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Monthly updates for July 2019

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
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
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
  • Features
  • Services
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
  • Services
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
  • Services
24 Jul

Linux support on Azure Functions Premium plan

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Functions Premium plan preview is now expanded to Linux hosting and custom Docker containers.

  • Azure functions
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Services
23 Jul

Cognitive Services Speech US Gov Resource GUID Change

From 2 September 2019, the Resource GUIDs (also known as Meter IDs) of Custom Speech endpoint hosting in Speech Services for US Gov region will change.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
23 Jul

Azure Site Recovery: Support released for large disks (up to 8 TB)

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now protect large data disks of up to 8 TB in size with Azure Site Recovery.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
  • Services
18 Jul

Microsoft adds new features to IPv6 support for Azure VNets

IN PREVIEW

IPv6 for Azure VNETs enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with your Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own networks.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
15 Jul

New 48vCPUs Azure Virtual Machine sizes are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New 48vCPUs sizes for the Dv3, Dsv3, Ev3, Esv3, Fsv2 and Lsv2 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) are now available so you can better match your workload requirements.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
15 Jul

Azure Stream Analytics now offers native support for the Apache Parquet format

NOW AVAILABLE

Stream Analytics now offers native support for Apache Parquet format when writing to Azure Blob storage.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Services
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
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
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
  • Features
  • Services
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
  • Features
  • Services
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…

  • Features
  • Management
  • Services

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