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November 2019

Nov 19

Understand Kubernetes cluster health with Azure Monitor for containers

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for containers can now monitor and report health status of Kubernetes cluster infrastructure components and all nodes running on any Kubernetes cluster.

  • Azure Monitor
Nov 19

Monitor Azure Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes clusters with Azure Monitor for containers

IN PREVIEW

We are now supporting in public preview monitoring for Azure Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes clusters in Azure Monitor for containers.

  • Azure Monitor
Nov 6

Azure Shared Image Gallery now available in Azure Government and Azure China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China cloud regions.

  • Virtual Machines
Nov 6

Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview. This feature enables you to create specialized image versions using multiple snapshots (OS disk and data disks).

  • Virtual Machines
Nov 5

Azure SQL Database—Billing for managed instance backup storage is now in effect

NOW AVAILABLE

Managed instance backup storage billing went into effect November 1, 2019. Backup storage is free of charge up to sizes equal to the size of the provisioned storage, while any additional GB is charged at a fixed amount depending on region.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
Nov 4

Updates to Azure Cost Management—October 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

New updates to Azure Cost Management help you better understand what you're spending, where you’re spending it, and how to optimize and plan for the future.

  • Cost Management + Billing
Nov 4

Azure Arc for Servers in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Arc is a set of technologies that unlocks new hybrid scenarios for customers by bringing Azure services and management to any infrastructure.

  • Azure Arc
Nov 4

Introducing the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance to accelerate your cloud adoption journey. It’s a collection of tools, guidance, and best practices to help shape your cloud strategy and achieve the desired business goals.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure DevOps Projects
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Blueprints
  • Azure Management Groups
  • Azure Policy
  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure Migrate
  • Security Center
  • Azure Advisor
  • Azure Service Health
  • Security

October 2019

Oct 23

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 fifth refresh release

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 6.5 fifth refresh release includes bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Oct 16

Variable retention for Azure Monitor Application Insights is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Variable data retention for Azure Monitor Application Insights is now generally available.

  • Azure Monitor
Oct 16

Azure Advisor cost recommendation enhancements

NOW AVAILABLE

Advisor has made enhancements to its popular cost recommendation to resize or shut down under-utilized virtual machines. Although certain scenarios result in low utilization by design, you can often save money by managing the size and number of your virtual machines.

  • Azure Advisor
Oct 16

Azure Monitor updates—Containers for China regions, Grafana dashboard template, Agent

Updates on Azure Monitor for containers for China Region, Grafana dashboard template, and Agent.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Oct 16

Azure Monitor for containers is now available in Azure US Government region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for containers is now generally available in the Azure US Government region.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Monitor
Oct 15

Service-aided subnet configuration for managed instance in Azure SQL Database is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Managed instance, a deployment capability of Azure SQL Database, is transitioning from a manual to service-aided subnet configuration, now in preview.

Oct 8

Azure Monitor Log Analytics retention is now configurable by data type

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Data retention in Azure Monitor Log Analytics can now be configured for each data type, rather than only a single retention setting for the entire workspace.

Oct 8

Updates to Azure Cost Management—September 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

Updates to Azure Cost Management include a new invoice details view, automated reporting across subscriptions, and ability to share charts outside the Azure portal.

Oct 1

Recovery Services REST API—Switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above

If you’re directly accessing the backup protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS, or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above.

  • Recovery Services
  • Azure Backup

September 2019

Sep 25

Azure Cosmos DB recommendations keep you on the right track

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB gets updated frequently, so to make it easier to stay up-to-date, we’ve introduced automatic and tailored recommendations for all Azure Cosmos DB users.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Sep 20

Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 19

Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

IN PREVIEW

Azure Policy now supports remediation for tagging so you can bring 100% of your resources back to compliance.

  • Azure Policy

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