Monthly updates for August 2019
The Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) service is now available for preview in US Gov Virginia.
Azure Site Recovery is now available in West India, UAE Central, UAE North, South Africa North and South Africa West Azure regions.
Azure Geo and Zone Redundant Storage (GZRS) helps customers achieve higher data resiliency by synchronously writing three replicas of your data across multiple Availability Zones and Asynchronously replicating the data to another region within the same geo into a single zone (such as LRS today) protecting from a regional outage.
Use audit logging to investigate suspicious API requests, collect statistics or create monitoring alerts for unwanted API calls.
Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Brazil South region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.
Azure NetApp Files is now available in three new regions: Central US, Australia East and South East Asia.
DevTest Labs now enables you to create virtual machines from a previous version within a shared image gallery.
Version 4 of the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK is now available and includes usability updates to the object model for a better developer experience as well as the ability to use partition keys to scale non-partitioned containers.
Redis version 4.0 will soon be rolled out to all Azure Cache for Redis instances. The update will be automatic and shouldn’t disrupt your cache’s availability.
Azure Databricks Unit (DBU) pre-purchase plan is now available, helping to make Azure the most cost-effective cloud for your workloads.
Azure Files Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication with Azure AD domain services is now generally available
Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard SMB protocol. Integration with Azure AD enables SMB access to Azure file shares using Azure AD credentials from Azure AD domain services domain joined Windows VMs.
Media Services is now available in South Africa North and South Africa West regions
Azure Cloud Shell has added a number of new tools and capabilities.
Gantt views are now available for monitoring data factory pipelines.
Create dependent pipelines in your Azure Data Factories by adding dependencies among tumbling window triggers in your pipelines.
New Relic now provides an integration for three more Azure services – Azure Database for PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB. If you’re using New Relic as a monitoring solution, you can now use it to monitor these Azure services and your applications.
Security Center now supports cross-tenant management scenarios as part of Azure Lighthouse.
The Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service June 2019 release is available. The focus is on a broader enhancement of the provisioning experience and reducing limitations.
Learn about how Azure Cost Management can help you achieve your goals. See what’s coming for partners, learn about Marketplace usage for pay-as-you-go subscriptions, Cost Management Labs, saving and sharing views within cost analysis and other updates.
Target availability: Q4 2019
Easy tables and easy APIs will be removed from the Azure portal on 11 November 2019.
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