Updates archives

Monthly updates for September 2019

9 Sep

Azure Cost Management updates – August 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

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 + Billing
6 Sep

SQL Server Data Tools is now available with Visual Studio 2019 Preview

IN PREVIEW

SQL Server Data Tools preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now downloadable with the latest preview release of Visual Studio 2019. SQL Server Data Tools enables a stable change management and deployment experience when developing your data analytics solution using SQL Data Warehouse.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
6 Sep

Updates to Azure DevOps and App Service improvements

NOW AVAILABLE

In the sprint 157 update of Azure DevOps, we added rollup columns to backlogs that let you track progress across work item hierarchies (for example, epics/features/user stories). We also added multiple improvements for deploying Azure App Service apps.

  • Azure DevOps
6 Sep

Upgrade all Kubernetes 1.10.x clusters to a supported version by 25 October 2019

Target availability: Q4 2019

Required action Please upgrade all Kubernetes 1.10.x clusters to a supported version (1.11, 1.12, 1.13 or 1.14) by 25 October 2019.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
4 Sep

Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse now available in additional 18 regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
4 Sep

Azure Blueprints – IST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint release is now live

IN PREVIEW

NIST SP 800-53 R4 is now live as a built-in blueprint in Azure Blueprints.

  • Azure Blueprints
4 Sep

Diagnostic log collection is now generally available for Azure Stack

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Stack diagnostic log collection service provides a simplified way for Azure Stack operators to collect and share diagnostic logs with Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS).

  • Azure Stack
4 Sep

Azure Stack integration with Azure Government Secret cloud

IN DEVELOPMENT

Work is currently in progress to allow Azure Stack operators in government organisations to connect their Azure Stacks to the Azure Government Secret cloud for identity, Pay-As-You-Go billing, marketplace syndication and hybrid scenarios.

  • Azure Stack
4 Sep

Retail solution patterns for hybrid applications

IN DEVELOPMENT

Work is in progress to develop an Azure Stack solution pattern that will provide solution architects and developers with guidance and examples on how to enable scenarios that require AI inferencing on video streams at the edge.

  • Azure Stack
4 Sep

M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available in the France Central region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure M-series VMs are now available in the France Central region. 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
4 Sep

Connect to your virtual machine (VM) through a web browser

IN PREVIEW

Azure DevTest Labs now integrates with Azure Bastion, enabling you to connect to your virtual machines through a web browser.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Azure Bastion
4 Sep

Azure Lab Services has an updated UI experience for students

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services has several key improvements for the UI for students.

  • Azure Lab Services
4 Sep

Azure SQL Database – Instance pools are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Instance pools is a new managed instance option that provides a convenient and cost-effective way to migrate smaller instances to the cloud at scale, reducing or eliminating the extra work of consolidating less compute-intensive workloads.

  • Azure SQL Database
4 Sep

Legacy media encoders are being retired on 30 November 2019

Target retirement date: November 30, 2019

We’ve been making steady improvements to the robustness, reliability, performance, price and capabilities of the encoding features of Azure Media Services.

  • Media Services
4 Sep

We’re retiring v1.x of the JavaScript SDK for Azure Cosmos DB on 30 August 2020

Target retirement date: August 31, 2020

We’ve recently released updates to the JavaScript SDK for Azure Cosmos DB to provide performance, stability and feature improvements.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
4 Sep

Cross-region read replicas in Azure Database for PostgreSQL are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Cross-region read replicas are now generally available in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
4 Sep

Cross-region read replicas in Azure Database for MySQL are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Cross-region read replicas are now generally available in Azure Database for MySQL.

  • Azure Database for MySQL

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