Monthly updates for December 2019
Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports preserving metadata during file copy among Amazon S3, Azure Blob and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.
Microsoft recently announced plans to establish a new cloud data centre region in Qatar to deliver its intelligent, trusted cloud services and expand the Microsoft global cloud infrastructure to 55 cloud regions in 20 countries.
Azure Migrate now supports agentless dependency analysis in a limited preview.
The new PowerShell module for Azure provides updates to all Azure services and comes with a preview module for Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Functions.
Use Azure Private Link support in AKS to interact with the Kubernetes API server as a private endpoint in your virtual network, ensuring that all Kubernetes management operations remain completely isolated.
The new Azure Service Fabric release introduces several new features as well as stability and performance improvements.
Proximity placement groups – an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability to decrease inter-VM network latency – is now available.
Azure Database for MySQL now provides general availability support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0.
The go-live release for Azure Functions 3.0 is now available, so it’s now possible to build and deploy 3.0 functions in production. Functions 3.0 brings new capabilities including the ability to target .NET Core 3.1 and Node 12.
A new bot protection ruleset (Microsoft_BotManagerRuleSet_1.0) is now in preview for Azure Web Application Firewall with Azure Front Door service.
The Azure Sphere preview, OS version 19.11, is now available via the retail feed. This release includes a quality release of the OS along with two new features for application development – an SDK for Linux and a Visual Studio Code extension.
GitHub Actions for Azure Pipelines is now available in the sprint 161 update of Azure DevOps. Use GitHub Actions to trigger an Azure Pipelines run directly from your GitHub Actions workflow.
Target availability: Q4 2019
Here are the updates on Microsoft Custom Translator bug fixes, improvements and new/refreshed models for November 2019.
Azure API Management Consumption tier is now available in 13 more regions (19 in total).
HC-Series VMs are now available in South Central US
A regular Azure API Management service update started on 4 December 2019, and included the following new features, bug fixes and changes, along with other improvements.
Easily monitor backup storage costs for your single databases and elastic pools directly from the Azure portal.
Target retirement date: December 04, 2020
On 4 December 2020, the login.microsoftonline.com endpoint will be deprecated for accessing B2C tenants. Existing tenants will need to move onto B2Clogin.com before that date, and all functionality will remain the same on the B2Clogin.com endpoint.
Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot VMs now in Preview.
A new Azure service that provides physical servers capable of hosting one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organisation and workloads.