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August 2020

Aug 6

Azure France has achieved GSMA accreditation

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure has added an important compliance offering for telecommunications in France, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) Security Accreditation Scheme for Subscription Management (SAS-SM).

  • Compliance
Aug 5

App Service: .NET Framework 4.8 Support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for .NET Framework 4.8 is now generally available in Azure App Service

  • App Service
  • Web Apps
  • Features
Aug 5

Large storage for Azure Database for MariaDB

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability support for up to 16TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for MariaDB enables you to run the most demanding, large scale workloads.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
Aug 5

Backup storage cost savings for Azure SQL Database and Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Greater recovery period granularity and automated backup compression now available, helping to optimize your backup storage costs.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Aug 5

Azure Cosmos DB Management with PowerShell cmdlets is in public preview

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in preview, users can manage Azure Cosmos DB resources using a set of PowerShell cmdlets, available in the Az.CosmosDB Powershell module. The Az.CosmosDB module can be used with Windows PowerShell 5.1 as well as cross-platform PowerShell Core 6 or 7.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Aug 5

No downtime indexing updates in Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now confidently make indexing changes without fear of impacting existing reads and writes. Before this change, write performance was unaffected during index updates but query results were not consistent while the index transformation was ongoing.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
Aug 5

Azure Cosmos DB: Azure CLI support for autoscale

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, we are announcing Azure CLI support for autoscale in Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Aug 5

Azure Advisor Quick Fix is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Remediate Advisor recommendations at scale more quickly and easily using Advisors new Quick Fix feature.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Services
Aug 5

SQL Server FCI on Shared Disks for SQL Server on virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS is now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Aug 5

Configure backup for Azure file shares directly from the file share blade

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now supports configuring backup for Azure file shares directly from the file share blade

  • Features
Aug 4

Azure Security Center—News and updates for July 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates were made to Azure Security Center in July 2020.

  • Security Center
  • Features
  • Security
Aug 3

Custom Translator upgrade and Regional data residency

NOW AVAILABLE

Custom Translator team is being upgraded to V2 phase-1 to take advantage of the state-of-the-art neural machine translation (NMT) architecture available in Microsoft Translator. This architecture powers translation for Microsoft services such as Office 365, Teams, Speech Services, Bing.com, and Translator, along with other services. Data residency support is also being enabled to meet corporate data security, data privacy, and regulatory requirements to keep customer data in the Europe region.

  • Translator
  • Services
Aug 3

The Azure IoT Node.js SDK releases a new long term support (LTS) branch

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Node.js IoT SDK LTS branch has been released offering customers a guarantee that they will benefit from any necessary security or critical bug fixes with minimal impact to their device’s stable code.

  • SDK and Tools
Aug 3

Azure SQL Database gateways changes effective September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning September 1, 2020, new Azure SQL Database gateways in multiple regions will start accepting traffic

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services

July 2020

Jul 31

Azure Data Lake Storage lifecycle management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Lifecycle management for Azure Data Lake Storage provides an automated solution for tiering down infrequently used data to cooler tiers, allowing you to easily optimize your data for both performance and cost.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
  • Management
Jul 31

Azure Data Explorer LightIngest now supports actual creation time for historical data migration

NOW AVAILABLE

LightIngest is a command-line utility for large volumes of data ingestion, and for querying records on the time created, rather than the time ingested.

  • Services
Jul 30

Azure Autoscale generally available in China North 2 and China East 2 regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Autoscale, which allows you to automatically manage your resources based on the load is now available in China North 2 and China East 2 regions

  • AutoScale
  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jul 30

Azure Monitor Log Analytics Quick Start content is moving to the Overview page

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2020

In order to simplify and streamline Azure Monitor Logs, we're moving all links and content from the Quick Start page to the Overview page. The Quick Start page will be removed in August 2020.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Features
Jul 30

Remote Desktop client for Android now supports Windows Virtual Desktop connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Access Windows Virtual Desktop from the new Remote Desktop client for Android.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Jul 29

Azure Sphere update 20.07 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The 20.07 feature release contains new features for application development and tenant certificate renewal, additional promotions of beta features to long-term stable (LTS), and enhancements to improve stability and troubleshooting of device connections on Windows platforms.

  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools

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