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Monthly updates for August 2021

6 Aug

Az module support in Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q4 2021

Use the latest Az modules in the Automation runbooks

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Management
6 Aug

Availability Zone support for Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2022

Achieve higher reliability and resiliency through Availability Zones in Azure Automation.

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Services
6 Aug

Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Extension for Azure and Arc machines is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2021

Onboard Azure automation hybrid workers using hybrid extension for Azure and Arc machines

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Services
6 Aug

Powershell 7 support in Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q4 2021

Execute Automation runbooks for production scenarios using PowerShell 7.1

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Services
  • Management
6 Aug

Azure AD support for Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2021

Use Azure AD based authentication for Automation public endpoints

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
5 Aug

General availability: Azure Managed HSM Private Link

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use Private Link for Azure Managed HSM to protect sensitive traffic between different Azure and on-premises services.

  • Azure Key Vault Managed HSM
  • Security
5 Aug

General availability: New Australia Central region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now generally available for Australia Central customers.

  • HDInsight
  • Open Source
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Pricing & Offerings
4 Aug

Public preview: Azure Monitor Scheduled Query Rules API 2021-02-01-preview

IN PREVIEW

Target retirement date: October 31, 2021

Scheduled Query Rules API version 2021-02-01-preview is now available and is replacing API version 2020-05-01-preview.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Retirements
4 Aug

Azure SQL – public preview updates for early August 2021 

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in early August 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Management
  • Compliance
4 Aug

General availability: Lower capacity reservation tier for Azure Monitor dedicated clusters

NOW AVAILABLE

Leverage advanced features in Azure Monitor like customer-managed key, Lockbox, infrastructure encryption for lower capacity reservation commitment.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Pricing & Offerings
4 Aug

General availability: Azure Monitor IT Service Management Connector is now certified with ServiceNow Quebec version

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure IT Service Management Connector is certified on the Quebec version of ServiceNow, enabling alerts integration with ITSM products.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
4 Aug

Azure Defender for SQL now in general availability on the Azure SQL Virtual Machine blade

NOW AVAILABLE

Configure Azure Defender to view and manage your security concerns for SQL Server on Azure virtual machines.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Compliance
4 Aug

Software inventory and agentless dependency analysis generally available with Azure Migrate

NOW AVAILABLE

You can inventory installed applications, roles and features and perform dependency analysis on discovered Windows & Linux servers without installing any agents. 

  • Azure Migrate
  • Services
4 Aug

General availability: Azure Red Hat OpenShift support for OpenShift 4.7

NOW AVAILABLE

Benefit from new features and enhancements in OpenShift release 4.7.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Services
4 Aug

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) support for PostgreSQL versions 13.3 and 12.7 in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Hyperscale (Citus) now supports the latest PostgreSQL minor versions 13.3 and 12.7 for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Management
  • Compliance
4 Aug

Private DNS zone integration for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Private DNS zone integration is now available for Flexible Server on Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Management
  • Compliance
4 Aug

Public preview of Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now offers reserved instance pricing

IN PREVIEW

Prepay and commit to one- or three-year’ worth of steady hourly service consumption on Flexible Server for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
4 Aug

Public preview of Azure Database – Flexible Server now available in new regions

IN PREVIEW

The public preview Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server (Preview) is now supported in two additional regions—West US and Germany West Central.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Management
  • Compliance
  • Regions & Datacenters
4 Aug

Public preview of Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server now offers reserved instance pricing

IN PREVIEW

Prepay and commit to Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server for one- or three-years’ worth of steady hourly service consumption at a lower per-hour price point.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
4 Aug

Private DNS integration zone integration for Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server now supports private DNS zone integration in preview.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Management

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