Monthly updates for August 2020
Target availability: Q3 2020
Data Box Disk is GA in South Africa and China
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
Use self-managed RSA keys stored in the Azure Key Vault to encrypt your backups and maintain full control of your data.
Moving forward with Windows CE using the Windows CE App Container on Windows 10 IoT Core
Develop and deploy Azure Functions Apps for production scenarios using the latest version of PowerShell.
Cloud Shell now supports virtual networks.
The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now generally available on GitHub.
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.
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.
Data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Database for MySQL enables you to bring your own key (BYOK) for data protection at rest.
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.
NCas T4 v3 Series VMs are now available for preview in US West 2.
Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in West Central US and South Africa North effective 10 September 2020.
Optimize your costs and enjoy faster backup and restore operations by selectively backing up a subset of the data disks in a VM.
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).
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.
Support for .NET Framework 4.8 is now generally available in Azure App Service
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.
Greater recovery period granularity and automated backup compression now available, helping to optimize your backup storage costs.
More flexibility and choice for backup storage redundancy with the addition of LRS and ZRS storage options.