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    November 2019

    14 Nov

    HPC Specialized VMs - HB and HC-series

    Azure HB & HC Virtual Machines expand to new regions

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    14 Nov

    Azure Key Vault Virtual Machine extension now generally available

    The Azure Key Vault Virtual Machine extension makes it easier for apps running on virtual machines to use certificates from a key vault, by abstracting the common tasks as well as best practices.

    • Key Vault
    • Security
    14 Nov

    Extension of Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure beyond virtual machines

    Customer Lockbox provides customers the capability to control Azure support engineers' access to workloads that contain customer data This expanded support now provides customers control over access to their data for a larger set of Azure offerings.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    14 Nov

    Azure Disk Encryption in more places, and more services offering customer-managed keys

    Azure Disk Encryption enables you to encrypt your Azure Virtual Machine disks with your keys safeguarded in Azure Key Vault.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    12 Nov

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server—Reserved capacity is now available

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future PostgreSQL servers.

    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Open Source
    • Pricing & Offerings
    12 Nov

    Azure Database for MariaDB—Reserved capacity is now available

    Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.

    • Azure Database for MariaDB
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Open Source
    • Pricing & Offerings
    12 Nov

    Azure Database for MySQL—Reserved capacity is now available

    Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.

    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Open Source
    • Pricing & Offerings
    11 Nov

    Azure Stream Analytics—Real-time scoring with custom machine learning models

    Azure Stream Analytics now supports high-performance, real-time scoring by taking advantage of custom pre-trained machine learning models that are managed by Azure Machine Learning service and hosted in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) or Azure Container Instances, using a workflow that doesn't require users to write any code.

    • Azure Stream Analytics
    • Features
    5 Nov

    Announcing enhancements to Azure Virtual WAN

    Significant updates include the preview of hub-to-hub.

    • Virtual WAN
    • Services
    4 Nov

    Azure Firewall Manager is now in preview

    Azure Firewall Manager Preview is a security management service that provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters. It works with Azure Virtual WAN Hub, a Microsoft-managed resource that lets you easily create hub and spoke architectures. When security and routing policies are associated with such a hub, it is referred to as a Secured Virtual Hub.

    • Azure Firewall
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Vulnerability assessment in Azure Security Center

    Applications that are installed in virtual machines could often have vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach of the virtual machine. We are announcing that the Security Center Standard tier includes built-in vulnerability assessment for virtual machines for no additional fee.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Advanced data security for SQL servers on Azure Virtual Machines

    Azure Security Center’s support for threat protection and vulnerability assessment for SQL DBs running on IaaS virtual machines (VMs) is now in preview

    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    New Azure Monitor Application Insights agent is now available

    For customers who have ASP.NET applications hosted on Azure Virtual Machines running IIS, we’re adding a new “codeless” onboarding method that uses an agent and doesn’t require access to the code.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    4 Nov

    IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available

    Azure Virtual Network is now generally available worldwide. IPv6 support within the virtual network and to the internet enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own corporate networks.

    • Virtual Network
    • Services
    4 Nov

    Azure generation 2 virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available

    Generation 2 VMs are now generally available in Azure. New available features include Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX), support for large VMs (up to 12 TBs), and the ability to provision OS Disks sizes that exceed 2 TBs.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Services
    4 Nov

    Azure Red Hat OpenShift hourly prices

    Announcing the possibility to use hourly pay as you go prices right away for Azure Red Hat OpenShift without the need to pre-purchase reserved instances.

    • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    4 Nov

    Support for multiple node pools in Azure Kubernetes Service is now available

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for multiple node pools, now generally available, allows you to use different virtual machines sizes in each pool to run various workloads in a single AKS cluster.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    4 Nov

    New virtual machine scale sets capabilities are now in preview

    New virtual machine scale sets features simplify the management of virtual machines while improving their runtime and performance capabilities.

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    4 Nov

    Azure Bastion is now generally available

    At Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Bastion, a fully managed platform as a service (PaaS) service that provides more secure and seamless RDP and SSH access to virtual machines directly through the Azure portal.

    • Azure Bastion
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    4 Nov

    New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-seriesvirtual machines are now available.

    New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines (VMs) based on AMD EPYC™ are now available. They are ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

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