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July 2020

Jul 10

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 47—July 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure Site Recovery updates provides fixes and download links for Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
Jul 9

Azure Private Link support for Azure Automation is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Private Link to securely connect virtual networks to Azure Automation using private endpoints (in preview).

  • Automation
  • Security
  • Services
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 9

Private endpoints for Azure File Sync are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Starting with Azure File Sync agent 10.1, Azure File Sync supports private endpoints in all public and Azure US Government cloud regions where Azure File Sync is available.

  • Features
  • Services
Jul 9

.NET Core support for Azure Analysis Services client libraries is in preview

NOW AVAILABLE

In response to customer feedback, .NET Core support for Azure Analysis Services client libraries is now available in preview. Start building .NET Core applications for modern cross-platform and cloud-oriented environments that target Analysis Services and Microsoft Power BI.

  • Services
Jul 8

Create virtual machines from Azure Shared Image Gallery (SIG)

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now enable specialized images from your shared image gallery (SIG) for lab users to create virtual machines.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
Jul 8

Introducing Azure Load Balancer Insights using Azure Monitor for Networks

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer customers now have instant access to a preconfigured solution for health monitoring and configuration analysis enabling rapid fault localization and informed design decisions.

  • Load Balancer
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jul 8

Azure Digital Twins enhanced features are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Create new generation IoT connected solutions that model the real world

  • Azure Digital Twins
  • Features
Jul 8

Azure Machine Learning studio web experience is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Machine Learning studio web experience is now generally available and bringing new features.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
Jul 8

Neural Text to Speech expands to new languages

NOW AVAILABLE

Neural Text to Speech is expanding language support, with 15 new natural-sounding voices that feature state-of-the-art neural speech synthesis models:

  • Cognitive Services
  • Features
Jul 8

Text Analytics for health is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

The health feature of Text Analytics uses natural language processing techniques to find and label valuable information in unstructured clinical documents such as doctor’s notes, discharge summaries, clinical documents, and electronic health records.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
Jul 8

Custom Commands is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Streamline the process for creating task-oriented voice applications with Custom Commands (now generally available).

  • Cognitive Services
  • Features
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 8

Azure Digital Twins enhanced features now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Create new generation IoT connected solutions that model the real world

  • Azure Digital Twins
  • Features
Jul 8

Form Recognizer is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Form Recognizer extracts text, tables, and key value pairs quickly and accurately from documents, both-on premises and in the cloud.

  • Form Recognizer
  • Features
  • Services
Jul 7

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports adding and removing resources from a backend pool via an IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and virtual network ID. This will enable you to easily manage the containers, virtual machines, and virtual machine scale sets associated with their load balancer. It will also allow IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
  • Management
Jul 7

Upcoming changes to JSON flattening and storage for new Azure Time Series Insights deployments

IN PREVIEW

Azure Time Series Insights is making changes to JSON telemetry data flattening and storage. These changes will go into effect 10 July 2020 for new deployments only.

  • Azure Time Series Insights
  • Features
Jul 7

Azure Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio Code now supports Visual Studio Codespaces

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio Code now supports Visual Studio Codespaces.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Features
Jul 6

Azure Virtual WAN: Multiple capabilities and new partners now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Today we are announcing the General Availability of multiple enhancements in Azure Virtual WAN, including hub-to-hub, custom routing and transit capabilities.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Services

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