Monthly updates for March 2020
FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in MEA.
Connect privately from an Azure Virtual Network to Azure SQL Database using Private Link, now in general availability.
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.
Limit data exposure to the public internet and reduce the risk of data exfiltration by accessing your Azure Cosmos accounts from virtual networks via private IP addresses.
Encrypt customer data stored at rest by default, with no additional action required from you, using Microsoft Custom Translator.
Deployment of an Azure Data Explorer into a virtual network is now generally available. Use this feature to isolate the network traffic and limit the attack surface for Azure Data Explorer and their corresponding communications.
Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available.
Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server is now generally available.
Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available.
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 Functions support for Python 3.8 is now generally available. This enables developing, debugging, and deploying Function Apps for production scenarios using the tools of your choice, specifically Visual Studio Code, the Azure portal, Azure Functions Core Tools and Azure CLI.
Private Endpoints provide secure connectivity to Azure Storage from a Azure virtual network (VNet). On-premises networks can also securely connect to a storage account using a private endpoint when that network is to a VNet using Express Route or VPN. Private Endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in all Azure public regions.
Azure Container Registry now supports built-in audit policies for Azure Policy
Bring your own encryption key for Azure Container Registry.
Azure Monitor now supports distributed tracing, metric collection, and logging of Python applications through integration with OpenCensus.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Managed identity authentication for output to Power BI is now generally available in Azure Stream Analytics.
Azure Monitor Application Insights is now generally available in the US Government Arizona region. Additionally, the Application Insights web availability monitoring capability is now available in the Azure Government Cloud regions.
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.
Learn about the latest Azure Site Recovery updates and get the download links.