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April 2020

Apr 4

Azure IoT SDK for Python—Significant connection resiliency improvements now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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 IoT Hub
Apr 3

Azure Machine Learning available in US Gov

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Machine Learning is now available in US Gov Virginia and US Gov Arizona.

  • Azure Machine Learning
Apr 2

Azure Kinect DK is now available in Japan, Germany, and the UK

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Kinect DK
Apr 2

Direct Upload of Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Managed Disks
Apr 2

Azure Spot Virtual Machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Apr 1

Azure SQL Database—Subnet delegation enforcement for managed instances

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
Apr 1

FastTrack for Azure expanding to Central and Eastern Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure is extending program support to Central and Eastern Europe*, and is now generally available.

Apr 1

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available

NOW 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.

  • Virtual Network
Apr 1

Azure Advisor data in Azure Resource Graph is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Advisor
Apr 1

Azure Managed Disks—Incremental snapshots are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Managed Disks
Apr 1

New Azure Disk sizes and bursting support are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Managed Disks
Apr 1

Azure Backup solution for SAP HANA databases is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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)

  • Azure Backup
Apr 1

Azure DevTest discounts are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Access the Windows Virtual Desktop service within your Azure DevTest subscription

Apr 1

Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Managed Disks

March 2020

Mar 31

New additions to the Azure Archive Storage partner network

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Archive Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Blob Storage
Mar 30

Integration of Azure Security Center with Windows Admin Center is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

Mar 30

Azure Data Explorer extends geospatial functionality

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Explorer extents geospatial capabilities in order to cluster data and render it.

  • Azure Data Explorer
Mar 30

Azure Security Center—Continuous export of security recommendations and alerts

NOW AVAILABLE

The continuous export feature of Azure Security Center, which supports the export of your security alerts and recommendations, is now generally available.

Mar 30

Azure Security Center—Workflow automation is now generally available

NOW 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.

Mar 30

Azure Monitor for containers now supports GPU monitoring on AKS GPU-enabled node pool

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Monitor for containers now supports monitoring of GPU usage on AKS GPU-enabled node pool

  • Azure Monitor

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