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In the Sprint 152 Update of Azure DevOps, we added the option to filter pull requests by target branch, several new command line commands and an extensibility point to allow extensions to add syntax highlighting and autocomplete to the file explorer and pull request views.
Announcing newly discounted promotional pricing for the NCv1, NVv1, and Hv1-series VM families.
General Availability: Azure DDoS Protection Standard introduces DDoS Alert integration with Azure Security Center
We are announcing the ability for DDoS Protection Standard customers to view DDoS Alerts in Azure Security Center (ASC) and this capability is generally available for all ASC and DDoS Standard customers.
PowerShell cmdlets for new metric alerts and log alerts are now available. This release improves the management of alert rules by providing cmdlets to create, update, delete and list new metric alerts. Similarly, new cmdlets are available for creating, updating, deleting and listing log alerts for both Log Analytics and Application Insights.
Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance eliminating need for any changes in the existing applications when migrating to cloud is now generally available.
The new Mapping Data Flows feature in Azure Data Factory allows Data Engineers to visually design, debug, manage, and operationalize data transformations at scale in the cloud.
Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date which was originally scheduled for June 30th, 2019 is being extended to August 31st, 2019 to provide customers more time to voluntarily migrate their classic alerts. You can migrate your classic alerts today using the migration tool. After August 31st, 2019 we will perform an automatic migration on your behalf.
Azure log integration (AzLog) tool will be deprecated on June 15, 2019.
Generation 2 (UEFI Boot) Virtual Machines available in Azure for public preview
Azure Security Center is beginning roll out of a new Azure Linux analytics agent to improve the onboarding of Linux VMs and servers to Security Center
Effective July 1, 2019, the meter name for Dynamic Threshold feature in Azure Monitor will change.
Effective July 1, 2019, the Azure Search Document Cracking Image Extraction Resource GUID name will change.
Effective July 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure Search Basic Unit and Standard S1, S2 and S3 Unit for the Japan East region will change.
On July 1, 2019, some resource GUIDs for Azure App Service Basic, Standard, and Premium v2 Plans will change as the global region resource GUIDs will break out into regional resource GUIDs.
Effective July 1, 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.
Effective July 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure NetApp Files will change due to a change in the unit of measure.
Use managed Kubernetes for all of your workloads whether they’re in Windows, Linux or both.
The Azure Sphere public preview 19.05 feature release is available today via the Retail Evaluation feed. The regular Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.04; we plan to upgrade it to 19.05 in two weeks.
You can now use GitHub identity to login into the Azure DevOps portal. In addition, you can take your GitHub repo all the way to Kubernetes using a YAML based multistage pipeline.
NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.