Updates Archives

Monthly updates for July 2020

Jul 21

Machine Learning services on Azure SQL Managed Instance is in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning Services, a feature of Azure SQL Managed Instance, provides in-database support for R and Python scripts (in limited preview).

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Jul 21

One- and three- year reserved capacity for Azure DB for PostgreSQL-Hyperscale (Citus)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Hyperscale (Citus) reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future Hyperscale (Citus) server groups. 

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jul 21

Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) migration accelerators are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now has new features to accelerate SQL Server Integration Services migration to the cloud.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Jul 21

Azure Monitor Logs connector is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Logic Apps
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Jul 21

Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview on Consumption and Premium plans for Windows and Linux.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Jul 21

OpenID Connect support for Azure App Service and Azure Functions (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • App Service
  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Jul 21

Azure IoT Connector for FHIR now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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 API for FHIR
  • Features
Jul 21

Azure Disk Storage with Azure Private Link integration is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Disk Storage now enables enhanced security options for export and import via integration with Azure Private Link.

  • Disk Storage
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
Jul 21

Performance tiers for Azure Disk Storage are in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Disk Storage now enables you to set performance tiers (in limited preview) for a specific duration of time based on workload demand.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
Jul 21

Shared disks in Azure Disk Storage are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
Jul 21

Secure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) pods with Azure Policy (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

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)
  • Azure Policy
  • Features
Jul 21

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for containerd runtime is in preview

IN PREVIEW

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)
  • Features
Jul 21

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own control plane managed identity

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own identities for the control plane managed identity.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jul 21

AKS-managed Azure Active Directory support is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)-managed Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) support is now generally available.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Jul 21

Azure Application Gateway—URL rewrite and wildcard listener are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Features
Jul 16

Azure Blob versioning public preview region expansion

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Blob storage
  • Features
Jul 16

Data Factory connector support for Delta Lake and Excel is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New connectivity added to Azure Data Factory enables managing your Data Lakes using Delta and reading data directly from Excel files.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Jul 16

Azure Stream Analytics—Debug queries using job diagram in Visual Studio Code is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new feature in Visual Studio Code that enables you to debug Azure Stream Analytics queries using job diagram is now available.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Features
Jul 16

Azure API Management update—July 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

A regular Azure API Management service update was started on July 8, 2020. It includes new features, bug fixes, and improvements.

  • API Management
  • Features
Jul 15

Azure IoT Central UI new and updated features—June 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

June 2020 feature updates for Azure IoT Central are now available.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features

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