Monthly updates for July 2020
Azure Disk Storage now enables enhanced security options for export and import via integration with Azure Private Link.
Azure Disk Storage now allows you to set performance tiers (in limited preview) for a specific duration of time based on workload demand.
Shared disks are now available in Azure Disk Storage – the only shared block storage in the cloud that supports both Windows- and Linux-based clustered or high-availability applications.
Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions is a new Azure-native monitoring product for customers running SAP landscapes on Azure. It’s now available in public preview in US East, US East 2, US West 2, and West Eu regions.
To improve the security of your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster, secure your pods with Azure Policy (in preview). Users can choose from a list of built-in options and apply those policies to secure pods.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports creation of clusters and node pools with containerd, an industry-standard container runtime, in preview. Containerd enhances pod creation speed as well as stability.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own identities for the control plane managed identity.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)-managed Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) support is now generally available.
Red Hat OpenShift 4.4 is now available on Azure Red Hat OpenShift.
To help you meet your compliance obligations across regulated industries and markets worldwide, Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now ISO 27001-certified.
Azure Time Series Insights Gen2, our pay-as-you-go IoT Analytics offering, is now generally available and features a number of new capabilities that are powerful yet simple to use:
URL rewrite and wildcard host names in listener for Azure Application Gateway are now available in preview. Use URL rewrite to rewrite the host name, path and query string of the request URL. Use the wildcard listener capability to add wildcard characters and configure up to five host names per listener.
Azure Monitor for containers now includes recommended alerts. Use this feature to enable alerts in one click on your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) clusters. These preconfigured metrics alerts enable you to monitor your system resource when it’s running on peak capacity or hitting failure rates. This feature is in currently preview.
We have expanded the preview regions to include East US 2, Central US, West Europe and North Europe. You can start previewing this feature on any existing or new General-purpose (GPv2) storage accounts in those regions.
New connectivity added to Azure Data Factory enables managing your Data Lakes using Delta and reading data directly from Excel files.
A new feature in Visual Studio Code that enables you to debug Azure Stream Analytics queries using job diagram is now available.
A regular Azure API Management service update was started on July 8, 2020. It includes new features, bug fixes, and improvements.
June 2020 feature updates for Azure IoT Central are now available.
The Azure Sphere OS update 20.07 is now available for evaluation via the retail evaluation feed.
Target availability: Q3 2020
System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management pack for Azure SQL Managed Instance is now generally available.