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    September 2019

    Sep 9

    Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

    Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

    • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Sep 9

    Azure Cost Management updates – August 2019

    Azure Cost Management can help you better understand where you're accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Read about what's new in Azure Cost Management Labs, learn about recent updates including how to create targeted budgets with filters and forecast costs, and watch new videos.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    • Management
    Sep 6

    SQL Server Data Tools is now available with Visual Studio 2019 Preview

    SQL Server Data Tools preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now downloadable with the latest preview release of Visual Studio 2019. SQL Server Data Tools enables a stable change management and deployment experience when developing your data analytics solution using SQL Data Warehouse.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    Sep 6

    Azure Logic Apps updates for July and August 2019

    The Azure Logic Apps updates for July and August 2019 include new features for ISE, designer improvements including support for portal themes, support for gateway across subscriptions, SAP connector features, new connectors, and other major feature updates and announcements.

    • Logic Apps
    • Features
    Sep 6

    Updates to Azure DevOps and App Service improvements

    In the sprint 157 update of Azure DevOps, we added rollup columns to backlogs that let you track progress across work item hierarchies (for example, epics/features/user stories). We also added multiple improvements for deploying Azure App Service apps.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features
    Sep 6

    Upgrade all Kubernetes 1.10.x clusters to a supported version by October 25, 2019

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Required action Please upgrade all Kubernetes 1.10.x clusters to a supported version (1.11, 1.12, 1.13, or 1.14) by October 25, 2019.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Services
    Sep 4

    We’re retiring v1.x of the JavaScript SDK for Azure Cosmos DB, on August 30, 2020

    We've recently released updates to the JavaScript SDK for Azure Cosmos DB to provide performance, stability, and feature improvements.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Retirements
    Sep 4

    Legacy media encoders are being retired on November 30, 2019

    We've been making steady improvements to the robustness, reliability, performance, price and capabilities of the encoding features of Azure Media Services.

    • Media Services
    • Retirements
    Sep 4

    Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Available in Additional 18 Regions

    Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Sep 4

    Azure Blueprints—NIST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint release is now live

    NIST SP 800-53 R4 is now live as a built-in blueprint in Azure Blueprints.

    • Azure Blueprints
    • Compliance
    • Management
    Sep 4

    Diagnostic log collection is now generally available for Azure Stack

    The Azure Stack diagnostic log collection service provides a simplified way for Azure Stack operators to collect and share diagnostic logs with Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS).

    • Azure Stack
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Azure Stack integration with Azure Government Secret cloud

    Work is currently in progress to allow Azure Stack operators in government organizations to connect their Azure Stacks to the Azure Government Secret cloud for identity, Pay-As-You-Go billing, marketplace syndication, and hybrid scenarios.

    • Azure Stack
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Retail solution patterns for hybrid applications

    Work is in progress to develop an Azure Stack solution pattern that will provide solution architects and developers with guidance and examples on how to enable scenarios that require AI inferencing on video streams at the edge.

    • Azure Stack
    • Features
    Sep 4

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available in the France Central region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the France Central region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 4

    Connect to your virtual machine (VM) through a web browser

    Azure DevTest Labs now integrates with Azure Bastion, enabling you to connect to your virtual machines through a web browser.

    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Azure Bastion
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Azure Lab Services has an updated UI experience for students

    Azure Lab Services has several key improvements for the UI for students.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Azure SQL Database—Instance pools are now in preview

    Instance pools is a new managed instance option that provides a convenient and cost-effective way to migrate smaller instances to the cloud at scale, reducing or eliminating the extra work of consolidating less compute-intensive workloads.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Cross-region read replicas in Azure Database for PostgreSQL are now available

    Cross-region read replicas are now generally available in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Cross-region read replicas in Azure Database for MySQL are now available

    Cross-region read replicas are now generally available in Azure Database for MySQL.

    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Features

    August 2019

    Aug 29

    Soft delete for virtual machines in Azure Backup

    We now provide soft delete capability to help protect cloud backups for IaaS virtual machines from accidental as well as malicious deletion.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features

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