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September 2020

2 Sep

Durable Functions v2.3 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new release of Durable Functions is out now. This release includes new functionality including long running timers, logging, and state management improvements.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
2 Sep

Azure Cache for Redis Visual Studio Code extension now in preview

IN PREVIEW

You will be able to use Visual Studio Code to view, test, and debug your caches in one streamlined experience. This extension enhances ease of development by eliminating the need to manually track connection and access keys to connect to your caches.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features
2 Sep

Log Analytics Agent for Windows August 2020 release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The August 2020 release contains bug fixes and improvements to stability and reliability.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
2 Sep

Azure Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor is introducing a new concept for data collection configuration and a new, unified agent for Azure Monitor in Public Preview.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
2 Sep

Azure Cache for Redis Visual Studio Code extension now in preview

IN PREVIEW

You’ll be able to use Visual Studio Code to view, test, and debug your caches in one streamlined experience. This extension enhances ease of development by eliminating the need to manually track connection and access keys to connect to your caches.

  • Features
2 Sep

Azure Spring Cloud is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Spring Cloud is a fully managed service for Spring Boot apps that lets you focus on building the apps that run your business without the hassle of managing infrastructure

  • Azure Spring Cloud
  • Pricing & Offerings
1 Sep

Manage your Azure & Amazon Web Services (AWS) spending in a single location with Azure Cost Management +Billing

NOW AVAILABLE

An Azure Cost Management + Billing connector for AWS is now generally available.

  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
1 Sep

Azure Kubernetes Service: Node disk DOS by writing to container /etc/hosts (CVE-2020-8557)

If a pod writes a large amount of data to the etc/hosts file within Azure Kubernetes Service, it can potentially cause the node to fail.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
1 Sep

Azure Kubernetes Service: Privilege escalation from compromised node to cluster (CVE-2020-8559)

There is a potential risk to nodes if an attacker is able to intercept certain requests to the Kubelet. See if you're vulnerable and how to mitigate.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
1 Sep

Azure DNS: Introducing automatic child zone delegation

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure DNS update released to general availability in all clouds makes it easier for our customers to create child zones which are easily attached to parent zones.

  • Services
  • Features
1 Sep

Visualize and Manage your AWS costs in Azure Cost Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Connector for AWS in Azure Cost Management is now Generally Available.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
1 Sep

View Designer in Azure Monitor is retiring on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Start using Azure Monitor Workbooks for rich visual reports

  • Azure Monitor
  • Retirements
1 Sep

Update your Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDKs by 31 August 2022

Target retirement date: August 31, 2022

We’ll be retiring version 1.x of the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK and the .NET Core SDK.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Retirements
1 Sep

New Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new D v4 and E v4 series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL custom processor, can achieve up to 3.4Ghz all core turbo frequency, and offer up to 504 GiB of RAM.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Services
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
1 Sep

Azure Dedicated Hosts now support new Azure Virtual Machines series

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now run Dsv4, Ddsv4, Esv4, and Edsv4 Azure VMs on Dedicated Hosts. The new Dedicated Hosts SKUs are based on the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) processor, which offers improved performance compared to the previous generation.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
1 Sep

Start using Power BI Embedded to access, share and distribute content easily

Target retirement date: August 31, 2021

We’re retiring Power BI Workspace Collection on 31 August 2021.

  • Retirements

August 2020

31 Aug

Azure Private Link support in Azure Data Factory now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) now supports Azure Private Link.

  • Data Factory V2
  • Features
31 Aug

Azure Blob versioning is now general available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure storage strives to protect your business critial data from any accident or attack. We are excited to announce the general availability of  Azure Blob versioning.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Blob storage
  • Features
31 Aug

Azure Container Registry now available in Switzerland West region

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2020

Azure Container Registry is now generally available in the Switzerland West region, bringing the total number of Azure regions that it's available in to 35. See the list of all regions where Azure Container Registry is available and where it's coming next.

  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
31 Aug

Windows Virtual Desktop is now available in the Azure Government cloud (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

Get started today with Windows Virtual Desktop in public preview in US Government regions. Deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features

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