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    July 2019

    Jul 15

    Introducing Azure Lighthouse

    Azure Lighthouse provides service providers with a single control plane to manage across customer estates with increased automation, efficiency, and governance.

    • Azure Lighthouse
    • Microsoft Inspire
    Jul 15

    Proximity placement groups are now in preview

    A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Multi-protocol Data Access for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in public preview

    New functionality that will enable you to manage the same data using either Blob APIs or Data Lake Storage Gen2 APIs is now available in preview.

    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Blob Storage
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Microsoft Inspire
    Jul 15

    Announcing Azure Migration Program

    Azure Migration Program, which allows customers and partners to apply to work directly with Microsoft to plan and implement Azure migration projects, is now available. Using proven Microsoft cloud adoption methodologies, tools, resources, and best practices, you’ll simplify and accelerate your Azure cloud migration with an approach that’s tailored to your organization’s unique needs.

    • Azure Migrate
    • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
    • Azure Database Migration Service
    • Microsoft Inspire
    Jul 15

    MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB online and offline migrations are now available

    Migrate from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service.

    • Azure Database Migration Service
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Read replica across regions for Azure Database for MariaDB

    Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MariaDB. Create up to five read-only replica servers for every master server to scale out and balance read-heavy workloads across replica servers and Azure regions.

    • Azure Database for MariaDB
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Azure FXT Edge Filer Now available

    The Avere FXT Edge Filer solution is now generally available. This redesigned hardware takes advantage of Avere Systems’ software technology to accelerate network-attached storage (NAS) environments and expand access to Azure Blob storage.

    • Avere vFXT for Azure
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Jul 15

    Azure Cosmos DB .NET V3 SDK now generally available

    Azure Cosmos DB .NET V3 SDK incorporates performance improvements (including the new streaming API), a more intuitive, idiomatic programming model with developer-friendly APIs, and new change feed pull and push programming models.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Azure DevTest Labs—Configure your lab to use a remote desktop gateway

    Use Azure DevTest Labs to configure a remote desktop gateway for your lab to ensure secure access to the virtual machines (VMs) without having to expose the RDP port.

    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Azure Cosmos DB Java V3 SDK now available

    Now generally available, the Azure Cosmos DB Java V3 SDK features a new, more intuitive, idiomatic programming model with developer-friendly APIs, Reactor-based async programming model, and added support for Azure Cosmos DB direct TCP transport protocols to increase performance and availability.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Availability Zones support is now available for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in preview

    Protect applications and data from datacenter failures with redundancies across Availability Zones.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript V3 SDK is now available

    Now generally available, the Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript V3 SDK includes usability updates to the object model for a better developer experience, as well as the ability to begin using partition keys to scale previously non-partitioned containers.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Driver extension for Cassandra in Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

    Azure Cosmos DB now offers a preview driver extension for Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API for Java SDK.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    • Services
    Jul 15

    Public preview: Azure Data Share

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Share data with other organizations using Azure Data Share, now in preview.

    • Services
    Jul 12

    Network Watcher is now Generally Available in South Africa North

    Network Watcher is available in South Africa North region.

    • Network Watcher
    • Management
    • Services
    Jul 12

    Application Insights is Available in South Africa North

    Azure Application Insights is now generally available in South Africa North

    • Azure Monitor
    • Application Insights
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Jul 12

    General availability: Azure Log Analytics in SOUTH AFRICA NORTH, BRAZIL SOUTH, UK WEST and NORTH CENTRAL US

    SOUTH AFRICA NORTH, BRAZIL SOUTH, UK WEST and NORTH CENTRAL US regions are now GA for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage by using Azure Log Analytics.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Jul 12

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East and South East Australia regions

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East Australia and South East Australia. Around the world, it is available in nine public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Jul 11

    In development: query interleaving for Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Enterprise BI systems need to support high user concurrency, which means there can be lots of queries submitted close to each other. We are pleased to announce that we are working on the query interleaving feature, which allows system configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Query interleaving allows configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Multiple queries can run concurrently so fast queries are not blocked behind slow ones. Query interleaving can be set up with short-query bias so if the system is under CPU pressure, short queries are allocated a higher proportion of CPU resources than long-running queries, allowing them to complete faster.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    Jul 11

    Azure SQL Database published the first in the industry business continuity SLA for a relational database service

    Azure SQL database service has updated its service level agreement (SLA) offering guarantees for common disaster recovery metrics.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

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