Monthly updates for September 2019
Azure HDInsight will deprecate G-series virtual machines (VMs) on October 31, 2019. After this date, you won't be able to create any new clusters using G-series VMs or to scale up clusters having G-series nodes.
On Monday, December 9, 2019 (2019-12-09), we’re removing support for Kubernetes versions older than the latest version (N), and two minor versions prior (N-2), because support for Kubernetes 1.15 will become available on that date. Customers running Kubernetes versions older than Kubernetes 1.13.x must upgrade by Monday, December 9, 2019, to remain in support.
Promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door is now available.
We are deprecating support for non-SNI connections when using Azure CDN from Verizon.
Azure AD and F5 Networks integration to secure legacy applications.
Today, we announce the worldwide general availability of Windows Virtual Desktop. It is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.
Managing rules for virtual machines using adaptive application controls in Azure Security Center has improved.
Configure Azure AD as the trusted corporate identity provider in SAP Identity Authentication Service
Connect enterprise identities between Microsoft services such as, Azure and Office 365 and the SAP Cloud Platform, so you can build unique cross-cloud experiences.
Target availability: Q3 2019
Azure Security Center’s recommendation to remediate vulnerabilities in container security can now be disabled or enabled via Azure Policy.
Azure Security Center now allows you to remediate one recommendation on multiple resources with a single click.
A regular Azure API Management service update was started on September 23, 2019, that included the following bug fixes, changes, and new features, along with other improvements. Please note that we deploy updates gradually and it takes over a week for every active API Management service instance to receive them.
The Azure Sphere Preview 19.09 feature release is now available via the retail evaluation feed. The retail evaluation is meant for backwards compatibility testing. Use the retail evaluation feed to verify production-signed applications against the new release before we deploy it broadly on the retail feed.
Azure Cosmos DB gets updated frequently, so to make it easier to stay up-to-date, we’ve introduced automatic and tailored recommendations for all Azure Cosmos DB users.
For the first time ever, you can register your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider to unlock features and functionality previously only available with our Azure Marketplace images.
The Azure portal has updates to Azure Data Explorer and to Azure SQL.
Azure Data Factory now supports Azure Database for PostgreSQL as a sink. Use the copy activity feature to load data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL from any supported data source.
Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now generally available. This enables administrators to easily manage their HDInsight clusters using simple Azure CLI commands.
Based on customer feedback and requests, we are offering an extension to the deadline for service retirement for Scheduler from September 30, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Azure achieved certification for TruSight, an industry-backed, best-practices third-party assessment utility.
Target availability: Q3 2019
Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.