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    July 2019

    Jul 31

    Azure DevOps Roadmap update for Q3 of 2019

    The engineering team behind Azure DevOps is constantly at work delivering enhancements and new features across our services. We recently added new capabilities at an unprecedented pace for Azure DevOps. The highlights listed below are just a few of the new features coming in the next few months. Visit the DevOps feature timeline for a complete list.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features
    Jul 31

    Managed Instance enhances security with network traffic containment within Azure cloud

    The network traffic of Azure SQL Database managed instance is now contained within Azure cloud by default. This update enhances the security and prevents exfiltration of data via Internet.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Managed Instance
    • Features
    Jul 30

    GPU Optimized Visualization VMs now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure Regions

    NVv3-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure regions.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Jul 29

    New features added to Data Factory Mapping Data Flows making schema drift handling easy

    New features added to the ADF service this week make handling flexible schemas and schema drift scenarios super easy when construction Mapping Data Flows for data transformation at scale

    • Data Factory V2
    • Features
    Jul 29

    Azure marketplace charges are now available in Azure Cost Management for Pay-As-You-Go customers!

    We are excited to announce a preview release of Azure marketplace charges within our Cost Analysis tool for Pay-As-You-Go customers. As a part of this preview you can now analyze your marketplace charges alongside your Azure service charges within Cost Analysis and reconcile your Azure marketplace invoice using both Cost Analysis and a new usage csv download API.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    Jul 29

    Azure Security Center launched new SQL recommendations

    New SQL related recommendations are now available

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 29

    Network security group improvements—ICMP support and override default Azure platform considerations

    New improvements have been added to network security group (NSG), which filters network traffic to and from various Azure resources—Specify ICMP as the protocol in your NSG rules and override the default Azure platform considerations.

    • Features
    Jul 29

    Azure Security Center for IoT now available

    Azure Security Center allows you to protect your end-to-end IoT deployment with threat protection that identifies emerging threats and provides you with steps for remediation.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 26

    Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Name Changes

    Effective September 1, 2019, the meter names of Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Pre-built and Custom will change.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Services
    Jul 26

    New Analytics reports and Azure Boards app available for Slack

    In the Sprint 155 Update of Azure DevOps, we are introducing new Azure Boards reports to make it easier for you to track important team metrics. You will see the new reports under the Analytics tab in the Boards, Backlog and Sprint hubs.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features
    Jul 25

    Azure Blob lifecycle management is now available in all Azure regions

    Azure Blob lifecycle management is now enhanced with expanded regional availability and intuitive portal experience.

    • Blob Storage
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Services
    Jul 25

    The recommendation for storage access restriction has been retired

    The following recommendation has been disabled: Access to storage accounts with firewall and virtual network configurations should be restricted (Preview)

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 24

    VNet Gateway Standard and High Performance Resource GUID changes

    Effective September 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) for Virtual Network Gateway standard and high performance will change.

    • ExpressRoute
    • Services
    Jul 24

    Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud

    Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud, enabling U.S. public sector customers to create sophisticated search solutions.

    • Azure Search
    • Microsoft Build
    Jul 24

    Azure Database for MySQL support for MySQL 8.0 is in preview

    Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0.

    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Features
    Jul 24

    Azure Mv2-series virtual machines (VMs) offering up to 6 TB of memory are now available for the US West 2 region

    Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3 TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now generally available for the US West 2 region. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • M-series
    • Services
    Jul 24

    Azure Monitor for containers—Prometheus integration is now in preview

    Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now available in preview.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    • Open Source
    Jul 24

    Azure Lab Services now has a new instance size available—Medium (nested virtualization)

    Azure Lab Services now has a new instance size available—Medium (nested virtualization) that’s priced at USD0.55 per hour across all regions (55 lab units per hour).

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Features
    Jul 24

    Azure Lab Services has removed the unlimited option from quota per user to help save on costs

    Azure Lab Services has removed the unlimited option from quota per user so lab owners can intentionally choose a specific number of hours needed for each lab to help save costs.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Features
    Jul 24

    Azure Lab Services—Ability to reset passwords and support for Ubuntu Images has been added

    Azure Lab Services now supports the ability to reset passwords and to provide added support for Ubuntu images.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Features

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