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    June 2019

    26 Jun

    Azure Monitor for virtual machine scale sets are now in preview

    Monitor your Windows and Linux virtual machine scale sets with Azure Monitor (in preview).

    26 Jun

    Azure Container Registry is now generally available in South Africa North

    Azure Container Registry is now generally available in South Africa North. See where Azure Container Registry is available and where it’s coming next in the list of Azure products available by region.

    26 Jun

    New Managed Instance Contributor role enhances security of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now introduces new Azure RBAC role Managed Instance Contributor designed with a minimum set of permissions required to provision and operate managed instance.

    26 Jun

    Azure Database for MySQL now available in South Africa regions

    We are pleased to announce that Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available in the recently announced regions of South Africa North and South Africa West.

    26 Jun

    Azure Database for MariaDB now available in South Africa regions

    We are pleased to announce that Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available in the recently announced regions of South Africa North and South Africa West.

    26 Jun

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now available in South Africa regions

    We are pleased to announce that Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now generally available in the recently announced regions of South Africa North and South Africa West.

    25 Jun

    Preserve ACLs when upgrading from ADLS Gen1 to Gen2 using Azure Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory empowers you to copy data from Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen1 to Gen2 easily and performantly. Furthermore, now you can choose to preserve the access control lists (ACLs) set on the files/directories along with data.

    24 Jun

    Update 19.06 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.06 quality release is now available via the Retail Evaluation feed. The Retail Evaluation feed will provide the new OS for 14 days before we release it to the Retail feed. The Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.05; we plan to upgrade it to 19.06 in two weeks.

    24 Jun

    Public endpoint for data traffic is globally available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    Public endpoint enabling data traffic from the Internet and outside the virtual network is now globally available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. This capability unlocks new enterprise integration scenarios between Managed Instance and other information systems such as multi-tenant Azure services Power BI, Azure App service, CRM, DWH and numerous other services on the Internet.

    24 Jun

    Enhanced management capabilities to release unused subnets and create databases available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now offers new management capabilities: Immediate release of network subnet upon deletion of the last Managed Instance residing in it, and new options to create instance databases through Azure Portal, API and PowerShell.

    22 Jun

    Log Analytics agent for Linux 1.11 now available

    The Log Analytics agent for Linux v1.11 release is available, and contains important stability and reliability improvements.

    21 Jun

    View linked GitHub activity from the Kanban board

    We continue to enhance the Azure Boards integration with GitHub. Now you can get information of your linked GitHub commits, pull requests and issues on your Kanban board. This information will give you a quick sense of where an item is and allow you to directly navigate out to the GitHub commit, pull request or issue for more details.

    21 Jun

    Log Analytics Agent for Windows 10.20.18001 now available

    The Log Analytics Agent for Windows June release is available, and contains stability and reliability improvements.

    20 Jun

    Public preview: Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for Azure Virtual Machines

    Azure Backup is an enterprise-scale, zero-infrastructure solution that protects SQL Server VM in Azure without the need to deploy and manage any backup infrastructure. This offering is already generally available for more recent SQL Server versions, and today we are pleased to announce Azure Backup support for EOS SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 in public preview.

    20 Jun

    Public preview: Immersive Reader, an Azure Cognitive Service

    Immersive Reader is an Azure Cognitive Service for developers who want to embed inclusive capabilities into their apps for enhancing text reading and comprehension for users regardless of age or ability.

    20 Jun

    HDInsight Tools for VSCode: Enhanced PySpark Interactive Query

    We are pleased to announce the integration of VSCode Python extension to handle PySpark interactive for HDInsight in VSCode. The Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode leverages the Python extension to…

    19 Jun

    Just-in-time access now supports Azure Firewall

    Just-in-time (JIT) virtual machine (VM) access can now be used with Azure Firewall.

    19 Jun

    Azure API Management update 19 June

    Learn about the latest regular update in Azure API Management update.

    19 Jun

    VM Health feature now supports new OSs and is available in new regions

    VM Health feature included in Azure monitor for VMs is now available for VMs that are running on Windows 2012 R2 and 2019. Additionally, VM Health feature is also available in cases where the associated workspace is in SEA (South East Asia), UKS (UK South) and CCAN (Canada Central) regions.

    19 Jun

    Five GPT partitions are supported when using Mobility service for VMware disaster recovery

    June 2019 - Up to five GPT partitions now supported for VMware VM disaster recovery

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