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July 2021

Jul 29

Start VM on connect capability in Azure Virtual Desktop enters general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Start VM on Connect will help you optimize the costs of your deployment by offering a configuration setting in the service to start stopped or deallocated VMs when needed.

  • Services
  • Features
Jul 28

Azure Sphere SDK version 21.07 Update 1 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This SDK update fixes a bug in the 21.07 SDK that was released earlier this month. 

  • Azure Sphere
  • SDK and Tools
Jul 28

VMware Site Recovery Manager is now generally available for Azure VMware Solution

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure VMware Solution (AVS) customers are now be able to take advantage of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) for disaster recovery scenarios including; On-premise VMware to AVS, and Primary AVS to Secondary AVS private cloud environments.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Features
Jul 27

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 56 is now generally available - July 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides improvements, fixes, updated replication support, and download links for Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
Jul 27

General Availability: Azure Stream Analytics Tools for Visual Studio Code

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics Tools for Visual Studio Code is for developers to easily author, test, debug, and manage Azure Stream Analytics jobs.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
Jul 21

General availability: Azure Sphere version 21.07

NOW AVAILABLE

The 21.07 update includes heap memory allocation tracking, time sync changes, and support for service principles.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
Jul 21

General availability: New West US 3 region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now generally available for West US 3 customers.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Open Source
Jul 21

General availability: Azure Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules now support direct proxies and Log Analytics gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

If you use a proxy server or Log Analytics gateway to communicate to Azure Monitor, you can now start using the new Azure Monitor Agent (AMA) and Data Collection Rules (DCR) in these network configurations.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Jul 21

General availability: Better integration between Azure Monitor and Grafana

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers using Grafana for visualizing Azure Monitor metrics can now enable additional data sources and have easier authentication using managed identity.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Open Source
Jul 21

General availability: Python Functions now support custom telemetry in Application Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor is releasing a new PyPI package that expands distributed tracing support in Application Insights for Python Functions.

  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Open Source
Jul 21

General availability: Public IP information and inter-zone traffic among many new insights in Traffic Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Network Watcher Traffic Analytics solutions is used to monitor network traffic. It now provides WHOIS and Geographic data for all Public IPs interacting with your deployments and further adds DNS domain, threat type & threat description for Malicious IPs. Now, it also supports inter-zone traffic and VMSS level traffic insights.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Features
Jul 21

General availability: Built-in Azure Policy support for Network Watcher Traffic Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Traffic Analytics can now be enabled using Built-in Azure Policy, thus improving your deployment experience. Now organizations can enforce org wide standards and manage traffic monitoring at scale using these policies.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Features
Jul 19

Azure VMware Solution now generally available in the Canada East region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure VMware Solution has expanded availability to Canada East. With this release Canada East is now the second region within the Canadian sovereign area to become available (joining Canada Central).

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jul 19

Announcing the Azure Firewall Premium general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Utilize next-generation firewall capabilities in Azure Firewall Premium

  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Jul 19

Shared disks on Azure Disk Storage are now generally available on all Premium SSD and Standard SSD sizes

NOW AVAILABLE

Shared disks can now be leveraged on smaller Premium SSDs from 4GiB to 128 GiB and all Standard SSDs from 4 GiB to 32 TiB. This expands shared disk support to Ultra Disk, Premium SSD, and Standard SSD enabling you to optimize for different price and performance options based on your workload needs.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Jul 16

Azure VMware Solution now generally available in the Australia Southeast region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure VMware Solution has expanded availability to Australia Southeast. With this release Australia Southeast is now the second region within the Australian sovereign area to become available (joining Australia East).

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jul 15

General availability: Azure IoT Central new and updated features—June 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

June updates include dashboard enhancements, the IoT Plug and Play smartphone app including updated quickstarts, rule condition enhancements, a new responsive UI, and a new Learn module.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
Jul 14

Session and cache provider using Azure Cosmos DB in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Cosmos DB as a session state and cache provider through Microsoft.Extensions.Caching.Cosmos extension package for global scaling and low latency.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
Jul 14

General availability: Deliver a secure hybrid workplace with Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about our new announcements and product updates for Azure Virtual Desktop at Microsoft Inspire 2021.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Services
Jul 14

General availability: Azure Spring Cloud Pricing Model Change

NOW AVAILABLE

Upcoming changes to base units in Azure Spring Cloud Basic and Standard will result in lower costs for many customers.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
  • Pricing & Offerings

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