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With this latest update sprint to Azure DevOps, it’s now possible to create a dashboard without associating it to a team. The dashboard will be visible to everyone in the project and you decide who can edit or manage it. In addition, a sprint burndown thumbnail has been added. Configure it to burndown based on stories, story points, or by count of tasks.
Azure Backup policy for virtual machines (VMs) now lets you customize the resource group name created by Backup so you can update it as your company requires.
Target availability: Q4 2019
Azure SQL Database is beginning the decommissioning process of Gen 4 Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell)-based CPUs and is transitioning to Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz and Intel SP8160 (Skylake) processors for all new deployments.
To provide best-in-class encryption, IoT Hub and Device Provisioning Service are moving to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 as the encryption mechanism of choice for IoT devices. As such, legacy support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 as well as several legacy ciphers will be deprecated in July 1st, 2020.
Effective February 1, 2020, the meter names of Azure Search will change.
Effective February 1, 2020, the meter names of Azure SQL Database managed instance point-in-time restore (PITR) backup will change.
Effective February 3, 2020, the meter IDs of Azure IoT Central will change based on the number of message allocations. The Overages Messages meter ID will change as well. Modify your billing routines that rely on meter IDs. Your pricing may also be impacted. See the pricing page for details.
With the general availability of IoT Hub service tags, customers can discover IoT Hub service endpoints’ IP addresses with ease.
Azure Data Box Disk is now available in the East Asia (Hong Kong) region. This is in addition to the other Azure regions where Data Box Disk is already available—US, EU, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Azure Government (US).
Serial console is now available in preview in the Azure US Government Cloud, allowing customers in the government-only clouds to access the serial console of their VMs or virtual machine scale set instances.
Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs) now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.
Service Map now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.
Azure Data Factory expands parameterization capabilities to make data flows even more reusable and scalable.
Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports preserving metadata during file copy among Amazon S3, Azure Blob, and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.
Microsoft recently announced plans to establish a new cloud datacenter region in Qatar to deliver its intelligent, trusted cloud services and expand the Microsoft global cloud infrastructure to 55 cloud regions in 20 countries.
Azure Migrate now supports agentless dependency analysis in a limited preview.
The new PowerShell module for Azure provides updates to all Azure services and comes with a preview module for Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Functions.
Use Azure Private Link support in AKS to Interact with the Kubernetes API server as a private endpoint in your virtual network, ensuring that all Kubernetes management operations remain completely isolated.
The new Azure Service Fabric release introduces several new features as well as stability and performance improvements.
Proximity placement groups—an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability to decrease inter-VM network latency—is now available.
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