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April 2020

7 Apr

Storage Analytics logs for Azure Data Lake Storage are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Monitor and diagnosing Azure Data Lake Storage just got easier with Storage Analytics logs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
6 Apr

Update self-hosted integration runtime nodes to TLS 1.2 by May 11, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Update your servers/machines running self-hosted integration runtimes that communicate with the Azure Data Factory backend for control plane actions to use transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 by May 11, 2020.

  • Data Factory
4 Apr

Azure IoT SDK for Python – Significant connection resiliency improvements now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new version of Azure IoT Python SDK v2 is now available that focuses on improved connection resiliency of the underlying MQTT protocol layer.

  • Azure IoT Hub
3 Apr

The preview version of Event Hubs on Azure Stack Hub is now available

IN PREVIEW

The preview version of Event Hubs is now available on Azure Stack Hub.

  • Event Hubs
  • Azure Stack Hub
3 Apr

Azure Machine Learning available in US Gov

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Machine Learning is now available in US Gov Virginia and US Gov Arizona.

  • Azure Machine Learning
2 Apr

New Azure RTOS collaborations with semiconductor industry leaders

IN PREVIEW

Embedded developers can now access reliable, real-time performance for resource-constrained devices and seamless integration to Azure IoT. STMicroelectronics, Renesas, Qualcomm, NXP and Microchip will offer development kits featuring Azure RTOS.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Security Center
  • Security
2 Apr

Azure Kinect DK is now available in Japan, Germany and the UK

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kinect DK, a developer kit with advanced AI sensors for building sophisticated computer vision and speech models, is now available in Japan, Germany and the UK.

  • Kinect DK
2 Apr

Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.

  • Managed Disks
2 Apr

Azure Spot Virtual Machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
2 Apr

Azure Cognitive Services – Neural Text to Speech has new voice styles

IN PREVIEW

Neural Text to Speech now has new voice styles – newscast, customer service and digital assistant. Tailor the voice of your apps and services to fit your unique scenario using these new styles, and further customise your voice to express different emotions to fit the context, such as cheerfulness or empathy.

  • Text to Speech
  • Speech services
1 Apr

Azure SQL Database – Subnet delegation enforcement for managed instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: May 01, 2020

As of 1 May 2020, you’ll only be able to deploy managed instances to subnets delegated to the Microsoft.Sql\managedInstance resource provider.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
1 Apr

FastTrack for Azure expanding to Central and Eastern Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure is extending programme support to Central and Eastern Europe*, and is now generally available.

1 Apr

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available worldwide. IPv6 support within the Azure Virtual Network and to the Internet enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own corporate networks.

  • Virtual Network
1 Apr

Azure Advisor data in Azure Resource Graph is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This release enables many at-scale scenarios for consuming the Azure Advisor best practice recommendations, including querying Advisor recommendations for all your subscriptions and building your own custom views of Advisor recommendation data.

  • Azure Advisor
1 Apr

Azure Ultra Disks – Shared disk capability is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Shared disks now includes Ultra Disks (in preview).

  • Managed Disks
1 Apr

Azure Managed Disks – Incremental snapshots are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Get a cost-effective, point-in-time backup of managed disks using incremental snapshots. Unlike current snapshots, which are billed for the full size, incremental snapshots are billed for the delta changes to disks since the last snapshot.

  • Managed Disks
1 Apr

New Azure Disk sizes and bursting support are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Managed Disks are the new and recommended disk storage offering for use with Azure virtual machines for persistent storage of data. Use multiple Managed Disks with each virtual machine. Four types of managed disks are available – ultra disk, premium SSD-managed disks, standard SSD-managed disks and standard HDD-managed disks.

  • Managed Disks
1 Apr

Azure Backup solution for SAP HANA databases is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are very excited to announce that Microsoft Azure Backup’s solution for SAP HANA databases is now generally available in all Azure Public and Gov Regions (with the exception of Germany Northeast and Germany central, France South and US Gov IOWA)

  • Azure Backup
1 Apr

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Logical decoding and wal2json for change data capture

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Database for PostgreSQL – single server logical decoding feature is now available in preview. In addition, the preview of wal2json, a popular output plugin for logical decoding, is also now available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
1 Apr

Azure DevTest discounts are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Access the Windows Virtual Desktop service within your Azure DevTest subscription

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