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January 2020

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".

18 Jan

Azure Data Factory supports loading data into Azure Synapse Analytics using COPY statement

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics introduced a new COPY statement (preview) which provides the most flexibility for high-throughput data ingestion.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
18 Jan

Azure Data Factory copy activity supports resume from last failed run

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports resume from last failed run when you copy files between file-based data stores to ease large volumes of data ingestion and migration.

  • Data Factory
18 Jan

Azure Data Factory supports copying data into SFTP

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now supports SFTP as a sink and as a source. Use copy activity to copy data from any supported data store to your SFTP server located on-premises or in the cloud.

  • Data Factory
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
15 Jan

Azure Storage Blobs User Delegation SAS Tokens now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Storage Blobs allow the creation of pre-authorised URL’s through the use of SAS tokens. User Delegation SAS Tokens allow for the creation of SAS tokens using AAD identities and without required access to the storage account access key, and are now generally available and supported for use with production workloads.

  • Blob Storage
15 Jan

Azure Batch updates – December 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about the new or enhanced Azure Batch capabilities that were updated in the second half of 2019.

  • Batch
15 Jan

Azure Active Directory B2C – Send customised emails using a custom policy

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Use your own third-party email provider to send customised verification emails during sign up or password reset.

14 Jan

Log Analytics gateway in Azure Monitor update – December 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

An updated version of the Log Analytics (OMS) gateway in Azure Monitor is now available.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
14 Jan

The Azure Blockchain Workbench Solidity compiler has been upgraded to version 0.5.10

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.8.0 Solidity compiler has been upgraded to version 0.5.10.

14 Jan

Additional Regions Available for Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.8.0

NOW AVAILABLE

In Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.8.0, additional regional deployment options of North Europe, West US 2 and Japan East are now available.

13 Jan

Azure HDInsight TLS 1.2 Enforcement

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Starting on 30 June 2020, Azure HDInsight will enforce TLS 1.2 or later versions for all HTTPS connections. We recommend that you ensure that all of your clients are ready to handle TLS 1.2 or later versions.

  • HDInsight
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
10 Jan

Azure Lab Services automatically installs GPU drivers with GPU machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services now automatically installs the necessary GPU drivers for you when you create a lab with GPU machines. You no longer have to figure out which GPU driver to use on your own.

  • Azure Lab Services
10 Jan

Update servers and applications to TLS 1.2 by 13 March 2020

IN PREVIEW

Update your servers and applications that communicate with Azure Container Registry to use transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 by 13 March 2020 to improve secure communication and to avoid any service interruptions.

  • Container Registry
9 Jan

Azure Monitor – Service Map is now available in US Gov Virginia

NOW AVAILABLE

The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in US Gov Virginia. It’s now available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
9 Jan

Azure Lab Services – Multiple owners for lab and lab management

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services now enables multiple owners to manage a lab.

  • Azure Lab Services

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