Updates archives

Monthly updates for July 2019

15 Jul

Proximity placement groups are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
15 Jul

Multi-protocol Data Access for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

New functionality that will enable you to manage the same data using either Blob APIs or Data Lake Storage Gen2 APIs is now available in preview.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Blob storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
15 Jul

Announcing Azure Migration Programme

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Migration Programme, which allows customers and partners to apply to work directly with Microsoft to plan and implement Azure migration projects, is now available. Using proven Microsoft cloud adoption methodologies, tools, resources and best practices, you’ll simplify and accelerate your Azure cloud migration with an approach that’s tailored to your organisation’s unique needs.

  • Azure Migrate
  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Microsoft Inspire
15 Jul

MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB online and offline migrations are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Migrate from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Features
15 Jul

Read replica across regions for Azure Database for MariaDB

IN PREVIEW

Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MariaDB. Create up to five read-only replica servers for every master server to scale out and balance read-heavy workloads across replica servers and Azure regions.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
15 Jul

Azure FXT Edge Filer now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Avere FXT Edge Filer solution is now generally available. This redesigned hardware takes advantage of Avere Systems’ software technology to accelerate network-attached storage (NAS) environments and expand access to Azure Blob storage.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Pricing & Offerings
15 Jul

Azure Cosmos DB .NET V3 SDK now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB .NET V3 SDK incorporates performance improvements (including the new streaming API), a more intuitive, idiomatic programming model with developer-friendly APIs, and new change feed pull and push programming models.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
15 Jul

Azure DevTest Labs - Configure your lab to use a remote desktop gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure DevTest Labs to configure a remote desktop gateway for your lab to ensure secure access to the virtual machines (VMs) without having to expose the RDP port.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
15 Jul

Azure Cosmos DB Java V3 SDK now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available, the Azure Cosmos DB Java V3 SDK features a new, more intuitive, idiomatic programming model with developer-friendly APIs, a reactor-based async programming model and added support for Azure Cosmos DB direct TCP transport protocols to increase performance and availability.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
15 Jul

Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript V3 SDK is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available, the Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript V3 SDK includes usability updates to the object model for a better developer experience, as well as the ability to begin using partition keys to scale previously non-partitioned containers.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
15 Jul

Availability Zones support is now available for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in preview

IN PREVIEW

Protect applications and data from data centre failures with redundancies across Availability Zones.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
15 Jul

Driver extension for Cassandra in Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cosmos DB now offers a preview driver extension for Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API for Java SDK.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Services
15 Jul

Public preview: Azure Data Share

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Share data with other organisations using Azure Data Share, now in preview.

  • Azure Data Share
  • Services
12 Jul

Network Watcher is now generally available in South Africa North

NOW AVAILABLE

Network Watcher is available in South Africa North region.

  • Network Watcher
  • Management
  • Services
12 Jul

Application Insights is available in South Africa North

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in South Africa North

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
12 Jul

General availability: Azure Log Analytics in SOUTH AFRICA NORTH, BRAZIL SOUTH, UK WEST and NORTH CENTRAL US

NOW AVAILABLE

SOUTH AFRICA NORTH, BRAZIL SOUTH, UK WEST and NORTH CENTRAL US regions are now GA for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyse their services for health and usage by using Azure Log Analytics.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
12 Jul

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East and South East Australia regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East Australia and South East Australia. Around the world, it is available in nine public regions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Regions & Datacenters
11 Jul

In development: query interleaving for Azure Analysis Services

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Enterprise BI systems need to support high user concurrency, which means there can be lots of queries submitted close to each other. We are pleased to announce that we are working on the query interleaving feature, which allows system configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Query interleaving allows configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Multiple queries can run concurrently so fast that queries are not blocked behind slow ones. Query interleaving can be set up with short query bias so if the system is under CPU pressure, short queries are allocated a higher proportion of CPU resources than long-running queries, allowing them to complete faster.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Management
11 Jul

Azure SQL Database published the first-in-the-industry business continuity SLA for a relational database service

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL database service has updated its service-level agreement (SLA) offering guarantees for common disaster recovery metrics.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
11 Jul

Azure Ephemeral OS Disk is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the general availability of the Ephemeral OS disk, which enables faster reimaging of your VMs to its original state as well as enabling you to create thousands of VMs at scale with Shared Image Gallery.

  • Features
  • Services

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