Monthly updates for May 2020
Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached disks.
Azure Quantum is moving to limited preview.
To help organizations overcome barriers to adopting artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft is announcing several new Responsible ML innovations in Azure Machine Learning.
Create shared coding sessions from Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, or Visual Studio Codespaces to work together in real time – now with voice and text chat.
Announcing private previews: Create cloud-hosted dev environments that can be accessed from Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, or natively from within GitHub.com.
See the list of enhancements and new capabilities designed to make chatbot development more productive, including the GAs of Bot Framework Composer and Virtual Assistant solution accelerators, as well as support for human hand-off scenarios.
Choose how your traffic routes between Azure and the internet using Azure routing preference, now available in preview. Choose either “routing via Microsoft Global Network” or “routing via ISP network (public internet)”. Egress data transfer pricing will vary based on the routing selection.
Azure Peering Service is a partnership with service providers to provide highly reliable and optimized internet connectivity to Microsoft services. It also provides internet latency telemetry and route monitoring with alerting against hijacks, leaks, and any other Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) mal configurations.
Azure Digital Twins adds expanded digital representation capabilities.
Audit and enforce configurations on your resources at scale across all your Azure resources with Azure Policy. Use Azure Policy for AKS to set policies on pods, namespaces, and ingress in between others.
Now in preview, several new features are available for Azure Cosmos DB built-in Jupyter Notebook support that make it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and visualize their Azure Cosmos DB data.
Get near real-time insights on operational data in Azure Cosmos DB with Azure Synapse Link, a cloud-native hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) capability. Azure Synapse Link creates a tight integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Synapse Analytics.
Customer-managed keys will give users total control over the keys used by Azure Cosmos DB to encrypt their data at rest, and addresses demands from users with specific security and compliance requirements.
Now in general availability, autoscale provisioned throughput (called “autopilot mode” in preview) is a new pricing model for Azure Cosmos DB.
Version 4.0 of the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK is now generally available. This latest version includes usability improvements to the object model for a better developer experience, support for new query features, bug fixes, and other enhancements.
Private Link provides private connectivity from a virtual network to Azure platform as a service (PaaS) services.
The SLA guarantee for Azure NetApp Files has increased to 99.99 percent. In addition, NetApp Files is now HIPAA and FedRAMP certified, and regional availability has been increased.
Try the new Azure Synapse features now available in preview.
Azure SQL Edge meets the demands of IoT edge data and compute with built-in streaming, storage, and AI—all backed by the industry-leading performance and security of SQL.
The Azure Active Directory integration for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available.