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May 2020

19 May

New Azure Resource Manager templates capabilities released

IN PREVIEW

Azure Resource Manager templates are widely used to manage deployments on Azure. It’s a way to intuitively describe your entire Azure environment using our template language. New capabilities that address key challenges at the time of doing deployments with Resource Manager templates are now available.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
18 May

Firewall support for Azure Relay is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

With new firewall support, now in preview, Azure Relay now offers the ability to restrict connectivity to only well-known IP addresses or IPv4 addresses in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) ranges for improved security.

  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
18 May

Azure Relay – Azure Private Link support for sender clients is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

With this preview release, traffic between your Relay sender client running inside your virtual network and Azure Relay uses the Microsoft backbone network providing network isolation.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
15 May

Azure Blob versioning public preview now available

IN PREVIEW

As the next step to enhance data management and protection, we are excited to announce the Blob storage versioning preview.

  • Blob storage
  • Features
14 May

Azure Monitor for Containers is moving the health feature to limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2020

The health feature of Azure Monitor for Containers (currently in public preview) is moving to limited preview by the end of June 2020. This is being done to minimise the impact for your customers as improvements based on your feedback are implemented. There will be in-product notifications for customers to move to the private preview.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
13 May

App Service is now an events publisher on Azure Event Grid (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

App Service is now an events publisher with Event Grid, enabling developers to subscribe to events from their web apps or app service plans and act using Azure Functions, Logic Apps, webhooks and other services. The feature is available for Windows and Linux apps in all public regions.

  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Features
  • Services
13 May

Rules Engine for Azure Front Door Service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Take advantage of new rules to further customise your Azure Front Door Service behaviour. Rules Engine on Azure Front Door Service brings your specific routing needs to the forefront of its application delivery experience, giving you more control over how you define and enforce what content gets served from where. Rules Engine empowers you to modify request and response headers, or dynamically override your existing route behaviour based on incoming requests.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Services
12 May

Azure Cache for Redis – Enterprise features coming soon

IN PREVIEW

New features will be available soon for Azure Cache for Redis through a collaboration with Redis Labs.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features
11 May

Premium tier for Azure Data Lake Storage now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Lake Storage has a new tier called Premium, offering significantly lower latencies and cost savings for transaction heavy workloads.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
  • Services
8 May

SCOM management pack for Azure SQL Managed Instance is now available

IN PREVIEW

SCOM management pack for SQL Managed Instance is now available in preview. Use it to build hybrid monitoring solutions for your on-premises and data centre resources, along with monitoring SQL Managed Instances in the cloud.

  • Features
  • Services
7 May

Azure Blob storage – Blob Index now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Store multi-dimensional object attributes to describe your data objects for Azure Blob storage using Blob Index, now available in preview.

  • Blob storage
  • Features
  • Services
4 May

New Azure VMware Solution is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new Azure VMware Solution is a first-party Microsoft Azure Compute service that enables customers to run VMware natively on Azure. The new service is directly operated, delivered and supported by Microsoft, and is endorsed by VMware through a direct cloud service provider partnership agreement.

  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple
  • Compliance
  • Services

April 2020

30 Apr

Azure Container Registry – Dedicated data endpoints now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Dedicated data endpoints in Container Registry are now available in preview.

  • Container Registry
  • Azure Container Service
  • Features
29 Apr

Azure Monitor for Containers support for Azure Red Hat OpenShift 4.X & OpenShift 4.X in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Containers is now extending our monitoring support for Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Red Hat OpenShift version 4.x and OpenShift version 4.x. This support is currently in preview.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
29 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
  • Blob storage
  • Features
29 Apr

Cross-region restore for Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

With the introduction of cross-region restore, you can now initiate restores in a secondary region at will to mitigate real downtime issues in a primary region for your environment.

  • Features
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
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
15 Apr

Advanced integrations with export of Security Center recommendations and alerts

IN PREVIEW

In order to enable enterprise-level scenarios on top of Security Center, we now enable you to consume Security Center alerts and recommendations in additional places except the Azure Portal or API.

  • Security Center
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security

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