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June 2020

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
Jun 18

Public Preview for Azure Monitor for VMs on Arc Enabled Servers

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for VMs, a monitoring offering with out-of-the-box performance and dependency data, is now available in public preview for Arc enabled servers.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
Jun 18

An update to Python SDK v2 for Azure IoT has been released

NOW AVAILABLE

A new release of the Python SDK v2 for Azure IoT is now available. This update fixes issues with reconnection logic.

  • SDKs
  • SDK and Tools
Jun 17

Azure Monitor for Containers support for Azure Arc is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Containers is now extending monitoring support for Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Arc. This support is currently in preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Services
Jun 17

Recommended code changes to accommodate updates to Azure Time Series Insights

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2020

Upcoming changes to numeric data storage and query behavior in Azure Time Series Insights Preview might affect your environment. Follow the recommended Type Variable and client-code updates to avoid a disruption in service.

  • Azure Time Series Insights
  • Features
Jun 17

Azure geo-zone-redundant storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Geo-zone-redundant storage (GZRS) and read-access geo-zone-redundant storage (RA-GZRS) are now generally available, offering intra-regional and inter-regional high availability and disaster protection for your applications.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob storage
  • File Storage
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
Jun 17

Azure Storage account failover is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Customer-initiated Storage account failover is now generally available, allowing you to determine when to initiate a failover instead of waiting for Microsoft to do so.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Management
Jun 16

Azure Private Link for Azure Batch is now generally available in select regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link for Azure Batch is now generally available in the West US 2, East US, South Central US, US Gov Virginia, and US Gov Arizona regions

  • Azure Private Link
  • Batch
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jun 16

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now in preview in US Gov Arizona

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in preview in US Gov Arizona. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 15

HBv2-Series VMs now available in Japan East

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Japan East region.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Jun 15

Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door service logging enhancements

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door now has a match details field in the logs to provide insights on why a request triggered a Web Application Firewall rule.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services
Jun 15

System topics are now an Azure resource

NOW AVAILABLE

Explicitly create system topics using Azure Event Grid.

  • Event Grid
  • Features
Jun 15

Private AKS clusters are now generally available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Government customers can now use private AKS clusters for additional security.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
Jun 15

Azure Migrate—Assessment of imported servers is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Assessment of imported servers in Azure Migrate is now generally available.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Features
  • Management
Jun 15

Azure Monitor for containers now supports log collection on AKS Windows node pools (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

Starting with agent version ciprod05262020, Azure Monitor for containers will collect logs (std/stderr) for the containers running on AKS clusters with Windows node pools.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
Jun 15

Azure Quota REST APIs to manage service limits (quota) are now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2020

Use Azure REST Quota APIs to manage the service limits (quota) of Azure Virtual Machines (cores/vCPU) and Azure Machine Learning (in preview). Take advantage of this capability to query current usage and quotas for the supported resources and update these limits.

  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
Jun 15

New Azure Virtual Machines for general purpose and memory intensive workloads now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new D v4-series and E v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor, which can achieve up to 3.4 Ghz all core turbo frequency. The D v4-series and E v4-series virtual machines (VMs) don’t provide any temporary storage. The D v4-series and Ds v4-series virtual machine sizes can meet the requirements associated with most general-purpose workloads. The E v4-series and Es v4-series VMs offer up to 504 GiB of RAM and are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

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