Monthly updates for April 2020
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 Service Health now has security advisories. These are a notification type that will communicate urgent security-related information affecting your Azure workloads.
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 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.
Azure Red Hat OpenShift on OpenShift 4 is now generally available.
Azure confidential computing enables customers to develop applications that protect data while in use, meaning that it protects data while its been processed in the CPU. DCsv2-Series VMs use Intel SGX technology to protect data while in use, and they are now generally available.
Azure Functions support for Java on Linux is now in preview. This enables deploying Java Function Apps as containers to the Functions dedicated/premium plan and Kubernetes.
Effective 1 June 2020, the meter names of Azure Virtual Network network address translation (NAT) gateway will change because it will become generally available.
Target availability: Q2 2020
Three new feature enhancements for Azure Block Blob storage and Azure Archive storage are now generally available, making the service faster, simpler and more capable.
All Azure Migrate features, including agentless discovery and assessment, application inventory and migration, are now available in Azure Government.
Create and manage Azure support tickets programmatically
Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Analysis Services features improved query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments with client queries distributed across one or more query replicas, reducing response times for high concurrency workloads.
Query interleaving in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Query interleaving helps to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios where a lot of queries are submitted close to each other.
Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs), which provides an in-depth view of VM performance trends and dependencies, is now generally available. Get key monitoring data about your Windows and Linux VMs to help you discover dependencies, identify hotspots and troubleshoot issues faster with Azure Monitor for VMs.
Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. These are relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique, and are based on many-to-many relationships in Power BI.
Calculation groups for Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. Use them to declutter the user interface and improve the overall navigation experience for your users.
A new version of the API Management Visual Studio Code extension is now available.
Azure Machine Learning is now available in US Gov Virginia and US Gov Arizona.
Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.
Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.