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September 2020

Sep 22

New Azure Dedicated Hosts capabilities

IN PREVIEW

Azure can now select the dedicated host to which your VM is deployed. Additionally, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets can be deployed in conjunction with Dedicated Hosts.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure Hybrid Benefit -- Linux Preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Hybrid Benefit - Linux provides convenience and agility for customers who use Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with a valid subscription. Customers can use existing Linux subscriptions for easy cloud adoption without the need to reboot their production environment and enjoy the benefit of Bring-your-own-subscription.

  • Red Hat Linux
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Open Source
Sep 22

Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server is a new deployment option for Azure Database for MySQL that provides better control and flexibility of database server parameters, more options for high availability, and cost optimization controls.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Open Source
Sep 22

Oracle WebLogic Server on Azure Virtual Machines major release now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Enable lift-and-shift migration of mission critical enterprise Java workloads with a major release for solutions to run Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) on Azure Linux virtual machines.

  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

IoT Edge Nested Edge is now in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing Nested Edge for Azure IoT Edge

  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 21

Azure Private Link Services available in China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in all China Regions

  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 21

General availability: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL Database in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2020

The zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL Database is now generally available in these additional regions: Canada Central, West US 2, and North Europe.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 18

Datadog integration with Azure: Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Datadog and Microsoft Azure have worked together to create an integrated Datadog SaaS solution. Built on Azure and available via the Azure Marketplace, this solution provides a seamless and first party like experience for Datadog’s cloud monitoring solution. Azure is the first cloud platform to offer this integrated experience with third-party solutions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 17

Azure Blob access time tracking and access time-based lifecycle management preview

IN PREVIEW

The preview is available in France Central, Canada East, and Canada Central regions.

  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Blob storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Sep 17

Azure Blob storage lifecycle management now supports append blobs

NOW AVAILABLE

In addition to supporting block blobs, Azure Blob storage lifecycle management now offers a rich, rule-based policy to manage the retention of your append blobs.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Blob storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Sep 17

Azure API Management updates- September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Regular Azure API Management service updates including new features, bug fixes, changes and other improvements.

  • API Management
  • Features
Sep 17

Public Preview of Azure NetApp Files Cross Region Replication (CRR) capability

IN PREVIEW

Replicate Azure NetApp Files volumes from one Azure region to another in a fast and cost-effective way, protecting your data from unforeseeable regional failures.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 16

Announcing Application Insights .NET SDK version 2.15

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the release of our newest Application Insights .NET SDK version 2.15. This release is directly in response to customer feedback and introduces a new set of features and bug fixes.

  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Sep 16

Azure Files support for NFS v4.1 is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Files now adds support for NFS v4.1 file system protocol for an easy migration of your Linux-centric workloads.

  • File Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 15

Public Preview - Get Retail Rates for all Azure Products/Services

IN PREVIEW

An unauthenticated experience to get retail prices for all Azure Products/Services (including Reserved Instances).

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 15

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 50 - September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides provides fixes, updated Linux support for the Mobility service, and download links for Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
Sep 14

Azure IoT Central new and updated features—August 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

August updates include jobs improvements, a new file upload feature, a preview of the new data export feature, CLI updates, and documentation enhancements.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
Sep 14

Azure Private Link Service is now generally available in China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link for customer owned services are now available in China Regions. 

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Security
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 14

IT Service Management Connector (ITSMC) is now available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

The ITSM connector provides a bi-directional connection between Azure and ITSM tools to help track and resolve issues faster.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 11

Azure Pipelines announces the general availability of scale-set agents

NOW AVAILABLE

In the last two months, we improved the reliability in performing various scale-set operations. We have updated the guidance on how to improve the performance of provisioning new virtual machines.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

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