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    September 2019

    Sep 23

    Azure portal September 2019 feature update

    The Azure portal has updates to Azure Data Explorer and to Azure SQL.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    • Services
    Sep 23

    Data Factory supports copying data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    Azure Data Factory now supports Azure Database for PostgreSQL as a sink. Use the copy activity feature to load data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL from any supported data source.

    • Data Factory
    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Features
    Sep 23

    Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now available

    Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now generally available. This enables administrators to easily manage their HDInsight clusters using simple Azure CLI commands.

    • Features
    Sep 23

    Extending the retirement date for Scheduler to December 31, 2019

    Based on customer feedback and requests, we are offering an extension to the deadline for service retirement for Scheduler from September 30, 2019 to December 31, 2019

    • Scheduler
    • Retirements
    Sep 20

    Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Sep 19

    Monitor bandwidth useage for all peered Azure virtual networks with ExpressRoute

    Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.

    • Network Watcher
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • ExpressRoute
    • Management
    Sep 18

    Azure SQL Database—Auto-failover groups feature now available in all regions

    The Auto-failover groups feature of Azure SQL Database is now available for managed instance deployments in all regions.

    • Features
    • Services
    Sep 18

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in additional regions

    Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in additional regions

    The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in Japan East, North Europe, and East US2.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    Copy Activity in Azure Data Factory supports creating a destination table automatically

    Load data faster with new support from the Copy Activity feature in Azure Data Factory. Now, if you’re trying to copy data from an on-premises source into Azure and find that the destination table doesn’t exist, Copy Activity will create it automatically.

    • Data Factory
    • Features
    Sep 18

    Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL

    Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL. Use the Copy Activity feature to load data into Azure Database for MySQL from any supported data sources.

    • Data Factory
    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Features
    Sep 18

    Egress lockdown in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available

    Achieve additional security by restricting outbound (egress) traffic for cluster nodes to a limited number of ports and addresses.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Gallery
    • Open Source
    • Security
    Sep 18

    Azure Lab Services now supports new GPU Virtual Machine sizes

    Azure Lab Services now supports two new 6-core GPU Virtual Machine sizes.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Features
    Sep 18

    Azure Kubernetes Service is now available in Azure Government

    Azure Governments customers can now build Kubernetes applications on Azure Kubernetes Service in a dedicated cloud that meets stringent government security and compliance requirements.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Open Source
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Germany West region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Germany West region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    M-series virtual machines VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Switzerland West and Switzerland North regions. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • M-series
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in the Germany North region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the Germany North region. M-series VMs offer configurations with memory from 192 GB to 3.8 TiB (4 TB) RAM and are certified for SAP HANA.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 18

    Auto-failover for managed instances in Azure SQL Database is now available

    Now generally available, auto-failover groups enable business continuity after a catastrophic failure or other unplanned event by creating and managing a geographically redundant copy of a managed instance.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Sep 17

    Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Get targeted log analysis with improvements to the Diagnostic Logs extension of Azure Analysis Services. Diagnostic Logs now allow you to access and break out server metrics for each query replica with the scale-out feature.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Sep 17

    Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Synchronization of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimized copy API, which significantly reduces synchronization time on average.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services

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