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Monthly updates for September 2021

Sep 22

Public preview: At-scale management of Azure Monitor alerts in Backup center

IN PREVIEW

You can now manage your Azure Monitor alerts via Backup center.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Backup
  • Management
Sep 21

General availability: Oracle consistent snapshots using Azure VM Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup provides packaged pre-post scripts for Oracle VMs that can be used to instantly backup, create instant clones, reduce backup storage cost, and performance impact.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
Sep 20

Public preview: Management Group Scope for Azure Reservations

IN PREVIEW

You can now purchase and change existing reservations to scope them to a management group.

  • Azure Cost Management and Billing
  • Management
Sep 20

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in three new regions: Norway East, UAE North, and Germany West Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce spending by storing cold data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Sep 17

Azure Stream Analytics: 3 new regions are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed, real-time analytics service designed to help you analyze and process fast moving streams of data that can be used to get insights, build reports, or trigger alerts and actions. The service is now available in 3 new regions.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 17

General Availability: Azure Virtual Desktop is now available in the Azure China cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Get started today with Azure Virtual Desktop in Azure China cloud. Deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Sep 15

Azure VMware Solution achieves FedRAMP High Authorization

NOW AVAILABLE

With this certification, U.S. government and public sector customers can now use Azure VMware Solution as a compliant FedRAMP cloud computing environment, ensuring it meets the demanding standards for security and information protection.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 15

JetStream Disaster Recovery for Azure VMware Solution now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

JetStream Disaster Recovery is now available on Azure VMware Solution in public preview, enabling DR protection needed for business and mission-critical applications. JetStream Disaster Recovery on Azure VMware Solution is also cost-effective, as it uses minimal resources at the DR site by leveraging cloud storage, such as Azure Blob Storage.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 15

Azure Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules now support Windows Server 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

Now with Windows Server 2022 generally available, you can start using this agent to monitor your resources running the latest Windows operating systems

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Sep 15

Public preview of v4 Cosmos DB extensions for Azure Functions

IN PREVIEW

A new major version of the Cosmos DB extensions for Azure Functions is now available in public preview.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Sep 15

General availability: Azure Red Hat OpenShift support for OpenShift 4.8

NOW AVAILABLE

Benefit from new features and enhancements in OpenShift release 4.8.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 15

Public preview: Custom policy definitions for AKS clusters

IN PREVIEW

You can now create custom policy definitions for your AKS clusters

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 15

Public preview: Scale-down mode in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now select if you would like your AKS nodes to be deleted or deallocated when scaled down.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 15

General availability: AKS Run command

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now execute just-in-time commands for AKS more easily.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 15

Azure SQL—General availability updates for mid-September 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in mid-September 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Sep 15

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): Japan West region now available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now provision Hyperscale (Citus) for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service using the open source Postgres database, in the Japan West region.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 15

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) support for Citus 10.1 is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The support of Citus 10.1, with columnar storage and more, is now included in Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Sep 15

Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus) supports PostgreSQL 11.13, 12.8, and 13.4 minor versions

NOW AVAILABLE

Use PostgreSQL 11.13, 12.8, and 13.4 minor versions with Hyperscale (Citus) for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Management
Sep 15

Azure Cosmos DB: Azure Functions extension version 4.0 in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use the latest Azure Cosmos DB Azure Functions extension version 4.0 based on the .NET SDK version 3.x, enabling authentication with AAD, built-in change feed processor support, and performance enhancements.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Sep 15

Azure Machine Learning public preview announcements – Sep 2021

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2021

New feature Multiple Private Endpoint for Workspace is now available in public preview in Azure Machine Learning

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features

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