Monthly updates for May 2019
Effective July 1, 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.
Effective July 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure NetApp Files will change due to a change in the unit of measure.
Use managed Kubernetes for all of your workloads whether they’re in Windows, Linux or both.
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.
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.
Azure AD Conditional Access policy for the combined MFA and password reset security info registration experience
Control the conditions in which sentive security information for multi-factor authentication and self-service password reset can be registered.
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.
Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.
Enhanced Gremlin functionality in Cosmos DB Gremlin API is now available.
Azure Cosmos DB SQL API provides support for Distinct, Skip & Take, Correlated Subquery, and Composite indexes.
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.
Now generally available, the orafce extension is supported on Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
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.
Azure Cosmos DB now provides support for databases, containers, and offers in Azure Resource Manager.
HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe
Passwords for accounts created in Azure AD can now be up to 256 characters including spaces.
Azure Dev Spaces is now available in the East US, East US 2, Central US, West US 2, North Europe, West Europe, UK South, Southeast Asia, Australia East, Canada Central, and Canada East regions.
Announcing exciting updates that improve the user experience in the Azure portal
Public IP Prefix, a reserved range of static IP addresses, is generally available in all Azure public regions, China cloud regions, and Government cloud regions.