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    June 2019

    26 Jun

    Announcing Preview Refresh for Azure DNS Private Zones

    We are delighted to announce Refresh release for Azure DNS private zones (preview). The Preview Refresh introduces new functionality and lifts several restrictions that public preview had.

    26 Jun

    New Active geo-replication optimization is coming to production soon in Azure SQL DB

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    New Active geo-replication optimization is coming to production in Azure SQL DB

    26 Jun

    Storage auto-grow for Azure Database for MySQL now generally available

    We’re excited to announce that Azure Database for MySQL users can opt-in to storage auto-grow, which is now generally available.

    26 Jun

    Storage auto-grow for Azure Database for MariaDB now generally available

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    We’re excited to announce that Azure Database for MariaDB users can opt-in to storage auto-grow, which is now generally available.

    26 Jun

    Storage auto-grow for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now generally available

    We’re excited to announce that Azure Database for PostgreSQL users can opt-in to storage auto-grow, which is now generally available.

    26 Jun

    New connectors available in Azure Data Factory: SAP Table and SAP BW via Open Hub

    Azure Data Factory now enables you to copy data from SAP Table and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) via Open Hub by using Copy Activity.

    26 Jun

    Azure Data Factory enriches PolyBase support for loading data into SQL DW

    Azure Data Factory seamlessly integrates with Polybase to empower you to ingest data into SQL DW performantly. ADF now adds support for loading data from ADLS Gen2 and from Blob with VNet service endpoint using PolyBase.

    26 Jun

    General availability: Azure Data Factory in China East 2

    Azure Data Factory is now generally available in Azure China (China East 2).

    26 Jun

    Now available: Ingest data from Oracle database performantly using Azure Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports built-in data partitioning to performantly ingest data from Oracle database in parallel.

    26 Jun

    Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.7 integration with Azure Blockchain Service

    Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.7 is now available in preview. Along with our new Azure Blockchain Service, this release can further enhance your blockchain development and projects.

    26 Jun

    Azure Premium Files is now generally available

    Azure Premium Files provides fully managed file services optimized to deliver consistent performance. It’s designed for IO intensive enterprise workloads that require high throughput and a single digit millisecond latency.

    26 Jun

    M-series VMs are now available in the South Africa North region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the South Africa North region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    26 Jun

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 support for Event Grid Notifications is now in preview

    Azure Event Grid provides reliable event delivery at massive scale. Event Grid integration brings change notifications for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

    26 Jun

    Azure Monitor for virtual machine scale sets are now in preview

    Monitor your Windows and Linux virtual machine scale sets with Azure Monitor (in preview).

    26 Jun

    Azure Container Registry is now generally available in South Africa North

    Azure Container Registry is now generally available in South Africa North. See where Azure Container Registry is available and where it's coming next in the list of Azure products available by region.

    26 Jun

    New Managed Instance Contributor role enhances security of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now introduces new Azure RBAC role Managed Instance Contributor designed with a minimum set of permissions required to provision and operate managed instance.

    25 Jun

    Preserve ACLs when upgrading from ADLS Gen1 to Gen2 using Azure Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory empowers you to copy data from Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen1 to Gen2 easily and performantly. Furthermore, now you can choose to preserve the access control lists (ACLs) set on the files/directories along with data.

    24 Jun

    Update 19.06 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.06 quality release is now available via the Retail Evaluation feed. The Retail Evaluation feed will provide the new OS for 14 days before we release it to the Retail feed. The Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.05; we plan to upgrade it to 19.06 in two weeks.

    24 Jun

    Public endpoint for data traffic is globally available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

    Public endpoint enabling data traffic from the Internet and outside the virtual network is now globally available for Azure SQL Database managed instance. This capability unlocks new enterprise integration scenarios between managed instance and other information systems such are multi-tenant Azure services Power BI, Azure App service, CRM, DWH and numerous other services on the Internet.

    24 Jun

    Enhanced management capabilities to release unused subnets and create databases available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now offers new management capabilities: Immediate release of network subnet upon deletion of the last managed instance residing in it, and new options to create instance databases through Azure Portal, API and PowerShell.

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