Updates Archives

Monthly updates for October 2020

Oct 30

New Azure Batch capabilities available in preview

IN PREVIEW

A number of new security-related features are now available in preview.

  • Batch
  • Features
Oct 30

New Azure Batch capabilities

NOW AVAILABLE

New job scheduling and security-related features are now available.

  • Batch
  • Features
Oct 30

Azure Monitor for containers now support monitoring of Network configurations with Network Policy Manager (Preview)

IN PREVIEW

For your AKS cluster network configurations using Network Policy Manager (NPM), Azure monitor for containers will start collecting NPM Prometheus metrics allowing you to visualize Network performance and Network configuration anomalies.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
Oct 30

Action Required: Migrate to Data Science Virtual Machine Ubuntu 18.04

Target retirement date: April 01, 2021

End of Support for Data Science Virtual Machine for Ubuntu 16.04 on 1 April 2021.

  • Data Science Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Oct 30

Bing Search APIs will transition from Azure Cognitive Services to Azure Marketplace on 31 October 2023

Target retirement date: October 31, 2023

Continue to create new instances of Bing Search APIs under the Azure Marketplace.

  • Bing Search
  • Retirements
Oct 30

Soft delete for Azure file shares is now generally available in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Soft delete protects Azure file shares from accidental deletion. In January 2021, it will be enabled by default for all new storage accounts.

  • Azure Files
  • Features
Oct 29

Azure Automation is now available in Switzerland North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Create, monitor, deploy, and maintain resources in your Azure, on-premises, and third-party hybrid cloud environments using highly scalable and reliable process automation and state configuration engines.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Oct 29

Public Preview: Application Insight in Australia Central, Brazil Southeast and Norway East

IN PREVIEW

Australia Central, Brazil Southeast, and Norway East are now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health using Application Insight.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Regions & Datacenters
Oct 28

Azure Sphere 20.10 Update 1 is now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Sphere 20.10 Update 1 fixes some issues reported to us by customers using 20.10 Retail Eval for compatibility testing. The release of 20.10 Update 1 will not reset the retail evaluation period.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
Oct 28

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare will make it easier for healthcare organizations to remain agile and focus on what they do best—delivering better experiences, insights, and care.

  • Azure API for FHIR
  • Services
Oct 28

Public Preview: Azure Log Analytics in Brazil Southeast and Norway East

IN PREVIEW

Brazil Southeast and Norway East are now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage using Azure Log Analytics.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters
Oct 28

Public preview: Up to 10 read replicas for MySQL - Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server enables read-heavy workloads to scale out and be balanced across replica servers according to preferences.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Management
Oct 28

New region for MySQL - Single Server in Brazil Southeast

IN PREVIEW

Preview support of Azure Database for MySQL - Single Server is now available in the Brazil Southeast region, adding additional flexibility in deploying solutions to help accelerate innovation.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Oct 28

We’re retiring Azure SQL DB Import-Export Direct Endpoints on 31 October 2023

Target retirement date: October 31, 2023

Start using Azure Resource Manager REST APIs.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Retirements
Oct 28

Register Your Azure SQL Virtual Machines with SQL Server IaaS Agent extension today

NOW AVAILABLE

By simply checking a box, you can automatically register all existing and future SQL Server VMs in your subscription to access features designed to enable cost savings and increase manageability.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
Oct 28

Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Single Server now available in Brazil Southeast

IN PREVIEW

The preview support in the Brazil Southeast region provides additional flexibility in deploying solutions to help accelerate innovation.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Oct 28

Public preview: Auditing of Microsoft support operations in Azure SQL DB and Azure SQL MI

IN PREVIEW

The auditing of Microsoft support operations capability enables the audit of Microsoft support operations when accessing servers and/or databases during a support request to an audit logs destination. The use of this capability, along with auditing, enables more transparency into the workforce and allows for anomaly detection, trend visualization, and data loss prevention.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Features
  • Management
Oct 28

App Service extending Dev/Test discounts to Premium SKUs

NOW AVAILABLE

App Service Premium plan (Pv2 & Pv3) customers can now take advantage of Dev/Test subscription discounts

  • App Service
  • Pricing & Offerings
Oct 28

Generate a new function app from an OpenAPI specification

IN PREVIEW

Create a function app from an Open API Definition using VS Code

  • API Management
  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Oct 28

General Availability: Azure Spot on Azure Kubernetes Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Spot with Azure Kubernetes Service to save on compute costs for workloads that can tolerate interruptions

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

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