Monthly updates for September 2020
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The new lineup of rugged edge devices are now generally available. Azure Stack Edge Mini R is a lightweight, portable, battery-operated device - small enough to fit into a backpack - designed for the harshest environments and disconnected scenarios.
Azure Monitor for Network provides the starting point for network monitoring without any user configuration and provides access to all available network monitoring capabilities.
Using the Selective disks backup feature, you get an option to backup subset of the data disks in an Azure Virtual Machine.
Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached managed disks.
A new key management offering is now available in public preview: Azure Key Vault Managed HSM (hardware security model). Azure Key Vault Managed HSM offers a fully managed, highly available, single-tenant, standards-compliant cloud service that enables you to safeguards cryptographic keys for your cloud applications, using FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated HSMs.
You can now request Azure Cognitive Search to create an outbound private endpoint connection in order to securely access data from such data sources via indexers . You can also create identity for a search service in Azure Active Directory, then use RBAC permissions to grant the identity permissions to Azure data sources.
Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) on Azure Stack HCI enables developers and admins to deploy and manage containerized apps on Azure Stack HCI.
Azure Machine Learning is bringing new capabilities to customers at no additional cost. Azure Machine Learning designer and automated ML UI are now generally available.
Azure Ultra Disks now support 512 sector sizes.
Azure Disk Storage now enables enhanced security options for export and import via integration with Azure Private Links
Developers can now build and publish applications built entirely in .NET with Static Web Apps using Blazor WebAssembly and C# API's.
Azure Disk Storage now enables you to set performance tiers (public preview) for a chosen duration of time based on workload demand.
New disk IO utilization metrics that help users gain insight into their disk IO and bandwidth bottlenecks have been released. These metrics simplify identifying resources that are limiting application s performance. Now with a couple of metric views, users can make informed decisions on how to upgrade their products to and see a direct impact to their performance.
You can reduce cost, drive innovation, and improve operational efficiencies by using Azure SQL Edge to stream, store, and analyze IoT data.
Dapr microservices can now be directly exposed as APIs in API Management.
You can now observe degradation of performance or health in a VM with the new change data integration in Azure Monitor for VMs.
Target availability: Q3 2020
Log Analytics UI gets several improvements in September including, search in query history, search in query dialog, and time picker enhancements.
Microsoft announces general availability (GA) of the Azure VMware Solution service. The new Azure VMware Solutions is a first party Microsoft Azure Compute services that is directly operated, delivered, and supported by Microsoft.
Introducing a preview of Secure Export as a new version of Azure Monitor ITSM Connector, providing integration with BMC Helix.