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Monthly updates for August 2020

24 Aug

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series are now available in Canada East

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, Canada East, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
21 Aug

Release of new Azure CDN (Microsoft Standard) capability

IN PREVIEW

The Azure CDN service, a distributed network of servers that can efficiently deliver web content to users, now supports multiple origins.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Services
21 Aug

Public Preview: Cognitive Services Form Recognizer v2.1

IN PREVIEW

Form Recognizer v2.1-preview.1 has been released. It includes support for new languages, checkbox/selection marks, and the submit multiple form types to a single model Id.

  • Form Recognizer
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
20 Aug

Azure Machine Learning announces output dataset (Preview)

IN PREVIEW

With the new output datasets capability, write back to cloud storage and configure and register output data.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
20 Aug

Azure Sphere OS version 20.08 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere 20.08 OS quality release is now available in the Retail feed. This update includes enhancements and bug fixes in the Azure Sphere OS including a security update that represents a critical update to the OS.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
20 Aug

Simplified Chinese language support now available in Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision public preview

IN PREVIEW

Computer Vision Read API v3.1, part of Cognitive Services, announces its public preview with support for Simplified Chinese language.

  • Computer Vision
  • Services
  • Features
20 Aug

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text— New languages now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Translator Text now supports the Odia, Dari, Pashto, Central Kurdish and Northern Kurdish languages.

  • Translator
  • Features
20 Aug

TypeScript 4.0 is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

TypeScript 4 is the latest major version of the TypeScript programming language.

  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
19 Aug

Azure SQL Database gateways changes effective September 15, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning September 15, 2020, new & existing Azure SQL Database gateways in multiple regions will start accepting traffic

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
19 Aug

Azure Policy Compliance Scan Action for GitHub Workflows is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Trigger on-demand Azure policy compliance scan on Azure resources from GitHub workflows and proceed/fail workflow execution depending on compliance state of resources.

  • Azure Policy
  • Features
  • Compliance
  • Management
19 Aug

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 49 - August 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides fixes and download links for Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
19 Aug

Azure IoT Central UI new and updated features—July 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

July updates include jobs improvements, CLI updates, documentation enhancements, new REST APIs, and a new mobile gateway sample.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
19 Aug

Azure Backup for SAP HANA databases running on RHEL is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

On August 1, 2020, Azure Backups support for HANA databases running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) became generally available. This offering is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South, and US Gov IOWA.

  • Azure Backup
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Features
19 Aug

Cost optimization enhancements now available in Azure Advisor

NOW AVAILABLE

New Advisor cost optimization enhancements help you optimize and reduce your overall Azure spend.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Services
19 Aug

Azure Ultra Disk is now generally available in more regions and Availability Zones

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Ultra Disk is now available in Australia East, East Asia, Brazil South, and Canada Central, while Azure Ultra Disk support has been expanded to the 3 Availability Zones in US East 2 and Japan East.

  • Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Regions & Datacenters
19 Aug

PowerShell support in Durable Functions is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Developers can now orchestrate complex automation workflows in Azure Functions using familiar language constructs in PowerShell 7

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
19 Aug

Serverless offer for Azure Cosmos DB now in preview 

IN PREVIEW

A new consumption-based offer that requires no capacity management is now available

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
19 Aug

New Azure IoT Central App Template - Video Analytics is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft and Intel have collaborated to build end-to-end video analytics solutions using Azure IoT Central & Live Video Analytics. IoT Central application template is removing the complexity and challenges related to Video Analytics solution development and deployment.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Services
18 Aug

Azure Blob – Soft Delete for Containers public preview

IN PREVIEW

Soft delete for containers expands upon Azure Blob Storage’s existing capabilities such as soft delete for blobs, account delete locking, and immutable blobs, making our data protection and restore capabilities even better.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Blob storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Archive Storage
  • Features
17 Aug

Public preview: CSI storage driver support in Azure Kubernetes Service

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports Container Storage Interface (CSI), a standard for exposing arbitrary block and file storage systems to containerized workloads on Kubernetes. This offers more flexibility in exposing storage systems in Kubernetes.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

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