Updates Archives

Monthly updates for August 2019

29 Aug

Soft delete for virtual machines in Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

We now provide soft delete capability to help protect cloud backups for IaaS virtual machines from accidental as well as malicious deletion.

  • Azure Backup
28 Aug

Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Switzerland

NOW AVAILABLE

The new datacenter regions meet critical data residency, security and compliance requirements critical to leading Swiss organisations in regulated industries.

28 Aug

Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows Adds SQL Scripts to Sink Transformation

NOW AVAILABLE

Data Factory has added the ability to execute custom SQL scripts from your SQL Sink transformation in Mapping Data Flows. Now you can easily perform options such as disabling indexes, allows identity inserts and other DDL/DML operations from Data Flows.

  • Data Factory
26 Aug

It’s now easier to share customised views in Azure Cost Management

NOW AVAILABLE

There is a new, more convenient way to share customized views in Azure Cost Management—directly from cost analysis.

  • Cost Management
26 Aug

Service Fabric Azure Files Volume Driver is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Service Fabric Azure Files Volume Driver is now generally available The Azure Files volume plugin is a Docker volume plugin that provides Azure Files based volumes for Docker containers.

  • Service Fabric
26 Aug

Azure Monitor Application Insights variable retention is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

It’s now possible to configure the data retention on your Azure Monitor Application Insights resources from 30 days up to 730 days.

  • Azure Monitor
26 Aug

Azure Cost Management – Save and share customised views

NOW AVAILABLE

Customising a view in Azure Cost Management is easy. Pick the date range you need, group the data to see a breakdown, choose the right visualisation and you are good to go. See how to pin your view to a dashboard, share links, and to save and share customised views.

  • Cost Management
26 Aug

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 39—August 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

This update provides information on recent fixes as well as download links to the latest versions of Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
23 Aug

Storage Ultra Disks meter name change

Effective October 1, 2019 the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.

  • Managed Disks
23 Aug

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release, which includes bug fixes and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions. The updates for .NET SDK, Java SDK and Service Fabric Runtime will soon be available for all regions through Web Platform Installer, NuGet packages and Maven repositories.

21 Aug

Announcing pricing decrease for Azure App Service on the Premium plan

We are happy to announce a price reduction of an average of 35% for Linux App Service on the Premium v2 plan (pricing may vary by regional meters). This price reduction makes the decision point between hosting on a Standard App Service plan or a Premium v2 App Service plan a much simpler one.

  • App Service (Linux)
  • Web Apps Linux
21 Aug

Global trace flags are now available in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now enable trace flags on Azure SQL Database Managed Instance to increase compatibility of your Managed Instance Database Engine and SQL Server Database Engine.

21 Aug

Azure IoT Hub manual failover now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This feature is part of IoT Hub cloud service and allows customers to failover an IoT hub instance from its primary Azure region to its corresponding geo-paired region.

  • Azure IoT Hub
21 Aug

Azure Function Consumption plan for Linux is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Functions Consumption hosting plan is now generally available for Linux-based applications.

  • Azure Functions
21 Aug

Python support in Azure Functions is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Python support in Azure Functions is now generally available and ready for production workloads.

  • Azure Functions
21 Aug

Just-in-time (JIT) VM access for Azure Firewall is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Secure your Azure Firewall protected environments, in addition to your NSG protected environments, with just-in-time VM access.

  • Security Center
  • Security
21 Aug

Security Center now has single click remediation to boost your security posture (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

Remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources in a single click by using Secure Score, a tool that helps you assess your workload security posture.

  • Security Center
  • Security
21 Aug

Azure SQL provides a unified management experience

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL is a modern SQL platform that serves developers and enterprises by offering a rich selection of deployment options, powered by an industry leading SQL Server engine.

  • Azure SQL Database
21 Aug

SQL data discovery and classification for Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

SQL data discovery and classification, which provides advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering, classifying, labeling, and protecting sensitive data, is now available.

  • Azure SQL Database
21 Aug

Same region read replica is now available for Azure Database for MariaDB

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB now provides preview support for asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MariaDB server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for MariaDB servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB

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