Monthly updates for April 2020
Azure Red Hat OpenShift on OpenShift 4 is now generally available.
Azure confidential computing enables customers to develop applications that protect data while in-use, meaning that it protects data while its been processed in the CPU. DCsv2-Series VMs are use Intel SGX technology to protect data while in-use, and they are now generally available.
Azure Functions support for Java on Linux is now in preview. This enables deploying Java Function Apps as containers to the Functions dedicated/premium plan and Kubernetes.
Azure Date Lake Storage (ADLS) now supports Query acceleration, which optimizes cost and performance for your big data applications.
Budget evaluations in Azure Cost Management now include your reservation and Marketplace purchases
Effective June 1, 2020, the meter names of Azure Virtual Network network address translation (NAT) gateway will change because it will become generally available.
.NET Core 3.1 LTS available on App Service for Linux and Windows applications.
Target availability: Q2 2020
Three new feature enhancements for Azure Block Blob storage and Azure Archive storage are now generally available, making the service faster, simpler, and more capable.
Target retirement date: July 01, 2022
Azure Monitor is making changes to the custom views experience in Log Analytics Workspaces. Beginning March 2020, we will be replacing the View Designer tool with Azure Monitor Workbooks. Workbooks provide a flexible canvas for data analysis and the creation of rich visual reports within the Azure portal. They allow you to tap into multiple data sources from across Azure and combine them into unified interactive experiences.
Security recommendations for identity and access on the Azure Security Center free tier are now generally available. This is part of the effort to make the cloud security posture management (CSPM) features completely free. Until now, these recommendations were only available on the standard pricing tier.
Azure HPC Cache recent updates include express snapshots, MTU setting support, expansion to South Central US and more.
Azure Sphere 20.04 Update 1 will replace Azure Sphere 20.04 for compatibility testing in the evaluation feed. This update fixes a bug that was reported by customers during the initial Retail Evaluation period.
All Azure Migrate features, including agentless discovery and assessment, application inventory, and migration, are now available in Azure Government.
Create and manage Azure support tickets programmatically
Virtual machine scale sets now provide the capability to automatically repair unhealthy instances based on application health status.
An update to Azure DevOps includes improvements to pull-request actionability, pipeline security and compliance, and npm API performances to increase productivity and reduce latency.
Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Analysis Services features improved query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments with client queries distributed across one or more query replicas, reducing response times for high concurrency workloads.
Query interleaving in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Query interleaving helps to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios where a lot of queries are submitted close to each other.
Azure SQL Database Hyperscale now fully supports change tracking, a lightweight solution that provides an efficient change tracking mechanism for applications. Use Azure SQL engine’s native ability to keep track of which rows have been inserted, updated, or deleted on behalf of the user.
Azure Marketplace pay-as-you-go images for SQL Server 2019 on RHEL 8.0, Ubuntu 18.04, and SLES 12 SP5 are now generally available.