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December 2019

Dec 6

Use GitHub Actions to trigger a run in Azure Pipelines

NOW AVAILABLE

GitHub Actions for Azure Pipelines is now available in the sprint 161 update of Azure DevOps. Use GitHub Actions to trigger an Azure Pipelines run directly from your GitHub Actions workflow.

  • Azure DevOps
Dec 6

Custom Translator—November 2019 improvements and language models update

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Here are the updates on Microsoft Custom Translator bug fixes, improvements, and new/refreshed models for November 2019.

Dec 5

Azure API Management Consumption tier is now available in 13 new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure API Management Consumption tier is now available in 13 more regions (19 in total).

  • API Management
Dec 5

HC-Series Hi Performance Computing VMs now available in South Central US

NOW AVAILABLE

HC-Series VMs are now available in South Central US

  • Virtual Machines
Dec 4

Media Services in Germany and Switzerland

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing Media Services availability in Germany and Switzerland

  • Media Services
Dec 4

Azure Active Directory B2C is deprecating login.microsoftonline.com

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

On December 4th, 2020, the login.microsoftonline.com endpoint will be deprecated for accessing B2C tenants. Existing tenants will need to move onto B2Clogin.com before that date, and all functionality will remain the same on the B2Clogin.com endpoint.

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
Dec 4

Easily monitor backup storage costs for Azure SQL databases and elastic pools

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily monitor backup storage costs for your single databases and elastic pools directly from the Azure portal.

  • Azure SQL Database
Dec 3

Azure Dedicated Hosts now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Virtual Machines
Dec 3

Azure Monitor Application Insights now available in Switzerland North and Australia Southeast

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the Switzerland North and the Australia Southeast regions.

  • Azure Monitor

November 2019

Nov 27

Azure Storage—Restoration of NSG flow logs retention

NOW AVAILABLE

Retention on NSG flow logs was recently disabled, however, the functionality has been restored for general purpose v2 (GPv2) accounts, Blob storage accounts, and premium block blob storage accounts. Support for general purpose v1 (GPv1) storage accounts in NSG flow logs is being deprecated and retention for them will not be restored.

  • Network Watcher
Nov 27

Azure SQL Database—Extensions for index resumable online operations

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, a new configuration option, PAUSED_RESUMABLE_INDEX_ABORT_DURATION_MINUTES, has been added to ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CONFIGURATION (Transact-SQL) for resumable online index operations.

  • Azure SQL Database
Nov 27

Azure Active Directory server principals (logins) for SQL managed instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) server principals (also known as Azure AD logins) for managed instance are now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
Nov 27

Azure Cosmos DB supports GROUP BY for queries for SQL (Core) API

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, Azure Cosmos DB supports GROUP BY for queries for SQL (Core) API. This is one of our top asks from users and we are excited to release this capability.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Nov 27

Azure Cosmos DB API now supports MongoDB version 3.6

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB now supports MongoDB wire protocol version 6 and server version 3.6. All new accounts provisioned using the Azure portal will have the option to provision with server version 3.6.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Nov 27

Device telemetry events from IoT Hub to Event Grid

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure IoT Hub integrates with Azure Event Grid so that you can send event notifications to other services and trigger downstream processes. workflows

  • Azure IoT Hub
Nov 27

IoT Hub message routing to Azure Data Lake StoreGen2 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

IoT Hub message routing to Data Lake StoreGen2 is now available

  • Azure IoT Hub
Nov 27

IoT Hub message enrichment is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

IoT Hub message enrichment adds the ability to stamp messages with rich information before they’re sent, simplifying downstream processing and accelerating customer insights.

  • Azure IoT Hub
Nov 27

SAP HANA backup using Azure Backup is now GA in UK South region

NOW AVAILABLE

The solution to backup SAP HANA DBs in Azure VMs using Azure Backup is now generally available in UK South region. The Azure Backup solution is also certified by SAP HANA and is the only native cloud backup solution to be certified as such.

  • Virtual Machines
Nov 25

New Azure SQL Database backup storage metrics are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New metrics are now available to monitor Azure SQL Database backup storage consumption.

  • Azure SQL Database
Nov 22

The latest Azure IoT Edge release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest version of Azure IoT Edge includes the following improvements. See the full release notes on the GitHub release page.

  • Azure IoT Edge

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