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August 2020

Aug 17

Public preview: CSI storage driver support in Azure Kubernetes Service

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports Container Storage Interface (CSI), a standard for exposing arbitrary block and file storage systems to containerized workloads on Kubernetes. This offers more flexibility in exposing storage systems in Kubernetes.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Aug 17

Public preview: Azure Resource Health support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now easily see when your AKS resources were unavailable due to any problems encountered as well as under any maintenance operation.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Aug 17

Public preview: Ephemeral OS disk support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

AKS now supports ephemeral OS disk for AKS agent nodes in public preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Aug 13

Data Factory managed virtual network support is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Run your data integration pipelines in an isolated and highly secure environment.

  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 13

Azure Blob storage—Network File System 3.0 protocol support public preview region expansion

IN PREVIEW

NFS 3.0 support to block blob storage accounts with premium performance public preview regions now include: Australia Southeast, North Europe, UK West, Korea Central, Korea South, West Central US.

  • Blob storage
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Features
Aug 12

Encryption of backup data using customer managed keys is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use self-managed RSA keys stored in the Azure Key Vault to encrypt your backups and maintain full control of your data.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Aug 10

Azure Cloud Shell can now run in an isolated virtual network (public preview)

IN PREVIEW

Cloud Shell now supports virtual networks.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
Aug 10

Infrastructure double encryption for Azure Database for PostgreSQL-single server is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Infrastructure double encryption adds a second layer of encryption using a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module and a different encryption algorithm which gives an additional layer of protection for your data at rest.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Aug 10

Infrastructure double encryption for Azure Database for MySQL is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Infrastructure double encryption adds a second layer of encryption and a different encryption algorithm which gives an additional layer of protection for your data at rest.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Aug 10

New GPU NCas T4 v3 VMs are in public preview

IN PREVIEW

NCas T4 v3 Series VMs are now available for preview in US West 2.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 6

Selective disks backup for Azure Virtual Machine is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Optimize your costs and enjoy faster backup and restore operations by selectively backing up a subset of the data disks in a VM.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Aug 5

Azure Monitor for containers with Azure Portal now supports Kubernetes resource view

IN PREVIEW

Azure monitor for containers with Azure portal now supports new Kubernetes resource view. In this new view you can diagnose the issue by drilling down to resource types including deployments, pods, and replica sets & see historical data trend and overall usage over time.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
Aug 5

Configurable backup storage redundancy option for Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

More flexibility and choice for backup storage redundancy with the addition of LRS and ZRS storage options.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Aug 5

Simplify and Modernize your Java and Spring workloads with Azure Service Bus

IN PREVIEW

In order to provide Azure Service Bus to more customers irrespective of their application stack and application ecosystem, and in keeping with that vision, we’re announcing feature parity with Java Message Service (JMS) 2.0 over AMQP.

  • Service Bus
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 5

Audit Logs of Azure Monitor logs queries now available

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Monitor Logs service allows you to collect telemetry of all types across their entire infrastructure and query this telemetry to collect insights. We are announcing a new capability to collect audit logs about query execution.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Aug 5

Kubernetes resource view is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Kubernetes resource view allows developers to use point and click navigation to see live, in-depth details of their workloads.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

July 2020

Jul 31

New regions added for Azure Blob storage object replication public preview

IN PREVIEW

We have expanded the preview regions for Azure Blob storage object replication to include East US 2, Central US. You can start previewing this feature on any existing or new General-purpose (GPv2) storage accounts in those regions.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Jul 29

IoT Plug and Play new features now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

IoT Plug and Play new features in Public Preview to continue simplifying IoT.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Services
  • Features
Jul 27

Azure Blob storage—Network File System 3.0 protocol support is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

NFS 3.0 protocol support for Azure Blob storage is now in preview. Azure Blob storage is the only storage platform that supports NFS 3.0 protocol over object storage natively (no gateway or data copying required), with crucial object storage economics.

  • Blob storage
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Features
Jul 25

Azure Data Explorer 1-click now supports mapping transformations

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Explorer 1-click now supports mapping transformations as part of the schema definition with the intuitive UX.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Services
  • Features

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