quota for Azure NetApp files at no additional cost to you.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Regions & Datacenters
24 Jun

General availability: Azure Digital Twins plugin for Azure Data Explorer 

NOW AVAILABLE

Adding context to IoT data just became easier. Azure Digital Twins and Azure Data Explorer now seamlessly integrate, allowing you to allow you to contextualize time-series IoT data.

  • Azure Digital Twins
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
24 Jun

General availability: Turn your phone into an IoT device with the new IoT Plug and Play mobile app

NOW AVAILABLE

Use the IoT Plug and Play phone app as an IoT device to get started quickly with IoT Central or IoT Hub.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Features
24 Jun

General availability: Azure DevOps updates for June 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

With this update, we've added a new set of policies which can be used to restrict the scope and lifespan of your organization’s Azure DevOps personal access tokens.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
24 Jun

General availability: Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics for Health

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available, use Text Analytics for Health to detect words and phrases mentioned in unstructured text as entities in the healthcare and biomedical domain.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Features
23 Jun

Azure Container Registry is now available in West US 3

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Registry is now generally available in West US 3 region. Azure Container Registry handles private Docker container images as well as related content formats, such as Helm charts, OCI artifacts, and images built to the OCI image format specification.

  • Container Registry
  • Regions & Datacenters
23 Jun

Azure Sphere OS version 21.06 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

This quality release of the OS includes bug fixes for apps using SPI Flash.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
23 Jun

Azure Maps Mobility Services Preview will be retired on 5 October 2021

Target retirement date: October 05, 2021

Transition to Bing Maps Routes API and/or Moovit Public Transit API’s by 5 October 2021

  • Azure Maps
  • Retirements
23 Jun

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1: Account creation will be blocked for new customers starting July 5, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: July 05, 2021

Take advantage of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 for all of your analytic needs after July 5, 2021.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Retirements
23 Jun

Azure Blob storage—NFS 3.0 protocol support generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 1980

Azure Blob Storage is the only storage platform that supports NFS 3.0 protocol over object storage natively (no gateway or data copying required), with object storage economics. With multi-protocol support, customers can run their applications on a single storage platform with no application rewrites necessary, therefore eliminating data silos.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Premium Tier for Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Features
23 Jun

General availability: Expansion of credit-based disk bursting to Azure Standard SSDs E30 and smaller

NOW AVAILABLE

Credit-based disk bursting, which allows you to handle unexpected disk traffic and batch jobs smoothly without the need to overprovision your disk, is now available on Azure Standard SSDs E30 and smaller.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Features
23 Jun

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) now offers server group restart feature in public preview

IN PREVIEW

The restart server group capability is now available in preview for Hyperscale (Citus) on Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the Postgres open-source database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Management
  • Features

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