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    August 2019

    21 Aug

    Azure SQL provides a unified management experience

    Azure SQL is a modern SQL platform that serves developers and enterprises by offering a rich selection of deployment options, powered by an industry-leading SQL Server engine.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    21 Aug

    SQL Data Discovery and Classification for Azure SQL Database is now available

    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 SQL Database
    • Features
    21 Aug

    Same region read replica is now available for Azure Database for MariaDB

    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.

    • Azure Database for MariaDB
    • Features
    21 Aug

    New Azure Blockchain SDK updates with Truffle

    Work more efficiently with the updated Azure Blockchain Development Kit by using our new interactive debugger.

    • Azure Blockchain Service
    • Features
    21 Aug

    Help protect large data disks Azure Site Recovery

    Protect large data disks of up to 8 TB in size with Azure Site Recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Management
    21 Aug

    IoT Plug and Play Preview is now available

    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 IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Central
    • Open Source
    20 Aug

    Azure Archive Expanded Capabilities now in public preview

    Azure Archive Storage follows up price drop with three new feature enhancements in public preview.

    • Features
    • Services
    20 Aug

    Announcing new lower pricing for Azure Archive Storage

    From 1 August, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.

    • Archive Storage
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    20 Aug

    New Copy APIs for efficient data copy in Azure Blob Storage

    Introducing a new set of copy APIs to enable efficient data transfer to Azure or inside Azure data centres.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    20 Aug

    Azure portal August 2019 feature update

    This month, Azure portal has updates for Azure Security Center and a new experience for Azure Migrate.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    • Services
    19 Aug

    General availability of Managed Identity for Linux in App Service and Functions

    Managed identity support for App Service on Linux and the Azure Functions Linux Consumption plan is now generally available.

    • App Service (Linux)
    • Azure functions
    • Features
    • Security
    19 Aug

    General availability of user-assigned managed identities for App Service and Azure Functions

    App Service and Azure Functions support for user-assigned managed identities is now generally available.

    • App Service
    • App Service (Linux)
    • Azure functions
    • Features
    • Security
    17 Aug

    New Quick Action transformations added to Data Factory Mapping Data Flows

    Data Factory Mapping Data Flows has added a new “Quick Actions” feature to automate the creation of data transformations.

    • Data Factory V2
    • Features
    15 Aug

    Update to Azure SQL Database serverless increases compute scale limits by 4x

    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    15 Aug

    Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks now generally available

    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

    • Managed Disks
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    15 Aug

    New enhancements to Azure Boards are now available

    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 DevOps
    • Features
    14 Aug

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release is now available

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release rolled out last month with key announcements, along with bug fixes and performance enhancements.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    14 Aug

    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.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    14 Aug

    Visual Authoring API for Power BI Embedded now 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.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    14 Aug

    The service principal is now available for Power BI Embedded

    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.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features

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