Monthly updates for September 2020
Develop and release applications faster with Steeltoe .NET application support in Azure Spring Cloud.
Handle large scale deployments better by taking advantage of data encryption at rest (with Customer Managed Keys) & Lockbox, and even configure cluster level capacity reservation with discounted pricing.
Machine Learning Services with support for R and Python languages now include preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.
Optimize performance on caching and shuffle with new services from Apache Spark for Azure Synapse
AKS users can now benefit from features in Kubernetes 1.19 release
Pre-packaged script based solution to get application consistent snapshots for Oracle and MySQL DBs. Just provide connection information and workload name and leverage the instant restore benefit of Azure VM backups and minimize costs by selectively include/excluding relevant disks.
Now you can retain backups for up to 10 years by defining your own backup and retention policy for individual databases on PostgreSQL servers.
Backup Center currently is in public preview for the workloads of Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers and limited public preview for the workloads SQL in Azure VMs, SAP HANA in Azure VMs and Azure Files.
Analyze MongoDB data stored in Azure Cosmos DB collections using Azure Synapse Link.
Quickly and consistently copy a Hyperscale Azure SQL Database to make development and testing easier.
Build engaging communication experiences with the same secure platform used by Microsoft Teams. Add video, voice, SMS, chat, and telephony capabilities into almost any web, mobile, or desktop application.
With the new database stop/start functionality, you can stop the database server when not in use (during non-business hours) and start it when it s back online.
You can now use Azure Private Link to connect to an Azure Cache for Redis instance from your virtual network via a private endpoint.
Azure Cost Management + Billing cost allocation is now in public preview.
Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale is now in preview, providing elastic scale with a unified hybrid management experience with or without a direct connection to the cloud.
Azure Hybrid Benefit - Linux provides convenience and agility for customers who use Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with a valid subscription. Customers can use existing Linux subscriptions for easy cloud adoption without the need to reboot their production environment and enjoy the benefit of Bring-your-own-subscription.
We are committed to enabling the industry to move from computing in the clear to computing confidentially with the public preview of confidential computing nodes on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) powered by Intel SGX DC SKU s.
Azure Backup now supports storing backup data in Zone redundant storages (ZRS). Customers can leverage this capability to improve the resiliency of their backup data against data center outages.
Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server is a new deployment option for Azure Database for MySQL that provides better control and flexibility of database server parameters, more options for high availability, and cost optimization controls.
Azure can now select the dedicated host to which your VM is deployed. Additionally, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets can be deployed in conjunction with Dedicated Hosts.