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    October 2019

    3 Oct

    New Canada Federal PBMM Azure Blueprint is now available

    Azure built-in blueprints help you be compliant in an easier way by providing Microsoft-vetted blueprints that you can easily apply on your subscriptions.

    • Azure Blueprints
    • Features
    3 Oct

    Azure Data Share – Support for sharing data from Azure SQL and SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Data Share service has added support for snapshot-based sharing from Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse. It’s now possible to share both structured data (from Azure SQL and SQL DW) and unstructured data (from Azure Data Lake Store and Blob storage) with centralised management and governance.

    • Azure Data Share
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    2 Oct

    Azure Application Insights is now available in the North Central US region

    Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the North Central US region.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Application Insights
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    2 Oct

    General availability: Azure Log Analytics in Switzerland North

    Log Analytics, a feature of Azure Monitor, is now GA for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyse their services for health and usage in Switzerland North.

    • Regions & Datacenters
    2 Oct

    Azure Lab Services now adjusts quota per user

    Azure Lab Services added a feature to adjust quota per user, enabling instructors to give additional hours to students as needed.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Features
    2 Oct

    Azure Lab Services now has an updated UI experience

    Azure Lab Services has an updated and improved UI experience.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Features
    2 Oct

    Twelve Cognitive Services are available for free with an Azure free account

    Twelve Cognitive Services are now available for free with an Azure free account. Give your apps, websites and bots the ability to see, understand and interpret people’s needs using natural methods of communication.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Services
    2 Oct

    Azure Monitor Log Analytics – New capacity-based pricing option is now available

    A new capacity reservations pricing model for Azure Monitor Log Analytics is now available. With this new model, you pay a fixed fee based on the capacity tier you select for data ingestion.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Pricing & Offerings
    2 Oct

    Azure DB for PostgreSQL: Hyperscale (Citus) cluster connectivity functionality is in preview

    Support for ‘Allow Azure services and resources to access this server group’ functionality in Hyperscale (Citus) clusters is now in preview.

    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Features
    2 Oct

    Azure DB for PostgreSQL – Cluster scalability for Hyperscale (Citus) is now in preview

    The first scalability feature for Hyperscale (Citus) is now available in preview. It’s now possible to add nodes to existing Hyperscale (Citus) clusters by using the Azure portal.

    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Features
    2 Oct

    Private Link for Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse is now in preview

    Private Link enables you to connect to Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse via a private endpoint.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    2 Oct

    Standard Load Balancers in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    Bring your own IP addresses, IP prefixes and scale out the number of IPs assigned to the SLB.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Open Source
    2 Oct

    Managed identities integration in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now in preview

    Create and use system-managed identities instead of service principals in AKS.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    1 Oct

    Recovery Services REST API – Switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above

    If you’re directly accessing the backup-protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above.

    • Recovery Services
    • Azure Backup
    • Management
    • Services
    1 Oct

    Azure DevOps – Assignment-based billing and other new features

    In the latest update of Azure DevOps, we've added user assignment-based billing. With this feature, the number of Basic or Basic + Test Plan licences will change as you add or remove users. This means that you’ll only pay for the licences you’re using. We’ve also added a new setting that lets you choose whether new users get full Basic access or limited/free Stakeholder access. See the list of new features for more information.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features

    September 2019

    30 Sep

    Azure HDInsight G-series VMs deprecation – Migrate before 31 October 2019

    Azure HDInsight will deprecate G-series virtual machines (VMs) on 31 October 2019. After this date, you won’t be able to create any new clusters using G-series VMs or to scale up clusters having G-series nodes.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    • Retirements
    • Services
    30 Sep

    Azure Kubernetes Service – Retiring support for Kubernetes versions 1.11 and 1.12

    On Monday 9 December 2019 (2019-12-09), we’re removing support for Kubernetes versions older than the latest version (N) and two minor versions prior (N-2) because support for Kubernetes 1.15 will become available on that date. Customers running Kubernetes versions older than Kubernetes 1.13.x must upgrade by Monday 9 December 2019 to remain in support.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Open Source
    • Retirements
    30 Sep

    Introducing promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door

    Promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door is now available.

    • Azure Front Door
    • Services
    30 Sep

    Azure CDN from Verizon – enforcement of strict SNI connections

    We are deprecating support for non-SNI connections when using Azure CDN from Verizon.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Services
    30 Sep

    Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide

    Today, we announce the worldwide general availability of Windows Virtual Desktop. It is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimisations for Office 365 ProPlus and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

    • Windows Virtual Desktop
    • Services

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