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May 2020

May 29

Windows Virtual Desktop media optimization for Microsoft Teams is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Media optimization for Microsoft Teams is now available for Windows Desktop client on Windows 10 machines

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
May 27

Backup your SAP HANA databases running on RHEL using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), one of the widely used Linux operating systems running SAP HANA, is now available in preview. This preview is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South, and US Gov IOWA.

  • Azure Backup
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Features
May 26

Azure Monitor for VMs is now in preview in US Gov Virginia

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
May 19

Static Web Apps single page hosting option available in App Service now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Static Web Apps is a simplified hosting option for developers building modern web apps with static front-ends and dynamic back-ends powered by serverless APIs.

  • App Service
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

Support for Windows containers Azure Container Networking Interface on Azure Stack Hub coming soon in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Windows containers and Azure Container Networking Interface on in AKS engine deployed Kubernetes clusters will soon be available in private preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

New portal experience for Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

New portal experience for Azure Functions – improving performance, accessibility, and consistency with the rest of the Azure portal.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

Support for Linux workloads in the App Service Migration Assistant tool

IN PREVIEW

The App Service Migration Assistant tool now supports migrating containerized web applications from on-premises container images to App Service on Linux.

  • App Service
  • Web App for Containers
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
May 13

App Service is now an events publisher on Azure Event Grid (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

App Service is now an events publisher with Event Grid, enabling developers to subscribe to events from their web apps or app service plans and act using Azure Functions, Logic Apps, webhooks, and other services. The feature is available for Windows and Linux apps in all public regions.

  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Features
  • Services
May 13

Optional Uptime SLA now available for Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS now offers an optional uptime SLA.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Pricing & Offerings
May 8

Azure App Service and Azure Functions on Azure Stack Hub update available

NOW AVAILABLE

The release of the latest update of Azure App Service and Azure Functions on Azure Stack Hub is now available.

  • App Service
  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Azure Functions
  • Features
May 6

View and navigate through changes across multiple resources

Newly updated Change Analysis UI now supports viewing changes for all resources under selected subscriptions. The at-scale view helps narrowing down the critical resources and changes to investigate regardless how the applications and resource groups are organized.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • App Service
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services
May 4

New Azure VMware Solution is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new Azure VMware Solution is a first party Microsoft Azure Compute service that enables customers to run VMware natively on Azure. The new service is directly operated, delivered and supported by Microsoft, and is endorsed by VMware through a direct cloud provider partnership agreement.

  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple
  • Compliance
  • Services

April 2020

Apr 30

Azure Container Registry—Dedicated data endpoints now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Dedicated data endpoints in Container Registry are now available in preview.

  • Container Registry
  • Azure Container Service
  • Features
Apr 29

Azure App Service support for GitHub Actions is in preview

IN PREVIEW

The App Service Deployment Center now supports GitHub Actions as a CI/CD provider, so developers can get started with GitHub Actions using the Azure portal.

  • App Service
  • Features
Apr 28

Maintenance control for platform updates now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The maintenance control feature of Azure Virtual Machines platform updates is now generally available for Azure Dedicated Hosts and isolated VMs. Use this feature to control all host updates, including rebootless updates, within a 35-day window.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 28

Managed identity support in AKS is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

With managed identities, there’s no need to manage your own service principals or rotate credentials often.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Apr 28

Azure Advisor integration with AKS now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

By analyzing your AKS configuration and usage telemetry, Azure Advisor can recommend solutions that help improve the performance, high availability, and security of your AKS cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Apr 28

Azure Private Link for AKS is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Private Link is now generally available. Use it to isolate your Kubernetes API server within your Azure virtual network, enabling fully private communication with the managed Kubernetes control plane hosted by AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Apr 28

Windows Server containers in AKS now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Run Linux and Windows workloads side-by-side in a single cluster with AKS support for Windows Server containers.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Apr 27

Azure Functions—Java 8 support on Linux is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions support for Java on Linux is now in preview. This enables deploying Java Function Apps as containers to the Functions dedicated/premium plan and Kubernetes.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

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