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The Azure Sphere public preview 19.05 feature release is available today via the Retail Evaluation feed. The regular Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.04; we plan to upgrade it to 19.05 in two weeks.
You can now use GitHub identity to login into the Azure DevOps portal. In addition, you can take your GitHub repo all the way to Kubernetes using a YAML based multistage pipeline.
NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.
Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.
Enhanced Gremlin functionality in Cosmos DB Gremlin API is now available.
Azure Cosmos DB SQL API provides support for Distinct, Skip & Take, Correlated Subquery, and Composite indexes.
Azure Database for MariaDB users can now take advantage of generally available support for slow query log integration with Azure Monitor, which allows you to export your logs to Azure Monitor logs (previously named Log Analytics), Event Hubs, and Azure Storage.
Now generally available, the orafce extension is supported on Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
Azure Cosmos DB now provides a new RBAC role: Cosmos DB Operator. This new role lets you provision Azure Cosmos accounts, databases, and containers, but can’t access the keys that are required to access the data.
Azure Cosmos DB now provides support for databases, containers, and offers in Azure Resource Manager.
HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe
Azure Dev Spaces is now available in the East US, East US 2, Central US, West US 2, North Europe, West Europe, UK South, Southeast Asia, Australia East, Canada Central, and Canada East regions.
Announcing exciting updates that improve the user experience in the Azure portal
Public IP Prefix, a reserved range of static IP addresses, is generally available in all Azure public regions, China cloud regions, and Government cloud regions.
You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.
We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.
In Azure Lab Services, we now added the ability to provide address range of virtual machines for the labs.
Azure Monitor is launching a number of exciting features including end to end AKS monitoring, granular RBAC for logs, intelligent and scalable alerts, a new application change analysis capability and more.
Azure Red Hat OpenShift, a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service, jointly operated with Red Hat is now available.