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June 2020

3 Jun

HBv2-Series VMs now available in West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the West US 2 region.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
2 Jun

New Azure Virtual Machines with high-performance local SSD are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Dd v4-series and Ed v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor. The Dd v4-series and Dds v4 virtual machine (VM) sizes are well suited for applications that benefit from low latency, high-speed local storage (up to 2,400 GiB.) The Edv4-series and Edsv4-series VM sizes are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications and feature up to 504 GiB of RAM, in addition to high-performance local SSD storage (up to 2,400 GiB.)

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
2 Jun

Azure Dedicated Hosts now support additional Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Deploy M-series, NV v3-series and NV v4-series Azure Virtual Machines on Azure Dedicated Hosts. This will expand the range of workloads you can run on Dedicated Hosts to include memory-intensive and graphics-intensive applications.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
2 Jun

Azure Shared Image Gallery—New features are now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

New preview features now available in Azure Shared Image Gallery.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build
2 Jun

Azure Shared Image Gallery features are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New features in Azure Shared Image Gallery are now generally available.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build
1 Jun

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale—Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys now in preview

IN PREVIEW

For the Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database, TDE with bring your own key (BYOK) support is now available in preview. TDE with BYOK gives customers full and granular control over usage and management of the database encryption key (also known as TDE protector) and enables central management of keys in Azure Key Vault.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security
1 Jun

Azure Database for PostgreSQL—Single Server now available in the France South region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL—Single Server is now available in the France South region.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Regions & Datacenters
1 Jun

Azure Database for MariaDB is now available in the France South region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available in the France South region.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Regions & Datacenters
1 Jun

Azure Database for MySQL is now available in France South

NOW AVAILABLE

To provide a best-in-class managed open-source database offering, Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available in the France South region.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Regions & Datacenters

May 2020

30 May

Azure Text Analytics—Opinion mining is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Opinion mining is now available in preview. A feature of sentiment analysis, it provides more granular information on the opinions related to aspects of a product or service mentioned in a review.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
29 May

Windows Virtual Desktop media optimisation for Microsoft Teams is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Media optimisation for Microsoft Teams is now available for Windows Desktop client on Windows 10 machines

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
29 May

Azure Text Analytics v3 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Text Analytics v3 with sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, language detection and named entity recognition capabilities, as well as model version controls, is now generally available.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
29 May

Key Vault bring your own key (BYOK) is now generally available

A new bring your own key (BYOK) method to import keys securely from on-premises HSMs into Azure Key Vault is now generally available. This BYOK method can be used to import keys from any supported on-premises HSM.

  • Key Vault
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Security
29 May

Azure Site Recovery now supports proximity placement groups

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Ensure both lower latency and greater resiliency of your business-critical applications by using proximity placement groups and Azure Site Recovery in tandem.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
  • Management
27 May

Backup your SAP HANA databases running on RHEL using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), one of the widely used Linux operating systems running SAP HANA, is now available in preview. This preview is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South and US Gov IOWA.

  • Azure Backup
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Features
27 May

Rehost or modernize existing applications and support modern cloud apps with Azure SQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL is the family of SQL cloud databases providing flexible deployment options for a wide variety of application patterns and control requirements.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
27 May

Machine Learning on Azure SQL Managed Instance limited preview available

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning services with support for R and Python languages now include limited preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
27 May

Azure Backup now provides protection against accidental deletion of Azure file shares

NOW AVAILABLE

To provide protection against cyberattacks or accidental deletion, Azure Backup now has protection against the accidental or malicious deletion of backed-up file shares. shares

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
27 May

Azure DevTest Labs environments are now available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DevTest Labs environments are now available in Azure Government.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
26 May

Log Analytics New Query Experience - Example Queries

NOW AVAILABLE

Introducing the new Example Query experience in Log Analytics. Example queries are now "front and center" complete with a brand new look and over 250 example queries for our top Azure resources

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

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