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Featured Update #1

March 18, 2019

AKS cluster autoscaling lets you scale more efficiently and run applications without downtime.

Featured Update #2

March 18, 2019

 Premium blob storage is a new tier of Blob storage (hot, cool, and archive are the existing tiers) ideal for demanding workloads that require high transaction rates or faster and more consistent response times like IOT and telemetry.

Featured Update #3

March 18, 2019

Azure Data Studio, our cross-platform data editor, now provides preview support for PostgreSQL. A Microsoft extension for PostgreSQL in Visual Studio Code is now also in preview.

Products

    March 2019

    18 Mar

    Azure Backup SQL Servers running in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    Learn about this pay-as-you-go service that uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to backup SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.

    18 Mar

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster autoscaler is in preview

    AKS cluster autoscaling lets you scale more efficiently and run applications without downtime.

    18 Mar

    Azure premium blob storage is now generally available

    Target availability: Q1 2019

     Premium blob storage is a new tier of Blob storage (hot, cool, and archive are the existing tiers) ideal for demanding workloads that require high transaction rates or faster and more consistent response times like IOT and telemetry.

    18 Mar

    TimescaleDB for Azure Database for PostgreSQL to power IoT and time-series workloads

    Microsoft has established a partnership with Timescale that introduces support for TimescaleDB in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    18 Mar

    Azure Kubernetes service (AKS) control plane audit logging is now in preview

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    : Use audit logging in AKS to keep a chronological record of calls that have been made to the Kubernetes API server, also known as the control plane.

    18 Mar

    PostgreSQL extension in Azure Data Studio and PostgreSQL extension in Visual Studio Code

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    Azure Data Studio, our cross-platform data editor, now provides preview support for PostgreSQL. A Microsoft extension for PostgreSQL in Visual Studio Code is now also in preview.

    18 Mar

    Public preview: Azure Log Analytics in France Central, Korea Central, North Europe

    France Central, Korea Central, and North Europe are now GA for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage using Azure Log Analytics.

    15 Mar

    Public preview: Adaptive network hardening in Azure Security Center

    Adaptive network hardening in Azure Security Center is in public preview and can help you secure connections to and from the public internet.

    15 Mar

    Support for virtual network peering in Azure Security Center

    The network map in Azure Security Center now supports virtual network peering.

    15 Mar

    Azure Security Center adaptive application control updates

    In Azure Security Center, adaptive application control in audit mode is now available for Azure Linux VMs, as well as non-Azure Windows and Linux VMs and servers that are connected to Azure Security Center.

    15 Mar

    Azure Security Center: Regulatory compliance dashboard in public preview

    The new Azure Security Center regulatory compliance dashboard is in public preview. It helps streamline the process for meeting regulatory compliance requirements by providing insights into your compliance posture.

    15 Mar

    Azure Security Center: Secure score impact changes

    In Azure Security Center, the secure score impact has changed for several recommendations. The change might affect your overall secure score.

    15 Mar

    Azure Security Center policy migration to Azure Policy

    Azure Security Center policy updates are now performed from Azure Policy.

    15 Mar

    Azure Security Center update: Secure score for compliance metrics

    Use secure score to evaluate your security posture in Azure Security Center.

    15 Mar

    Azure Security Center update: Azure App Service recommendation improvements

    Azure App Service security recommendations have been improved to provide greater accuracy and environment compatibility.

    15 Mar

    Azure portal March 2019 update

    Learn about updates to the Azure portal for March 2019, including Virtual Network Gateway overview page changes, new full-screen DNS Zone and Load Balancer create blades, and Azure Management Group integration with Activity Log.

    15 Mar

    Update 19.03 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    We now support both a Retail Evaluation feed and a Retail feed for the Azure Sphere OS.

    14 Mar

    Workload importance (preview) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Manage workload more efficiently by using workload importance. It's now available for preview in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    13 Mar

    Azure Log Analytics is now General Available in Australia East and in Australia Central

    Australia East and Australia Central are now GA for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage using Azure Log Analytics.

    13 Mar

    Service Map available in Central Canada and UK South

    Service Map is now available in Central Canada and UK South.

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