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Monthly updates for March 2021

Mar 31

Azure Private Link for Azure Cache for Redis in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Private Link to connect to an Azure Cache for Redis instance from your virtual network via a private endpoint to eliminate data exposure to the public internet.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Security
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 31

Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server (public preview) available in new regions

IN PREVIEW

With new regions announced for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server, you can control multiple configuration parameters for fine-grained database tuning with a simpler developer experience to accelerate end-to-end deployment.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Regions & Datacenters
Mar 31

Public preview: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL Database serverless compute tier

IN PREVIEW

Make your serverless Azure SQL databases resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 31

Insights and workbooks for Azure Cosmos DB now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Now available in preview support, Azure Monitor insights and Azure Monitor workbooks makes it easier to visualize and customize metrics for dynamic monitoring of your Azure Cosmos DB resource.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 31

Public preview: Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server now connects with Azure CLI

IN PREVIEW

Now in public preview, use the 'connect' command for Azure CLI for Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server to test connections and run basic queries.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 31

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now connects with Azure CLI

IN PREVIEW

Now in public preview, use the 'connect' command for Azure CLI for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server to test connections and run basic queries.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 17

Service Broker message exchange for Azure SQL Managed Instance in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Service Broker message exchange between Azure SQL Managed Instances (public preview) allows you to build reliable distributed applications with asynchronous message processing functionality by leveraging SQL Server engine’s native support for messaging/queuing.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 17

Machine Learning Services on Azure SQL Managed Instance now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use machine learning capabilities on a Managed Instance of Azure SQL Database for ease of moving your data, packages, and models to a cloud ready environment fully configured for machine learning.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Open Source
Mar 17

General availability: Dynamic data masking granular permissions for Azure SQL and Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Control who can access your SQL data by using dynamic data masking granular permission on your Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 17

Long-term backup retention (LTR) for Azure SQL Managed Instance in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Configure long-term backup retention for SQL Managed Instance databases and retain database backups beyond the 35 days provided by Azure SQL Managed Instance automated backups, for up to 10 years.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 17

Azure Monitor SQL insights for Azure SQL in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Get a single monitoring experience for all your cloud-based SQL deployments with Azure Monitor SQL insights

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
Mar 2

Azure Cosmos DB: Continuous backup with point in time restore in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Continuous backup mode capability (now in preview) for new SQL and MongoDB API accounts helps you handle accidental deletes in your account or container, or accidental modification of the data.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB supports version 4.0

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB 4.0 (general availability) adds several new features, including multi-document transactions, making it easier to model complex transactional business logic.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

Azure SQL auditing to Log Analytics and Event Hub are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Auditing for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics to Log Analytics and Event Hub are now generally available, allowing the centralization of SQL audit logs into a single go-to-location.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

Role-based access control (RBAC) with Azure Active Directory (AAD) on Azure Cosmos DB in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Benefit from finer grained access control to data and leverage AAD authentication with role-based access control (RBAC) with Azure Active Directory (AAD) for Azure Cosmos DB, now in preview.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: Azure Synapse serverless SQL pool support in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Run familiar analytical T-SQL queries over data in Azure Cosmos DB in place and build rich near-time business intelligence with Synapse serverless SQL pools for Azure Synapse Link.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra service now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

With Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra (preview), scale on-premise Cassandra data to the cloud with automated deployment, scaling, and management operations for open source Apache Cassandra datacenters.

  • Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

Azure SQL auditing of Microsoft operations is now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL auditing of Microsoft operations for Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure SQL Managed Instance is now generally available, enabling more transparency into your workforce.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

Public preview: Maintenance window for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

The maintenance window feature aligns planned maintenance updates on Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance resources to occur on predictable times during regional off-business hours.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 2

New Enterprise and Enterprise Flash tiers for Azure Cache for Redis now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Enterprise and Enterprise Flash tiers for Azure Cache for Redis offer powerful new features, including Active Geo-Replication, higher availability, and Redis Module support.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management

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