Updates archives

Monthly updates for May 2019

18 May

Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 meter name change

From 1 July 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.

  • Virtual Machines
18 May

Azure NetApp Files Resource GUID change

From 1 July 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure NetApp Files will change due to a change in the unit of measure.

17 May

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports Windows Server containers

IN PREVIEW

Use managed Kubernetes for all your workloads whether they’re in Windows, Linux or both.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
16 May

Update 19.05 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere public preview 19.05 feature release is available today via the Retail Evaluation feed. The regular Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.04; we plan to upgrade it to 19.05 in two weeks.

  • Azure Sphere
16 May

Kubernetes integration with Azure pipelines is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use GitHub identity to login into the Azure DevOps portal. In addition, you can take your GitHub repo all the way to Kubernetes using a YAML-based multistage pipeline.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure Pipelines
16 May

Azure AD Conditional Access policy for the combined MFA and password reset security info registration experience

IN PREVIEW

Control the conditions in which sensitive security information for multi-factor authentication and self-service password reset can be registered.

  • Azure Active Directory (AD)
  • Security
16 May

Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL Server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.

  • Azure Backup
15 May

Reserved instance pricing in the Dev/Test offer

NOW AVAILABLE

Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
15 May

Upgraded Gremlin API functionality for Azure Cosmos DB is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Enhanced Gremlin functionality in Cosmos DB Gremlin API is now available.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
15 May

Enhanced SQL API query functionality in Azure Cosmos DB is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB SQL API provides support for Distinct, Skip & Take, Correlated Subquery and Composite indexes.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
15 May

Slow query log integration with Azure Monitor for Azure Database for MariaDB is now supported

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB users can now take advantage of generally available support for slow query log integration with Azure Monitor, which allows you to export your logs to Azure Monitor logs (previously named Log Analytics), Event Hubs and Azure Storage.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
15 May

The Orafce extension on Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available, the orafce extension is supported on Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
15 May

Read replica across regions for Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL

IN PREVIEW

Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
15 May

Azure Cosmos DB Operator role for role-based access control (RBAC) is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB now provides a new RBAC role: Cosmos DB Operator. This new role lets you provision Azure Cosmos accounts, databases and containers, but can’t access the keys that are required to access the data.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
15 May

Enhanced Azure Resource Manager support for Azure Cosmos DB is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB now provides support for databases, containers and offers in Azure Resource Manager.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
14 May

High-performance Computing Virtual Machines are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe

  • Virtual Machines
14 May

Expansion of the password character limit in Azure AD

NOW AVAILABLE

Passwords for accounts created in Azure AD can now be up to 256 characters including spaces.

  • Azure Active Directory (AD)
  • Security
14 May

General availability: Azure Dev Spaces

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Dev Spaces is now available in the East US, East US 2, Central US, West US 2, North Europe, West Europe, UK South, Southeast Asia, Australia East, Canada Central and Canada East regions.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
13 May

Improvements to the Azure portal user experience are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing exciting updates that improve the user experience in the Azure portal

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Application Gateway
  • Activity Logs
  • Security
13 May

General availability: Public IP Prefix

NOW AVAILABLE

Public IP Prefix, a reserved range of static IP addresses, is generally available in all Azure public regions, China cloud regions and Government cloud regions.

  • Virtual Network

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