Updates Archives

Monthly updates for March 2020

Mar 31

Azure Edge Zones extends Azure services to the edge

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft has partnered with the industry to unlock new 5G scenarios with Azure Edge Zones.

Mar 26

Azure Container Registry support for Private Link now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Registry now supports Private Link, a means to limit network traffic of resources within the virtual network.

  • Container Registry
Mar 25

Integrate Azure Stream Analytics with Azure Machine Learning (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Machine Learning
Mar 20

Azure Web Application Firewall for Azure Content Delivery Network is in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Web Application Firewall
Mar 19

Native Mongo shell on Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Execute Mongo database commands directly on top of your database account using the native Mongo shell in the Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Mar 18

Azure Shared Disks for clustered applications preview now available

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Managed Disks
Mar 18

Azure Functions custom handlers are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Extend the Azure Functions runtime with support for your preferred language or language version using a lightweight HTTP server.

  • Azure Functions
Mar 18

Azure Database for MySQL—Connection redirection support for PHP drivers

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
Mar 13

Azure Cognitive Services—Brazilian Portuguese added to neural Text to Speech

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Text to Speech
  • Speech Services
Mar 13

Event Grid Premium tier is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Event Grid Premium tier is aimed at solving the specific requirements of customers with advanced security, throughput, availability, and performance guarantees typical of large enterprises operating large scale business critical software

  • Event Grid
Mar 13

ACR built-in audit policies for Azure Policy is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Registry now supports built-in audit policies for Azure Policy

  • Container Registry
Mar 13

Managed keys for Azure Container Registry is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Bring your own encryption key for Azure Container Registry.

  • Container Registry
Mar 11

Azure Automation is now available in the US Gov Arizona region in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure Automation is now available in the US Gov Arizona region in preview.

  • Automation
Mar 9

Export Power BI reports to PDF, PPTX, or PNG files using REST API

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Power BI Embedded
Mar 5

Automatic instance repairs for Azure virtual machine scale sets now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure virtual machine scale sets now provide the capability to automatically repair unhealthy instances based on application health status.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Mar 4

Backup Reports is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Lighthouse
Mar 4

New features in Azure Cosmos DB Jupyter notebooks are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Cosmos DB
Mar 4

Active Directory for authentication on SMB access to Azure File in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • File Storage
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Mar 4

Azure Database for MariaDB—Planned maintenance notifications now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Database for MariaDB
Mar 4

Azure Database for MySQL—Planned maintenance notification now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Database for MySQL

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