Monthly updates for August 2019
Gain fine-grained control over what access your admins have for managing app registrations.
Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now in preview and brings together the best of two worlds. Typically, to use Prometheus, you need to set up and manage a Prometheus server with a database. With the Azure Monitor integration, no Prometheus server is needed – simply expose the Prometheus endpoint through your exporters or pods (application), and the containerised agent for Azure Monitor for containers can scrape the metrics for you. A seamless onboarding experience to collect Prometheus metrics with Azure Monitor is provided.
We are excited to announce the release of a new budgets creation experience for all customers.
New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.
This month’s API Management service update includes improvements to the OpenAPI specification, metrics and Azure portal.
Target availability: Q4 2019
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication allows you to authenticate to Cognitive Services using Azure AD or user principals. This capability provides greater flexibility for managing access to Cognitive Services and makes it easier to use existing policies for credential rotation and to enforce custom password standards.
Azure Backup is now available in West India, UAE Central, UAE North, South Africa North and South Africa West Azure regions.
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.