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Azure Databricks is now available in preview to Azure Government customers in the US Gov Virginia and Arizona regions. Azure Databricks provides a fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark™-based analytics platform as a fully managed service. It helps you increase your developer productivity, automatically scales with your most demanding workloads, and enables enterprise-grade security that’s easy to use on Azure.
The Azure Service Fabric 7.1 first refresh release includes bug fixes and performance enhancements for standalone and Azure environments.
The latest update to Azure DevOps Services includes new features for Azure Artifacts, Azure Boards and Azure Pipelines. Of particular note is a new Azure Artifacts feature that makes it easier to authenticate Azure Artifacts with other popular package managers.
A new API version for Azure Monitor Logs resource provider, 2020-03-01-preview, is now available. This API supports new functionality like customer-managed keys (CMK), bring your own storage (BYOS), along with other capabilities.
Azure Data Factory adds new features for ADF pipelines, Synapse pipelines and data flow formats
The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides fixes and download links for Site Recovery components.
Enforce a minimal TLS version at the server level that applies to Azure Database for MariaDB using the new TLS version setting.
Enforce a minimal TLS version at the server level that applies to Azure Database for PostgreSQL using the new TLS version setting.
Enforce a minimal transport layer security (TLS) version at the server level that applies to Azure Database for MySQL using the new TLS version setting.
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the West US 2 region.
The new Dd v4-series and Ed v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor. The Dd v4-series and Dds v4 virtual machine (VM) sizes are well suited for applications that benefit from low-latency, high-speed local storage (up to 2,400 GiB.) The Edv4-series and Edsv4-series VM sizes are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications and feature up to 504 GiB of RAM, in addition to high-performance local SSD storage (up to 2,400 GiB.)
Deploy M-series, NV v3-series and NV v4-series Azure Virtual Machines on Azure Dedicated Hosts. This will expand the range of workloads you can run on Dedicated Hosts to include memory-intensive and graphics-intensive applications.
A security vulnerability has been identified in Moby engine components in Azure IoT Edge. (Windows versions aren’t affected.) Get details and follow instructions to fix the issue in Moby engine version 3.0.12 or later.
New preview features now available in Azure Shared Image Gallery.
New features in Azure Shared Image Gallery are now generally available.
The Azure Sphere OS 20.05 quality release is now available in the retail feed. This update includes changes to strengthen OS security by reducing the denial-of-service attack surface.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Single Server is now available in the France South region.
Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available in the France South region.
To provide a best-in-class managed open-source database offering, Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available in the France South region.
Several critical updates have been made to Azure Lighthouse, including FEDRAMP certification, delegation opt-out and Azure Backup reports.
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