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December 2019

3 Dec

Azure Dedicated Hosts now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure service that provides physical servers capable of hosting one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organisation and workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
3 Dec

Azure Monitor Application Insights now available in Switzerland North and Australia Southeast

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the Switzerland North and the Australia Southeast regions.

  • Azure Monitor
3 Dec

Azure Cost Management updates – November 2019

New updates to Azure Cost Management help you manage costs for cloud solution provider (CSP) subscriptions, build better dashboards by customising tile names, save money with Azure reservations for 16 different services, along with additional enhancements.

  • Cost Management + Billing
3 Dec

Update 19.11 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere public preview 19.11 quality release is now available via the retail evaluation feed. The retail evaluation is meant for backwards compatibility testing. Use the retail evaluation feed to verify production-signed applications against the new release before we deploy it broadly on the retail feed.

  • Azure Sphere
2 Dec

Application discovery with Server Assessment in Azure Migrate is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Discover installed applications, roles and features with server assessment in Azure Migrate.

  • Azure Migrate

November 2019

27 Nov

Azure Storage – Restoration of NSG flow logs retention

NOW AVAILABLE

Retention on NSG flow logs was recently disabled, however, the functionality has been restored for general purpose v2 (GPv2) accounts, Blob storage accounts and premium block blob storage accounts. Support for general purpose v1 (GPv1) storage accounts in NSG flow logs is being deprecated and retention for them will not be restored.

  • Network Watcher
27 Nov

Azure SQL Database – Extensions for index resumable online operations

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, a new configuration option, PAUSED_RESUMABLE_INDEX_ABORT_DURATION_MINUTES, has been added to ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CONFIGURATION (Transact-SQL) for resumable online index operations.

  • Azure SQL Database
27 Nov

Azure Active Directory server principals (logins) for SQL managed instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) server principals (also known as Azure AD logins) for managed instance are now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
27 Nov

Azure private endpoint support for Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure private endpoint for Azure Cosmos DB is a network interface that connects you privately and securely to a service powered by Azure Private Link.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
27 Nov

Azure Cosmos DB supports GROUP BY for queries for SQL (Core) API

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, Azure Cosmos DB supports GROUP BY for queries for SQL (Core) API. This is one of our top asks from users and we are excited to release this capability.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
27 Nov

Azure Cosmos DB API now supports MongoDB version 3.6

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB now supports MongoDB wire protocol version 6 and server version 3.6. All new accounts provisioned using the Azure portal will have the option to provision with server version 3.6.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
27 Nov

Device telemetry events from IoT Hub to Event Grid

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure IoT Hub integrates with Azure Event Grid so that you can send event notifications to other services and trigger downstream processes and workflows

  • Azure IoT Hub
27 Nov

IoT Hub message routing to Azure Data Lake StoreGen2 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

IoT Hub message routing to Data Lake StoreGen2 is now available

  • Azure IoT Hub
27 Nov

IoT Hub message enrichment is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

IoT Hub message enrichment adds the ability to stamp messages with rich information before they’re sent, simplifying downstream processing and accelerating customer insights.

  • Azure IoT Hub
27 Nov

SAP HANA backup using Azure Backup is now GA in UK South region

NOW AVAILABLE

The solution to back up SAP HANA DBs in Azure VMs using Azure Backup is now generally available in UK South region. The Azure Backup solution is also certified by SAP HANA and is the only native cloud backup solution to be certified as such.

  • Virtual Machines
25 Nov

New Azure SQL Database backup storage metrics are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New metrics are now available for monitoring Azure SQL Database backup storage consumption.

  • Azure SQL Database
25 Nov

Azure Migrate – Assessment of imported servers is now supported in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Azure Migrate now supports the assessment of server inventories imported using a CSV file.

  • Azure Migrate
23 Nov

Azure Database for MySQL – Service health notifications in East US and UK South

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview for East US and UK South regions only, Azure Database for MySQL provides support for service health notifications for planned maintenance.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
23 Nov

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Service notifications in East US and UK South

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview for East US and UK South regions only, Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server provides support for service health notifications for planned maintenance.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
23 Nov

Azure Database for MariaDB – Service health notifications in East US and UK South

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview for the East US and UK South regions only, Azure Database for MariaDB provides support for service health notifications for planned maintenance.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB

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