Monthly updates for August 2020
Data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Database for MySQL enables you to bring your own key (BYOK) for data protection at rest.
Infrastructure double encryption adds a second layer of encryption and a different encryption algorithm which gives an additional layer of protection for your data at rest.
NCas T4 v3 Series VMs are now available for preview in US West 2.
Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in West Central US and South Africa North effective 10 September 2020.
Optimize your costs and enjoy faster backup and restore operations by selectively backing up a subset of the data disks in a VM.
Azure has added an important compliance offering for telecommunications in France, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) Security Accreditation Scheme for Subscription Management (SAS-SM).
Azure monitor for containers with Azure portal now supports new Kubernetes resource view. In this new view you can diagnose the issue by drilling down to resource types including deployments, pods, and replica sets & see historical data trend and overall usage over time.
Support for .NET Framework 4.8 is now generally available in Azure App Service
General availability support for up to 16TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for MariaDB enables you to run the most demanding, large scale workloads.
Greater recovery period granularity and automated backup compression now available, helping to optimize your backup storage costs.
More flexibility and choice for backup storage redundancy with the addition of LRS and ZRS storage options.
Now in preview, users can manage Azure Cosmos DB resources using a set of PowerShell cmdlets, available in the Az.CosmosDB Powershell module. The Az.CosmosDB module can be used with Windows PowerShell 5.1 as well as cross-platform PowerShell Core 6 or 7.
You can now confidently make indexing changes without fear of impacting existing reads and writes. Before this change, write performance was unaffected during index updates but query results were not consistent while the index transformation was ongoing.
Now in general availability, we are announcing Azure CLI support for autoscale in Azure Cosmos DB.
In order to provide Azure Service Bus to more customers irrespective of their application stack and application ecosystem, and in keeping with that vision, we’re announcing feature parity with Java Message Service (JMS) 2.0 over AMQP.
Remediate Advisor recommendations at scale more quickly and easily using Advisors new Quick Fix feature.
The Azure Monitor Logs service allows you to collect telemetry of all types across their entire infrastructure and query this telemetry to collect insights. We are announcing a new capability to collect audit logs about query execution.
Kubernetes resource view allows developers to use point and click navigation to see live, in-depth details of their workloads.
Azure shared disks for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS is now in general availability.
Azure Backup now supports configuring backup for Azure file shares directly from the file share blade