Updates archives

Monthly updates for June 2019

28 Jun

Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code is now available in preview

  • API Management
26 Jun

Clean up files by built-in delete activity in Azure Data Factory

You can use ADF delete activity in your pipeline to delete undesired files without writing code.

  • Data Factory V2
  • Data Factory
26 Jun

Azure Data Box Disk is now available in Southeast Asia and Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing Data Box Disk GA in SE Asia (Singapore) and Azure Government (US Gov Virginia)

  • Data Box Disk
  • Data Box
  • Data Box
26 Jun

Announcing Preview Refresh for Azure DNS Private Zones

IN PREVIEW

We are delighted to announce Refresh release for Azure DNS private zones (preview). The Preview Refresh introduces new functionality and lifts several restrictions that public preview had.

  • Azure DNS
26 Jun

New Active geo-replication optimisation is coming to production soon in Azure SQL DB

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2019

New Active geo-replication optimisation is coming to production in Azure SQL DB

  • Azure SQL Database
26 Jun

Azure Database for MySQL now available in South Africa regions

NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to announce that Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available in the recently announced regions of South Africa North and South Africa West.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
26 Jun

Azure Database for MariaDB now available in South Africa regions

NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to announce that Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available in the recently announced regions of South Africa North and South Africa West.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
26 Jun

Azure Database for PostgreSQL now available in South Africa regions

NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to announce that Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now generally available in the recently announced regions of South Africa North and South Africa West.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
20 Jun

Public preview: Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup is an enterprise-scale, zero-infrastructure solution that protects SQL Server VM in Azure without the need to deploy and manage any backup infrastructure. This offering is already generally available for more recent SQL Server versions, and today we are pleased to announce Azure Backup support for EOS SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 in public preview.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
20 Jun

Public preview: Immersive Reader, an Azure Cognitive Service

IN PREVIEW

Immersive Reader is an Azure Cognitive Service for developers who want to embed inclusive capabilities into their apps for enhancing text reading and comprehension for users regardless of age or ability.

  • Cognitive Services
19 Jun

Azure API Management update 19 June

Learn about the latest regular update in Azure API Management update.

  • API Management
19 Jun

VM Health feature now supports new OSs and is available in new regions

IN PREVIEW

VM Health feature included in Azure monitor for VMs is now available for VMs that are running on Windows 2012 R2 and 2019. Additionally, VM Health feature is also available in cases where the associated workspace is in SEA (South East Asia), UKS (UK South) and CCAN (Canada Central) regions.

  • Azure Monitor
18 Jun

Azure Bastion – RDP and SSH over SSL – now available for preview

IN PREVIEW

Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Bastion
17 Jun

Application Insights connector will retire on 30 June 2019

Target retirement date: June 30, 2019

Application Insights Connector which provided a way to export Application Insights data to a Log Analytics workspace will retire on 30 June 2019.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Application Insights
14 Jun

Default backup retention period for DTU-based Azure SQL databases is changing soon

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

The default retention period for DTU-based Azure SQL databases is changing to 7 days

  • Azure SQL Database
12 Jun

Azure SQL Database default configuration changing soon

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2019

With the latest Gen 5 hardware in place, we are making a change to the default configuration for all new Azure SQL databases and elastic pools.

  • Azure SQL Database
12 Jun

Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
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
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
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

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