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    Monthly updates for September 2019

    18 Sep

    M-series virtual machines VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    18 Sep

    Azure HPC Cache is now in preview

    Azure HPC Cache, a high-performance file cache with an aggregated namespace that reduces latency between storage and Azure compute for heavy read workloads, is now in preview.

    • Avere vFXT for Azure
    • Azure HPC Cache
    • Services
    18 Sep

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Germany North region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Germany North region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    18 Sep

    Auto-failover for managed instances in Azure SQL Database is now available

    Now generally available, auto-failover groups enable business continuity after a catastrophic failure or other unplanned event by creating and managing a geographically redundant copy of a managed instance.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    17 Sep

    Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is in development

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    A new Azure Analysis Services setting now in development will improve performance and consistency of query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Get targeted log analysis with improvements to the Diagnostic Logs extension of Azure Analysis Services. Diagnostic Logs now allow you to access and break out server metrics for each query replica with the scale-out feature.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Synchronisation of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimised copy API, which significantly reduces synchronisation time on average.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Site Recovery update rollup 40 (September 2019)

    Learn about recent updates to Azure Site Recovery components.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    17 Sep

    Azure Firewall updates – September 2019

    Here are the Azure Firewall updates for September 2019. - Azure Firewall is now generally available in China. - Azure Firewall is now ISO compliant.

    • Azure Firewall
    • Compliance
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    16 Sep

    Azure Private Link is now available in preview

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Connect to services in your Azure Virtual Networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

    • Virtual Network
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    • Services
    13 Sep

    Data transfer from Azure Origins to Azure CDN from Microsoft is now free of charge

    Data transfer from Azure services, such as Azure Storage, Azure Media Services, Azure Application Gateway and more, to Azure CDN from Microsoft will be free of charge starting October 2019.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Services
    12 Sep

    Cloud backup and recovery for the Microsoft Authenticator app on Android

    Android users can now back up their account credentials to the cloud, and then easily and securely transfer them to a new device when needed.

    • Azure Active Directory (AD)
    • Features
    • Security
    12 Sep

    Azure Backup support for large disks up to 30 TB is now in public preview

    Announcing the public preview support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TB size.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    12 Sep

    New Azure ExpressRoute sites now available

    Announcing three new ExpressRoute meet-me sites in Europe.

    • Azure ExpressRoute
    • Services
    12 Sep

    Azure CDN feature updates

    Announcing Bring your own SSL Certificate [BYOC] functionality for Azure CDN from Verizon, as well as CDN managed SSL Certificates for Azure CDN from Akamai.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Services
    12 Sep

    Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics – New sentiment analysis capability is now available

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics has a new sentiment analysis capability supporting Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages in addition to the previously announced English language model.

    • Text Analytics
    • Cognitive Services
    • Services
    10 Sep

    Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Germany

    Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, SAP and others trust Microsoft for their digital transformations

    • Regions & Datacenters
    9 Sep

    Copy data from Netezza to Azure with Azure Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory now provides built-in data partitioning to copy data from Netezza.

    • Data Factory
    • Features
    9 Sep

    Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

    Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options – at no additional cost – when purchasing Azure reservations.

    • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    9 Sep

    Azure Cost Management updates – August 2019

    Azure Cost Management can help you better understand where you’re accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimise costs to empower you to do more with less. Read about what’s new in Azure Cost Management labs, learn about recent updates, including how to create targeted budgets with filters and forecast costs, and watch new videos.

    • Cost management
    • Features
    • Management

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