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    Monthly updates for August 2019

    Aug 29

    Soft delete for virtual machines in Azure Backup

    We now provide soft delete capability to help protect cloud backups for IaaS virtual machines from accidental as well as malicious deletion.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    Aug 28

    Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Switzerland

    The new datacenter regions meet critical data residency, security, and compliance requirements critical to leading Swiss organizations in regulated industries.

    • Regions & Datacenters
    Aug 28

    Azure Data Factory mapping data flows adds SQL scripts to sink transformation

    Azure Data Factory has added the ability to execute custom SQL scripts from your SQL sink transformation in mapping data flows. Now you can easily perform options such as disabling indexes, allows identity inserts, and other DDL/DML operations from data flows.

    • Data Factory
    • Features
    Aug 26

    It’s now easier to share customized views in Azure Cost Management

    There’s a new, more convenient way to share customized views in Azure Cost Management—directly from cost analysis.

    • Cost Management + Billing
    • Management
    Aug 26

    Service Fabric Azure Files Volume Driver is now generally available

    Service Fabric Azure Files Volume Driver is now generally available. The Azure Files volume plugin is a Docker volume plugin that provides Azure Files based volumes for Docker containers.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    Aug 26

    Azure Monitor Application Insights variable retention is now available in preview

    It’s now possible to configure the data retention on your Azure Monitor Application Insights resources from 30 days up to 730 days.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    Aug 26

    Azure Cost Management – Save and share customized views

    Customizing a view in Azure Cost Management is easy. Pick the date range you need, group the data to see a breakdown, choose the right visualization, and you're good to go. See how to pin your view to a dashboard, share links, and to save and share customized views.

    • Cost Management + Billing
    • Management
    Aug 26

    Azure Site Recovery update rollup 39—August 2019

    This update provides information on recent fixes as well as download links to the latest versions of Site Recovery components.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    Aug 23

    Storage Ultra Disks meter name change

    Effective October 1, 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.

    • Managed Disks
    • Services
    Aug 23

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release is now available

    The Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release, which includes bug fixes and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions. The updates for .NET SDK, Java SDK, and Service Fabric Runtime will soon be available for all regions through Web Platform Installer, NuGet packages, and Maven repositories.

    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    Aug 21

    Announcing pricing decrease for Azure App Service on the Premium plan

    We are happy to announce a price reduction of an average of 35% for Linux App Service on the Premium v2 plan (pricing may vary by regional meters). This price reduction makes the decision point between hosting on a Standard App Service plan or a Premium v2 App Service plan a much simpler one.

    • App Service (Linux)
    • Web Apps Linux
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Aug 21

    Global trace flags are now available in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    You can now enable trace flags on Azure SQL Database Managed Instance to increase compatibility of your Managed Instance Database Engine and SQL Server Database Engine.

    • Features
    Aug 21

    Azure IoT Hub manual failover now available

    This feature is part of IoT Hub cloud service and allows customers to failover an IoT hub instance from its primary Azure region to its corresponding geo-paired region.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Features
    • Services
    Aug 21

    Azure Function Consumption plan for Linux is now available

    The Azure Functions Consumption hosting plan is now generally available for Linux-based applications.

    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Open Source
    • Services
    Aug 21

    Python support in Azure Functions is now available

    Python support in Azure Functions is now generally available and ready for production workloads.

    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Open Source
    • Services
    Aug 21

    Just-in-time (JIT) VM access for Azure Firewall is now generally available

    Secure your Azure Firewall protected environments, in addition to your NSG protected environments, with just-in-time VM access.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Aug 21

    Security Center now has single click remediation to boost your security posture (in preview)

    Remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources in a single click by using Secure Score, a tool that helps you assess your workload security posture.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Aug 21

    Azure SQL provides a unified management experience

    Azure SQL is a modern SQL platform that serves developers and enterprises by offering a rich selection of deployment options, powered by an industry leading SQL Server engine.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Aug 21

    SQL data discovery and classification for Azure SQL Database is now available

    SQL data discovery and classification, which provides advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering, classifying, labeling, and protecting sensitive data, is now available.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Aug 21

    Same region read replica is now available for Azure Database for MariaDB

    Azure Database for MariaDB now supports asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MariaDB server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for MariaDB servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region.

    • Azure Database for MariaDB
    • Features

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