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December 2019

6 Dec

Azure Sphere update 19.11 is now available via retail feed

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere preview, OS version 19.11, is now available via the retail feed. This release includes a quality release of the OS along with two new features for application development—an SDK for Linux and a Visual Studio Code extension.

  • Azure Sphere
3 Dec

Azure Spot VMs now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot VMs now in Preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
3 Dec

Update 19.11 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere public preview 19.11 quality release is now available via the retail evaluation feed. The retail evaluation is meant for backwards compatibility testing. Use the retail evaluation feed to verify production-signed applications against the new release before we deploy it broadly on the retail feed.

  • Azure Sphere
2 Dec

Application discovery with Server Assessment in Azure Migrate is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Discover installed applications, roles and features with server assessment in Azure Migrate.

  • Azure Migrate

November 2019

27 Nov

Azure private endpoint support for Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure private endpoint for Azure Cosmos DB is a network interface that connects you privately and securely to a service powered by Azure Private Link.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
25 Nov

Azure Migrate – Assessment of imported servers is now supported in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Azure Migrate now supports the assessment of server inventories imported using a CSV file.

  • Azure Migrate
23 Nov

Azure Database for MySQL – Service health notifications in East US and UK South

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview for East US and UK South regions only, Azure Database for MySQL provides support for service health notifications for planned maintenance.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
23 Nov

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Service notifications in East US and UK South

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview for East US and UK South regions only, Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server provides support for service health notifications for planned maintenance.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
23 Nov

Azure Database for MariaDB – Service health notifications in East US and UK South

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview for the East US and UK South regions only, Azure Database for MariaDB provides support for service health notifications for planned maintenance.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
21 Nov

Change feed support now available in preview for Azure Blob Storage

IN PREVIEW

Change feed support for Microsoft Azure Blob storage is now available in preview.

  • Blob Storage
19 Nov

Understand Kubernetes cluster health with Azure Monitor for containers

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for containers can now monitor and report the health status of Kubernetes cluster infrastructure components and all nodes running on any Kubernetes cluster.

  • Azure Monitor
19 Nov

Monitor Azure Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes clusters with Azure Monitor for containers

IN PREVIEW

We are now supporting in public preview monitoring for Azure Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes clusters in Azure Monitor for containers.

  • Azure Monitor
18 Nov

HPC Specialized VMs (GPU) - NVv4-Series in preview

IN PREVIEW

NVv4-Series VMs are now available in preview in South Central US and West Europe regions

  • Virtual Machines
18 Nov

Azure Media Services now supports live transcription in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Media Services provides a platform which you can use to ingest, transcode, and dynamically package and encrypt your live video for delivery. Live transcriptions is a new feature in the Azure Media Services v3 APIs, wherein you can enhance the streams delivered to your viewers with machine-generated text that is transcribed from spoken words in the audio feed.

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer
18 Nov

Enhanced observability for event-driven applications with Azure Event Grid now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid now integrates with Azure Monitor alerts.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure Monitor
18 Nov

Publish to Azure Active Directory protected endpoints from Azure Event Grid now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid can now publish events to AAD-protected endpoints

  • Event Grid
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
18 Nov

Batch delivery in Azure Event Grid for high-throughput scenarios now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid subscriptions can now be configured to publish events to your endpoints in batches (and not only individually) in order to handle more efficiently high-throughput scenarios.

  • Event Grid
14 Nov

HPC Specialized VMs - HB and HC-series

IN PREVIEW

Azure HB and HC Virtual Machines expand to new regions

  • Virtual Machines
14 Nov

New Azure policies to manage certificates across your organisation, currently in preview

IN PREVIEW

Large organisations have thousands of certificates in key vaults distributed across thousands of applications and subscriptions.

  • Key Vault
  • Security
14 Nov

Extension of Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure beyond virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

Customer Lockbox provides customers with the capability to control Azure support engineers’ access to workloads that contain customer data. This expanded support now provides customers control over access to their data for a larger set of Azure offerings.

  • Security Center
  • Security

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