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February 2020

5 Feb

FastTrack for Azure is now generally available in Japan

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in Japan.

5 Feb

FastTrack for Azure is now generally available in Asia Pacific regions

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in Asia Pacific regions.

5 Feb

Azure API Management now supports integration with Azure App Service

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure API Management feature allows you to expose apps deployed in Azure App Service to manage, protect, and secure APIs.

  • API Management
5 Feb

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available, with updates including data plane persistence to disk, monitoring capabilities, and additional destination types.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure IoT Edge
5 Feb

OpenAPI v3 support in Azure API Management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

OpenAPI v3 support in Azure API Management, now generally available, includes fixes and improvements such as support for multipart/form-data and interoperability between OpenAPI versions.

  • API Management
5 Feb

New IoT Central Pricing Plans

IoT Central has two new pricing plans designed to provide greater management, flexibility, and simplicity for building IoT applications.

  • Azure IoT Central
5 Feb

Enable managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs

IN PREVIEW

Lab owners can now enable user-assigned managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
4 Feb

The Azure Sphere Preview 20.01 release is now available for retail evaluation

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere Preview 20.01 release is now available via the retail evaluation feed. Verify that your applications and devices operate properly with this release before it is deployed broadly in 14 days.

4 Feb

New AMD-based Dav4 and Eav4 Azure VMs are available in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines based on the latest AMD EPYC™ 7452 processor are now available in East US, East US2, West US2, Southeast Asia, North and West Europe regions.

  • Virtual Machines
3 Feb

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 Second Refresh Release

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 7.0 Second refresh release, which includes bug fixes, preview features, and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions.

  • Service Fabric
3 Feb

Azure Cloud and Direct Billing Are Now Generally Available in Kaleido's Blockchain Platform

NOW AVAILABLE

Kaleido’s Blockchain Business Cloud now includes direct Azure billing and full support for customers using Kaleido’s Pay-As-You-Go plans

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
3 Feb

Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High now available in new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High is now available in both Azure Government and Azure Public regions. This is in addition to the Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP Moderate released in November, 2019.

  • Azure Blueprints
3 Feb

Custom Translator—January 2020 improvements and language models update

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Here are the updates on Microsoft Custom Translator bug fixes, improvements, and new/refreshed models for January 2020.

3 Feb

HBv2-Series VMs are now Generally Available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are announcing general availability of HBv2 Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing. HBv2 VMs are designed to provide supercomputing levels of performance and MPI scalability at on-premises competitive economics.

  • Virtual Machines
1 Feb

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text—Five new languages added

NOW AVAILABLE

Translator Text now supports five new languages—Irish, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Portuguese (Portugal).

  • Cognitive Services
  • Translator Text

January 2020

31 Jan

Azure Backup now supports selective disk backup and restore using Azure Virtual machine backup solution

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now supports exclude-disk functionality where you get an option to backup one or a few from the many data disks in a VM. Each recovery point contains data of the disks included in the backup operation, which further allows you to have a subset of disks restored from the given recovery point during the restore operation. This provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for your backup and restore needs.

  • Azure Backup
30 Jan

Azure Site Recovery now supports customer-managed keys

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery now supports replication of Azure virtual machines that have managed disks encrypted with customer-managed keys.

  • Azure Site Recovery
30 Jan

Azure Cost Management and billing updates—January 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cost Management can help you better understand where you're accruing costs in the cloud, identify and help prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Here are a few of the latest improvements and updates based on your feedback.

  • Cost Management + Billing
29 Jan

Data Factory Adds Managed Identity Support to Data Flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory users can now build Mapping Data Flows utilized Managed Identity (formerly MSI) for Azure Data Lake Store Gen 2, Azure SQL Database, and Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly SQL DW).

  • Data Factory
27 Jan

Azure App Service on Azure Stack Hub Update 8 Released

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure App Service on Azure Stack Hub Update 8 released today.

  • App Service
  • Azure Stack

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