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September 2020

23 Sep

New maintenance control features

IN PREVIEW

Increase control over maintenance operations and ensure higher availability for your business-critical applications with two new features now in preview. You can now schedule host maintenance operations in addition to the already available manual updates. Additionally, we are adding the ability for you to control when guest OS image updates on Virtual Machine Scale Sets are rolled out.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
23 Sep

Column-level encryption for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics already provides a breadth of options that can be used to handle sensitive data in a secure manner—we are expanding that support with the introduction of Column Level Encryption (CLE).

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
23 Sep

New MERGE command for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Users can now synchronize two tables in a single step, streamlining the data processing using a single step statement while improving code readability and debugging.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
23 Sep

Windows IoT Microsoft Edge Kiosk Mode in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft Edge can now be run in Kiosk mode on Windows IoT

  • Windows 10 IoT Core Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Operating System
  • Features
22 Sep

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server is a new deployment option that provides better control and flexibility, more options for high availability, and cost optimization controls.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
22 Sep

Logic Apps updated with new hosting options, improved performance and developer workflows

IN PREVIEW

Logic Apps is now updated with new hosting options and performance and development improvements that will enable you to build modern workflow-enabled apps.

  • Logic Apps
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
22 Sep

Debug API Management policies in real time

IN PREVIEW

Debug API Management policies with the Visual Studio Code extension for Azure API Management

  • API Management
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Azure Arc enabled data services now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Run Azure Arc enabled data services on premises on any infrastructure of your choice with Azure cloud benefits like elastic scale, unified management, and a cloud billing model while staying always current.

  • Azure Arc
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Management
22 Sep

Accelerate analytics and AI workloads with Photon powered Delta Engine on Azure Databricks

IN PREVIEW

Photon powered Delta Engine is a 100% Apache Spark-compatible vectorized query engine designed to take advantage of modern CPU architecture for extremely fast parallel processing of data.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
22 Sep

Azure Stream Analytics clusters with VNet support (Preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics clusters delivers support for Azure Virtual Network (VNet) and more predictable performance.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
22 Sep

Azure Object Anchors is now in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2020

Align and anchor holographic content to objects. Register to be considered for Azure Object Anchors private preview.

  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Announcing Private Azure Marketplace in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Private Azure Marketplace enables you to govern the apps available for deployment for your organization

  • Marketplace
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
22 Sep

Azure AD authentication features for Azure SQL DB, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

These new preview features extend existing functionality, remove user limitations, and provide customers with greater ease of use when setting up Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
22 Sep

Visual Studio Code extension diagnostics + periscope

IN PREVIEW

This Visual Studio Code extension enables developers to use AKS periscope and AKS diagnostics in their development workflow to quickly diagnose and troubleshoot their clusters.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
22 Sep

Public preview: Azure role-based access control (RBAC) for Kubernetes authorization

IN PREVIEW

Achieve unified management and access control across Azure resources, AKS, and Kubernetes resources.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
22 Sep

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will be generally available on October 30, 2020

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will help organizations adapt and build scalable modalities of care while safeguarding patients, care teams, and assets.

  • Azure API for FHIR
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Microsoft plans to establish new cloud datacenter region in Arizona

IN PREVIEW

Today, we are taking a significant step toward that goal, revealing plans for our newest sustainable datacenter region in Arizona, which will become our West US 3 region.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
22 Sep

Announcing the public preview of Azure Automanage

IN PREVIEW

A new approach to managing Windows Server virtual machines in Azure.

  • Security
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Management
22 Sep

New Azure Cognitive Services and capabilities in preview

IN PREVIEW

Preview capabilities in Azure Cognitive Services Decision, Vision, and containers categories.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Network Virtual Appliances from Cisco can be installed directly into the Virtual WAN hub

IN PREVIEW

Azure is partnering with third-party Network Virtual Appliance (NVA) partners to allow customers to choose to deploy an NVA directly into the Virtual WAN hub as an option for SD-WAN connectivity.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite

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