Updates archives

Monthly updates for July 2019

31 Jul

The latest update to Azure Sphere (in preview) is now available in the retail feed

IN PREVIEW

The latest Azure Sphere preview quality release is now available via the Retail feed. This update fixes a bug that prevented the deletion of production-signed temporary images. Important – Update your development devices to the latest release no later than 5 August 2019.

  • Azure Sphere
31 Jul

Azure Site Recovery Update Rollup 38 (July 2019)

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest update rollup for Azure Site Recovery is now available.

  • Azure Site Recovery
31 Jul

Azure DevOps Roadmap update for Q3 of 2019

IN DEVELOPMENT

The engineering team behind Azure DevOps is constantly at work delivering enhancements and new features across our services. We recently added new capabilities at an unprecedented pace for Azure DevOps. The highlights listed below are just a few of the new features coming in the next few months. Visit the DevOps feature timeline for a complete list.

  • Azure DevOps
31 Jul

Managed Instance enhances security with network traffic containment within Azure cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

The network traffic of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now contained within Azure cloud by default. This update enhances the security and prevents exfiltration of data via Internet.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
30 Jul

GPU Optimised Visualisation VMs now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure Regions

NOW AVAILABLE

NVv3-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure regions.

  • Virtual Machines
29 Jul

New features added to Data Factory Mapping Data Flows making schema drift handling easy

IN PREVIEW

New features added to the ADF service this week make handling flexible schemas and schema drift scenarios super easy when construction Mapping Data Flows for data transformation at scale

  • Data Factory V2
29 Jul

Azure marketplace charges are now available in Azure Cost Management for pay-as-you-go customers!

IN PREVIEW

We are excited to announce a preview release of Azure marketplace charges within our Cost Analysis tool for pay-as-you-go customers. As part of this preview, you can now analyse your marketplace charges alongside your Azure service charges within Cost Analysis and reconcile your Azure marketplace invoice using both Cost Analysis and a new usage csv download API.

  • Cost Management + Billing
29 Jul

Azure Security Center launched new SQL recommendations

NOW AVAILABLE

New SQL related recommendations are now available

  • Security Center
  • Security
29 Jul

Network security group improvements – ICMP support and override default Azure platform considerations

NOW AVAILABLE

New improvements have been added to Network Security Group (NSG), which filters network traffic to and from various Azure resources – Specify ICMP as the protocol in your NSG rules and override the default Azure platform considerations.

29 Jul

Azure Security Center for IoT now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Security Center allows you to protect your end-to-end IoT deployment with threat protection that identifies emerging threats and provides you with steps for remediation.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Security Center
  • Security
26 Jul

Cognitive Services Form Recognizer name changes

From 1 September 2019, the meter names of Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Prebuilt and Custom will change.

  • Cognitive Services
26 Jul

New Analytics reports and Azure Boards app available for Slack

NOW AVAILABLE

In the Sprint 155 update of Azure DevOps, we are introducing new Azure Boards reports to make it easier for you to track important team metrics. You will see the new reports under the Analytics tab in the Boards, Backlog and Sprint hubs.

  • Azure DevOps
25 Jul

Azure Blob lifecycle management is now available in all Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob lifecycle management is now enhanced with expanded regional availability and intuitive portal experience.

  • Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
25 Jul

The recommendation for storage access restriction has been retired

NOW AVAILABLE

The following recommendation has been disabled: Access to storage accounts with firewall and virtual network configurations should be restricted (Preview)

  • Security Center
  • Security
24 Jul

VNet Gateway Standard and High Performance Resource GUID changes

From 1 September 2019, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) for Virtual Network Gateway standard and high performance will change.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
24 Jul

Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud, enabling US public sector customers to create sophisticated search solutions.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
24 Jul

Azure Database for MySQL support for MySQL 8.0 is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
24 Jul

Azure Mv2-series virtual machines (VMs) offering up to 6 TB of memory are now available for the US West 2 region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3 TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now generally available for the US West 2 region. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
  • M-series
24 Jul

Azure Monitor for containers - Prometheus integration is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now available in preview.

  • Azure Monitor
24 Jul

Azure Lab Services now has a new instance size available – Medium (nested virtualisation)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services now has a new instance size available – Medium (nested virtualisation) that’s priced at USD 0.55 per hour across all regions (55 lab units per hour).

  • Azure Lab Services

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