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    September 2019

    24 Sep

    Register your SQL Server on Azure VMs self-installations with Resource Provider

    For the first time ever, you can register your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider to unlock features and functionality previously only available with our Azure Marketplace images.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Security
    23 Sep

    Azure portal September 2019 feature update

    The Azure portal has updates to Azure Data Explorer and to Azure SQL.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    • Services
    23 Sep

    Data Factory supports copying data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    Azure Data Factory now supports Azure Database for PostgreSQL as a sink. Use the copy activity feature to load data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL from any supported data source.

    • Data Factory
    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Features
    23 Sep

    Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now available

    Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now generally available. This enables administrators to easily manage their HDInsight clusters using simple Azure CLI commands.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    23 Sep

    Extending the retirement date for Scheduler to 31 December 2019

    Based on customer feedback and requests, we are offering an extension to the deadline for service retirement for Scheduler from 30 September 2019 to 31 December 2019

    • Scheduler
    • Retirements
    20 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services – Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Premium SSD managed disks meter ID changes

    Starting on 1 November 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.

    • Managed Disks
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Maps Standard Transactions meter name changes

    Starting on 1 November 2019, some meter names of Azure Maps Standard IP-to-country transactions and Standard S1 IP-to-country transactions will change.

    • Azure Maps
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions meter ID changes

    Starting on 1 November 2019, some meter IDs for Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions will change

    • Azure Maps
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Public preview: Computer Vision releasing “Read” text extraction feature in containers

    We are releasing our latest text understanding feature, “Read”, in Docker containers for customers to run locally.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Computer Vision
    • Services
    19 Sep

    Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

    Azure Policy now supports remediation for tagging so you can bring 100% of your resources back to compliance.

    • Azure Policy
    • Management
    19 Sep

    Monitor bandwidth usage for all peered Azure virtual networks with ExpressRoute

    Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.

    • Network Watcher
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • ExpressRoute
    • Management
    18 Sep

    Azure SQL Database – Auto-failover groups feature now available in all regions

    The Auto-failover groups feature of Azure SQL Database is now available for managed instance deployments in all regions.

    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in additional regions

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Japan East, North Europe and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    18 Sep

    Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in additional regions

    The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in Japan East, North Europe and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    18 Sep

    Copy Activity in Azure Data Factory supports creating a destination table automatically

    Load data faster with new support from the Copy Activity feature in Azure Data Factory. Now, if you’re trying to copy data from any supported source into SQL database/data warehouse and find that the destination table doesn’t exist, Copy Activity will create it automatically.

    • Data Factory
    • Features
    18 Sep

    Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL

    Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL. Use the Copy Activity feature to load data into Azure Database for MySQL from any supported data sources.

    • Data Factory
    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Features
    18 Sep

    Public preview – Video Indexer multilingual identification and transcription

    Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Public preview – Video Indexer animated character detection

    Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping and recognition of characters in animated content.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Egress lockdown in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available

    Achieve additional security by restricting outbound (egress) traffic for cluster nodes to a limited number of ports and addresses.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Gallery
    • Open Source
    • Security

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