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May 2020

May 29

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
May 29

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
May 29

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
May 29

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
May 28

Azure Databases extension for Visual Studio Code

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Databases extension for Visual Studio Code, with support for Azure Cosmos DB and Azure PostgreSQL, is now available.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
May 27

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
May 27

Azure Content Delivery Network from Verizon Rules Engine is upgrading to V4

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Content Delivery Network from Verizon is upgrading from version 3 (V3) to version 4 (v4). No downtime or end user impact is anticipated.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Services
May 27

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
May 27

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
May 27

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
May 27

Azure Advisor recommendation digests now availab

NOW AVAILABLE

Receive a periodic, customizable notification of your available Advisor recommendations to help you stay current on Azure best practices.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Services
May 27

Azure Service Health—Emerging issues now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Service Health now surfaces new widespread Azure service issues which were previously only available on the Azure Status page.

  • Azure Service Health
  • Gallery
May 27

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Central US, West US, South Central US, US Gov Virginia, France Central, and Japan East.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
May 27

Azure server-side encryption with customer-managed keys now available for Azure Ultra Disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Server-side encryption (SSE) with customer-managed keys (CMK) is now available for Azure Ultra Disks in all regions that support Ultra Disks.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
May 27

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
May 27

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
May 27

Azure DevTest Labs is now available in Switzerland regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DevTest Labs is now available in the Switzerland North and Switzerland West regions.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Regions & Datacenters
May 27

Azure Firewall May 2020 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

Two new key features are now available in Azure Firewall—forced tunneling and SQL FQDN filtering. Additionally, we’re increasing the limit for multiple public IP addresses from 100 to 250 for both DNAT and SNAT.

  • Security
May 26

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
May 26

Service Bus Explorer on the Azure portal is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Send, receive, and peek from queues, topics, and subscriptions, now from the Azure portal (in preview).

  • Service Bus
  • Service Bus Messaging
  • Features
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools

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