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July 2020

Jul 9

Azure Private Link support for Azure Automation is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Private Link to securely connect virtual networks to Azure Automation using private endpoints (in preview).

  • Automation
  • Security
  • Services
Jul 9

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through DCSv2 SKUs (private preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through integration with DCSv2 SKU node pools powered by Intel SGX.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
Jul 8

Azure Digital Twins enhanced features are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Create new generation IoT connected solutions that model the real world

  • Azure Digital Twins
  • Features
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.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • 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 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

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 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
Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage static website now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Static website for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Directly host static content from Azure Data Lake Storage, and view that content from a browser by using the public URL of that website.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jun 30

Azure Storage 200 TB block blob size is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

We’ve increased the maximum size of a single blob in Azure Storage from 5 TB to 200 TB, now available in preview. The 200 TB blob size is available for preview in all Azure public regions with hot, cool, and premium tiers.

  • Blob storage
  • Features
Jun 29

Plan your migration to Azure VMware Solution using the Azure Migrate server assessment tool

IN PREVIEW

Azure Migrate now supports assessments for Azure VMware Solution. Plan your move to Azure VMware Solution using the Azure Migrate server assessment tool.

  • Services
Jun 25

Ephemeral OS disks for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) now support additional VM sizes

IN PREVIEW

You now have the ability to store ephemeral OS disks on the VM temp or resource disk in addition to the VM cache (in preview).

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Jun 24

Azure Monitor for Key Vault is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Key Vault Preview provides comprehensive monitoring of your key vaults by delivering a unified view of your Key Vault requests, performance, failures, and latency.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Key Vault
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
Jun 24

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for proximity placement groups is now available

IN PREVIEW

Better support for latency-sensitive workloads in critical business scenarios.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jun 24

Durable Functions now supports Python

IN PREVIEW

Durable Functions, an extension to Azure Functions used to define stateful serverless workflows, now supports Python. Developers and data scientists can now orchestrate complex data processing and data science workloads in Azure Functions using familiar Python language constructs.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Jun 23

Azure Cosmos DB transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 enforcement starts on July 29, 2020

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2020

Azure Cosmos DB will start enforcing transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 on July 29, 2020.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Compliance
  • Security
Jun 23

Azure Migrate now supports multiple credentials for discovery of physical servers

IN PREVIEW

Support for adding multiple credentials for discovery and assessment of physical servers and a scale of 1000 physical servers per Azure Migrate appliance

  • Azure Migrate
  • Management
Jun 18

Public Preview for Azure Monitor for VMs on Arc Enabled Servers

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for VMs, a monitoring offering with out-of-the-box performance and dependency data, is now available in public preview for Arc enabled servers.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services

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