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April 2020

29 Apr

Azure Service Health security advisories are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Service Health now has security advisories. These are a notification type that will communicate urgent security-related information affecting your Azure workloads.

  • Azure Service Health
  • Services
29 Apr

Spatial geometry in Azure Cosmos DB now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for spatial geometry in Azure Cosmos DB is now generally available. Store both spatial geometry and geography data in Azure Cosmos DB with this capability.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
29 Apr

Hyperscale (Citus) backup now supports availability zones

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) now supports Availability Zones for node backup storage and is generally available. Automated backup enabled on each Hyperscale (Citus) node throughout the cluster lifecycle is now replicated to three availability zones in Azure regions that support AZs.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
29 Apr

The self-hosted gateway feature of API Management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The self-hosted gateway feature provides new deployment options and expands API Management support for hybrid and multi-cloud environments that are common among enterprise customers.

  • API Management
  • Features
  • Services
29 Apr

Azure App Service support for GitHub Actions is in preview

IN PREVIEW

The App Service Deployment Center now supports GitHub Actions as a CI/CD provider, so that developers can get started with GitHub Actions using the Azure portal.

  • App Service
  • Features
28 Apr

Azure Data Explorer – One-click ingestion support is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Explorer now has support for one-click ingestion from containers, along with continuous ingestion for new blobs with intuitive schema definition.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Event Grid
  • Features
28 Apr

Azure Security Center – Dynamic compliance packages now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Security Center regulatory compliance dashboard now includes dynamic compliance packages (now generally available) to track additional industry and regulatory standards.

  • Security
28 Apr

Maintenance control for platform updates now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The maintenance control feature of Azure Virtual Machines platform updates is now generally available for Azure Dedicated Hosts and isolated VMs. Use this feature to control all host updates, including rebootless updates, within a 35-day window.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
28 Apr

Managed identity support in AKS is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

With managed identities, there’s no need to manage your own service principals or rotate credentials often.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
28 Apr

Azure Advisor integration with AKS now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

By analysing your AKS configuration and usage telemetry, Azure Advisor can recommend solutions that help improve the performance, high availability and security of your AKS cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
28 Apr

Azure Private Link for AKS is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Private Link is now generally available. Use it to isolate your Kubernetes API server within your Azure virtual network, enabling fully private communication with the managed Kubernetes control plane hosted by AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
28 Apr

Windows Server containers in AKS now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Run Linux and Windows workloads side-by-side in a single cluster with AKS support for Windows Server containers.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
28 Apr

Azure IoT Central – March 2020 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

March 2020 feature updates in Azure IoT Central

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
28 Apr

Azure Red Hat OpenShift on OpenShift 4 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift on OpenShift 4 is now generally available.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Features
  • Services
27 Apr

New DCsv2-series virtual machines are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure confidential computing enables customers to develop applications that protect data while in use, meaning that it protects data while its been processed in the CPU. DCsv2-Series VMs use Intel SGX technology to protect data while in use, and they are now generally available.

  • Services
27 Apr

Azure Functions – Java 8 support on Linux is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions support for Java on Linux is now in preview. This enables deploying Java Function Apps as containers to the Functions dedicated/premium plan and Kubernetes.

  • Azure functions
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
24 Apr

Query acceleration for Azure Data Lake Storage now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Date Lake Storage (ADLS) now supports Query acceleration, which optimises cost and performance for your big data applications.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
23 Apr

Monitoring your reservation and Marketplace purchases with Budgets

NOW AVAILABLE

Budget evaluations in Azure Cost Management now include your reservation and Marketplace purchases

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
23 Apr

Azure Virtual Network NAT gateway meter name changes

Effective 1 June 2020, the meter names of Azure Virtual Network network address translation (NAT) gateway will change because it will become generally available.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
23 Apr

Azure App Service – .NET Core 3.1 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

.NET Core 3.1 LTS available on App Service for Linux and Windows applications.

  • Features

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