Monthly updates for September 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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.
NIST SP 800-53 R4 is now live as a built-in blueprint in Azure Blueprints.
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).
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.
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 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.
Azure DevTest Labs now integrates with Azure Bastion, enabling you to connect to your virtual machines through a web browser.
Azure Lab Services has several key improvements for the UI for students.
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.
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.
Target retirement date: August 31, 2020
Cross-region read replicas are now generally available in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
Cross-region read replicas are now generally available in Azure Database for MySQL.