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September 2020

Sep 17

Azure Blob access time tracking and access time-based lifecycle management preview

IN PREVIEW

The preview is available in France Central, Canada East, and Canada Central regions.

  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Blob storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Sep 17

Azure Blob storage lifecycle management now supports append blobs

NOW AVAILABLE

In addition to supporting block blobs, Azure Blob storage lifecycle management now offers a rich, rule-based policy to manage the retention of your append blobs.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Blob storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Sep 17

Azure API Management updates- September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Regular Azure API Management service updates including new features, bug fixes, changes and other improvements.

  • API Management
  • Features
Sep 17

Public Preview of Azure NetApp Files Cross Region Replication (CRR) capability

IN PREVIEW

Replicate Azure NetApp Files volumes from one Azure region to another in a fast and cost-effective way, protecting your data from unforeseeable regional failures.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 16

Announcing Application Insights .NET SDK version 2.15

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the release of our newest Application Insights .NET SDK version 2.15. This release is directly in response to customer feedback and introduces a new set of features and bug fixes.

  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Sep 16

Azure Files support for NFS v4.1 is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Files now adds support for NFS v4.1 file system protocol for an easy migration of your Linux-centric workloads.

  • File Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 15

Public Preview - Get Retail Rates for all Azure Products/Services

IN PREVIEW

An unauthenticated experience to get retail prices for all Azure Products/Services (including Reserved Instances).

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 15

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 50 - September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides provides fixes, updated Linux support for the Mobility service, and download links for Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
Sep 14

Azure IoT Central new and updated features—August 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

August updates include jobs improvements, a new file upload feature, a preview of the new data export feature, CLI updates, and documentation enhancements.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
Sep 14

Azure Private Link Service is now generally available in China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link for customer owned services are now available in China Regions. 

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Security
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 14

IT Service Management Connector (ITSMC) is now available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

The ITSM connector provides a bi-directional connection between Azure and ITSM tools to help track and resolve issues faster.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 11

Azure Pipelines announces the general availability of scale-set agents

NOW AVAILABLE

In the last two months, we improved the reliability in performing various scale-set operations. We have updated the guidance on how to improve the performance of provisioning new virtual machines.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Sep 11

Azure Time Series Insights now supports AAD groups

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2020

Azure Time Series Insights now supports Azure Active Directory groups through access policies.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Time Series Insights
  • Security
  • Features
Sep 11

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series are now available in Southeast Asia

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, Canada East, Southeast Asia, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 11

Public Preview: Application Insight in UK West, Germany West Central, Switzerland West and Australia Central 2

NOW AVAILABLE

UK West, Germany West Central, Switzerland West and Australia Central 2 are now Public Preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health using Application Insight.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 11

IoT Hub TLS certificate update

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft is updating Azure services in a phased manner to use TLS certificates from a different set of Certificate Authorities.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Security
Sep 11

Azure Sphere OS update 20.09 is now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere 20.09 OS quality update is now available for evaluation via the Retail Eval feed.

  • Operating System
Sep 10

Additional Azure SQL Database gateways changes effective October 12, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in Germany West Central effective 12 October 2020.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
Sep 10

Update .NET to 4.7.2 for Azure Data Factory upgrade by 01 Dec 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target retirement date: December 01, 2020

Update .NET Framework Runtime to 4.7.2 or above to allow upgrade of Azure Data Factory Self-hosted Integration Runtime by 01 Dec 2020

  • Data Factory
  • Retirements
Sep 10

Query Acceleration for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Query Acceleration for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

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