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June 2020

Jun 24

Azure Pipelines now supports Linux/ARM64

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Pipelines now supports Linux/ARM64, as was highly requested by the community. Other key features to enhance the overall user experience are also now available.

  • Features
Jun 24

Database engine auditing for Azure Database for MySQL is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MySQL now provides general availability support for using audit logs to record database activity and events such as connections and queries.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Jun 24

Database engine auditing for Azure Database for MariaDB is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB now provides general availability support for using audit logs to record database activity and events such as connections and queries.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
Jun 24

Wildcard indexes in Azure Cosmos DB's API for MongoDB

NOW AVAILABLE

Wildcard indexes in the Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB, a popular MongoDB feature introduced in MongoDB version 4.2, are now available.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Jun 24

Case-insensitive string functions with Azure Cosmos DB now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Case-insensitive support in Azure Cosmos DB was released for the following string system functions—Contains, EndsWith, StringEquals, and StartsWith.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Jun 24

Azure SDK for embedded devices

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Azure Embedded C SDK is designed to allow small and embedded devices, such as IoT, to communicate with Azure services.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • SDKs
  • File Storage
  • SDK and Tools
Jun 24

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for proximity placement groups is now available

IN PREVIEW

Better support for latency-sensitive workloads in critical business scenarios.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jun 24

Create a formula in Azure DevTest Labs using a shared image gallery image

NOW AVAILABLE

Your customers can now create a formula in DevTest Labs using a shared image gallery image. Formulas provide a dynamic way to create virtual machines from the desired configuration and settings. Changes in the environment can be captured on the fly via artifacts.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
Jun 24

Azure Content Delivery Network standard rules engine is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Take advantage of new rules to further customize the behavior of standard Azure Content Delivery Network to best meet the needs of your customers. Use the rules engine to modify request and response headers or dynamically override your existing route behavior based on incoming requests. Now generally available with the ability to add additional rules. The first five rules are free.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Services
Jun 24

Azure Front Door rules engine now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Front Door rules engine is now generally available. Take advantage of these new rules to further customize the behavior of your Front Door to best meet the needs of your customers. Rules engine empowers you to modify request and response headers, or dynamically override your existing route behavior based on incoming requests. Create up to 25 rules per configuration.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Services
Jun 24

Durable Functions now supports Python

IN PREVIEW

Durable Functions, an extension to Azure Functions used to define stateful serverless workflows, now supports Python. Developers and data scientists can now orchestrate complex data processing and data science workloads in Azure Functions using familiar Python language constructs.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Jun 24

Improvements to Azure Monitor log alerts include new links and added dimensions

NOW AVAILABLE

Updates to log alerts in Azure Monitor include new links to the Log Analytics API and links filtered by dimensions. Dimensions are also now included in the payload of most action types.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Jun 24

Updates for monitoring and troubleshooting Azure IoT Hub message routing

NOW AVAILABLE

More detailed monitoring metrics and diagnostic logs, plus a new troubleshooting guide, are now available to accelerate monitoring and troubleshooting for Azure IoT Hub message routing.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Features
  • Services
Jun 23

Azure Cosmos DB transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 enforcement starts on July 29, 2020

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2020

Azure Cosmos DB will start enforcing transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 on July 29, 2020.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Compliance
  • Security
Jun 23

Azure Automation updated DNS records

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

To support new features in Azure Automation, like Azure Private Links, the automation URLs have been updated. Instead of region-specific URLs, there are now account-specific URLs.

  • Automation
  • Security
  • Services
Jun 23

Azure Migrate now supports multiple credentials for discovery of physical servers

IN PREVIEW

Support for adding multiple credentials for discovery and assessment of physical servers and a scale of 1000 physical servers per Azure Migrate appliance

  • Azure Migrate
  • Management
Jun 22

Azure SDKs—June 2020 release

NOW AVAILABLE

The June 2020 release for the Azure SDKs include updates to these libraries: Cosmos DB (Java), Event Hubs, Azure Storage, and Text Analytics. Additionally, the following are now available in preview: Azure.Identity, Azure Search, Form Recognizer, and Service Bus.

  • SDKs
  • SDK and Tools
Jun 22

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series is now available in West Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, UK South, and West Europe.

  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Jun 22

Azure Automation is now available in the USGov Arizona region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation is now available in the USGov Arizona region.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 22

Announcing extended term reservation for the Azure HBv2 Virtual Machine

NOW AVAILABLE

High-performance computing (HPC) organizations typically calculate cost projections five-to-six years for the typical lifespan of an on-premises HPC cluster.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings

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