Monthly updates for May 2020
Get near real-time insights on operational data in Azure Cosmos DB with Azure Synapse Link, a cloud-native hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) capability. Azure Synapse Link creates a tight integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Synapse Analytics.
Customer-managed keys will give users total control over the keys used by Azure Cosmos DB to encrypt their data at rest, and addresses demands from users with specific security and compliance requirements.
Now in general availability, autoscale-provisioned throughput (called “autopilot mode” in preview) is a new pricing model for Azure Cosmos DB.
Version 4.0 of the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK is now generally available. This latest version includes usability improvements to the object model for a better developer experience, support for new query features, bug fixes and other enhancements.
Private Link provides private connectivity from a virtual network to Azure platform as a service (PaaS) services.
The SLA guarantee for Azure NetApp Files has increased to 99.99 per cent. In addition, NetApp Files is now HIPAA and FedRAMP certified, and regional availability has been increased.
Try the new Azure Synapse features now available in preview.
Azure SQL Edge meets the demands of IoT edge data and compute with built-in streaming, storage and AI – all backed by the industry-leading performance and security of SQL.
The Azure Active Directory integration for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available.
The Azure Active Directory integration for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – single server is now generally available.
New Cognitive Services capabilities are now available in preview.
New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available.
Azure real-time operating system, which helps make IoT development even easier to help you get to market faster, is now generally available.
Azure Resource Manager templates are widely used to manage deployments on Azure. It’s a way to intuitively describe your entire Azure environment using our template language. New capabilities that address key challenges at the time of doing deployments with Resource Manager templates are now available.
New enhancements to Azure Monitor maximise performance and provide full-stack observability for apps and infrastructure across Azure and hybrid environments.
Azure Key Vault safeguards data in the cloud with enhancements for Azure Private Link, bring your own key (BYOK) and Key Vault secrets.
Target availability: Q2 2020
Azure HDInsight enterprise security enhancements include support for customer-managed key encryption with Azure Key Vault and a new feature, ID broker, which simplifies authentication setups.
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning empowers developers and data scientists with enterprise-grade capabilities to accelerate the ML lifecycle. At Microsoft Build 2020, we announced several advances to Azure Machine Learning in the following areas: ML for all skills, Enterprise grade MLOps and responsible ML.
See the list of enhancements and updates made to Azure Security Center in May 2020.
Unify and simplify your image-building process across Azure and Azure Stack using Azure VM Image Builder. It helps give you ease of use with automated image building pipeline, management for the images you’ve built, and DevOps integration with Azure DevOps and other DevOps management solutions you use. In addition, it enables Azure integration for governance and compliance with virtual network configuration and connectivity via enterprise networking options and authentication.