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Monthly updates for November 2020

17 Nov

SMB Multichannel preview is now available on Azure Files premium tier

IN PREVIEW

Lower your deployment cost and increase you Server Message Block (SMB) 3.x client’s performance with Azure Files SMB Multichannel.

  • Premium Files Storage
  • Azure Files
  • Services
  • Features
17 Nov

HDInsight HBase Accelerated Writes with Premium Data Lake Storage Gen2 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

With Premium Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 support for accelerated writes HDInsight HBase cluster, customers can now have increased read performance compared to standard storage and also take advantage of Hierarchical namespace feature of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
17 Nov

Azure Backup for SAP HANA backup - User management improvements

NOW AVAILABLE

The permissions required by a Azure Backup user for SAP HANA backup is now much simpler and automatically handled by a simple script from Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Services
17 Nov

Cognitive Services Speech adds new Neural TTS voices and general availability of Neural TTS in containers

IN PREVIEW

Speech service adds 10 new neural Text to Speech (TTS) voices and announces general availability of Neural TTS in containers.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text to Speech
  • Features
17 Nov

Azure Backup for SAP HANA databases now supports Incremental backups – Public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup for SAP HANA now supports HANA incremental backups which allows you to have faster and more cost-effective backups.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
17 Nov

Azure Kubernetes Service updates for November 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS updates in general availability include ephemeral OS disk support, AKS containerd support, maxSurge support, Kubernetes 1.19 support, and more.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
16 Nov

General availability: VPN over ExpressRoute private peering

NOW AVAILABLE

VPN over ExpressRoute allows customers to encrypt all traffic going over their ExpressRoute circuit. VPN over ExpressRoute, combined with site-to-site and point-to-site VPN provides end-to-end encryption between data centers, branch offices and remote users.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Security
  • Features
16 Nov

Public preview: Application Insight in UAE North

IN PREVIEW

UAE North is now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health using Application Insight.

  • Application Insights
  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
16 Nov

Public preview: Azure Log Analytics in Germany West Central, UAE North, and Switzerland West

IN PREVIEW

Germany West Central, UAE North, and Switzerland West are now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage using Azure Log Analytics.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
16 Nov

General availability: Application Insight in Australia Central, Brazil Southeast, and Norway East

NOW AVAILABLE

Application Insight, a part of Azure Monitor, is now generally available in Australia Central, Brazil Southeast, and Norway East regions for customers to collect telemetry and analyze their service health in production environments.

  • Application Insights
  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
16 Nov

General availability: Azure Log Analytics in Brazil Southeast and Norway East

NOW AVAILABLE

Log Analytics, a feature of Azure Monitor, is now generally available for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage in Brazil Southeast and Norway East.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters
12 Nov

Custom Translator V2 upgrade (full trainability) is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Custom Translator completed the full V2 platform upgrade to deliver an even bigger translation quality gain than before. Customers can now build custom models with all document types (Training, Testing, Tuning, Phrase Dictionary, and Sentence Dictionary) using full text documents, like Office documents, PDFs, HTML, and plain text.

  • Translator
  • Services
12 Nov

New SAP HANA Certified Memory-Optimized Virtual Machines now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are expanding our SAP HANA certifications, enabling you to run production SAP HANA workloads on the Edsv4 virtual machines sizes.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
12 Nov

Azure IoT Central new and updated features—October 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

October updates job scheduling, enhanced IoT Edge support, dashboard improvements, and documentation updates.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
11 Nov

New version of SSMS and ADS tools for serverless SQL pools in Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Serverless SQL pool released a new version of SSMS and ADS which improves scripting in object explorer and increases stability.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • SDK and Tools
11 Nov

Azure achieves Service Organization Controls compliance for 14 additional services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure gives you some of the industry’s broadest certifications for the critical SOC 1, 2, and 3 compliance offering, which is widely used around the world.

  • Compliance
11 Nov

Service Fabric release 7.2 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This release brings new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.

  • Service Fabric
  • Features
11 Nov

Support for Oracle WebLogic Server on Azure Kubernetes Service is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This initial release of solutions jointly developed between Microsoft and Oracle enables you to bring your WebLogic workloads to a managed Kubernetes service on Azure.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
  • Features
11 Nov

.NET 5 now available in App Service

NOW AVAILABLE

App Service support for .NET 5 applications is available across all public regions and scenarios on both Windows and Linux App Service plans.

  • App Service
  • Features
11 Nov

Redis 6.0 is now in preview for Azure Cache for Redis

IN PREVIEW

Redis 6.0 (preview) for Azure Cache for Redis brings several new features enhancing developer productivity including Redis Streams (new list data type), new commands, improved HyperLogLog performance, and more.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Management
  • Features

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