Updates Archives

Monthly updates for April 2020

Apr 20

Azure HPC Cache – Express Snapshots is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HPC Cache recent updates include express snapshots, MTU setting support, expansion to South Central US and more.

  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Apr 17

Azure Support API is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Create and manage Azure support tickets programmatically

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
Apr 17

Automatic instance repairs for virtual machine scale sets now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
Apr 16

Azure DevOps update to increase productivity and reduce latency

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Apr 16

Azure Analysis Services—Improved query replica synchronization now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 16

Azure Analysis Services—Query interleaving is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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 Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 15

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale—Change tracking support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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 SQL Database
  • Features
Apr 15

SQL Server 2019 IaaS images with Linux distribution support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
Apr 15

Azure Spot support for Azure Kubernetes Service is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Take advantage of underused capacity as a way to achieve significant cost savings.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Apr 14

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. These are relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique, and are based on many-to-many relationships in Power BI.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 14

Azure Analysis Services calculation groups are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Calculation groups for Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. Use them to declutter the user interface and improve the overall navigation experience for your users.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 14

Virtual machine scale sets—Automatic image upgrades for custom images

IN PREVIEW

Virtual machine scale sets now provides the ability to automatically deploy new versions of custom images to scale set virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
Apr 14

Azure Virtual Network now supports reverse DNS lookup

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network now supports reverse DNS lookup (PTR DNS queries) for virtual machine IP addresses by default.

  • Azure DNS
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Apr 13

Replace existing disks is now supported for virtual machines with custom images

NOW AVAILABLE

Support is now available for virtual machines (VMs) with custom images to replace existing disks during the restore flow.

  • Features
Apr 13

New Azure API Management Visual Studio Code extension now available

A new version of the API Management Visual Studio Code extension is now available.

  • API Management
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 13

Azure Machine Learning—New log streaming feature is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Log streaming is now available in the Azure Machine Learning studio UI.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
Apr 10

Java - Codeless application monitoring with Azure Monitor Application Insights in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Monitor Java applications in any environment without changing the code with Azure Monitor Application Insights. A preview of the new codeless Java agent is now available.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Apr 8

Azure Monitor Logs new create workspace experience

NOW AVAILABLE

Collect and analyze logs from your Azure estate using the power and flexibility of Azure Monitor Logs.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Features
Apr 7

Storage Analytics logs for Azure Data Lake Storage are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Diagnosing Azure Data Lake Storage just got easier with Storage Analytics logs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Apr 3

The preview version of Event Hubs on Azure Stack Hub is now available

IN PREVIEW

The preview version of Event Hubs is now available on Azure Stack Hub.

  • Event Hubs
  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Features

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