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    August 2019

    12 Aug

    Azure data centre IP ranges (XML files) will be deprecated by 30 June 2020

    Weekly publication of Azure data centre IP ranges (also known as XML files) for Azure Public, China and Germany will be deprecated by 30 June 2020.

    • Retirements
    12 Aug

    Service Tag Discovery API is now available in preview

    Service Tag Discovery API is in preview. It’s now possible to programmatically retrieve global IP address information for Azure and its services using the Discovery API.

    • Features
    12 Aug

    Azure Monitor Application Insights Status Monitor v2 is now generally available

    Announcing Application Insights Status Monitor v2 is now generally available.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Application Insights
    • Features
    9 Aug

    Azure IoT Edge support in Azure DevOps Project and Azure Pipelines

    We’re excited to announce that IoT Edge support in Azure DevOps Project and Azure Pipelines is generally available. Developers can easily set up CI/CD pipelines for IoT Edge projects with best practices.

    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Features
    9 Aug

    Azure Migrate is now available in Australia, Canada, India and Japan

    Azure Migrate now supports the creation of migration projects in Australia, Canada, India and Japan geographies.

    • Azure Migrate
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    9 Aug

    Disaster recovery of Azure Disk Encryption-enabled virtual machines

    Azure Site Recovery now supports disaster recovery for Azure Disk Encryption-enabled virtual machines without Azure Active Directory app.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    8 Aug

    Azure Firewall feature updates for July 2019

    Here are the Azure Firewall feature updates for July 2019.

    • Azure Firewall
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    • Services
    8 Aug

    Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge is now generally available

    Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge is a lightweight, Azure-consistent IoT module that provides local block blob storage and enables you to automatically upload data to Azure from your local block blob storage using deviceToCloudUpload properties.

    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Gallery
    • Services
    8 Aug

    Navigator now provides dependency mapping and change analysis in App Service Diagnostics

    Navigator is now available in App Service Diagnostics for Windows web apps. Navigator provides a centralised view of an app and its dependencies along with changes made over time.

    • App Service
    • Features
    • Services
    8 Aug

    Azure Monitor for Containers with Prometheus support for AKS engines is now in preview

    Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now in preview and brings together the best of two worlds. Typically, to use Prometheus, you need to set up and manage a Prometheus server with a database. With the Azure Monitor integration, no Prometheus server is needed – simply expose the Prometheus endpoint through your exporters or pods (application), and the containerised agent for Azure Monitor for containers can scrape the metrics for you. A seamless onboarding experience to collect Prometheus metrics with Azure Monitor is provided.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Management
    8 Aug

    New budgets creation experience is now available

    We are excited to announce the release of a new budgets creation experience for all customers.

    • Cost management
    • Features
    8 Aug

    New AMD-based Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads in preview

    New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    8 Aug

    Azure API Management updates for August

    This month’s API Management service update includes improvements to the OpenAPI specification, metrics and Azure portal.

    • API Management
    • Features
    8 Aug

    Cognitive Services - Azure Active Directory authentication and custom subdomains are now in preview

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication allows you to authenticate to Cognitive Services using Azure AD or user principals. This capability provides greater flexibility for managing access to Cognitive Services and makes it easier to use existing policies for credential rotation and to enforce custom password standards.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    7 Aug

    Azure Backup is available in new Azure regions

    Azure Backup is now available in West India, UAE Central, UAE North, South Africa North and South Africa West Azure regions.

    • Azure Backup
    • Regions & Datacenters
    7 Aug

    Azure Government support is now available for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in preview

    The Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) service is now available for preview in US Gov Virginia.

    • Regions & Datacenters
    7 Aug

    Azure Site Recovery is now available in new Azure regions

    Azure Site Recovery is now available in West India, UAE Central, UAE North, South Africa North and South Africa West Azure regions.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Regions & Datacenters
    7 Aug

    Azure Geo and Zone Redundant Storage in public preview

    Azure Geo and Zone Redundant Storage (GZRS) helps customers achieve higher data resiliency by synchronously writing three replicas of your data across multiple Availability Zones and Asynchronously replicating the data to another region within the same geo into a single zone (such as LRS today) protecting from a regional outage.

    • Blob Storage
    • File storage
    • Services
    7 Aug

    Audit logging in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available

    Use audit logging to investigate suspicious API requests, collect statistics or create monitoring alerts for unwanted API calls.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    7 Aug

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available in the Brazil South Region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Brazil South region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters

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