Monthly updates for May 2020
Opinion mining is now available in preview. A feature of sentiment analysis, it provides more granular information on the opinions related to aspects of a product or service mentioned in a review.
Media optimisation for Microsoft Teams is now available for Windows Desktop client on Windows 10 machines
Azure Text Analytics v3 with sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, language detection and named entity recognition capabilities, as well as model version controls, is now generally available.
A new bring your own key (BYOK) method to import keys securely from on-premises HSMs into Azure Key Vault is now generally available. This BYOK method can be used to import keys from any supported on-premises HSM.
Target availability: Q2 2020
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Azure Databases extension for Visual Studio Code, with support for Azure Cosmos DB and Azure PostgreSQL, is now available.
Azure Backup support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), one of the widely used Linux operating systems running SAP HANA, is now available in preview. This preview is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South and US Gov IOWA.
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Azure Content Delivery Network from Verizon is upgrading from version 3 (V3) to version 4 (v4). No downtime or end user impact is anticipated.
Azure SQL is the family of SQL cloud databases providing flexible deployment options for a wide variety of application patterns and control requirements.
Service Health now surfaces new widespread Azure service issues which were previously only available on the Azure Status page.
Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Central US, West US, South Central US, US Gov Virginia, France Central and Japan East.
Server-side encryption (SSE) with customer-managed keys (CMK) is now available for Azure Ultra Disks in all regions that support Ultra Disks.
To provide protection against cyberattacks or accidental deletion, Azure Backup now has protection against the accidental or malicious deletion of backed-up file shares.
Azure DevTest Labs environments are now available in Azure Government.
Azure DevTest Labs is now available in the Switzerland North and Switzerland West regions.
Two new key features are now available in Azure Firewall – forced tunnelling and SQL FQDN filtering. Additionally, we’re increasing the limit for multiple public IP addresses from 100 to 250 for both DNAT and SNAT.
Send, receive and peek from queues, topics and subscriptions, now from the Azure portal (in preview).
The management and download page for Azure Monitor Logs agents has been updated and enhanced with a new menu item and an improved UI.
Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It’s also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.