Updates Archives

Monthly updates for September 2020

Sep 22

Public Preview: Steeltoe .NET Application Support in Azure Spring Cloud

IN PREVIEW

Develop and release applications faster with Steeltoe .NET application support in Azure Spring Cloud.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Dedicated clusters for Azure Monitor Log Analytics with data encryption at rest and Lockbox

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Machine Learning on Azure SQL Managed Instance in preview

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning Services with support for R and Python languages now include preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Apache Spark for Azure Synapse In-cluster Caching and Shuffle Service (Preview)

IN PREVIEW

Optimize performance on caching and shuffle with new services from Apache Spark for Azure Synapse

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service support for Kubernetes 1.19

IN PREVIEW

AKS users can now benefit from features in Kubernetes 1.19 release

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

App-consistent backup for Oracle and MySQL DBs in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Public preview of Azure PostgreSQL backup with long term retention

IN PREVIEW

Now you can retain backups for up to 10 years by defining your own backup and retention policy for individual databases on PostgreSQL servers.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Introducing Azure Backup Center

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Sep 22

Azure Synapse Link now supports Azure Cosmos DB API for Mongo DB (Preview)

IN PREVIEW

Analyze MongoDB data stored in Azure Cosmos DB collections using Azure Synapse Link.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Transactionally consistent database copy for Azure SQL Database Hyperscale tier

IN PREVIEW

Quickly and consistently copy a Hyperscale Azure SQL Database to make development and testing easier.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Communication Services now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Visual Studio
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Logic Apps
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Bot Service
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Public preview: Stop/start functionality for Azure Database for MySQL

IN PREVIEW

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. 

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

Azure Private Link for Azure Cache for Redis now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Cache for Redis
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Allocate shared costs with Azure Cost Management + Billing

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cost Management + Billing cost allocation is now in public preview.

  • Azure Cost Management and Billing
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale now in preview

IN 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 Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Arc
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Hybrid Benefit -- Linux Preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Red Hat Linux
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Confidential containers platform now supported on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Preview of Zonal redundant Storage for Backup data from Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server in preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

New Azure Dedicated Hosts capabilities

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

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