Monthly updates for August 2019
We now provide soft delete capabilities to help protect cloud backups for IaaS virtual machines from accidental as well as malicious deletion.
The new data centre regions meet critical data residency, security and compliance requirements critical to leading Swiss organisations in regulated industries.
Azure Data Factory has added the ability to execute custom SQL scripts from your SQL sink transformation in mapping data flows. Now you can easily perform options such as disabling indexes, allowing identity inserts and other DDL/DML operations from data flows.
There’s a new, more convenient way to share customised views in Azure Cost Management – directly from cost analysis.
Service Fabric Azure Files Volume Driver is now generally available. The Azure Files volume plugin is a Docker volume plugin that provides Azure Files-based volumes for Docker containers.
It’s now possible to configure the data retention on your Azure Monitor Application Insights resources from 30 days up to 730 days.
Customising a view in Azure Cost Management is easy. Pick the date range you need, group the data to see a breakdown, choose the right visualisation and you’re ready to go. See how to pin your view to a dashboard, share links and to save and share customised views.
This update provides information on recent fixes as well as download links to the latest versions of Site Recovery components.
Effective as of 1 October 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.
The Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release, which includes bug fixes and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions. The updates for .NET SDK, Java SDK and Service Fabric Runtime will soon be available for all regions through Web Platform Installer, NuGet packages and Maven repositories.
We are happy to announce a price reduction of an average of 35% for Linux App Service on the Premium v2 plan (pricing may vary by regional meters). This price reduction makes the decision point between hosting on a Standard App Service plan or a Premium v2 App Service plan a much simpler one.
You can now enable trace flags on Azure SQL Database Managed Instance to increase compatibility of your Managed Instance Database Engine and SQL Server Database Engine.
This feature is part of IoT Hub cloud service and allows customers to failover an IoT hub instance from its primary Azure region to its corresponding geo-paired region.
The Azure Functions Consumption hosting plan is now generally available for Linux-based applications.
Python support in Azure Functions is now generally available and ready for production workloads.
Secure your Azure Firewall protected environments, in addition to your NSG-protected environments, with just-in-time VM access.
Remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources in a single click by using secure score, a tool that helps you assess your workload security posture.
Azure SQL is a modern SQL platform that serves developers and enterprises by offering a rich selection of deployment options, powered by an industry-leading SQL Server engine.
SQL Data Discovery and Classification, which provides advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering, classifying, labelling and protecting sensitive data, is now available.
Azure Database for MariaDB now supports asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MariaDB server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for MariaDB servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region.