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January 2020

23 Jan

Azure Functions runtime 3.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions runtime version 3.0 is now available. Built on top of .NET Core 3.1, it enables you to write your function apps in new languages, such as .NET Core 3.1 and Node 12.

  • Azure Functions
22 Jan

Azure Red Hat OpenShift virtual network peering and ExpressRoute support

IN PREVIEW

Virtual network peering and ExpressRoute support in Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now available in preview.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
22 Jan

Azure Red Hat OpenShift private endpoints now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Support for private endpoints in Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now available in preview.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
21 Jan

Autodesk Arnold Service meter ID changes

Effective March 1, 2020, the price and meter IDs of Autodesk Arnold Service will change.

18 Jan

Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new Azure Analysis Services setting (in preview) improves performance and consistency of query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments.

  • Azure Analysis Services
18 Jan

Azure App Service—SameSite cookie handling and .NET Framework 4.7.2 patch

NOW AVAILABLE

As part of the January 2020 update to Azure App Service, .NET Framework patches that update how .NET framework apps handle the SameSite cookie property are being installed. The service is also deploying an App Service compatibility behavior that applies to all applications running on App Service for scenarios where a cookie has set the SameSite property to "None".

  • App Service
17 Jan

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bring-Your-Own-Subscription Gold Images now Generally Available in Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) bring-your-own-subscription (BYOS) images, also referred to as RHEL Gold images, are now generally available in Azure with a simple automated sign-up process. This new automated sign-up process provides faster and simpler access to the gold images.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Red Hat Linux
13 Jan

Private Link for Azure Database for MariaDB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MariaDB is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
13 Jan

Private Link for Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MySQL is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
13 Jan

Private Link for Azure Database for PostgreSQL single server now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single server is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
7 Jan

Azure Container Registry now available in Switzerland North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Registry is now generally available in the Switzerland North region, bringing the total number of Azure regions that it's available in to 34. See the list of all regions where Azure Container Registry is available and where it's coming next.

7 Jan

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region.

  • HDInsight
6 Jan

Minimum virtual machine sizing for Azure HDInsight cluster head nodes

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning April 6, 2020, customers will be able to choose only 4-core or higher virtual machines (VMs) as head nodes for the new HDInsight clusters. Existing clusters will continue to run as expected.

  • HDInsight
3 Jan

Azure spot virtual machine meter changes

Effective February 3, 2020, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) and names of Azure low-priority virtual machines on scale sets will change.

1 Jan

Azure Bastion now generally available in East US 2 and West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Bastion is now generally available in two more Azure public cloud regions—East US 2 and West US 2. We'll continue to add more regions going forward.

  • Azure Bastion
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure DevTest Labs

December 2019

31 Dec

Azure Red Hat OpenShift region expansion

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now generally available in Brazil South, Central India, Japan East, Korea Central, North Central US and South Africa North.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
23 Dec

Improvements to Azure Monitor for containers could impact your queries

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Azure Monitor for containers agent, version ciprod12042019, introduces major improvements in resource use and data volume optimizations to help reduce costs. As part of these improvements, we’ve disabled the collection of Name and Image fields in the ContainerLog table since these fields are available in other tables

  • Azure Monitor
20 Dec

Azure Active Directory Domain Services meter name changes

The meter names of Azure Active Directory Domain Services directory objects will change between December 10, 2019, and February 1, 2020. The name changes will be in effect to accommodate upcoming enhancements. This won't impact existing service behavior, only the name you see on your bill.

  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Security
20 Dec

Csharp and Java SDKs for IoT Plug and Play are now in Preview

IN PREVIEW

We have added two more SDK languages to the IoT Plug and Play public preview. You can now develop with the Azure IoT Csharp SDK and the Azure IoT Java SDK, in addition to Azure IoT SDK for Node.js and Azure IoT SDK for C.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Central
19 Dec

Azure Australia Central Region Changes

Effective 1 February 2020 , the pricing promotion for the Azure Australia Central regions will end and all services in Australia Central and Australia Central 2 will be price-matched to Australia East.

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