Monthly updates for July 2019
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.
Understand the adoption of self-service password reset (SSPR) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in your organisation with this Azure AD dashboard.
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 AD users can sign in password-free using a FIDO2 security key.
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.
The minimum configurable auto-pause delay has decreased to 1 hour, providing even greater price optimisation opportunities for serverless databases.
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.
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.
The Azure Sphere public preview 19.06 quality release is now available via the Retail feed.
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…
Seamlessly collaborate with guests or partners whose IT managed identity solution supports the SAML or WS-Fed standards.
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.
Azure DevOps adds new features including bi-directional traceability between Releases and Jira issues
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 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.
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.
Azure Application Insights is now generally available in China East 2 Region.
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.
Many Azure services added support for new and easier way to search their logs
We have released three new B-series sizes: B12ms, B16ms and B20ms. These are lower-cost VMs with flexible CPU usage.
Storage Optimized editions, L1 & L2, are now generally available – offering more storage at a reduced price per tier.