Monthly updates for May 2020
AKS now offers an optional uptime SLA.
New features will be available soon for Azure Cache for Redis through a collaboration with Redis Labs.
Target retirement date: August 01, 2020
Azure File Sync service will remove support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in August 2020.
Azure Data Lake Storage has a new tier called Premium, offering significantly lower latencies and cost savings for transaction heavy workloads.
Target availability: Q3 2020
The Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows will begin to use SHA-2 signing exclusively on 17 Aug. 2020. This change requires action only if you’re running the agent on a legacy OS version.
Azure Site Recovery zone-to-zone disaster recovery is now available in Southeast Asia and UK South.
The release of the latest update of Azure App Service and Azure Functions on Azure Stack Hub is now available.
SCOM management pack for SQL Managed Instance is now available in preview. Use it to build hybrid monitoring solutions for your on-premises and data centre resources, along with monitoring SQL Managed Instances in the cloud.
Azure Virtual Network NAT (network address translation) simplifies outbound-only Internet connectivity for virtual networks and is now generally available in the Azure Government and Azure China regions. NAT can be configured for one or more subnets of a virtual network and provides on-demand connectivity for virtual machines.
A regular Azure API Management service update was started on 5 May 2020, and included new features, bug fixes and changes, along with other improvements.
An update to Azure DevOps enables you to configure deployment strategies from directly within the Azure portal, and includes several improvements to the Azure Pipelines and Azure Repos user experiences.
Store multi-dimensional object attributes to describe your data objects for Azure Blob storage using Blob Index, now available in preview.
Azure Monitor Logs now supports the selection of multiple resources of the same type across scopes.
The Azure Monitor Logs tables sidepane was improved with additional features and capabilities, including column descriptions and direct links to documentation.
Newly updated Change Analysis UI now supports viewing changes for all resources under selected subscriptions. The at-scale view helps with narrowing down the critical resources and changes to investigate how the applications and resource groups are organised regardless.
The 20.04 release of Azure Sphere OS includes new features to support EAP-TLS networking and certificate management. A single Windows SDK now supports both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.
Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available in all public clouds. In addition, Private Link is now also available in two Azure government regions – US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia.
Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available in all public clouds. In addition, Private Link is now available in two Azure government regions – US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia.
Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now generally available in US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia Azure regions.
The new Azure VMware Solution is a first-party Microsoft Azure Compute service that enables customers to run VMware natively on Azure. The new service is directly operated, delivered and supported by Microsoft, and is endorsed by VMware through a direct cloud service provider partnership agreement.