Monthly updates for January 2019
The Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode are now generally available (GA). They provide you with best-in-class authoring experiences for Apache Hive batch jobs, interactive Hive queries, and PySpark jobs.
Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.
Azure Monitor for containers support for AKS-engine is available in public preview.
We're updating the Azure Monitor for containers agent to enhance reliability and performance for the agent.
The Azure Guest OS Family 6 is now generally available.
Securely tap into the rich workforce identity and organization data present in Workday and automate inbound user provisioning into Active Directory and Azure AD.
Availability Zones support is now generally available for Azure Service Bus premium and Azure Event Hubs standard in every Azure region that has zone redundant datacenters.
Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.
Access generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service to migrate Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL while the source database remains online during migration.
Access generally available functionality in Azure Database Migration Service to migrate Amazon RDS for MySQL to Azure Database for MySQL while the source database remains online during migration.
An updated Avere FXT Edge Filer appliance is in development. This redesigned hardware will take advantage of Avere software technology to accelerate network-attached storage environments and expand access to Azure Blob. General availability is expected in May 2019.
M-series virtual machines (VMs) offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.
Azure API Management introduces preview support of OpenAPI Specification v3, the latest version of the broadly used open-source standard of describing APIs.
You can now retain your backup of Azure Files shares for 10 years by using Azure Backup and PowerShell.
You can now create same-region read replicas in Azure Database for PostgreSQL to scale out your read workloads.
Effective March 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure Container Instances Memory Duration and vCPU Duration will change.
Effective April 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs and the unit of measure for Azure Cognitive Services Custom Speech Model Hosting will change.
Azure SQL Database is upgrading the infrastructure for monitoring and alerts from January 22, 2019 to January 28, 2019.
The Status API checks the current assignment status of a workspace to a capacity (for example, CompletedSuccessfully).
Customers with data in Azure SQL Database can now manage users and their access to data in SQL Database when integrating with Power BI Embedded.