Monthly updates for April 2020
Dedicated data endpoints in Container Registry are now available in preview.
To ensure that Azure Monitor Logs will deliver a consistent experience for all users, a new concurrency limit is gradually being rolled out. This will help to protect against users sending an excessive number of queries at once, which could potentially overload system resources and jeopardise responsiveness.
This update fixes a bug that prevented ISU features (SPI, I2C, UART) from working in RTApps. Azure Sphere 20.04 update 2, now available on the retail evaluation feed, fixes this problem.
Azure Monitor for Containers is now extending our monitoring support for Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Red Hat OpenShift version 4.x and OpenShift version 4.x. This support is currently in preview.
Azure Date Lake Storage (ADLS) now supports Query acceleration, which optimises cost and performance for your big data applications.
Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available
With the introduction of cross-region restore, you can now initiate restores in a secondary region at will to mitigate real downtime issues in a primary region for your environment.
Azure Service Health now has security advisories. These are a notification type that will communicate urgent security-related information affecting your Azure workloads.
Support for spatial geometry in Azure Cosmos DB is now generally available. Store both spatial geometry and geography data in Azure Cosmos DB with this capability.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) now supports Availability Zones for node backup storage and is generally available. Automated backup enabled on each Hyperscale (Citus) node throughout the cluster lifecycle is now replicated to three availability zones in Azure regions that support AZs.
The self-hosted gateway feature provides new deployment options and expands API Management support for hybrid and multi-cloud environments that are common among enterprise customers.
The App Service Deployment Center now supports GitHub Actions as a CI/CD provider, so that developers can get started with GitHub Actions using the Azure portal.
Azure Data Explorer now has support for one-click ingestion from containers, along with continuous ingestion for new blobs with intuitive schema definition.
The Azure Security Center regulatory compliance dashboard now includes dynamic compliance packages (now generally available) to track additional industry and regulatory standards.
The maintenance control feature of Azure Virtual Machines platform updates is now generally available for Azure Dedicated Hosts and isolated VMs. Use this feature to control all host updates, including rebootless updates, within a 35-day window.
With managed identities, there’s no need to manage your own service principals or rotate credentials often.
By analysing your AKS configuration and usage telemetry, Azure Advisor can recommend solutions that help improve the performance, high availability and security of your AKS cluster.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Private Link is now generally available. Use it to isolate your Kubernetes API server within your Azure virtual network, enabling fully private communication with the managed Kubernetes control plane hosted by AKS.
Run Linux and Windows workloads side-by-side in a single cluster with AKS support for Windows Server containers.
March 2020 feature updates in Azure IoT Central