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August 2020

Aug 5

App Service: .NET Framework 4.8 Support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for .NET Framework 4.8 is now generally available in Azure App Service

  • App Service
  • Web Apps
  • Features
Aug 5

Kubernetes resource view is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Kubernetes resource view allows developers to use point and click navigation to see live, in-depth details of their workloads.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

July 2020

Jul 30

Remote Desktop client for Android now supports Windows Virtual Desktop connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Access Windows Virtual Desktop from the new Remote Desktop client for Android.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Jul 28

Windows Virtual Desktop Azure portal and Microsoft Teams integrations are generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

It’s now easier to deploy and manage Windows Virtual Desktop as well as provide seamless meeting and collaboration experiences through integration with Microsoft Teams.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Jul 24

SR-IOV availability schedule on NCv3 Virtual Machines SKU

NOW AVAILABLE

View the full schedule, by region, for updates coming to NCv3 Virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 24

SR-IOV availability on InfiniBand-equipped Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

We are upgrading the virtualization technology through which customer VMs can access our high-bandwidth, low-latency InfiniBand network on our RDMA-enabled VM Sizes. By enabling SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization), customers will be able to use any MPI (Message Passing Interface) implementation or InfiniBand verb set, greatly increasing ability and options for leveraging Infiniband for their workloads

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 21

Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Java 11 for Azure Functions is now available in preview on Consumption and Premium plans for Windows and Linux.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Jul 21

OpenID Connect support for Azure App Service and Azure Functions (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

A new capability (in preview) allows you to configure your Azure App Service and Azure Functions apps for login authentication through any OpenID Connect provider.

  • App Service
  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Jul 21

SAP and Microsoft team up to deliver digital supply chain solutions in the cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, SAP and Microsoft announced an expanded partnership to enable customers to design and operate intelligent digital supply chain and industry 4.0 solutions in the cloud and at the edge.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Microsoft Inspire
Jul 21

Secure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) pods with Azure Policy (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

To improve the security of your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster, secure your pods with Azure Policy (in preview). Users can choose from a list of built-in options and apply those policies to secure pods.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Policy
  • Features
Jul 21

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for containerd runtime is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports creation of clusters and node pools with containerd, an industry-standard container runtime, in preview. Containerd enhances pod creation speed as well as stability.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jul 21

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own control plane managed identity

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own identities for the control plane managed identity.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jul 21

AKS-managed Azure Active Directory support is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)-managed Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) support is now generally available.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Jul 15

Revocation of non-compliant Certificate Authorities potentially impacting customer’s Azure service(s).

NOW AVAILABLE

Recent reports detailed Certificate Authorities that were not compliant with industry standards for trusted CAs. As per industry requirements, non-compliant CAs are being revoked requiring customers certificates to be re-issued.

  • App Service
  • API Management
  • Application Gateway
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Azure Front Door
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Security
Jul 9

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through DCSv2 SKUs (private preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through integration with DCSv2 SKU node pools powered by Intel SGX.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
Jul 8

Distributed network name for SQL Server on Virtual Machines is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for distributed network name (DNN) for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 CU2 and higher is now available.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 8

Preview support for Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server failover cluster instance on Azure IaaS is now available

IN PREVIEW

Preview support is now available for Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019 and higher.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 1

Virtual machine scale sets—Automatic image upgrades for custom images now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine scale sets now provide the ability to automatically deploy new versions of custom images to scale set virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features

June 2020

Jun 25

Ephemeral OS disks for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) now support additional VM sizes

IN PREVIEW

You now have the ability to store ephemeral OS disks on the VM temp or resource disk in addition to the VM cache (in preview).

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Jun 24

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for proximity placement groups is now available

IN PREVIEW

Better support for latency-sensitive workloads in critical business scenarios.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

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