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    August 2019

    Aug 21

    Security Center now has single click remediation to boost your security posture (in preview)

    Remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources in a single click by using Secure Score, a tool that helps you assess your workload security posture.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Aug 21

    Azure SQL provides a unified management experience

    Azure SQL is a modern SQL platform that serves developers and enterprises by offering a rich selection of deployment options, powered by an industry leading SQL Server engine.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Aug 21

    IoT Plug and Play Preview is now available

    With IoT Plug and Play Preview, solution developers can start using Azure IoT Central to build solutions that integrate seamlessly with IoT devices enabled with IoT Plug and Play.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Central
    • Open Source
    Aug 20

    Azure Archive Expanded Capabilities now in Public Preview

    Azure Archive Storage follows-up price drop with 3 new feature enhancements in public preview.

    • Features
    • Services
    Aug 17

    New Quick Action Transformations Added to Data Factory Mapping Data Flows

    Data Factory Mapping Data Flows has added a new "Quick Actions" feature to automate the creation of data transformations.

    • Data Factory V2
    • Features
    Aug 13

    Public Preview of Managed Identity for Azure Service Fabric applications

    Azure Service Fabric applications now support user-assigned and system-assigned managed identities.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Security
    • Services
    Aug 13

    Announcing Azure Backup limited public preview support for large disks up to 30TB size

    Today, we are announcing the limited public preview of larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TiB size. This preview provides production level support for managed virtual machines.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Services
    Aug 12

    Service Tag Discovery API is now available in preview

    Service Tag Discovery API is in preview. It's now possible to programmatically retrieve global IP address information for Azure and its services using the Discovery API.

    • Features
    Aug 8

    New AMD-based Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads in preview

    New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Aug 8

    Cognitive Services—Azure Active Directory authentication and custom subdomains are now in preview

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication allows you to authenticate to Cognitive Services using Azure AD or user principals. This capability provides greater flexibility for managing access to Cognitive Services and makes it easier to use existing policies for credential rotation and to enforce custom password standards.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    Aug 7

    Azure Government support is now available for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in preview

    The Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) service is now available for preview in US Gov Virginia.

    • Regions & Datacenters
    Aug 7

    Azure Geo and Zone Redundant Storage in public preview

    Azure Geo and Zone Redundant Storage (GZRS) helps customers achieve higher data resiliency by Synchronously writing three replicas of your data across multiple Availability Zones and Asynchronously replicating the data to another region within the same geo into a single zone (like LRS today) protecting from a regional outage.

    • Blob Storage
    • File Storage
    • Services
    Aug 7

    Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK Version 4 is now in preview

    Version 4 of the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK is now available and includes usability updates to the object model for a better developer experience as well as the ability to use partition keys to scale non-partitioned containers.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    Aug 1

    Azure Dedicated Host in Preview

    A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 31

    The latest update to Azure Sphere (in preview) is now available in the retail feed

    The latest Azure Sphere preview quality release is now available via the Retail feed. This update fixes a bug that prevented the deletion of production-signed temporary images. Important—Update your development devices to the latest release no later than August 5, 2019.

    • Azure Sphere
    • Operating System
    Jul 29

    New features added to Data Factory Mapping Data Flows making schema drift handling easy

    New features added to the ADF service this week make handling flexible schemas and schema drift scenarios super easy when construction Mapping Data Flows for data transformation at scale

    • Data Factory V2
    • Features
    Jul 29

    Azure marketplace charges are now available in Azure Cost Management for Pay-As-You-Go customers!

    We are excited to announce a preview release of Azure marketplace charges within our Cost Analysis tool for Pay-As-You-Go customers. As a part of this preview you can now analyze your marketplace charges alongside your Azure service charges within Cost Analysis and reconcile your Azure marketplace invoice using both Cost Analysis and a new usage csv download API.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    Jul 24

    Azure Database for MySQL support for MySQL 8.0 is in preview

    Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0.

    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Features
    Jul 24

    Azure Monitor for containers—Prometheus integration is now in preview

    Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now available in preview.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    • Open Source
    Jul 24

    Linux support on Azure Functions Premium plan

    The Azure Functions Premium plan preview is now expanded to Linux hosting and custom Docker containers.

    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Open Source
    • Services

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