Updates Archives

Monthly updates for December 2019

31 Dec

Azure Red Hat OpenShift region expansion

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now generally available in Brazil South, Central India, Japan East, Korea Central, North Central US and South Africa North.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
30 Dec

Service-aided subnet configuration for managed instance in Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

To address customer security and manageability requirements, managed instance, a deployment capability of Azure SQL Database, is transitioning from a manual to service-aided subnet configuration.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
26 Dec

Azure Migrate now supports assessment of physical servers

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Support to assess physical servers is now available in preview in Azure Migrate, in addition to the existing support for VMware and Hyper-V servers.

23 Dec

Improvements to Azure Monitor for containers could impact your queries

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Azure Monitor for containers agent, version ciprod12042019, introduces major improvements in resource use and data volume optimisations to help reduce costs. As part of these improvements, we have disabled the collection of Name and Image fields in the ContainerLog table since these fields are available in other tables

  • Azure Monitor
20 Dec

Azure Active Directory Domain Services meter name changes

The meter names of Azure Active Directory Domain Services directory objects will change between 10th December 2019 and 1st February 2020. The name changes will be in effect to accommodate upcoming enhancements. This will not impact existing service behavior, only the name you see on your bill.

  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Security
20 Dec

Csharp and Java SDKs for IoT Plug and Play are now in Preview

IN PREVIEW

We have added two more SDK languages to the IoT Plug and Play public preview. You can now develop with the Azure IoT Csharp SDK and the Azure IoT Java SDK, in addition to Azure IoT SDK for Node.js and Azure IoT SDK for C.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Central
19 Dec

Azure Australia Central Region Changes

Effective 1 February 2020 , the pricing promotion for the Azure Australia Central regions will end and all services in Australia Central and Australia Central 2 will be price-matched to Australia East.

19 Dec

Azure Cognitive Speech Services meter ID changes

Effective 1st February 2020, the Resource GUIDs (also known as Meter IDs) of Custom Voice endpoint hosting in Speech Services will change. Billing will change from daily to hourly.

  • Speech Services
19 Dec

Azure DevOps—Create a dashboard without a team

NOW AVAILABLE

With this latest update sprint to Azure DevOps, it is now possible to create a dashboard without associating it to a team. The dashboard will be visible to everyone in the project and you decide who can edit or manage it. In addition, a sprint burndown thumbnail has been added. Configure it to burndown based on stories, story points or by count of tasks.

19 Dec

Azure Backup resource group for virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup policy for virtual machines (VMs) now lets you customise the resource group name created by Backup so you can update it as your company requires.

  • Azure Backup
18 Dec

Azure Search meter names will change on 1st February 2020

Effective 1st February 2020, the meter names of Azure Search will change.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
18 Dec

Azure SQL Database managed instance meter PITRs name changes

Effective 1st February 2020, the meter names of Azure SQL Database managed instance point-in-time restore (PITR) backup will change.

  • Managed Instance
  • Azure SQL Database
18 Dec

Azure IOT Central meter IDs will change on 3rd February 2020

Effective 3rd February 2020, the meter IDs of Azure IoT Central will change based on the number of message allocations. The Overages Messages meter ID will change as well. Modify your billing routines that rely on meter IDs. Your pricing may also be impacted. See the pricing page for details.

  • Azure IoT Central
18 Dec

IoT Hub feature, service tags, is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

With the general availability of IoT Hub service tags, customers can discover IoT Hub service endpoints’ IP addresses with ease.

  • Azure IoT Hub
18 Dec

Azure Data Box Disk is now available in East Asia

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Box Disk is now available in the East Asia (Hong Kong) region. This is in addition to the other Azure regions where Data Box Disk is already available—US, EU, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Azure Government (US).

  • Data Box Disk
18 Dec

Azure SQL Database Gen 4 hardware approaching end of life in 2020

Target retirement date: December 18, 2019

Azure SQL Database is beginning the decommissioning process of Gen 4 Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell)-based CPUs and is transitioning to Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz and Intel SP8160 (Skylake) processors for all new deployments.

  • Azure SQL Database
17 Dec

Serial console for Azure Virual Machines now available in US Government Cloud

IN PREVIEW

Serial console is now available in preview in the Azure US Government Cloud, allowing customers in the government-only clouds to access the serial console of their VMs or virtual machine scale set instances.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
17 Dec

Azure Monitor for VMs now stores data in dedicated data types

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs) now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
17 Dec

Azure Service Map now stores data in dedicated data types

NOW AVAILABLE

Service Map now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Cloud Services
  • Service Fabric
16 Dec

Data Factory Expands Data Flow Parameterisation Capabilities

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory expands parameterisation capabilities to make data flows even more reusable and scalable.

  • Data Factory

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