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October 2020

Oct 1

Raw Logs and Metrics are generally available on Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) from Microsoft CDN

NOW AVAILABLE

New options for analytics on Azure CDN are now available to unblock more scenarios for you

  • Services
Oct 1

Learn how to manage and optimize your Azure costs with our guided learning modules

NOW AVAILABLE

Stay up to date on your cost management needs with five new courses

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
Oct 1

Monitor Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes with Metric Alerts

IN PREVIEW

Learn how to configure recommended metric alerts for monitoring your Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes clusters.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes
  • Features
Oct 1

Public preview of Azure Stream Analytics unit testing capability in an CI/CD pipeline

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Stream Analytics CI/CD tools are now updated with query unit testing capability. Users can now add and run automated test cases for their queries.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features

September 2020

Sep 30

Azure Security Center—News and updates for September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates that were made to Azure Security Center in September 2020.

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Features
Sep 30

Embedded C SDK general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the release of our newest device SDK for embedded IoT devices

  • Azure RTOS
  • Features
Sep 30

Long term retention for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Single Server

IN PREVIEW

Preview of long-term retention of data for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Single Server is now available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
Sep 30

Azure DevTest Labs: Encrypt OS disks in your lab

IN PREVIEW

Protect your labs data and data stored on managed disks while resting assured that you are hitting your organization's security and compliance benchmarks with Server-Side Encryption.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
Sep 30

New features for Windows Server containers in Azure Kubernetes Service

IN PREVIEW

Learn about new Windows Server container related capabilities in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 30

Confidential computing nodes (DCSv2) support on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Orchestrate your container applications with hardware based isolation and data-in-use protection through Intel SGX enclaves. Supporting both enclave aware containers and confidential containers (unmodified container apps)

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 30

GA: Data Factory adds ORC data lake file format support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to enable Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) format to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Sep 30

Public Preview: Data Factory adds SQL Managed Instance (SQL MI) support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to SQL MI as a source and sink to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Sep 30

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text— Assamese language now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Translator Text now supports the Assamese language.

  • Translator
  • Features
Sep 30

General availability: Azure Availability Zones in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Availability Zones are now generally available in Australia East and Canada Central.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 30

Spring Data Azure Cosmos DB SDK v3.0.0 release now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now you can use the Spring Data framework with the Azure Cosmos DB Core (SQL) API.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Sep 30

New performance recommendations now available in Azure Advisor

NOW AVAILABLE

Review new Azure Advisor recommendations to help you achieve better performance.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Services
Sep 30

New recommendations for operational excellence are now available in Azure Advisor

NOW AVAILABLE

Review new Azure Advisor recommendations to help you improve your cloud operations.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Services
Sep 30

Azure Ultra Disk is now available in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Ultra Disk is now available in Australia Central, India Central, Korea Central and US Gov Texas.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Sep 30

New guided UI experience to deploy machine learning models in Azure Synapse Analytics (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

We are introducing a guided UI experience in the Synapse Studio that enables users to deploy machine learning models from the Azure Machine Learning model registry directly to Azure Synapse for inferencing.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Sep 30

New Common Data Model connector for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics & Azure Databricks (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

This new Spark CDM connector requires zero configuration and is pre-installed with Azure Synapse Analytics. It can also be installed and used with Azure Databricks.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features

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