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    September 2019

    Sep 20

    Azure Maps Standard Transactions meter name changes

    Starting November 1, 2019, some meter names of Azure Maps Standard IP-to-country transactions and Standard S1 IP-to-country transactions will change.

    • Azure Maps
    • Services
    Sep 20

    Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions meter ID changes

    Starting November 1, 2019, some meter IDs for Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions will change

    • Azure Maps
    • Services
    Sep 20

    Public Preview: Computer Vision releasing 'Read' text extraction feature in containers

    We are releasing our latest text understanding feature , 'Read', in Docker containers for customers to run locally.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Computer Vision
    • Services
    Sep 19

    Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

    Azure Policy now supports remediation for tagging so you can bring 100% of your resources back to compliance.

    • Azure Policy
    • Management
    Sep 19

    Monitor bandwidth usage for all peered Azure virtual networks with ExpressRoute

    Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.

    • Network Watcher
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • ExpressRoute
    • Management
    Sep 18

    Azure SQL Database—Auto-failover groups feature now available in all regions

    The Auto-failover groups feature of Azure SQL Database is now available for managed instance deployments in all regions.

    • Features
    • Services
    Sep 18

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in additional regions

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in additional regions

    The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    Copy Activity in Azure Data Factory supports creating a destination table automatically

    Load data faster with new support from the Copy Activity feature in Azure Data Factory. Now, if you’re trying to copy data from any supported source into SQL database/data warehouse and find that the destination table doesn’t exist, Copy Activity will create it automatically.

    • Data Factory
    • Features
    Sep 18

    Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL

    Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL. Use the Copy Activity feature to load data into Azure Database for MySQL from any supported data sources.

    • Data Factory
    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Features
    Sep 18

    Public Preview - Video Indexer Multilingual identification and transcription

    Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    Sep 18

    Public Preview - Video Indexer Animated Character Detection

    Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping, and recognition of characters in animated content.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    Sep 18

    Egress lockdown in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available

    Achieve additional security by restricting outbound (egress) traffic for cluster nodes to a limited number of ports and addresses.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Gallery
    • Open Source
    • Security
    Sep 18

    Azure Lab Services now supports new GPU Virtual Machine sizes

    Azure Lab Services now supports two new 6-core GPU Virtual Machine sizes.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Features
    Sep 18

    Azure Kubernetes Service is now available in Azure Government

    Azure Governments customers can now build Kubernetes applications on Azure Kubernetes Service in a dedicated cloud that meets stringent government security and compliance requirements.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Open Source
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    Azure Advisor alerts are now in preview

    Get your Azure best practice recommendations as soon as they become available with Azure Advisor user-configured alerts, now available in preview.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Features
    • Services
    Sep 18

    A preview upgrade for Azure DevTest Labs Tasks extension is now available

    We recently released a preview upgrade for the Azure DevTest Labs Tasks.

    • Azure Pipelines
    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Features
    Sep 18

    Audit logging on Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now in preview

    Audit logging on Azure SQL Database for PostgreSQL via PGAudit is now available in preview. Produce audit logs of events including writes, reads, role changes, and DDL with the audit extension.

    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Features
    Sep 18

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Germany West region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Germany West 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 18

    M-series virtual machines VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions. 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

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