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New SQL related recommendations are now available
Network security group improvements – ICMP support and override default Azure platform considerations
New improvements have been added to Network Security Group (NSG), which filters network traffic to and from various Azure resources – Specify ICMP as the protocol in your NSG rules and override the default Azure platform considerations.
Azure Security Center allows you to protect your end-to-end IoT deployment with threat protection that identifies emerging threats and provides you with steps for remediation.
From 1 September 2019, the meter names of Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Prebuilt and Custom will change.
In the Sprint 155 update of Azure DevOps, we are introducing new Azure Boards reports to make it easier for you to track important team metrics. You will see the new reports under the Analytics tab in the Boards, Backlog and Sprint hubs.
Azure Blob lifecycle management is now enhanced with expanded regional availability and intuitive portal experience.
The following recommendation has been disabled: Access to storage accounts with firewall and virtual network configurations should be restricted (Preview)
From 1 September 2019, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) for Virtual Network Gateway standard and high performance will change.
Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud, enabling US public sector customers to create sophisticated search solutions.
Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0.
Azure Mv2-series virtual machines (VMs) offering up to 6 TB of memory are now available for the US West 2 region
Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3 TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now generally available for the US West 2 region. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.
Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now available in preview.
Azure Lab Services now has a new instance size available – Medium (nested virtualisation) that’s priced at USD 0.55 per hour across all regions (55 lab units per hour).
Azure Lab Services has removed the unlimited option from quota per user so lab owners can intentionally choose a specific number of hours needed for each lab to help save costs.
Azure Lab Services now supports the ability to reset passwords and to provide added support for Ubuntu images.
The Azure Functions Premium plan preview is now expanded to Linux hosting and custom Docker containers.
Big data clusters, one of the hero features for SQL Server 2019, is now available in preview. It combines SQL Server with Apache Spark and Hadoop Distributed File System for a unified data platform that enables analytics and AI over all data, relational and non-relational.
The integration of Azure Data Migration tools and Azure Database Migration Service with the Azure Migrate hub is now available in preview.
PostgreSQL 11, the latest major version of PostgreSQL, is now generally available in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
Use Container Registry Tasks to assemble Buildpacks and base stack tracking for OS and framework patching.
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