Updates Archives

Monthly updates for April 2020

Apr 2

Azure Kinect DK is now available in Japan, Germany, and the UK

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kinect DK, a developer kit with advanced AI sensors for building sophisticated computer vision and speech models, is now available in Japan, Germany, and the UK.

  • Kinect DK
  • SDK and Tools
Apr 2

Direct Upload of Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Apr 2

Azure Spot Virtual Machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 2

Azure Cognitive Services—Neural Text to Speech has new voice styles

IN PREVIEW

Neural Text to Speech now has new voice styles—newscast, customer service, and digital assistant. Tailor the voice of your apps and services to fit your unique scenario using these new styles, and further customize your voice to express different emotions to fit the context, like cheerfulness or empathy.

  • Text to Speech
  • Speech Services
  • Features
Apr 1

Azure SQL Database—Subnet delegation enforcement for managed instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: May 01, 2020

Beginning May 1, 2020, you'll be able to deploy managed instances only to subnets delegated to the Microsoft.Sql\managedInstance resource provider.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Retirements
Apr 1

FastTrack for Azure expanding to Central and Eastern Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure is extending program support to Central and Eastern Europe*, and is now generally available.

  • Features
Apr 1

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available worldwide. IPv6 support within the Azure Virtual Network and to the internet enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own corporate networks.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure Advisor data in Azure Resource Graph is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This release enables many at-scale scenarios for consuming the Azure Advisor best practice recommendations, including querying Advisor recommendations for all your subscriptions and building your own custom views of Advisor recommendation data.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure Ultra Disks—Shared disk capability is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Shared disks now includes Ultra Disks (in preview).

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure Managed Disks—Incremental snapshots are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Get a cost-effective, point-in-time backup of managed disks using incremental snapshots. Unlike current snapshots, which are billed for the full size, incremental snapshots are billed for the delta changes to disks since the last snapshot.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Apr 1

New Azure Disk sizes and bursting support are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Managed Disks are the new and recommended disk storage offering for use with Azure virtual machines for persistent storage of data. Use multiple Managed Disks with each virtual machine. Four types of managed disks are available—ultra disk, premium SSD-managed disks, standard SSD-managed disks, and standard HDD-managed disks.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure Backup solution for SAP HANA databases is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are very excited to announce that Microsoft Azure Backup’s solution for SAP HANA databases is now generally available in all Azure Public and Gov Regions (with the exception of Germany Northeast and Germany central, France South & US Gov IOWA)

  • Azure Backup
  • Regions & Datacenters
Apr 1

Azure Database for PostgreSQL—Logical decoding and wal2json for change data capture

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Database for PostgreSQL—single server logical decoding feature is now available in preview. In addition, the preview of wal2json, a popular output plugin for logical decoding, is also now available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Apr 1

Azure DevTest discounts are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Access the Windows Virtual Desktop service within your Azure DevTest subscription

  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 1

Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is now available. It improves on platform-managed keys by giving you control of the encryption keys to meet your compliance need. It improves on Azure Disk encryption by enabling you to use any OS types and images for your virtual machines by encrypting data in the Azure Storage service.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

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