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September 2020

Sep 22

Azure Arc enabled data services now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Run Azure Arc enabled data services on premises on any infrastructure of your choice with Azure cloud benefits like elastic scale, unified management, and a cloud billing model while staying always current.

  • Azure Arc
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Management
Sep 22

Announcing the public preview of Azure Automanage

IN PREVIEW

A new approach to managing Windows Server virtual machines in Azure.

  • Security
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Management
Sep 22

Azure Resource Mover is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Take advantage of the most relevant datacenter regions and meet your business needs with Azure Resource Mover.

  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Management
Sep 22

Public preview: Azure Arc enabled SQL Server

IN PREVIEW

Public preview of Azure Arc enabled SQL Server extends power of Azure to SQL servers hosted on-premises or in other public clouds.

  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Management
Sep 22

Azure Arc enabled servers are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Arc enabled servers are now generally available for Windows and Linux servers outside of Azure

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Policy
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Compliance
  • Management
Sep 22

Introducing Azure Backup Center

IN PREVIEW

Backup Center currently is in public preview for the workloads of Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers and limited public preview for the workloads SQL in Azure VMs, SAP HANA in Azure VMs and Azure Files.

  • Azure Backup
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Sep 22

Enhanced management experience for Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

The new OPERATIONS API adds the ability to monitor management operations, see operation steps, and take dependent actions based on operation progress.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Management
Sep 15

Public Preview - Get Retail Rates for all Azure Products/Services

IN PREVIEW

An unauthenticated experience to get retail prices for all Azure Products/Services (including Reserved Instances).

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Management
Sep 2

Public preview: Automated deployment of Always On availability groups through the Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

Simplify configuring Always On availability groups and improve availability for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
Sep 2

Log Analytics Agent for Windows August 2020 release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The August 2020 release contains bug fixes and improvements to stability and reliability.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Management
Sep 1

Visualize and Manage your AWS costs in Azure Cost Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Connector for AWS in Azure Cost Management is now Generally Available.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management

August 2020

Aug 19

Azure Policy Compliance Scan Action for GitHub Workflows is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Trigger on-demand Azure policy compliance scan on Azure resources from GitHub workflows and proceed/fail workflow execution depending on compliance state of resources.

  • Azure Policy
  • Features
  • Compliance
  • Management
Aug 17

Azure DevOps Artifacts storage exploration

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2020

More granular breakdowns and analyses into artifact storage.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
  • Management
Aug 10

Azure Cloud Shell can now run in an isolated virtual network (public preview)

IN PREVIEW

Cloud Shell now supports virtual networks.

  • Cloud Shell
  • SDK and Tools
  • Management
Aug 10

The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now open sourced

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now generally available on GitHub.

  • Cloud Shell
  • SDK and Tools
  • Management

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
  • Services
  • Management
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
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
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
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Management
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

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