Monthly updates for July 2019
The latest Azure Sphere preview quality release is now available via the Retail feed. This update fixes a bug that prevented the deletion of production-signed temporary images. Important—Update your development devices to the latest release no later than August 5, 2019.
The latest update rollup for Azure Site Recovery is now available.
The engineering team behind Azure DevOps is constantly at work delivering enhancements and new features across our services. We recently added new capabilities at an unprecedented pace for Azure DevOps. The highlights listed below are just a few of the new features coming in the next few months. Visit the DevOps feature timeline for a complete list.
The network traffic of Azure SQL Database managed instance is now contained within Azure cloud by default. This update enhances the security and prevents exfiltration of data via Internet.
GPU Optimized Visualization VMs now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure Regions
NVv3-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure regions.
New features added to the ADF service this week make handling flexible schemas and schema drift scenarios super easy when construction Mapping Data Flows for data transformation at scale
We are excited to announce a preview release of Azure marketplace charges within our Cost Analysis tool for Pay-As-You-Go customers. As a part of this preview you can now analyze your marketplace charges alongside your Azure service charges within Cost Analysis and reconcile your Azure marketplace invoice using both Cost Analysis and a new usage csv download API.
New SQL related recommendations are now available
New improvements have been added to network security group (NSG), which filters network traffic to and from various Azure resources—Specify ICMP as the protocol in your NSG rules and override the default Azure platform considerations.
Azure Security Center allows you to protect your end-to-end IoT deployment with threat protection that identifies emerging threats and provides you with steps for remediation.
Effective September 1, 2019, the meter names of Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Pre-built and Custom will change.
In the Sprint 155 Update of Azure DevOps, we are introducing new Azure Boards reports to make it easier for you to track important team metrics. You will see the new reports under the Analytics tab in the Boards, Backlog and Sprint hubs.
Azure Blob lifecycle management is now enhanced with expanded regional availability and intuitive portal experience.
The following recommendation has been disabled: Access to storage accounts with firewall and virtual network configurations should be restricted (Preview)
Effective September 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) for Virtual Network Gateway standard and high performance will change.
Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud, enabling U.S. public sector customers to create sophisticated search solutions.
Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0.
Azure Mv2-series virtual machines (VMs) offering up to 6 TB of memory are now available for the US West 2 region
Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3 TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now generally available for the US West 2 region. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.
Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now available in preview.
Azure Lab Services now has a new instance size available—Medium (nested virtualization) that’s priced at USD0.55 per hour across all regions (55 lab units per hour).