Monthly updates for March 2020
Microsoft has partnered with the industry to unlock new 5G scenarios with Azure Edge Zones.
Azure Container Registry now supports Private Link, a means to limit network traffic of resources within the virtual network.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Implement machine learning models as a user-defined function (UDF) in your Azure Stream Analytics jobs to do real-time scoring and predictions on your streaming input data.
Protect your web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities with Web Application Firewall for Azure Content Delivery Network. Web Application Firewall is already natively integrated with Azure Application Gateway and Azure Front Door services.
Execute Mongo database commands directly on top of your database account using the native Mongo shell in the Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer.
Azure Shared Disks is a shared block storage offering, enabling customers to run latency-sensitive workloads without compromising on well-known deployment patterns for fast failover and high availability.
Extend the Azure Functions runtime with support for your preferred language or language version using a lightweight HTTP server.
Redirection support for the mysqlnd PHP driver used to connect to Azure Database for MySQL is now available in preview. Take advantage of the mysqlnd_azure extension to improve the connection latency between applications and Azure Database for MySQL.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Francisca, our new Brazilian Portuguese (pt-BR) voice, has been added to neural Text to Speech. Francisca features the same human-like natural prosody of the other neural Text to Speech voices on Azure.
Azure Container Registry now supports built-in audit policies for Azure Policy
Bring your own encryption key for Azure Container Registry.
Power BI now has an additional set of capabilities that allow you to export a Power BI report by using a REST call to the following file formats—PDF, PPTX (PowerPoint), and PNG.
Azure virtual machine scale sets now provide the capability to automatically repair unhealthy instances based on application health status.
The planned maintenance notifications feature of Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview. Use this feature to receive alerts for upcoming planned maintenance to your Azure Database for MySQL.
The planned maintenance notifications feature of Azure Database for MariaDB is now in preview. Use this feature to receive alerts for upcoming planned maintenance to your Azure Database for MariaDB.
Azure Backup has released a new and improved reporting solution in public preview. With Backup Reports, you can now gain rich insights on your backups by aggregating data across workload types, vaults, subscriptions, regions and tenants, all on the Azure portal.
Azure Cosmos DB has several new features available in the preview of built-in Jupyter notebooks, making it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and visualize their Azure Cosmos DB data.
Azure Files Active Directory (AD) Authentication is now in preview. Use it to mount your Azure Files using AD credentials with the exact same access control experience as on-premises.