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December 2019

4 Dec

Easily monitor backup storage costs for Azure SQL databases and elastic pools

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily monitor backup storage costs for your single databases and elastic pools directly from the Azure portal.

  • Azure SQL Database
3 Dec

Azure Spot VMs now in Preview

IN PREVIEW

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot VMs now in Preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
3 Dec

Azure Cost Management updates—November 2019

New updates to Azure Cost Management help you manage costs for cloud solution provider (CSP) subscriptions, build better dashboards by customizing tile names, save money with Azure reservations for 16 different services, along with additional enhancements.

  • Cost Management + Billing

November 2019

27 Nov

SAP HANA backup using Azure Backup is now GA in UK South region

NOW AVAILABLE

The solution to backup SAP HANA DBs in Azure VMs using Azure Backup is now generally available in UK South region. The Azure Backup solution is also certified by SAP HANA and is the only native cloud backup solution to be certified as such.

  • Virtual Machines
12 Nov

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server—Reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future PostgreSQL servers.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
12 Nov

Azure Database for MariaDB—Reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
12 Nov

Azure Database for MySQL—Reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
8 Nov

Azure Kinect DK coming to Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom

In March 2020 the Azure Kinect DK will be available for purchase in Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

  • Kinect DK
5 Nov

Azure SQL Database—Billing for managed instance backup storage is now in effect

NOW AVAILABLE

Managed instance backup storage billing went into effect November 1, 2019. Backup storage is free of charge up to sizes equal to the size of the provisioned storage, while any additional GB is charged at a fixed amount depending on region.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
4 Nov

Azure Spring Cloud service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Simplify Spring Boot-based microservices development and application lifestyle management.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
4 Nov

Weather Services, Power Bi Integration, Azure Government Cloud are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Maps
4 Nov

New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-seriesvirtual machines are now available.

NOW AVAILABLE

New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines (VMs) based on AMD EPYC™ are now available. They are ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
1 Nov

Azure Sphere will be generally available in February 2020

IN PREVIEW

Azure Sphere will be generally available in February 2020. General availability will mark our readiness to fulfill our security promise at scale, and to put the power of Microsoft’s expertise to work for our customers every day.

  • Azure Sphere

October 2019

23 Oct

Azure Monitor meter name changes

NOW AVAILABLE

Effective December 1, 2019, the meter names of Azure Monitor custom metrics will change.

  • Azure Monitor
21 Oct

Process Automation Watcher meter ID changes

NOW AVAILABLE

Starting December 1, 2019, the meter IDs for Process Automation Watcher will change.

  • Automation
21 Oct

VNet Gateway meter name changes

NOW AVAILABLE

Effective December 1, 2019, the meter names of VNet Gateway standard, high performance, and ultra high performance will change. There won't be a pricing impact from this change, but you will need to modify billing routines that rely on names.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
15 Oct

Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) before general availability release

IN PREVIEW

Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) will be launched in mid-November, 2019, ahead of the general availability (GA) release.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
2 Oct

Azure Monitor Log Analytics—New capacity-based pricing option is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new capacity reservations pricing model for Azure Monitor Log Analytics is now available. With this new model, you pay a fixed fee based on the capacity tier you select for data ingestion.

  • Azure Monitor

September 2019

9 Sep

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

  • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
4 Sep

Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Available in Additional 18 Regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

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