Monthly updates for January 2020
Azure Backup now supports selective disk backup and restore using Azure Virtual machine backup solution
Azure Backup now supports exclude-disk functionality where you get an option to backup one or a few from the many data disks in a VM. Each recovery point contains data of the disks included in the backup operation, which further allows you to have a subset of disks restored from the given recovery point during the restore operation. This provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for your backup and restore needs.
Azure Backup now provides soft delete for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines workloads along with the already supported Azure Virtual Machines soft delete scenario.
We're excited to announce preview support of Azure Active Directory integration for Azure Database for MySQL.
An enhanced version of the Secure Score feature of Azure Security Center is now available in preview.
Virtual network peering and ExpressRoute support in Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now available in preview.
Support for private endpoints in Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now available in preview.
A new Azure Analysis Services setting (in preview) improves performance and consistency of query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments.
Azure Synapse Analytics introduced a new COPY statement (preview) which provides the most flexibility for high-throughput data ingestion.
Target availability: Q1 2020
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Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MariaDB is now available in preview.
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.