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October 2020

14 Oct

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: SQL serverless runtime support in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Link now offers preview support for querying Azure Cosmos DB data with Synapse SQL serverless.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
8 Oct

Azure Blob – Soft Delete for Containers preview region expansion

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blob Soft Delete for Containers public preview is now available in all public Azure regions.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Blob storage
  • Archive Storage
  • Features
7 Oct

Azure Communication Services SMS and Telephony now available in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Build engaging communication experiences with the same secure platform used by Microsoft Teams. Add video, voice, SMS, chat, and telephony capabilities into almost any web, mobile, or desktop application.

  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Logic Apps
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Features
7 Oct

New Azure Spot Virtual Machines features

IN PREVIEW

You can now access the price history of Spot Virtual Machines and the eviction rate for the past 28 trailing days in the Azure portal.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
7 Oct

Azure Data Lake Storage immutable storage is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Features
7 Oct

Azure Data Lake Storage file snapshots are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

File snapshots for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Use file snapshots to take an unlimited number of snapshots of your files so that you can have a copy of that file at a point in time.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
7 Oct

Azure Data Lake Storage static website now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Static website for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Directly host static content from Azure Data Lake Storage, and view that content from a browser by using the public URL of that website.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
5 Oct

Public Preview: Azure NetApp Files Manual QoS Capacity Pool

IN PREVIEW

Azure NetApp Files (ANF) manual quality of service (QoS) capacity pool allows you to assign the capacity and throughput for a volume independently.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Open Source
1 Oct

Monitor Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes with Metric Alerts

IN PREVIEW

Learn how to configure recommended metric alerts using Azure Monitor for Containers on your Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes clusters.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes
  • Features

September 2020

30 Sep

Long term retention for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Single Server

IN PREVIEW

Preview of long-term retention of data for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Single Server is now available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
30 Sep

Azure DevTest Labs: Encrypt OS disks in your lab

IN PREVIEW

Protect your labs data and data stored on managed disks while resting assured that you are hitting your organization's security and compliance benchmarks with Server-Side Encryption.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
30 Sep

New features for Windows Server containers in Azure Kubernetes Service

IN PREVIEW

Learn about new Windows Server container related capabilities in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
30 Sep

Confidential computing nodes (DCSv2) support on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Orchestrate your container applications with hardware based isolation and data-in-use protection through Intel SGX enclaves. Supporting both enclave aware containers and confidential containers (unmodified container apps)

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
30 Sep

Public Preview: Data Factory adds SQL Managed Instance (SQL MI) support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to SQL MI as a source and sink to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
30 Sep

New guided UI experience to deploy machine learning models in Azure Synapse Analytics (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

We are introducing a guided UI experience in the Synapse Studio that enables users to deploy machine learning models from the Azure Machine Learning model registry directly to Azure Synapse for inferencing.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
30 Sep

New Common Data Model connector for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics & Azure Databricks (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

This new Spark CDM connector requires zero configuration and is pre-installed with Azure Synapse Analytics. It can also be installed and used with Azure Databricks.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
23 Sep

New maintenance control features

IN PREVIEW

Increase control over maintenance operations and ensure higher availability for your business-critical applications with two new features now in preview. You can now schedule host maintenance operations in addition to the already available manual updates. Additionally, we are adding the ability for you to control when guest OS image updates on Virtual Machine Scale Sets are rolled out.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
23 Sep

Column-level encryption for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics already provides a breadth of options that can be used to handle sensitive data in a secure manner—we are expanding that support with the introduction of Column Level Encryption (CLE).

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
23 Sep

New MERGE command for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Users can now synchronize two tables in a single step, streamlining the data processing using a single step statement while improving code readability and debugging.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
23 Sep

Windows IoT Microsoft Edge Kiosk Mode in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft Edge can now be run in Kiosk mode on Windows IoT

  • Windows 10 IoT Core Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Operating System
  • Features

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