Updates Archives

Monthly updates for September 2020

Sep 30

Long term retention for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Single Server

IN PREVIEW

Preview of long-term retention of data for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Single Server is now available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
Sep 30

Azure DevTest Labs: Encrypt OS disks in your lab

IN PREVIEW

Protect your labs data and data stored on managed disks while resting assured that you are hitting your organization's security and compliance benchmarks with Server-Side Encryption.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
Sep 30

New features for Windows Server containers in Azure Kubernetes Service

IN PREVIEW

Learn about new Windows Server container related capabilities in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 30

Confidential computing nodes (DCSv2) support on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Orchestrate your container applications with hardware based isolation and data-in-use protection through Intel SGX enclaves. Supporting both enclave aware containers and confidential containers (unmodified container apps)

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 30

Public Preview: Data Factory adds SQL Managed Instance (SQL MI) support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to SQL MI as a source and sink to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Sep 30

New guided UI experience to deploy machine learning models in Azure Synapse Analytics (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

We are introducing a guided UI experience in the Synapse Studio that enables users to deploy machine learning models from the Azure Machine Learning model registry directly to Azure Synapse for inferencing.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Sep 30

New Common Data Model connector for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics & Azure Databricks (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

This new Spark CDM connector requires zero configuration and is pre-installed with Azure Synapse Analytics. It can also be installed and used with Azure Databricks.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Sep 23

New maintenance control features

IN PREVIEW

Increase control over maintenance operations and ensure higher availability for your business-critical applications with two new features now in preview. You can now schedule host maintenance operations in addition to the already available manual updates. Additionally, we are adding the ability for you to control when guest OS image updates on Virtual Machine Scale Sets are rolled out.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 23

Column-level encryption for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics already provides a breadth of options that can be used to handle sensitive data in a secure manner—we are expanding that support with the introduction of Column Level Encryption (CLE).

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 23

New MERGE command for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Users can now synchronize two tables in a single step, streamlining the data processing using a single step statement while improving code readability and debugging.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 23

Windows IoT Microsoft Edge Kiosk Mode in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft Edge can now be run in Kiosk mode on Windows IoT

  • Windows 10 IoT Core Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Operating System
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server is a new deployment option that provides better control and flexibility, more options for high availability, and cost optimization controls.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Logic Apps updated with new hosting options, improved performance and developer workflows

IN PREVIEW

Logic Apps is now updated with new hosting options and performance and development improvements that will enable you to build modern workflow-enabled apps.

  • Logic Apps
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Debug API Management policies in real time

IN PREVIEW

Debug API Management policies with the Visual Studio Code extension for Azure API Management

  • API Management
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure Arc enabled data services now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Run Azure Arc enabled data services on premises on any infrastructure of your choice with Azure cloud benefits like elastic scale, unified management, and a cloud billing model while staying always current.

  • Azure Arc
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Management
Sep 22

Accelerate analytics and AI workloads with Photon powered Delta Engine on Azure Databricks

IN PREVIEW

Photon powered Delta Engine is a 100% Apache Spark-compatible vectorized query engine designed to take advantage of modern CPU architecture for extremely fast parallel processing of data.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Stream Analytics clusters with VNet support (Preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics clusters delivers support for Azure Virtual Network (VNet) and more predictable performance.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Object Anchors is now in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2020

Align and anchor holographic content to objects. Register to be considered for Azure Object Anchors private preview.

  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Announcing Private Azure Marketplace in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Private Azure Marketplace enables you to govern the apps available for deployment for your organization

  • Marketplace
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure AD authentication features for Azure SQL DB, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

These new preview features extend existing functionality, remove user limitations, and provide customers with greater ease of use when setting up Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

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