Monthly updates for July 2020
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.
IoT Plug and Play new features in Public Preview to continue simplifying IoT.
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.
Azure Data Explorer 1-click now supports mapping transformations as part of the schema definition with the intuitive UX.
Machine Learning Services, a feature of Azure SQL Managed Instance, provides in-database support for R and Python scripts (in limited preview).
Integrate hyperconverged infrastructure with Azure and hybrid services to run virtual workloads on-premises.
Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview on Consumption and Premium plans for Windows and Linux.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.