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    August 2019

    Aug 7

    Create virtual machines (VMs) using an earlier shared image version

    DevTest Labs now enables you to create virtual machines from a previous version within a shared image gallery.

    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Features
    Aug 7

    Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK Version 4 is now in preview

    Version 4 of the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK is now available and includes usability updates to the object model for a better developer experience as well as the ability to use partition keys to scale non-partitioned containers.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    Aug 7

    Azure Cache for Redis 4.0 upgrade is now generally available

    Redis version 4.0 will soon be rolled out to all Azure Cache for Redis instances. The update will be automatic and shouldn’t disrupt your cache’s availability.

    • Azure Cache for Redis
    • Features
    Aug 7

    Azure Files Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication with Azure AD domain services is now generally available

    Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard SMB protocol. Integration with Azure AD enables SMB access to Azure file shares using Azure AD credentials from Azure AD domain services domain joined Windows VMs.

    • File Storage
    • Features
    Aug 5

    Gantt Views for monitoring data factory pipelines are now available

    Gantt views are now available for monitoring data factory pipelines.

    • Data Factory
    • Data Factory V2
    • Features
    • Services
    Aug 5

    Create dependencies among pipelines in your Azure Data Factories

    Create dependent pipelines in your Azure Data Factories by adding dependencies among tumbling window triggers in your pipelines.

    • Data Factory
    • Data Factory V2
    • Features
    • Services
    Aug 2

    Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service—June 2019 update

    The Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service June 2019 release is available. The focus is on a broader enhancement of the provisioning experience and reducing limitations.

    • Features
    • Services
    Aug 2

    Azure Cost Management updates—July 2019

    Learn about how Azure Cost Management can help you achieve your goals. See what's coming for partners, learn about Marketplace usage for pay-as-you-go subscriptions, Cost Management Labs, saving and sharing views within cost analysis, and other updates.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    • Management
    Aug 2

    Easy tables and easy APIs will be removed from Azure App Service on November 11, 2019

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Easy tables and easy APIs will be removed from the Azure portal on November 11, 2019.

    • App Service
    • Azure mobile app
    • App Service (Linux)
    • Features
    • Retirements
    Aug 1

    Azure Dedicated Host in Preview

    A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 31

    Azure Site Recovery update rollup 38 (July 2019)

    The latest update rollup for Azure Site Recovery is now available.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    Jul 31

    Azure DevOps Roadmap update for Q3 of 2019

    The engineering team behind Azure DevOps is constantly at work delivering enhancements and new features across our services. We recently added new capabilities at an unprecedented pace for Azure DevOps. The highlights listed below are just a few of the new features coming in the next few months. Visit the DevOps feature timeline for a complete list.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features
    Jul 31

    Managed Instance enhances security with network traffic containment within Azure cloud

    The network traffic of Azure SQL Database managed instance is now contained within Azure cloud by default. This update enhances the security and prevents exfiltration of data via Internet.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Managed Instance
    • Features
    Jul 30

    GPU Optimized Visualization VMs now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure Regions

    NVv3-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, West US, West Europe and North Europe Azure regions.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Jul 29

    New features added to Data Factory Mapping Data Flows making schema drift handling easy

    New features added to the ADF service this week make handling flexible schemas and schema drift scenarios super easy when construction Mapping Data Flows for data transformation at scale

    • Data Factory V2
    • Features
    Jul 29

    Azure marketplace charges are now available in Azure Cost Management for Pay-As-You-Go customers!

    We are excited to announce a preview release of Azure marketplace charges within our Cost Analysis tool for Pay-As-You-Go customers. As a part of this preview you can now analyze your marketplace charges alongside your Azure service charges within Cost Analysis and reconcile your Azure marketplace invoice using both Cost Analysis and a new usage csv download API.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    Jul 29

    Network security group improvements—ICMP support and override default Azure platform considerations

    New improvements have been added to network security group (NSG), which filters network traffic to and from various Azure resources—Specify ICMP as the protocol in your NSG rules and override the default Azure platform considerations.

    • Features
    Jul 26

    New Analytics reports and Azure Boards app available for Slack

    In the Sprint 155 Update of Azure DevOps, we are introducing new Azure Boards reports to make it easier for you to track important team metrics. You will see the new reports under the Analytics tab in the Boards, Backlog and Sprint hubs.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features
    Jul 25

    Azure Blob lifecycle management is now available in all Azure regions

    Azure Blob lifecycle management is now enhanced with expanded regional availability and intuitive portal experience.

    • Blob Storage
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Services
    Jul 24

    Azure Database for MySQL support for MySQL 8.0 is in preview

    Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0.

    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Features

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