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Monthly updates for April 2020

28 Apr

Azure Red Hat OpenShift on OpenShift 4 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift on OpenShift 4 is now generally available.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Features
  • Services
27 Apr

New DCsv2-series virtual machines are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure confidential computing enables customers to develop applications that protect data while in-use, meaning that it protects data while its been processed in the CPU. DCsv2-Series VMs are use Intel SGX technology to protect data while in-use, and they are now generally available.

  • Services
27 Apr

Azure Functions—Java 8 support on Linux is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions support for Java on Linux is now in preview. This enables deploying Java Function Apps as containers to the Functions dedicated/premium plan and Kubernetes.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
24 Apr

Query Acceleration for Azure Data Lake Storage now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Date Lake Storage (ADLS) now supports Query acceleration, which optimizes cost and performance for your big data applications.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
23 Apr

Monitoring your reservation and Marketplace purchases with Budgets

NOW AVAILABLE

Budget evaluations in Azure Cost Management now include your reservation and Marketplace purchases

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
23 Apr

Azure Virtual Network NAT gateway meter name changes

Effective June 1, 2020, the meter names of Azure Virtual Network network address translation (NAT) gateway will change because it will become generally available.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
23 Apr

Azure App Service—.NET Core 3.1 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

.NET Core 3.1 LTS available on App Service for Linux and Windows applications.

  • Features
23 Apr

Azure Archive expanded capabilities now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Three new feature enhancements for Azure Block Blob storage and Azure Archive storage are now generally available, making the service faster, simpler, and more capable.

  • Archive Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Blob storage
  • Features
  • Services
21 Apr

Custom views with view designer are migrating to Azure Monitor workbooks

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: July 01, 2022

Azure Monitor is making changes to the custom views experience in Log Analytics Workspaces. Beginning March 2020, we will be replacing the View Designer tool with Azure Monitor Workbooks. Workbooks provide a flexible canvas for data analysis and the creation of rich visual reports within the Azure portal. They allow you to tap into multiple data sources from across Azure and combine them into unified interactive experiences.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Retirements
20 Apr

Azure Sphere 20.04 Update 1 is now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Sphere 20.04 Update 1 will replace Azure Sphere 20.04 for compatibility testing in the evaluation feed. This update fixes a bug that was reported by customers during the initial Retail Evaluation period.

  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
20 Apr

Identity recommendations now included in Azure Security Center free tier

NOW AVAILABLE

Security recommendations for identity and access on the Azure Security Center free tier are now generally available. This is part of the effort to make the cloud security posture management (CSPM) features completely free. Until now, these recommendations were only available on the standard pricing tier.

  • Security
20 Apr

Azure HPC Cache – Express Snapshots is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HPC Cache recent updates include express snapshots, MTU setting support, expansion to South Central US and more.

  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
18 Apr

Azure Migrate is now available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

All Azure Migrate features, including agentless discovery and assessment, application inventory, and migration, are now available in Azure Government.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Services
17 Apr

Azure Support API is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Create and manage Azure support tickets programmatically

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
17 Apr

Automatic instance repairs for virtual machine scale sets now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine scale sets now provide the capability to automatically repair unhealthy instances based on application health status.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
16 Apr

Azure DevOps update to increase productivity and reduce latency

NOW AVAILABLE

An update to Azure DevOps includes improvements to pull-request actionability, pipeline security and compliance, and npm API performances to increase productivity and reduce latency.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
16 Apr

Azure Analysis Services—Improved query replica synchronization now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Analysis Services features improved query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments with client queries distributed across one or more query replicas, reducing response times for high concurrency workloads.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
16 Apr

Azure Analysis Services—Query interleaving is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Query interleaving in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Query interleaving helps to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios where a lot of queries are submitted close to each other.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
15 Apr

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale—Change tracking support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale now fully supports change tracking, a lightweight solution that provides an efficient change tracking mechanism for applications. Use Azure SQL engine’s native ability to keep track of which rows have been inserted, updated, or deleted on behalf of the user.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
15 Apr

SQL Server 2019 IaaS images with Linux distribution support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Marketplace pay-as-you-go images for SQL Server 2019 on RHEL 8.0, Ubuntu 18.04, and SLES 12 SP5 are now generally available.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features

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