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May 2020

13 May

Virtual machine (VM)-level disk bursting

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine (VM)-level disk bursting is a new feature that enables your workloads to handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision your virtual machine. The feature is now enabled on all of Azure Lsv2-series virtual machines.

  • Managed Disks
  • 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
13 May

Private Link is now available on Event Grid

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Event Grid now has Private Link integration for custom topics and event domains generally available in all Azure regions

  • Event Grid
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
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
6 May

View and navigate through changes across multiple resources

Newly updated Change Analysis UI now supports viewing changes for all resources under selected subscriptions. The at-scale view helps with narrowing down the critical resources and changes to investigate how the applications and resource groups are organised regardless.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • App Service
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services
4 May

Azure Private Link for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now in Azure government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now generally available in US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia Azure regions.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • 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

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

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

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
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

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
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 Archive expanded capabilities now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Three new feature enhancements for Azure Block Blob storage and Azure Archive storage are now generally available, making the service faster, simpler and more capable.

  • Archive Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Blob storage
  • Features
  • Services
18 Apr

Azure Migrate is now available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

All Azure Migrate features, including agentless discovery and assessment, application inventory and migration, are now available in Azure Government.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Services
17 Apr

Azure Support API is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Create and manage Azure support tickets programmatically

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services

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