Updates Archives

Monthly updates for August 2020

Aug 12

Azure Data Box Disk is now generally available in South Africa and China

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2020

Data Box Disk is GA in South Africa and China

  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Aug 12

Improvements to Azure VM backups are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now supports restoring unmanaged VMs/Disks as Managed Disks, backup for Virtual Machine Scale Sets, and allows replacing existing disks for VMs with Managed Service Identity

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Aug 12

Encryption of backup data using customer managed keys is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use self-managed RSA keys stored in the Azure Key Vault to encrypt your backups and maintain full control of your data.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Aug 11

Windows 10 IoT Core Services are generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Moving forward with Windows CE using the Windows CE App Container on Windows 10 IoT Core

  • Windows 10 IoT Core Services
  • Operating System
  • Pricing & Offerings
Aug 10

Azure Functions: PowerShell 7 support is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Develop and deploy Azure Functions Apps for production scenarios using the latest version of PowerShell.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
  • Retirements
Aug 10

Azure Cloud Shell can now run in an isolated virtual network (public preview)

IN PREVIEW

Cloud Shell now supports virtual networks.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
Aug 10

The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now open sourced

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now generally available on GitHub.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
Aug 10

Data encryption with customer managed keys for Azure DB for PostgreSQL-single server

NOW AVAILABLE

Data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-single server (generally available) enables you to bring your own key (BYOK) for data protection at rest.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Aug 10

Infrastructure double encryption for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-single server is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Infrastructure double encryption adds a second layer of encryption using a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module and a different encryption algorithm which gives an additional layer of protection for your data at rest.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Aug 10

Data encryption with customer managed keys for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally

NOW AVAILABLE

Data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Database for MySQL enables you to bring your own key (BYOK) for data protection at rest.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Aug 10

Infrastructure double encryption for Azure Database for MySQL is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Infrastructure double encryption adds a second layer of encryption and a different encryption algorithm which gives an additional layer of protection for your data at rest.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Aug 10

New GPU NCas T4 v3 VMs are in public preview

IN PREVIEW

NCas T4 v3 Series VMs are now available for preview in US West 2.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Aug 6

Additional Azure SQL Database gateways changes effective September 10, 2020

Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in West Central US and South Africa North effective 10 September 2020.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
Aug 6

Selective disks backup for Azure Virtual Machine is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Optimize your costs and enjoy faster backup and restore operations by selectively backing up a subset of the data disks in a VM.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Aug 6

Azure France has achieved GSMA accreditation

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure has added an important compliance offering for telecommunications in France, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) Security Accreditation Scheme for Subscription Management (SAS-SM).

  • Compliance
Aug 5

Azure Monitor for containers with Azure Portal now supports Kubernetes resource view

IN PREVIEW

Azure monitor for containers with Azure portal now supports new Kubernetes resource view. In this new view you can diagnose the issue by drilling down to resource types including deployments, pods, and replica sets & see historical data trend and overall usage over time.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
Aug 5

App Service: .NET Framework 4.8 Support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for .NET Framework 4.8 is now generally available in Azure App Service

  • App Service
  • Web Apps
  • Features
Aug 5

Large storage for Azure Database for MariaDB

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability support for up to 16TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for MariaDB enables you to run the most demanding, large scale workloads.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
Aug 5

Backup storage cost savings for Azure SQL Database and Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Greater recovery period granularity and automated backup compression now available, helping to optimize your backup storage costs.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Aug 5

Configurable backup storage redundancy option for Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

More flexibility and choice for backup storage redundancy with the addition of LRS and ZRS storage options.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

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