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    October 2019

    15 Oct

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

    Managed instance, a deployment capability of Azure SQL Database, is transitioning from a manual to service-aided subnet configuration, now in preview.

    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    8 Oct

    Azure Monitor Log Analytics retention is now configurable by data type

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Data retention in Azure Monitor Log Analytics can now be configured for each data type, rather than only a single retention setting for the entire workspace.

    • Management
    8 Oct

    Updates to Azure Cost Management—September 2019

    Updates to Azure Cost Management include a new invoice details view, automated reporting across subscriptions and ability to share charts outside the Azure portal.

    • Features
    • Management
    1 Oct

    Recovery Services REST API—Switch to API version 13-05-2019 or above

    If you are directly accessing the backup protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 13-05-2019 or above.

    • Recovery Services
    • Azure Backup
    • Management
    • Services

    September 2019

    25 Sep

    Azure Cosmos DB recommendations keep you on the right track

    Azure Cosmos DB gets updated frequently, so to make it easier to stay up-to-date, we have introduced automatic and tailored recommendations for all Azure Cosmos DB users.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    • Management
    20 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    19 Sep

    Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

    Azure Policy now supports remediation for tagging so you can bring 100% of your resources back to compliance.

    • Azure Policy
    • Management
    19 Sep

    Monitor bandwidth usage for all peered Azure virtual networks with ExpressRoute

    Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.

    • Network Watcher
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • ExpressRoute
    • Management
    17 Sep

    Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is in development

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    A new Azure Analysis Services setting now in development will improve performance and consistency of query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Get targeted log analysis with improvements to the Diagnostic Logs extension of Azure Analysis Services. Diagnostic Logs now allow you to access and break out server metrics for each query replica with the scale-out feature.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Synchronisation of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimised copy API, which significantly reduces synchronisation time on average.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    9 Sep

    Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

    Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

    • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    9 Sep

    Azure Cost Management updates—July 2019

    We are always looking for ways to learn more about your challenges and how Azure Cost Management can help you better understand where you're accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns and optimise costs to empower you to do more with less. Read about what is new in Azure Cost Management Labs, learn about recent updates including how to create targeted budgets with filters and forecast costs and watch new videos.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    • Management
    4 Sep

    Azure Blueprints—NIST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint release is now live

    NIST SP 800-53 R4 is now live as a built-in blueprint in Azure Blueprints.

    • Azure Blueprints
    • Compliance
    • Management

    August 2019

    26 Aug

    It’s now easier to share customised views in Azure Cost Management

    There is a new, more convenient way to share customized views in Azure Cost Management—directly from cost analysis.

    • Cost Management
    • Management
    26 Aug

    Azure Monitor Application Insights variable retention is now available in preview

    It’s now possible to configure the data retention on your Azure Monitor Application Insights resources from 30 days up to 730 days.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    26 Aug

    Azure Cost Management – Save and share customised views

    Customising a view in Azure Cost Management is easy. Pick the date range you need, group the data to see a breakdown, choose the right visualisation and you are good to go. See how to pin your view to a dashboard, share links, and to save and share customised views.

    • Cost Management
    • Management
    21 Aug

    Help protect large data disks Azure Site Recovery

    You can now protect large data disks of up to 8 TB in size with Azure Site Recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Management
    14 Aug

    Recent Rendering performance improvements now available in Power BI Embedded

    Power BI Embedded recently improved performance in two key areas: embedding different reports into the same iframe and query caching for embedded reports.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    • Management
    8 Aug

    Azure Monitor for Containers with Prometheus support for AKS engines is now in preview

    Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers brings together the best of two worlds. Typically, to use Prometheus you need to set up and manage a Prometheus server with a database. With the Azure Monitor integration, no Prometheus server is needed—simply expose the Prometheus endpoint through your exporters or pods (application), and the containerized agent for Azure Monitor for containers can scrape the metrics for you. A seamless onboarding experience to collect Prometheus metrics with Azure Monitor is provided.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Management

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