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May 2020

May 11

Premium tier for Azure Data Lake Storage now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Lake Storage has a new tier called Premium, offering significantly lower latencies, and cost savings for transaction heavy workloads.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
  • Services
May 11

Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows SHA-2 signing date has been extended

Target availability: Q3 2020

The Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows will begin to use SHA-2 signing exclusively on Aug. 17, 2020. This change requires action only if you’re running the agent on a legacy OS version.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Automation
  • Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Management
  • Operating System
  • Security
May 8

Azure Site Recovery—Zone-to-zone disaster recovery now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery zone-to-zone disaster recovery is now available in Southeast Asia and UK South.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
May 8

Azure App Service and Azure Functions on Azure Stack Hub update available

NOW AVAILABLE

The release of the latest update of Azure App Service and Azure Functions on Azure Stack Hub is now available.

  • App Service
  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Azure Functions
  • Features
May 8

SCOM management pack for Azure SQL Managed Instance is now available

IN PREVIEW

SCOM management pack for SQL Managed Instance is now available in preview. Use it to build hybrid monitoring solutions for your on-premises and data center resources, along with monitoring SQL Managed Instances in the cloud.

  • Managed Instance
  • Features
  • Services
May 7

Azure Virtual Network NAT now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network NAT (network address translation) simplifies outbound-only Internet connectivity for virtual networks and is now generally available in the Azure Government and Azure China regions. NAT can be configured for one or more subnets of a virtual network and provides on-demand connectivity for virtual machines.

  • Virtual Network
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
May 7

Azure API Management update—May 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

A regular Azure API Management service update was started on May 5, 2020, and included new features, bug fixes, and changes, along with other improvements.

  • API Management
  • Features
May 7

Azure DevOps update to configure deployment strategies from the Azure portal

NOW AVAILABLE

An update to Azure DevOps enables you to configure deployment strategies from directly within the Azure portal, and includes several improvements to the Azure Pipelines and Azure Repos user experiences.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
May 7

Azure Blob storage—Blob Index now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Store multi-dimensional object attributes to describe your data objects for Azure Blob storage using Blob Index, now available in preview.

  • Blob storage
  • Features
  • Services
May 7

Select multiple resources in Azure Monitor Logs

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor Logs now supports the selection of multiple resources of the same type across scopes.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
May 7

Azure Monitor Logs—–Additional improvements made to tables side pane

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Monitor Logs tables sidepane was improved with additional features and capabilities. including column descriptions and direct links to documentation.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
May 6

View and navigate through changes across multiple resources

Newly updated Change Analysis UI now supports viewing changes for all resources under selected subscriptions. The at-scale view helps narrowing down the critical resources and changes to investigate regardless how the applications and resource groups are organized.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • App Service
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services
May 5

Azure Sphere update 20.04 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The 20.04 release of Azure Sphere OS includes new features to support EAP-TLS networking and certificate management. A single Windows SDK now supports both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
May 4

Private Link for Azure Database for MariaDB now in two US government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available in all public clouds. In addition, Private Link is now also available in two Azure government regions—US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Security
May 4

Private Link for Azure Database for MySQL now in two US government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available in all public clouds. In addition, Private Link is now available in two Azure government regions—US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Security
May 4

Azure Private Link for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now in Azure government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now generally available in US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia Azure regions.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Services
May 4

New Azure VMware Solution is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new Azure VMware Solution is a first party Microsoft Azure Compute service that enables customers to run VMware natively on Azure. The new service is directly operated, delivered and supported by Microsoft, and is endorsed by VMware through a direct cloud provider partnership agreement.

  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple
  • Compliance
  • Services
May 2

Data Factory adds new hierarchical data handling and new flexibility for complex joins

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory adds new features for data flows to handle hierarchical data mapping and complex joins and lookups

  • Data Factory
  • Features
May 1

Azure custom role creation in the Azure portal is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure custom roles can now be created and edited in the Azure portal. Use the new experience to ease your role-based access control (RBAC) workflow.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
  • Security
May 1

Microsoft Threat Protection will automatically turn on for eligible license holders

Effective June 1, 2020, Microsoft will automatically enable Microsoft Threat Protection features when eligible customers visit the Microsoft 365 security center.

  • Features

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