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Monthly updates for June 2019

12 Jun

General availability: 4 vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instances on Gen5 hardware

NOW AVAILABLE

Four vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instances are now available on Gen5 hardware for the General Purpose and Business Critical Service tiers.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
12 Jun

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now supports larger regional resource limitations

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance has increased both types of regional limits – the maximum number of subnets and maximum number of instances that could be deployed per region, allowing much larger managed instance deployments without the need to request quota increase through Azure support tickets.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
12 Jun

Additional server parameters for Azure Database for MySQL now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MySQL customers can now tune additional server parameters to help optimise the MySQL engine to address their unique workloads.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Services
12 Jun

Advanced data security available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

Advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities using just a few simple steps.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Security
12 Jun

Enhanced experience for Azure Advisor security recommendations

NOW AVAILABLE

Manage your Security Center recommendations through Advisor UI, API, CLI or PowerShell. Remediate recommendations quickly with bulk actions. Follow more than 20 new best-practice recommendations for availability, performance and cost.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
12 Jun

Azure Cosmos DB – Direct connectivity support for Java Async SDK is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Cosmos DB Async Java SDK now supports direct mode connectivity, available in version 2.4 and higher.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
12 Jun

Azure Database for PostgreSQL support for PostgreSQL 11 is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for PostgreSQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of PostgreSQL, version 11.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
12 Jun

Azure Database for MariaDB support for MariaDB 10.3 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB support for MariaDB server version 10.3 is now available to the public. Features include temporal data processing and Oracle compatibility, as well as enhancements to compatibility, compression, encryption and performance.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
12 Jun

Intelligent performance for Azure Database for MariaDB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for MariaDB now provides preview support for Intelligent Performance, which includes query store, query-performance insights and performance recommendations.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
12 Jun

Intelligent Performance for Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for Intelligent Performance, which includes three distinct features – query store, query-performance insights and performance recommendations.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
12 Jun

Azure Database for MariaDB read replica is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for MariaDB now provides preview support for asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MariaDB server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for MariaDB servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
12 Jun

New developer portal in API Management is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The developer portal is where app developers discover the APIs, learn how to use them, sign up to acquire access, try them out interactively and stay alerted of changes.

  • API Management
  • Features
12 Jun

Premium Live Encoder now supports streaming at 1080p and 30 frames per second

NOW AVAILABLE

The Premium Live Encoder for Azure Media Services now allows you to live-encode streaming content at a resolution of 1080p and up to 30 frames per second.

  • Live and On-Demand Streaming
  • Video Indexer
  • Media Services
  • Features
12 Jun

Azure Application Gateway Web Application Firewall custom rules are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Custom rules for Azure Application Gateway Web Application Firewall are now generally available.

  • Application Gateway
  • Features
  • Security
11 Jun

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Service Fabric 6.5 release version has been rolled out to the various Azure regions, along with tooling and SDK updates. The release contains many new features, bug fixes, supportability, reliability and performance improvements. For the full list of all the changes, refer to the release notes.

  • Service Fabric
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
11 Jun

Azure Monitor for containers – updates to live data settings

Azure Monitor for containers – updates to live data settings

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
10 Jun

Public preview of calculation groups in Azure Analysis Services

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

We are pleased to announce that calculation groups are now officially in public preview for Azure Analysis Services!

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
10 Jun

Public preview of many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services allow relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
7 Jun

Power BI Embedded analytics accessibility improvements for application users

NOW AVAILABLE

We’ve added some accessibility improvements to applications using Power BI Embedded analytics that will help users of applications have additional ways to interact with Power BI Embedded visuals. These improvements include keyboard navigation, title attribution and tabbing.

  • Power BI Embedded
  • Features
7 Jun

‘Key influencers’ AI visual is now available in Power BI Embedded analytics to help users identify what factors influence a KPI

NOW AVAILABLE

The Key influencers visual surfaces what factors influence a KPI. For example, users may want to analyse what factors affect user satisfaction of a product. Factors that can affect this KPI can be the type of product they bought, the price or even if the user is a first-time buyer vs a returning customer. You can embed this visualisation into your own application with Power BI Embedded.

  • Power BI Embedded
  • Features

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