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    September 2019

    Sep 12

    Azure CDN feature updates

    Announcing Bring your own SSL Certificate [BYOC] functionality for Azure CDN from Verizon, as well as CDN managed SSL Certificates for Azure CDN from Akamai.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Services
    Sep 12

    Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New sentiment analysis capability is now available

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics has a new sentiment analysis capability supporting Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages in addition to the previously announced English language model.

    • Text Analytics
    • Cognitive Services
    • Services
    Sep 10

    Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Germany

    Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, SAP, and others trust Microsoft for their digital transformations

    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 9

    Copy data from Netezza to Azure with Azure Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory now provides built-in data partitioning to copy data from Netezza.

    • Data Factory
    • Features
    Sep 9

    Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

    Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

    • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Sep 9

    Azure Cost Management updates – August 2019

    Azure Cost Management can help you better understand where you're accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Read about what's new in Azure Cost Management Labs, learn about recent updates including how to create targeted budgets with filters and forecast costs, and watch new videos.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    • Management
    Sep 6

    Azure Logic Apps updates for July and August 2019

    The Azure Logic Apps updates for July and August 2019 include new features for ISE, designer improvements including support for portal themes, support for gateway across subscriptions, SAP connector features, new connectors, and other major feature updates and announcements.

    • Logic Apps
    • Features
    Sep 6

    Updates to Azure DevOps and App Service improvements

    In the sprint 157 update of Azure DevOps, we added rollup columns to backlogs that let you track progress across work item hierarchies (for example, epics/features/user stories). We also added multiple improvements for deploying Azure App Service apps.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Available in Additional 18 Regions

    Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Sep 4

    Diagnostic log collection is now generally available for Azure Stack

    The Azure Stack diagnostic log collection service provides a simplified way for Azure Stack operators to collect and share diagnostic logs with Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS).

    • Azure Stack
    • Features
    Sep 4

    M-series virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available in the France Central region

    Azure M-series VMs are now available in the France Central 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 4

    Azure Lab Services has an updated UI experience for students

    Azure Lab Services has several key improvements for the UI for students.

    • Azure Lab Services
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Cross-region read replicas in Azure Database for PostgreSQL are now available

    Cross-region read replicas are now generally available in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Cross-region read replicas in Azure Database for MySQL are now available

    Cross-region read replicas are now generally available in Azure Database for MySQL.

    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Features

    August 2019

    Aug 29

    Soft delete for virtual machines in Azure Backup

    We now provide soft delete capability to help protect cloud backups for IaaS virtual machines from accidental as well as malicious deletion.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    Aug 28

    Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Switzerland

    The new datacenter regions meet critical data residency, security, and compliance requirements critical to leading Swiss organizations in regulated industries.

    • Regions & Datacenters
    Aug 28

    Azure Data Factory mapping data flows adds SQL scripts to sink transformation

    Azure Data Factory has added the ability to execute custom SQL scripts from your SQL sink transformation in mapping data flows. Now you can easily perform options such as disabling indexes, allows identity inserts, and other DDL/DML operations from data flows.

    • Data Factory
    • Features
    Aug 26

    It’s now easier to share customized views in Azure Cost Management

    There’s a new, more convenient way to share customized views in Azure Cost Management—directly from cost analysis.

    • Cost Management
    • Management
    Aug 26

    Service Fabric Azure Files Volume Driver is now generally available

    Service Fabric Azure Files Volume Driver is now generally available. The Azure Files volume plugin is a Docker volume plugin that provides Azure Files based volumes for Docker containers.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    Aug 26

    Azure Cost Management – Save and share customized views

    Customizing a view in Azure Cost Management is easy. Pick the date range you need, group the data to see a breakdown, choose the right visualization, and you're good to go. See how to pin your view to a dashboard, share links, and to save and share customized views.

    • Cost Management
    • Management

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