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    June 2019

    Jun 18

    Azure Monitor Log Analytics UI updates

    We are happy to share with you the latest updates to Azure Monitor Log Analytics UI

    Jun 18

    Azure Bastion - RDP and SSH over SSL - now available for Preview

    Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.

    Jun 18

    ExpressRoute now supports up to 4 circuits from the same peering location into the VNet

    You can now connect up to 4 circuits in a peering location to the same ExpressRoute virtual network gateway.

    Jun 17

    Application Insights connector will retire on June 30,2019

    Application Insights Connector which provided a way to export Application Insights data to a Log Analytics workspace will retire on June 30, 2019.

    Jun 17

    Database engine auditing for Azure Database for MariaDB now in preview

    Azure Database for MariaDB now provides preview support for database audit logging integrated with Azure Monitor Diagnostic Logs.

    Jun 17

    Database engine auditing for Azure Database for MySQL now in preview

    Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for database audit logging integrated with Azure Monitor Diagnostic Logs.

    Jun 14

    Default backup retention period for DTU-based Azure SQL databases is changing soon

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    The default retention period for DTU-based Azure SQL databases is changing to 7 days

    Jun 12

    Security Center recommendations and their corresponding policy names are aligned

    Now it is easier to find the relevant policy that match a recommendation and enable/disable it.

    Jun 12

    Adaptive Network Hardening in Security Center - now generally available

    Adaptive Network Hardening provides recommendations to further harden the NSG rules

    Jun 12

    Improved integration of Azure Security Center with Azure Advisor is now available

    You can now get clear visibility and reporting for your Azure Security Center recommendations in Azure Advisor

    Jun 12

    Azure SQL Database default configuration changing soon

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    With the latest Gen 5 hardware in place, we are making a change to the default configuration for all new Azure SQL databases and elastic pools.

    Jun 12
    Jun 12

    Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

    Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database managed instance.

    Jun 12

    General availability: 4 vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances on Gen5 hardware

    Four vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances are now available on Gen5 hardware for the General Purpose and Business Critical Service tiers.

    Jun 12

    Azure SQL Database managed instance now supports larger regional resource limitations

    Azure SQL Database managed instance has increased both types of regional limits – the maximum number of subnets and maximum number of instances that could be deployed per region, allowing much larger managed instance deployments without the need to request quota increase through Azure support tickets.

    Jun 12

    Advanced Data Security available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

    Advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities using just a few simple steps.

    Jun 12

    Enhanced experience for Azure Advisor security recommendations

    Manage your Security Center recommendations through Advisor UI, API, CLI, or PowerShell. Remediate recommendations quickly with bulk actions. Follow more than 20 new best practice recommendations for availability, performance, and cost.

    Jun 12

    Azure Cosmos DB—Direct connectivity support for Java Async SDK is now in preview

    The Azure Cosmos DB Async Java SDK now supports direct mode connectivity, available in version 2.4 and higher.

    Jun 12

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL support for PostgreSQL 11 is now in preview

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of PostgreSQL, version 11.

    Jun 12

    Azure Database for MariaDB support for MariaDB 10.3 is now available

    Azure Database for MariaDB support for MariaDB server version 10.3 is now available to the public. Features include temporal data processing and Oracle compatibility, as well as enhancements to compatibility, compression, encryption, and performance.

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