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July 2020

Jul 8

Text Analytics for health is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

The health feature of Text Analytics uses natural language processing techniques to find and label valuable information in unstructured clinical documents such as doctor’s notes, discharge summaries, clinical documents, and electronic health records.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
Jul 8

Custom Commands is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Streamline the process for creating task-oriented voice applications with Custom Commands (now generally available).

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
Jul 8

Distributed network name for SQL Server on Virtual Machines is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for distributed network name (DNN) for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 CU2 and higher is now available.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 8

Preview support for Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server failover cluster instance on Azure IaaS is now available

IN PREVIEW

Preview support is now available for Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019 and higher.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 8

Azure Digital Twins enhanced features now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Create new generation IoT connected solutions that model the real world

  • Azure Digital Twins
  • Features
Jul 8

Form Recognizer is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Form Recognizer extracts text, tables, and key value pairs quickly and accurately from documents, both-on premises and in the cloud.

  • Form Recognizer
  • Features
  • Services
Jul 7

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports adding and removing resources from a backend pool via an IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and virtual network ID. This will enable you to easily manage the containers, virtual machines, and virtual machine scale sets associated with their load balancer. It will also allow IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
  • Management
Jul 7

Upcoming changes to JSON flattening and storage for new Azure Time Series Insights deployments

IN PREVIEW

Azure Time Series Insights is making changes to JSON telemetry data flattening and storage. These changes will go into effect 10 July 2020 for new deployments only.

  • Azure Time Series Insights
  • Features
Jul 7

Azure Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio Code now supports Visual Studio Codespaces

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio Code now supports Visual Studio Codespaces.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Features
Jul 6

Azure Virtual WAN: Multiple capabilities and new partners now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Today we are announcing the General Availability of multiple enhancements in Azure Virtual WAN, including hub-to-hub, custom routing and transit capabilities.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Services
Jul 2

Disabling public network access for Azure IoT Hub will disable access to built-in Azure Event Hub endpoint on September 30, 2020

When public network access to Azure IoT Hub is disabled, the built-in Azure Event Hub-compatible endpoint in IoT Hub may continue to be accessible via the public internet On September 30, 2020, this behavior will change, and public access to the built-in endpoint will be disabled when public network access is disabled for IoT Hub.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Security
Jul 1

Azure Firewall Manager is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Firewall Manager is a security management service that provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Firewall Manager
  • Security
Jul 1

Virtual machine scale sets—Automatic image upgrades for custom images now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine scale sets now provide the ability to automatically deploy new versions of custom images to scale set virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
Jul 1

Azure Security Center—News and updates for June 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates were made to Azure Security Center in June 2020.

  • Security Center
  • Features
  • Security
Jul 1

Azure Active Directory B2C meter IDs will change on August 1, 2020

Effective August 1, 2020, the meter IDs will change for Azure Active Directory B2C monthly active users.

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
  • Services
Jul 1

Visual Studio Online meter names will change on August 1, 2020

Effective August 1, 2020, the meter name of Visual Studio Online will change.

  • Visual Studio
  • Services
Jul 1

Azure Maps private atlas meter names will change on August 1, 2020

The meter names of Azure Maps private atlas will change on August 1, 2020.

  • Azure Maps
  • Services

June 2020

Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage immutable storage is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
  • Security
Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage archive tier is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The archive tier for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available. The archive tier provides an ultra-low cost tier for long term retention of data while keeping your data available for future analytics needs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage file snapshots are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

File snapshots for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Use file snapshots to take an unlimited number of snapshots of your files so that you can have a copy of that file at a point in time.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

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