Monthly updates for August 2020
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.
The Azure CDN service, a distributed network of servers that can efficiently deliver web content to users, now supports multiple origins.
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.
With the new output datasets capability, write back to cloud storage and configure and register output data.
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.
Simplified Chinese language support now available in Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision public preview
Computer Vision Read API v3.1, part of Cognitive Services, announces its public preview with support for Simplified Chinese language.
Translator Text now supports the Odia, Dari, Pashto, Central Kurdish and Northern Kurdish languages.
TypeScript 4 is the latest major version of the TypeScript programming language.
Beginning September 15, 2020, new & existing Azure SQL Database gateways in multiple regions will start accepting traffic
Trigger on-demand Azure policy compliance scan on Azure resources from GitHub workflows and proceed/fail workflow execution depending on compliance state of resources.
The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides fixes and download links for Site Recovery components.
July updates include jobs improvements, CLI updates, documentation enhancements, new REST APIs, and a new mobile gateway sample.
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.
New Advisor cost optimization enhancements help you optimize and reduce your overall Azure spend.
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.
Developers can now orchestrate complex automation workflows in Azure Functions using familiar language constructs in PowerShell 7
A new consumption-based offer that requires no capacity management is 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.
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.
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.