Updates archives

Monthly updates for October 2019

4 Oct

SQL Server Data Tools support for 1500 compatibility level

NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Analysis Services now supports tabular models with 1500 compatibility level.

  • Azure Analysis Services
3 Oct

New Canada Federal PBMM Azure Blueprint is now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure built-in blueprints help you be compliant in an easier way by providing Microsoft-vetted blueprints that you can easily apply on your subscriptions.

  • Azure Blueprints
3 Oct

Azure Data Share – Support for sharing data from Azure SQL and SQL Data Warehouse

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Share service has added support for snapshot-based sharing from Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse. It’s now possible to share both structured data (from Azure SQL and SQL DW) and unstructured data (from Azure Data Lake Store and Blob storage) with centralised management and governance.

  • Azure Data Share
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
3 Oct

Azure Media Indexer is being retired

Target retirement date: January 01, 2023

A year ago, we announced the general availability of Azure Video Indexer, which is built on the capabilities of Azure Media Analytics, Azure Search and Cognitive Services. This enables you to extract a rich set of machine learning insights based on multiple channels of your media files, all integrated together in one call and on a shared timeline.

  • Media Services
2 Oct

Azure Application Insights is now available in the North Central US region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the North Central US region.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
2 Oct

General availability: Azure Log Analytics in Switzerland North

NOW AVAILABLE

Log Analytics, a feature of Azure Monitor, is now GA for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyse their services for health and usage in Switzerland North.

2 Oct

Azure Lab Services now adjusts quota per user

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services added a feature to adjust quota per user, enabling instructors to give additional hours to students as needed.

  • Azure Lab Services
2 Oct

Azure Lab Services now has an updated UI experience

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services has an updated and improved UI experience.

  • Azure Lab Services
2 Oct

Twelve Cognitive Services are available for free with an Azure free account

NOW AVAILABLE

Twelve Cognitive Services are now available for free with an Azure free account. Give your apps, websites and bots the ability to see, understand and interpret people’s needs using natural methods of communication.

  • Cognitive Services
2 Oct

Azure Monitor Log Analytics – New capacity-based pricing option is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new capacity reservations pricing model for Azure Monitor Log Analytics is now available. With this new model, you pay a fixed fee based on the capacity tier you select for data ingestion.

  • Azure Monitor
2 Oct

Azure DB for PostgreSQL: Hyperscale (Citus) cluster connectivity functionality is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Support for ‘Allow Azure services and resources to access this server group’ functionality in Hyperscale (Citus) clusters is now in preview.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
2 Oct

Azure DB for PostgreSQL – Cluster scalability for Hyperscale (Citus) is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The first scalability feature for Hyperscale (Citus) is now available in preview. It’s now possible to add nodes to existing Hyperscale (Citus) clusters by using the Azure portal.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
2 Oct

Private Link for Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Private Link enables you to connect to Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse via a private endpoint.

  • Azure SQL Database
2 Oct

Standard Load Balancers in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

NOW AVAILABLE

Bring your own IP addresses, IP prefixes and scale out the number of IPs assigned to the SLB.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
2 Oct

Managed identities integration in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Create and use system-managed identities instead of service principals in AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
1 Oct

Recovery Services REST API – Switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above

If you’re directly accessing the backup-protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above.

  • Recovery Services
  • Azure Backup
1 Oct

Azure DevOps – Assignment-based billing and other new features

NOW AVAILABLE

In the latest update of Azure DevOps, we've added user assignment-based billing. With this feature, the number of Basic or Basic + Test Plan licences will change as you add or remove users. This means that you’ll only pay for the licences you’re using. We’ve also added a new setting that lets you choose whether new users get full Basic access or limited/free Stakeholder access. See the list of new features for more information.

  • Azure DevOps

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