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July 2020

Jul 7

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports adding and removing resources from a backend pool via an IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and virtual network ID. This will enable you to easily manage the containers, virtual machines, and virtual machine scale sets associated with their load balancer. It will also allow IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
  • Management
Jul 7

Upcoming changes to JSON flattening and storage for new Azure Time Series Insights deployments

IN PREVIEW

Azure Time Series Insights is making changes to JSON telemetry data flattening and storage. These changes will go into effect 10 July 2020 for new deployments only.

  • Azure Time Series Insights
  • Features
Jul 7

Azure Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio Code now supports Visual Studio Codespaces

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio Code now supports Visual Studio Codespaces.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Features
Jul 1

Virtual machine scale sets—Automatic image upgrades for custom images now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine scale sets now provide the ability to automatically deploy new versions of custom images to scale set virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
Jul 1

Azure Security Center—News and updates for June 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Security Center
  • Features
  • Security

June 2020

Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage immutable storage is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
  • Security
Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage archive tier is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The archive tier for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available. The archive tier provides an ultra-low cost tier for long term retention of data while keeping your data available for future analytics needs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage file snapshots are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

File snapshots for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Use file snapshots to take an unlimited number of snapshots of your files so that you can have a copy of that file at a point in time.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jun 30

Azure Data Lake Storage static website now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Static website for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in preview. Directly host static content from Azure Data Lake Storage, and view that content from a browser by using the public URL of that website.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jun 30

Azure Storage 200 TB block blob size is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

We’ve increased the maximum size of a single blob in Azure Storage from 5 TB to 200 TB, now available in preview. The 200 TB blob size is available for preview in all Azure public regions with hot, cool, and premium tiers.

  • Blob storage
  • Features
Jun 30

Company branding feature is now available on your organization's Azure AD sign-in page

NOW AVAILABLE

The enhanced company branding feature is now generally available on your organization’s Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in page.

  • Features
Jun 25

Ephemeral OS disks for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) now support additional VM sizes

IN PREVIEW

You now have the ability to store ephemeral OS disks on the VM temp or resource disk in addition to the VM cache (in preview).

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Jun 25

Azure Speech Services REST API v3.0 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Azure Speech Services REST API v3.0 is now available, along with several new features.

  • Speech Services
  • Features
  • Services
Jun 24

Azure Monitor for Key Vault is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Key Vault Preview provides comprehensive monitoring of your key vaults by delivering a unified view of your Key Vault requests, performance, failures, and latency.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Key Vault
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
Jun 24

Azure Pipelines now supports Linux/ARM64

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Pipelines now supports Linux/ARM64, as was highly requested by the community. Other key features to enhance the overall user experience are also now available.

  • Features
Jun 24

Database engine auditing for Azure Database for MySQL is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MySQL now provides general availability support for using audit logs to record database activity and events such as connections and queries.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Jun 24

Database engine auditing for Azure Database for MariaDB is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB now provides general availability support for using audit logs to record database activity and events such as connections and queries.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
Jun 24

Wildcard indexes in Azure Cosmos DB's API for MongoDB

NOW AVAILABLE

Wildcard indexes in the Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB, a popular MongoDB feature introduced in MongoDB version 4.2, are now available.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Jun 24

Case-insensitive string functions with Azure Cosmos DB now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Case-insensitive support in Azure Cosmos DB was released for the following string system functions—Contains, EndsWith, StringEquals, and StartsWith.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Jun 24

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for proximity placement groups is now available

IN PREVIEW

Better support for latency-sensitive workloads in critical business scenarios.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

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