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A new version of Azure IoT Python SDK v2 is now available that focuses on improved connection resiliency of the underlying MQTT protocol layer.
Azure Machine Learning is now available in US Gov Virginia and US Gov Arizona.
Azure Kinect DK, a developer kit with advanced AI sensors for building sophisticated computer vision and speech models, is now available in Japan, Germany, and the UK.
Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.
Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.
Target retirement date: May 01, 2020
Beginning May 1, 2020, you'll be able to deploy managed instances only to subnets delegated to the Microsoft.Sql\managedInstance resource provider.
FastTrack for Azure is extending program support to Central and Eastern Europe*, and is now generally available.
IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available worldwide. IPv6 support within the Azure Virtual Network and to the internet enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own corporate networks.
This release enables many at-scale scenarios for consuming the Azure Advisor best practice recommendations, including querying Advisor recommendations for all your subscriptions and building your own custom views of Advisor recommendation data.
Get a cost-effective, point-in-time backup of managed disks using incremental snapshots. Unlike current snapshots, which are billed for the full size, incremental snapshots are billed for the delta changes to disks since the last snapshot.
Azure Managed Disks are the new and recommended disk storage offering for use with Azure virtual machines for persistent storage of data. Use multiple Managed Disks with each virtual machine. Four types of managed disks are available—ultra disk, premium SSD-managed disks, standard SSD-managed disks, and standard HDD-managed disks.
We are very excited to announce that Microsoft Azure Backup’s solution for SAP HANA databases is now generally available in all Azure Public and Gov Regions (with the exception of Germany Northeast and Germany central, France South & US Gov IOWA)
Access the Windows Virtual Desktop service within your Azure DevTest subscription
Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is now available. It improves on platform-managed keys by giving you control of the encryption keys to meet your compliance need. It improves on Azure Disk encryption by enabling you to use any OS types and images for your virtual machines by encrypting data in the Azure Storage service.
Azure Archive Storage integrates with a broad ecosystem of partners to deliver optimal storage solutions to our customers. We’re excited to announce that Azure Archive Storage is now supported by several more software partners.
Target availability: Q1 2020
It’s now possible to move your on-premises Windows servers from the Windows Admin Center directly to the Azure Security Center, which becomes a single pane of glass for viewing security information for all your resources.
Azure Data Explorer extents geospatial capabilities in order to cluster data and render it.
The continuous export feature of Azure Security Center, which supports the export of your security alerts and recommendations, is now generally available.
The workflow automation feature of Azure Security Center is now generally available. Use it to automatically trigger Logic Apps on security alerts and recommendations. In addition, manual triggers are available for alerts and all recommendations that have the quick fix option available.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Azure Monitor for containers now supports monitoring of GPU usage on AKS GPU-enabled node pool
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