Updates Archives

Monthly updates for September 2019

Sep 18

M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Germany West region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Germany West region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

  • M-series
  • Virtual Machines
Sep 18

M-series virtual machines VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

  • M-series
  • Virtual Machines
Sep 18

Azure HPC Cache is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure HPC Cache, a high-performance file cache with an aggregated namespace that reduces latency between storage and Azure compute for heavy read workloads, is now in preview.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Azure HPC Cache
Sep 18

M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Germany North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Germany North region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

  • Virtual Machines
Sep 18

Auto-failover for managed instances in Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available, auto-failover groups enable business continuity after a catastrophic failure or other unplanned event by creating and managing a geographically redundant copy of a managed instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
Sep 17

Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2019

A new Azure Analysis Services setting now in development will improve performance and consistency of query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 17

Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Get targeted log analysis with improvements to the Diagnostic Logs extension of Azure Analysis Services. Diagnostic Logs now allow you to access and break out server metrics for each query replica with the scale-out feature.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 17

Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Synchronization of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimized copy API, which significantly reduces synchronization time on average.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 17

Azure Site Recovery Update Rollup 40 (September 2019)

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about recent updates to Azure Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Sep 17

Azure Firewall updates—September 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

Here are the Azure Firewall updates for September 2019. - Azure Firewall is now generally available in China. - Azure Firewall is now ISO compliant.

  • Azure Firewall
Sep 16

Azure Private Link is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Sep 13

Data transfer from Azure Origins to Azure CDN from Microsoft is now free of charge

NOW AVAILABLE

Data transfer from Azure services, such as Azure Storage, Azure Media Services, Azure Application Gateway, and more, to Azure CDN from Microsoft will be free of charge starting October 2019.

  • Content Delivery Network
Sep 12

Cloud backup and recovery for the Microsoft Authenticator app on Android

NOW AVAILABLE

Android users can now back up their account credentials to the cloud, and then easily and securely transfer them to a new device when needed.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Sep 12

Azure Backup support for large disks up to 30 TB is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the public preview support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TB size.

  • Azure Backup
Sep 12

New Azure ExpressRoute sites now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing three new ExpressRoute meet-me sites in Europe.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
Sep 12

Azure CDN feature updates

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing Bring your own SSL Certificate [BYOC] functionality for Azure CDN from Verizon, as well as CDN managed SSL Certificates for Azure CDN from Akamai.

  • Content Delivery Network
Sep 12

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New sentiment analysis capability is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Cognitive Services Text Analytics has a new sentiment analysis capability supporting Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages in addition to the previously announced English language model.

  • Text Analytics
  • Cognitive Services
Sep 10

Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Germany

NOW AVAILABLE

Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, SAP, and others trust Microsoft for their digital transformations

Sep 9

Copy data from Netezza to Azure with Azure Data Factory

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now provides built-in data partitioning to copy data from Netezza.

  • Data Factory
Sep 9

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

  • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB

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