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December 2019

9 Dec

Azure Functions 3.0 go-live release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The go-live release for Azure Functions 3.0 is now available, so it’s now possible to build and deploy 3.0 functions in production. Functions 3.0 brings new capabilities including the ability to target .NET Core 3.1 and Node 12.

  • Azure Functions
9 Dec

Web Application Firewall—New bot protection rule now in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new bot protection ruleset (Microsoft_BotManagerRuleSet_1.0) is now in preview for Azure Web Application Firewall with Azure Front Door service.

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
6 Dec

Use GitHub Actions to trigger a run in Azure Pipelines

NOW AVAILABLE

GitHub Actions for Azure Pipelines is now available in the sprint 161 update of Azure DevOps. Use GitHub Actions to trigger an Azure Pipelines run directly from your GitHub Actions workflow.

  • Azure DevOps
6 Dec

Custom Translator—November 2019 improvements and language models update

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Here are the updates on Microsoft Custom Translator bug fixes, improvements, and new/refreshed models for November 2019.

5 Dec

Azure API Management Consumption tier is now available in 13 new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure API Management Consumption tier is now available in 13 more regions (19 in total).

  • API Management
5 Dec

HC-Series High Performance Computing VMs now available in South Central US

NOW AVAILABLE

HC-Series VMs are now available in South Central US

  • Virtual Machines
4 Dec

Azure Active Directory B2C is deprecating login.microsoftonline.com

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

On 4th December 2020, the login.microsoftonline.com endpoint will be deprecated for accessing B2C tenants. Existing tenants will need to move onto B2Clogin.com before that date and all functionality will remain the same on the B2Clogin.com endpoint.

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
4 Dec

Easily monitor backup storage costs for Azure SQL databases and elastic pools

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily monitor backup storage costs for your single databases and elastic pools directly from the Azure portal.

  • Azure SQL Database
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

Azure Dedicated Hosts now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure service that provides physical servers capable of hosting one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
3 Dec

Azure Monitor Application Insights now available in Switzerland North and Australia Southeast

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the Switzerland North and the Australia Southeast regions.

  • Azure Monitor
3 Dec

Azure Cost Management updates—November 2019

New updates to Azure Cost Management help you manage costs for cloud solution provider (CSP) subscriptions, build better dashboards by customising tile names, save money with Azure reservations for 16 different services, along with additional enhancements.

  • Cost Management + Billing
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 Storage—Restoration of NSG flow logs retention

NOW AVAILABLE

Retention on NSG flow logs was recently disabled, however, the functionality has been restored for general purpose v2 (GPv2) accounts, Blob storage accounts and premium block blob storage accounts. Support for general purpose v1 (GPv1) storage accounts in NSG flow logs is being deprecated and retention for them will not be restored.

  • Network Watcher
27 Nov

Azure SQL Database—Extensions for index resumable online operations

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, a new configuration option, PAUSED_RESUMABLE_INDEX_ABORT_DURATION_MINUTES, has been added to ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CONFIGURATION (Transact-SQL) for resumable online index operations.

  • Azure SQL Database
27 Nov

Azure Active Directory server principals (logins) for SQL managed instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) server principals (also known as Azure AD logins) for managed instance are now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
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
27 Nov

Azure Cosmos DB supports GROUP BY for queries for SQL (Core) API

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, Azure Cosmos DB supports GROUP BY for queries for SQL (Core) API. This is one of our top asks from users and we are excited to release this capability.

  • Azure Cosmos DB

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