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    Monthly updates for September 2019

    30 Sep

    Azure HDInsight G-series VMs deprecation – Migrate before 31 October 2019

    Azure HDInsight will deprecate G-series virtual machines (VMs) on 31 October 2019. After this date, you won’t be able to create any new clusters using G-series VMs or to scale up clusters having G-series nodes.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    • Retirements
    • Services
    30 Sep

    Introducing promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door

    Promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door is now available.

    • Azure Front Door
    • Services
    30 Sep

    Azure CDN from Verizon – enforcement of strict SNI connections

    We are deprecating support for non-SNI connections when using Azure CDN from Verizon.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Services
    30 Sep

    Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide

    Today, we announce the worldwide general availability of Windows Virtual Desktop. It is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimisations for Office 365 ProPlus and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

    • Windows Virtual Desktop
    • Services
    23 Sep

    Azure portal September 2019 feature update

    The Azure portal has updates to Azure Data Explorer and to Azure SQL.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services – Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Premium SSD managed disks meter ID changes

    Starting on 1 November 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.

    • Managed Disks
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Maps Standard Transactions meter name changes

    Starting on 1 November 2019, some meter names of Azure Maps Standard IP-to-country transactions and Standard S1 IP-to-country transactions will change.

    • Azure Maps
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions meter ID changes

    Starting on 1 November 2019, some meter IDs for Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions will change

    • Azure Maps
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Public preview: Computer Vision releasing “Read” text extraction feature in containers

    We are releasing our latest text understanding feature, “Read”, in Docker containers for customers to run locally.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Computer Vision
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Azure SQL Database – Auto-failover groups feature now available in all regions

    The Auto-failover groups feature of Azure SQL Database is now available for managed instance deployments in all regions.

    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Public preview – Video Indexer multilingual identification and transcription

    Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Public preview – Video Indexer animated character detection

    Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping and recognition of characters in animated content.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Azure Advisor alerts are now in preview

    Get your Azure best practice recommendations as soon as they become available with Azure Advisor user-configured alerts, now available in preview.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Features
    • Services
    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
    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 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
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    • Services

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