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January 2020

Jan 9

Azure Lab Services—Virtual machine shutdown for Windows users

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services added the ability to automatically shut down virtual machines when a users’ remote desktop (RDP) session is disconnected (Windows).

  • Azure Lab Services
Jan 9

Azure DevTest Labs—Browser connect now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DevTest Labs recently released integration with Azure Bastion, enabling you to connect to your lab virtual machines through a web browser.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
Jan 9

Serverless Framework plugin for Azure API Management and Azure Functions is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new open-source serverless Azure Functions plugin extends the benefits of Serverless Framework to Azure services.

  • API Management
Jan 9

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 43—January 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about the latest Azure Site Recovery updates and get download links.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Jan 7

Azure Container Registry now available in Switzerland North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Registry is now generally available in the Switzerland North region, bringing the total number of Azure regions that it's available in to 34. See the list of all regions where Azure Container Registry is available and where it's coming next.

Jan 7

New Power BI API generates embed tokens for multiple items

NOW AVAILABLE

Generate an embed token with permissions for multiple Power BI reports, datasets, and target workspaces using the new Power BI API.

  • Power BI Embedded
Jan 7

Power BI Clone and Rebind APIs now support shared datasets

NOW AVAILABLE

Power BI shared datasets are now supported in Power BI Embedded, allowing you to manage the connections of Power BI datasets and reports across workspaces. This capability enabled us to expand the following APIs and automate related scenarios:

  • Power BI Embedded
Jan 7

Connect a Power BI report to a dataset using dynamic binding

NOW AVAILABLE

Use dynamic binding to maintain a single template of a Power BI report that can be connected to multiple datasets across workspaces, instead of copying and maintaining hundreds of report duplicates.

  • Power BI Embedded
Jan 7

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region.

  • HDInsight
Jan 6

Minimum virtual machine sizing for Azure HDInsight cluster head nodes

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning April 6, 2020, customers will be able to choose only 4-core or higher virtual machines (VMs) as head nodes for the new HDInsight clusters. Existing clusters will continue to run as expected.

  • HDInsight
Jan 3

Azure spot virtual machine meter changes

Effective February 3, 2020, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) and names of Azure low-priority virtual machines on scale sets will change.

Jan 3

The new Power BI filter pane goes live in all reports

NOW AVAILABLE

The new filter pane goes live in all reports in April 2020. Turn it on now to fine-tune the formatting in your reports before then.

  • Power BI Embedded
Jan 1

Azure Bastion now generally available in East US 2 and West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Bastion is now generally available in two more Azure public cloud regions—East US 2 and West US 2. We'll continue to add more regions going forward.

  • Azure Bastion
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure DevTest Labs

December 2019

Dec 31

Azure Red Hat OpenShift region expansion

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now generally available in Brazil South, Central India, Japan East, Korea Central, North Central US and South Africa North.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
Dec 30

Service-aided subnet configuration for managed instance in Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

To address customer security and manageability requirements, managed instance, a deployment capability of Azure SQL Database, is transitioning from a manual to service-aided subnet configuration.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
Dec 26

Azure Migrate now supports assessment of physical servers

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Support to assess physical servers is now available in preview in Azure Migrate, in addition to the existing support for VMware and Hyper-V servers.

Dec 23

Improvements to Azure Monitor for containers could impact your queries

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Azure Monitor for containers agent, version ciprod12042019, introduces major improvements in resource use and data volume optimizations to help reduce costs. As part of these improvements, we’ve disabled the collection of Name and Image fields in the ContainerLog table since these fields are available in other tables

  • Azure Monitor
Dec 20

Azure Active Directory Domain Services meter name changes

The meter names of Azure Active Directory Domain Services directory objects will change between December 10, 2019, and February 1, 2020. The name changes will be in effect to accommodate upcoming enhancements. This won't impact existing service behavior, only the name you see on your bill.

  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Security
Dec 20

Csharp and Java SDKs for IoT Plug and Play are now in Preview

IN PREVIEW

We have added two more SDK languages to the IoT Plug and Play public preview. You can now develop with the Azure IoT Csharp SDK and the Azure IoT Java SDK, in addition to Azure IoT SDK for Node.js and Azure IoT SDK for C.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Central
Dec 19

Azure Australia Central Region Changes

Effective 1 February 2020 , the pricing promotion for the Azure Australia Central regions will end and all services in Australia Central and Australia Central 2 will be price-matched to Australia East.

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