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July 2020

Jul 31

Azure Data Lake Storage lifecycle management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Lifecycle management for Azure Data Lake Storage provides an automated solution for tiering down infrequently used data to cooler tiers, allowing you to easily optimize your data for both performance and cost.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
  • Management
Jul 24

How to start with Azure Data Explorer—A new online course

NOW AVAILABLE

A new online course that offers a comprehensive overview of data analytics with Azure Data Explorer is now available for free.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Gallery
  • Management
  • Services
Jul 15

Azure SQL Managed Instance management pack is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2020

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management pack for Azure SQL Managed Instance is now generally available.

  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
Jul 15

Revocation of non-compliant Certificate Authorities potentially impacting customer’s Azure service(s).

NOW AVAILABLE

Recent reports detailed Certificate Authorities that were not compliant with industry standards for trusted CAs. As per industry requirements, non-compliant CAs are being revoked requiring customers certificates to be re-issued.

  • App Service
  • API Management
  • Application Gateway
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Azure Front Door
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Security
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

June 2020

Jun 23

Azure Migrate now supports multiple credentials for discovery of physical servers

IN PREVIEW

Support for adding multiple credentials for discovery and assessment of physical servers and a scale of 1000 physical servers per Azure Migrate appliance

  • Azure Migrate
  • Management
Jun 17

Azure geo-zone-redundant storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Geo-zone-redundant storage (GZRS) and read-access geo-zone-redundant storage (RA-GZRS) are now generally available, offering intra-regional and inter-regional high availability and disaster protection for your applications.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob storage
  • File Storage
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
Jun 17

Azure Storage account failover is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Customer-initiated Storage account failover is now generally available, allowing you to determine when to initiate a failover instead of waiting for Microsoft to do so.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Management
Jun 15

Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door service logging enhancements

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door now has a match details field in the logs to provide insights on why a request triggered a Web Application Firewall rule.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services
Jun 15

Azure Migrate—Assessment of imported servers is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Assessment of imported servers in Azure Migrate is now generally available.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Features
  • Management
Jun 12

Budgets in Cost Management now accounts threshold edits and alert limits above 100%

NOW AVAILABLE

Budget evaluations in Azure Cost Management now re-fire alerts for the same period after you edit a budget. Additionally, now Budgets will also allow you to set a threshold above 100%

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
Jun 2

Azure Shared Image Gallery—New features are now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

New preview features now available in Azure Shared Image Gallery.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build
Jun 2

Azure Shared Image Gallery features are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New features in Azure Shared Image Gallery are now generally available.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build
Jun 1

Azure Lighthouse updates—April 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Several critical updates have been made to Azure Lighthouse, including FEDRAMP certification, delegation opt-out, and Azure Backup reports.

  • Azure Lighthouse
  • Management

May 2020

May 29

Azure Site Recovery now supports proximity placement groups

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Ensure both lower latency and greater resiliency of your business-critical applications by using proximity placement groups and Azure Site Recovery in tandem.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
  • Management
May 26

Service Bus Explorer on the Azure portal is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Send, receive, and peek from queues, topics, and subscriptions, now from the Azure portal (in preview).

  • Service Bus
  • Service Bus Messaging
  • Features
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
May 19

Azure Virtual Machines—Support for backup is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached disks.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build
May 11

Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows SHA-2 signing date has been extended

Target availability: Q3 2020

The Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows will begin to use SHA-2 signing exclusively on Aug. 17, 2020. This change requires action only if you’re running the agent on a legacy OS version.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Automation
  • Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Management
  • Operating System
  • Security
May 6

View and navigate through changes across multiple resources

Newly updated Change Analysis UI now supports viewing changes for all resources under selected subscriptions. The at-scale view helps narrowing down the critical resources and changes to investigate regardless how the applications and resource groups are organized.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • App Service
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services

April 2020

Apr 29

Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings

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