Updates Archives

Monthly updates for September 2019

Sep 20

Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 20

Azure Premium SSD managed disks meter ID changes

Starting November 1, 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.

  • Managed Disks
Sep 20

Azure Maps Standard Transactions meter name changes

Starting November 1, 2019, some meter names of Azure Maps Standard IP-to-country transactions and Standard S1 IP-to-country transactions will change.

  • Azure Maps
Sep 20

Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions meter ID changes

Starting November 1, 2019, some meter IDs for Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions will change

  • Azure Maps
Sep 20

Public Preview: Computer Vision releasing 'Read' text extraction feature in containers

IN PREVIEW

We are releasing our latest text understanding feature , 'Read', in Docker containers for customers to run locally.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
Sep 19

Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

IN PREVIEW

Azure Policy now supports remediation for tagging so you can bring 100% of your resources back to compliance.

  • Azure Policy
Sep 19

Monitor bandwidth usage for all peered Azure virtual networks with ExpressRoute

NOW AVAILABLE

Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.

  • Network Watcher
  • Network Performance Monitor
  • Azure ExpressRoute
Sep 18

Azure SQL Database—Auto-failover groups feature now available in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Auto-failover groups feature of Azure SQL Database is now available for managed instance deployments in all regions.

Sep 18

Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
Sep 18

Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
Sep 18

Copy Activity in Azure Data Factory supports creating a destination table automatically

NOW AVAILABLE

Load data faster with new support from the Copy Activity feature in Azure Data Factory. Now, if you’re trying to copy data from any supported source into SQL database/data warehouse and find that the destination table doesn’t exist, Copy Activity will create it automatically.

  • Data Factory
Sep 18

Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL. Use the Copy Activity feature to load data into Azure Database for MySQL from any supported data sources.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Database for MySQL
Sep 18

Public Preview - Video Indexer Multilingual identification and transcription

IN PREVIEW

Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer
Sep 18

Public Preview - Video Indexer Animated Character Detection

IN PREVIEW

Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping, and recognition of characters in animated content.

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer
Sep 18

Egress lockdown in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Achieve additional security by restricting outbound (egress) traffic for cluster nodes to a limited number of ports and addresses.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Sep 18

Azure Lab Services now supports new GPU Virtual Machine sizes

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services now supports two new 6-core GPU Virtual Machine sizes.

  • Azure Lab Services
Sep 18

Azure Kubernetes Service is now available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Governments customers can now build Kubernetes applications on Azure Kubernetes Service in a dedicated cloud that meets stringent government security and compliance requirements.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Sep 18

A preview upgrade for Azure DevTest Labs Tasks extension is now available

IN PREVIEW

We recently released a preview upgrade for the Azure DevTest Labs Tasks.

  • Azure Pipelines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
Sep 18

Azure Advisor alerts are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Get your Azure best practice recommendations as soon as they become available with Azure Advisor user-configured alerts, now available in preview.

  • Azure Advisor
Sep 18

Audit logging on Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Audit logging on Azure SQL Database for PostgreSQL via PGAudit is now available in preview. Produce audit logs of events including writes, reads, role changes, and DDL with the audit extension.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL

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