Monthly updates for January 2020
Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MySQL is now available in preview.
Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single server is now available in preview.
Azure Lab Services now automatically installs the necessary GPU drivers for you when you create a lab with GPU machines. You no longer have to figure out which GPU driver to use on your own.
Azure Lab Services now enables multiple owners to manage a lab.
Azure Lab Services added the ability to automatically shut down virtual machines when a users’ remote desktop (RDP) session is disconnected (Windows).
Azure DevTest Labs recently released integration with Azure Bastion, enabling you to connect to your lab virtual machines through a web browser.
The new open-source serverless Azure Functions plugin extends the benefits of Serverless Framework to Azure services.
Learn about the latest Azure Site Recovery updates and get download links.
Azure Container Registry is now generally available in the Switzerland North region, bringing the total number of Azure regions that it's available in to 34. See the list of all regions where Azure Container Registry is available and where it's coming next.
Generate an embed token with permissions for multiple Power BI reports, datasets, and target workspaces using the new Power BI API.
Power BI shared datasets are now supported in Power BI Embedded, allowing you to manage the connections of Power BI datasets and reports across workspaces. This capability enabled us to expand the following APIs and automate related scenarios:
Use dynamic binding to maintain a single template of a Power BI report that can be connected to multiple datasets across workspaces, instead of copying and maintaining hundreds of report duplicates.
Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region.
Beginning April 6, 2020, customers will be able to choose only 4-core or higher virtual machines (VMs) as head nodes for the new HDInsight clusters. Existing clusters will continue to run as expected.
Effective February 3, 2020, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) and names of Azure low-priority virtual machines on scale sets will change.
The new filter pane goes live in all reports in April 2020. Turn it on now to fine-tune the formatting in your reports before then.
Azure Bastion is now generally available in two more Azure public cloud regions—East US 2 and West US 2. We'll continue to add more regions going forward.