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    May 2019

    May 19

    Azure Security Center new Azure Linux analytics agent

    Azure Security Center is beginning roll out of a new Azure Linux analytics agent to improve the onboarding of Linux VMs and servers to Security Center

    May 18

    Azure Monitor Dynamic Threshold meter name change

    Effective July 1, 2019, the meter name for Dynamic Threshold feature in Azure Monitor will change.

    May 18

    Azure Search Document Cracking Image Extraction Resource GUID name change

    Effective July 1, 2019, the Azure Search Document Cracking Image Extraction Resource GUID name will change.

    May 18

    Azure Search Basic Unit and Standard Unit Resource GUID change

    Effective July 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure Search Basic Unit and Standard S1, S2 and S3 Unit for the Japan West region will change.

    May 18

    Azure App Service Basic, Standard, Premium v2 Plans Resource GUID change

    On July 1, 2019, some resource GUIDs for Azure App Service Basic, Standard, and Premium v2 Plans will change as the global region resource GUIDs will break out into regional resource GUIDs.

    May 18

    Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 meter name change

    Effective July 1, 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.

    May 18

    Azure NetApp Files Resource GUID change

    Effective July 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure NetApp Files will change due to a change in the unit of measure.

    May 17

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports Windows Server containers

    Use managed Kubernetes for all of your workloads whether they’re in Windows, Linux or both.

    May 16

    Update 19.05 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.05 feature release is available today via the Retail Evaluation feed. The regular Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.04; we plan to upgrade it to 19.05 in two weeks.

    May 16

    Kubernetes integration with Azure Pipelines is now available

    You can now use GitHub identity to login into the Azure DevOps portal. In addition, you can take your GitHub repo all the way to Kubernetes using a YAML based multistage pipeline.

    May 16

    Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

    NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.

    May 15

    Reserved instance pricing in the Dev/Test Offer

    Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.

    May 15

    Upgraded Gremlin API functionality for Azure Cosmos DB is now available

    Enhanced Gremlin functionality in Cosmos DB Gremlin API is now available.

    May 15

    Enhanced SQL API query functionality in Azure Cosmos DB is now available

    Azure Cosmos DB SQL API provides support for Distinct, Skip & Take, Correlated Subquery, and Composite indexes.

    May 15

    Slow query log integration with Azure Monitor for Azure Database for MariaDB is now supported

    Azure Database for MariaDB users can now take advantage of generally available support for slow query log integration with Azure Monitor, which allows you to export your logs to Azure Monitor logs (previously named Log Analytics), Event Hubs, and Azure Storage.

    May 15

    The Orafce extension on Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now available

    Now generally available, the orafce extension is supported on Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    May 15

    Read replica across regions for Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL

    Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    May 15

    Azure Cosmos DB Operator role for role-based access control (RBAC) is now available

    Azure Cosmos DB now provides a new RBAC role: Cosmos DB Operator. This new role lets you provision Azure Cosmos accounts, databases, and containers, but can’t access the keys that are required to access the data.

    May 15

    Enhanced Azure Resource Manager support for Azure Cosmos DB is now available

    Azure Cosmos DB now provides support for databases, containers, and offers in Azure Resource Manager.

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