Monthly updates for June 2020
Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable.
The archive tier for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available. The archive tier provides an ultra-low cost tier for long term retention of data while keeping your data available for future analytics needs.
File snapshots for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Use file snapshots to take an unlimited number of snapshots of your files so that you can have a copy of that file at a point in time.
Static website for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Directly host static content from Azure Data Lake Storage, and view that content from a browser by using the public URL of that website.
We’ve increased the maximum size of a single blob in Azure Storage from 5 TB to 200 TB, now available in preview. The 200 TB blob size is available for preview in all Azure public regions with hot, cool, and premium tiers.
Custom DNS, DNS Proxy, and FQDN filtering in network rules are now in preview. IP Groups and IP Groups in Firewall policy are now generally available.
The enhanced company branding feature is now generally available on your organization’s Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in page.
Azure Migrate now supports assessments for Azure VMware Solution. Plan your move to Azure VMware Solution using the Azure Migrate server assessment tool.
The Azure Sphere OS quality update 20.06 is now available in the retail feed.
You now have the ability to store ephemeral OS disks on the VM temp or resource disk in addition to the VM cache (in preview).
Azure Azure Speech Services REST API v3.0 is now available, along with several new features.
The Azure CLI continues to expand with support for new Azure services. This release includes 23 new modules to manage as many Azure services.
Azure Monitor for Key Vault Preview provides comprehensive monitoring of your key vaults by delivering a unified view of your Key Vault requests, performance, failures, and latency.
Azure Pipelines now supports Linux/ARM64, as was highly requested by the community. Other key features to enhance the overall user experience are also now available.
Azure Database for MySQL now provides general availability support for using audit logs to record database activity and events such as connections and queries.
Azure Database for MariaDB now provides general availability support for using audit logs to record database activity and events such as connections and queries.
Wildcard indexes in the Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB, a popular MongoDB feature introduced in MongoDB version 4.2, are now available.
Case-insensitive support in Azure Cosmos DB was released for the following string system functions—Contains, EndsWith, StringEquals, and StartsWith.
The new Azure Embedded C SDK is designed to allow small and embedded devices, such as IoT, to communicate with Azure services.
Better support for latency-sensitive workloads in critical business scenarios.