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SQL Data Discovery and Classification, which provides advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering, classifying, labelling and protecting sensitive data, is now available.
Azure Database for MariaDB now supports asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MariaDB server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for MariaDB servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region.
Work more efficiently with the updated Azure Blockchain Development Kit by using our new interactive debugger.
Protect large data disks of up to 8 TB in size with Azure Site Recovery.
With IoT Plug and Play Preview, solution developers can start using Azure IoT Central to build solutions that integrate seamlessly with IoT devices enabled with IoT Plug and Play.
Azure Archive Storage follows up price drop with three new feature enhancements in public preview.
From 1 August, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.
Introducing a new set of copy APIs to enable efficient data transfer to Azure or inside Azure data centres.
This month, Azure portal has updates for Azure Security Center and a new experience for Azure Migrate.
Managed identity support for App Service on Linux and the Azure Functions Linux Consumption plan is now generally available.
App Service and Azure Functions support for user-assigned managed identities is now generally available.
Data Factory Mapping Data Flows has added a new “Quick Actions” feature to automate the creation of data transformations.
We are now announcing the max vcore limit has increased by 4x to 16 vcores and provides greater compute scaling headroom for serverless databases with more demanding workloads.
Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks is the new managed disks offering which is now generally available for running data-intensive business critical workloads on cloud requiring high IO performance and low latency
Azure Boards has new items that can help enhance your experience. For example, you can now customise system picklist values such as severity, activity and priority. In addition, rule support is now available for setting fields to read-only or required based on group membership. Finally, there’s a new extension that will allow you to create cascading picklists on your work item form.
Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release rolled out last month with key announcements, along with bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Service Fabric Azure Resource Manager (ARM) application and service deployment is now generally available
The deployment of Service Fabric applications as resources via Azure Resource Manager is now generally available.
The new Power BI Report Authoring SDK extension allows programmatic creation of visuals, binding them to columns, measures, hierarchies and personalising them by setting properties such as axis visibility and titles.
Service principal allows you to access resources or perform operations using Power BI API without the need for a user to sign in or have a Power BI Pro licence.
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