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February 2020

Feb 5

Enable managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs

IN PREVIEW

Lab owners can now enable user-assigned managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features

January 2020

Jan 31

Azure Backup now supports selective disk backup and restore using Azure Virtual machine backup solution

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now supports exclude-disk functionality where you get an option to backup one or a few from the many data disks in a VM. Each recovery point contains data of the disks included in the backup operation, which further allows you to have a subset of disks restored from the given recovery point during the restore operation. This provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for your backup and restore needs.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Jan 27

Azure Backup—Soft delete for SQL Server in Azure VM and SAP HANA

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now provides soft delete for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines workloads along with the already supported Azure Virtual Machines soft delete scenario.

  • Azure Backup
  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jan 22

Azure Active Directory support in Azure Database for MySQL

IN PREVIEW

We're excited to announce preview support of Azure Active Directory integration for Azure Database for MySQL.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Jan 22

Enhanced Secure Score

IN PREVIEW

An enhanced version of the Secure Score feature of Azure Security Center is now available in preview.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jan 22

Azure Red Hat OpenShift virtual network peering and ExpressRoute support

IN PREVIEW

Virtual network peering and ExpressRoute support in Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now available in preview.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Services
Jan 22

Azure Red Hat OpenShift private endpoints now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Support for private endpoints in Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now available in preview.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Services
Jan 18

Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new Azure Analysis Services setting (in preview) improves performance and consistency of query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
Jan 18

Azure Data Factory supports loading data into Azure Synapse Analytics using COPY statement

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics introduced a new COPY statement (preview) which provides the most flexibility for high-throughput data ingestion.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Jan 15

Azure Active Directory B2C—Send customized emails using a custom policy

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Use your own third-party email provider to send customized verification emails during sign up or password reset.

  • Features
Jan 13

Private Link for Azure Database for MariaDB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MariaDB is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Security
  • Services
Jan 13

Private Link for Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MySQL is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Security
  • Services
Jan 13

Private Link for Azure Database for PostgreSQL single server now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single server is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Security
  • Services

December 2019

Dec 26

Azure Migrate now supports assessment of physical servers

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Support to assess physical servers is now available in preview in Azure Migrate, in addition to the existing support for VMware and Hyper-V servers.

  • Features
Dec 20

Csharp and Java SDKs for IoT Plug and Play are now in Preview

IN PREVIEW

We have added two more SDK languages to the IoT Plug and Play public preview. You can now develop with the Azure IoT Csharp SDK and the Azure IoT Java SDK, in addition to Azure IoT SDK for Node.js and Azure IoT SDK for C.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Central
  • Services
Dec 17

Serial console for Azure Virual Machines now available in US Government Cloud

IN PREVIEW

Serial console is now available in preview in the Azure US Government Cloud, allowing customers in the government-only clouds to access the serial console of their VMs or virtual machine scale set instances.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Management
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Dec 11

Azure Migrate—Agentless dependency analysis is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Migrate now supports agentless dependency analysis in a limited preview.

  • Features
Dec 11

Azure Private Link support in AKS now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Use Azure Private Link support in AKS to Interact with the Kubernetes API server as a private endpoint in your virtual network, ensuring that all Kubernetes management operations remain completely isolated.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Dec 9

Web Application Firewall—New bot protection rule now in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new bot protection ruleset (Microsoft_BotManagerRuleSet_1.0) is now in preview for Azure Web Application Firewall with Azure Front Door service.

  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
Dec 6

Azure Sphere update 19.11 is now available via retail feed

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere preview, OS version 19.11, is now available via the retail feed. This release includes a quality release of the OS along with two new features for application development—an SDK for Linux and a Visual Studio Code extension.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools

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