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Monthly updates for July 2019

11 Jul

Azure Migrate is now a central hub to start, execute and track your migration journey

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Migrate is now enhanced and can help you discover, assess and migrate applications, infrastructure and data from your on-premises environments to Azure. You can centrally track progress of your migration journey across multiple Microsoft and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) tools in Azure Migrate.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Services
  • Features
11 Jul

Authentication method usage and insight reporting in Azure AD

IN PREVIEW

Understand the adoption of self-service password reset (SSPR) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in your organisation with this Azure AD dashboard.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Features
10 Jul

Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment v3 available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

The latest release of the Text Analytics API’s sentiment capability (v3) provides a significant improvement in detecting positive, neutral and negative sentiment of text documents. It is available for public preview Central Canada, East Asia and Central US.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Services
  • Features
10 Jul

Azure AD support for FIDO2-based passwordless sign-in

IN DEVELOPMENT

Azure AD users can sign in password-free using a FIDO2 security key.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Features
10 Jul

SQL Server Registry available: Extended security updates for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2

Target retirement date: July 09, 2019

9 July 2019 marks the official last day of SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 support. Customers that need to remain on SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for some additional time can leverage Extended Security Updates (ESUs). To obtain security updates for SQL Server on premises or hosted environments, customers must first register the eligible SQL Server instances in their own SQL Server Registry.

  • Retirements
9 Jul

Update to Azure SQL Database serverless provides even greater price optimisation

NOW AVAILABLE

The minimum configurable auto-pause delay has decreased to 1 hour, providing even greater price optimisation opportunities for serverless databases.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
9 Jul

Large storage for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now in preview

IN PREVIEW

We are excited to announce support for up to 16 TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now in preview.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
8 Jul

Large storage for Azure Database for MySQL now in preview

IN PREVIEW

We are excited to announce support for up to 16 TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
8 Jul

Update 19.06 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere public preview 19.06 quality release is now available via the Retail feed.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
8 Jul

General availability: Non-Azure Groups for Azure Update Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we’re happy to announce the general availability of Non-Azure group targeting for Azure Update Management. This feature enables dynamic targeting of patch deployments to non-Azure…

  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
8 Jul

Azure AD B2B collaboration direct federation with SAML and WS-Fed providers

IN PREVIEW

Seamlessly collaborate with guests or partners whose IT managed identity solution supports the SAML or WS-Fed standards.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Features
8 Jul

Apache Spark 2.4 and Apache Kafka 2.1 support on Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight now supports Apache Spark 2.4 and Apache Kafka 2.1. You can choose the Spark or the Kafka version that you want during cluster creation in the Azure portal. Both updates come with several new features, hundreds of bug fixes and improvements.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
5 Jul

Azure DevOps adds new features including bi-directional traceability between Releases and Jira issues

NOW AVAILABLE

We are releasing the Azure Pipelines for Jira app to the Atlassian marketplace. The integration adds links to Jira issues as work items deployed with the releases and allows you to view deployment details directly in Jira issues.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
3 Jul

Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows public preview adds parameter support

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows provides a code-free design environment for building and operationalising ETL data transformations at scale. Now, the ADF team has added parameter support for Data Flows, enabling flexible & reusable data flows that can be called dynamically from pipelines.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
3 Jul

Azure Data Factory upgrades Teradata connector to enable new features and enhancement

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory upgraded the Teradata connector with new feature adds and enhancement, including built-in Teradata driver, out-of-box data partitioning to performantly ingest data from Teradata in parallel and more.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
3 Jul

Application Insights is Generally Available in China East 2

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in China East 2 Region.

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

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Refresh Release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The bugs identified in the 6.5 release of the Service Fabric runtime have been fixed in this refresh release and started being rolled out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK updates. For more details, please read the release notes.

  • Service Fabric
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
3 Jul

Azure Monitor Log now supports log search on multiple Azure resources

NOW AVAILABLE

Many Azure services added support for new and easier way to search their logs

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Management
1 Jul

Introducing B12, B16 & B20 – new larger B-series VM sizes with flexible CPU usage

NOW AVAILABLE

We have released three new B-series sizes: B12ms, B16ms and B20ms. These are lower-cost VMs with flexible CPU usage.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
1 Jul

Azure Search – New storage optimised service tiers are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Storage Optimized editions, L1 & L2, are now generally available – offering more storage at a reduced price per tier.

  • Cognitive Search
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features

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