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November 2020

Nov 25

Export and manage Azure Policy as code with GitHub

IN PREVIEW

New integrations in between Azure Policy and GitHub are now in public preview.

  • Azure Policy
  • Compliance
  • Management
Nov 25

Azure Databricks Achieves FedRAMP High Authorization on Microsoft Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

With this certification, customers can now use Azure Databricks to process the U.S. government’s most sensitive, unclassified data in cloud computing environments, including data that involves the protection of life and financial assets.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Compliance
Nov 25

Azure Resource Manager template support for Azure file share backup

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now leverage Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template to configure backup for Azure file shares.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management
Nov 24

Microsoft to establish its first datacenter region in Sweden

IN DEVELOPMENT

The new region is anticipated to include Microsoft Azure, with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform to follow.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Nov 24

More IOPS at no additional cost for Azure Files premium tier

NOW AVAILABLE

All premium shares get additional baseline and burst input/output per second (IOPS) at zero cost, providing better performance and lower cost of deployment.

  • Premium Files Storage
  • Azure Files
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 24

Unified Connection Monitor in Network Watcher is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments. It brings together the best of Network Performance Monitor and Connection Monitor (classic).

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 23

Azure portal November 2020 update

NOW AVAILABLE

Updates include moving resources from a resource group to another region and a filter pills update.

  • Features
  • Management
Nov 23

The Azure Cloud Shell image has been updated

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cloud Shell has been updated to use a new base image. This will provide updates to some of the most common tools and commands.

  • Cloud Shell
  • SDK and Tools
  • Management
Nov 23

Azure Boards - Delivery Plans 2.0 is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

With this release, we're announcing the public preview release of Delivery Plans 2.0 and other improvements.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Nov 20

Azure Data Factory adds cached lookups and enhanced zoom design to data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) has made it easier to view and manage large, complex ETL patterns with new zoom controls for complex graph design. ADF has also added cached lookups to data flows for more efficient and faster design patterns.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Nov 20

Multiple new features for Azure VPN Gateway are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Take advantage of multiple new enhancements and features that are now generally available in Azure VPN Gateway.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
Nov 20

Azure Shared Image Gallery--New features are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Shared Image Gallery introduces new features to copy image versions, use disks or VMs to create image versions, and export a managed from an image version.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
Nov 19

Azure Site Recovery - Support for increased disk size in Azure VM disaster recovery is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Protect Azure VMs with increased disk sizes.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
Nov 19

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines Guest Health is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the Public Preview of the Guest Health feature of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines, that monitors the health of your virtual machines and fires an alert when any of the parameters being monitored are outside the acceptable range.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Management
Nov 19

A new version of Text Analytics is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Text Analytics new API version supports batch processing and healthcare scenarios.

  • Text Analytics
  • Features
Nov 19

Performance tiers for Premium SSDs is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Achieve higher performance and cost savings on Azure Disk Storage with performance tiers.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Nov 18

Node.js 14 for Azure Functions is now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Developers can now build and publish Azure Functions Apps using Node.js 14.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Nov 17

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
Nov 17

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
Nov 17

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
  • Services
  • Management

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