Monthly updates for July 2020
Machine Learning Services, a feature of Azure SQL Managed Instance, provides in-database support for R and Python scripts (in limited preview).
Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Hyperscale (Citus) reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future Hyperscale (Citus) server groups.
Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) migration accelerators are now generally available
Azure Data Factory now has new features to accelerate SQL Server Integration Services migration to the cloud.
Use Azure Logic Apps and Power Automate to create automated workflows using hundreds of actions for a variety of services. The Azure Monitor logs connector is now generally available—use it to build workflows that retrieve data from the Azure Monitor Logs workspace or Application Insights component.
Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview on Consumption and Premium plans for Windows and Linux.
A new capability (in preview) allows you to configure your Azure App Service and Azure Functions apps for login authentication through any OpenID Connect provider.
Azure IoT Connector, a feature of Azure API for FHIR, is now available for preview in additional Azure regions. It enables remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and clinical trial scenarios by ingesting health data from medical and non-medical devices in a secure, scalable, and compliant manner.
Azure Disk Storage now enables enhanced security options for export and import via integration with Azure Private Link.
Azure Disk Storage now enables you to set performance tiers (in limited preview) for a specific duration of time based on workload demand.
Shared disks are now available in Azure Disk Storage—the only shared block storage in the cloud that supports both Windows and Linux-based clustered or high-availability applications.
To improve the security of your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster, secure your pods with Azure Policy (in preview). Users can choose from a list of built-in options and apply those policies to secure pods.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports creation of clusters and node pools with containerd, an industry-standard container runtime, in preview. Containerd enhances pod creation speed as well as stability.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own identities for the control plane managed identity.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)-managed Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) support is now generally available.
URL rewrite and wildcard host names in listener for Azure Application Gateway are now available in preview. Use URL rewrite to rewrite the host name, path, and query string of the request URL. Use the wildcard listener capability add wildcard characters and configure up to five host names per listener.
We have expanded the preview regions to include East US 2, Central US, West Europe, and North Europe. You can start previewing this feature on any existing or new General-purpose (GPv2) storage accounts in those regions.
New connectivity added to Azure Data Factory enables managing your Data Lakes using Delta and reading data directly from Excel files.
A new feature in Visual Studio Code that enables you to debug Azure Stream Analytics queries using job diagram is now available.
A regular Azure API Management service update was started on July 8, 2020. It includes new features, bug fixes, and improvements.
June 2020 feature updates for Azure IoT Central are now available.