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    August 2019

    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
    7 Aug

    Azure NetApp Files is now available in three new regions

    Azure NetApp Files is now available in three new regions: Central US, Australia East and South East Asia.

    • Azure NetApp Files
    • Open Source
    • Regions & Datacenters
    7 Aug

    Create virtual machines (VMs) using an earlier shared image version

    DevTest Labs now enables you to create virtual machines from a previous version within a shared image gallery.

    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Features
    7 Aug

    Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK Version 4 is now in preview

    Version 4 of the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK is now available and includes usability updates to the object model for a better developer experience as well as the ability to use partition keys to scale non-partitioned containers.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    7 Aug

    Azure Cache for Redis 4.0 upgrade is now generally available

    Redis version 4.0 will soon be rolled out to all Azure Cache for Redis instances. The update will be automatic and shouldn’t disrupt your cache’s availability.

    • Azure Cache for Redis
    • Features
    7 Aug

    Azure Databricks Unit pre-purchase plan is now available

    Azure Databricks Unit (DBU) pre-purchase plan is now available, helping to make Azure the most cost-effective cloud for your workloads.

    • Azure Databricks
    • Pricing & Offerings
    7 Aug

    Azure Files Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication with Azure AD domain services is now generally available

    Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard SMB protocol. Integration with Azure AD enables SMB access to Azure file shares using Azure AD credentials from Azure AD domain services domain joined Windows VMs.

    • File storage
    • Features
    6 Aug

    Media Services is now available in both South Africa regions

    Media Services is now available in South Africa North and South Africa West regions

    • Media Services
    • Regions & Datacenters
    6 Aug

    New Tools are now available in Azure Cloud Shell

    Azure Cloud Shell has added a number of new tools and capabilities.

    • Cloud Shell
    • CLIs
    • SDK and Tools
    5 Aug

    Gantt views for monitoring data factory pipelines are now available

    Gantt views are now available for monitoring data factory pipelines.

    • Data Factory
    • Data Factory V2
    • Features
    • Services

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