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September 2020

Sep 22

Public preview: Stop/start functionality for Azure Database for MySQL

IN PREVIEW

With the new database stop/start functionality, you can stop the database server when not in use (during non-business hours) and start it when it s back online. 

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Private Link for Azure Cache for Redis now in preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Private Link to connect to an Azure Cache for Redis instance from your virtual network via a private endpoint.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Allocate shared costs with Azure Cost Management + Billing

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cost Management + Billing cost allocation is now in public preview.

  • Azure Cost Management and Billing
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale is now in preview, providing elastic scale with a unified hybrid management experience with or without a direct connection to the cloud.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Arc
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Hybrid Benefit -- Linux Preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Hybrid Benefit - Linux provides convenience and agility for customers who use Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with a valid subscription. Customers can use existing Linux subscriptions for easy cloud adoption without the need to reboot their production environment and enjoy the benefit of Bring-your-own-subscription.

  • Red Hat Linux
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Confidential containers platform now supported on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

IN PREVIEW

We are committed to enabling the industry to move from computing in the clear to computing confidentially with the public preview of confidential computing nodes on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) powered by Intel SGX DC SKU s.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Preview of Zonal redundant Storage for Backup data from Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now supports storing backup data in Zone redundant storages (ZRS). Customers can leverage this capability to improve the resiliency of their backup data against data center outages.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server is a new deployment option for Azure Database for MySQL that provides better control and flexibility of database server parameters, more options for high availability, and cost optimization controls.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

New Azure Dedicated Hosts capabilities

IN PREVIEW

Azure can now select the dedicated host to which your VM is deployed. Additionally, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets can be deployed in conjunction with Dedicated Hosts.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

Cross Region Restore (CRR) for SQL/SAP HANA using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Following the introduction of Cross Region Restore of Azure VMs, Azure Backup has extended this capability to support SQL and SAP HANA backups.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Sep 22

IoT Edge Nested Edge is now in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing Nested Edge for Azure IoT Edge

  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Preview: Azure Load Balancer now supports cross-region load balancing

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports load balancing across regions based on health and latency.

  • Load Balancer
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 18

Datadog integration with Azure: Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Datadog and Microsoft Azure have worked together to create an integrated Datadog SaaS solution. Built on Azure and available via the Azure Marketplace, this solution provides a seamless and first party like experience for Datadog’s cloud monitoring solution. Azure is the first cloud platform to offer this integrated experience with third-party solutions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
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

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
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
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.

  • Azure Files
  • 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).

  • Azure Cost Management and Billing
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Management
Sep 9

Automatic VM guest patching is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Automatic VM guest patching provides safe and automatic patching for virtual machines to simplify update management and maintain security compliance.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Features
Sep 2

Public preview: Automated deployment of Always On availability groups through the Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

Simplify configuring Always On availability groups and improve availability for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
Sep 2

Azure Cache for Redis Visual Studio Code extension now in preview

IN PREVIEW

You will be able to use Visual Studio Code to view, test, and debug your caches in one streamlined experience. This extension enhances ease of development by eliminating the need to manually track connection and access keys to connect to your caches.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features

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