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Monthly updates for July 2020

31 Jul

New regions added for Azure Blob storage object replication public preview

IN PREVIEW

We have expanded the preview regions for Azure Blob storage object replication to include East US 2, Central US. You can start previewing this feature on any existing or new General-purpose (GPv2) storage accounts in those regions.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
29 Jul

IoT Plug and Play new features now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

IoT Plug and Play new features in Public Preview to continue simplifying IoT.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Features
  • Services
27 Jul

Azure Blob storage—Network File System 3.0 protocol support is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

NFS 3.0 protocol support for Azure Blob storage is now in preview. Azure Blob storage is the only storage platform that supports NFS 3.0 protocol over object storage natively (no gateway or data copying required), with crucial object storage economics.

  • Blob storage
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Features
25 Jul

Azure Data Explorer 1-click now supports mapping transformations

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Explorer 1-click now supports mapping transformations as part of the schema definition with the intuitive UX.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
  • Services
21 Jul

Machine Learning services on Azure SQL Managed Instance is in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning Services, a feature of Azure SQL Managed Instance, provides in-database support for R and Python scripts (in limited preview).

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
21 Jul

New Azure Stack HCI Preview

IN PREVIEW

Integrate hyperconverged infrastructure with Azure and hybrid services to run virtual workloads on-premises.

  • Microsoft Inspire
21 Jul

Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview on Consumption and Premium plans for Windows and Linux.

  • Azure functions
  • Features
21 Jul

OpenID Connect support for Azure App Service and Azure Functions (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

A new capability (in preview) allows you to configure your Azure App Service and Azure Functions apps for login authentication through any OpenID Connect provider.

  • App Service
  • Azure functions
  • Features
21 Jul

Azure IoT Connector for FHIR now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure IoT Connector, a feature of Azure API for FHIR, is now available for preview in additional Azure regions. It enables remote patient monitoring, telehealth and clinical trial scenarios by ingesting health data from medical and non-medical devices in a secure, scalable and compliant manner.

  • Azure API for FHIR
  • Features
21 Jul

Now install network virtual appliances directly into an Azure Virtual WAN hub

IN PREVIEW

Several new capabilities for Azure Virtual WAN are now in preview—including the option to install network virtual appliances directly into a virtual WAN hub as an option for SD-WAN connectivity.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Services
21 Jul

Azure Disk Storage with Azure Private Link integration is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Disk Storage now enables enhanced security options for export and import via integration with Azure Private Link.

  • Disk storage
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
21 Jul

Performance tiers for Azure Disk Storage are in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Disk Storage now allows you to set performance tiers (in limited preview) for a specific duration of time based on workload demand.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
21 Jul

Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
  • Pricing & Offerings
21 Jul

Secure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) pods with Azure Policy (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

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)
  • Azure Policy
  • Features
21 Jul

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for containerd runtime is in preview

IN PREVIEW

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)
  • Features
21 Jul

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own control plane managed identity

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own identities for the control plane managed identity.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
21 Jul

Azure Application Gateway – URL rewrite and wildcard listener are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Features
20 Jul

Azure Monitor for containers now supports recommended alerts

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
16 Jul

Azure Blob versioning public preview region expansion

IN 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.

  • Blob storage
  • Features
14 Jul

Microsoft Graph Service: Retiring TLS 1.0 and 1.1 and preparing for TLS 1.2 in US Gov Cloud

IN PREVIEW

Update your Microsoft Graph clients in US Gov Cloud (https://graph.microsoft.us & https://dod-graph.microsoft.us) to TLS 1.2 by 8/5/2020 to ensure that you maintain uninterrupted access to Microsoft Graph Service.

  • Compliance
  • Security

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