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Budget evaluations in Azure Cost Management now include your reservation and Marketplace purchases
Target retirement date: May 01, 2020
Beginning May 1, 2020, you'll be able to deploy managed instances only to subnets delegated to the Microsoft.Sql\managedInstance resource provider.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Store business-critical data objects in a non-erasable and non-modifiable state for a user-specified retention interval using immutable storage for Azure Blob storage.
The Log Analytics Agent for Windows March 2020 release is now available.
Web Application Firewall exclusion lists allow you to omit certain request attributes from a rule evaluation. Use them to fine tune Web Application Firewall policies for your applications.
Azure Backup has released a new and improved reporting solution in public preview. With Backup Reports, you can now gain rich insights on your backups by aggregating data across workload types, vaults, subscriptions, regions and tenants, all on the Azure portal.
Updated Cost by resource view in Cost Analysis. This improves drilldown experience to view costs accruing for each resource at a meter level.
Now Azure Backup customers can take advantage of Azure Data Box to move large backups of critical enterprise data through offline mechanisms.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Azure Backup now offers a new solution called Backup Explorer (in preview). Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass to perform real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure.
Azure Cost Management can help you better understand where you're accruing costs in the cloud, identify and help prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Here are a few of the latest improvements and updates based on your feedback.
Managed instance now provides the capability to update hardware generation from Gen4 to Gen5 from the pricing tier screen in the Azure portal.
New Azure Lighthouse features are now generally available, including a built-in role for managed service providers to opt out of managing delegated scopes and the ability to Azure Resource Graph to query across tenants.
A new Azure Analysis Services setting (in preview) improves performance and consistency of query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments.
An updated version of the Log Analytics (OMS) gateway in Azure Monitor is now available.
Azure Bastion is now generally available in two more Azure public cloud regions—East US 2 and West US 2. We'll continue to add more regions going forward.
Azure Backup policy for virtual machines (VMs) now lets you customize the resource group name created by Backup so you can update it as your company requires.
Serial console is now available in preview in the Azure US Government Cloud, allowing customers in the government-only clouds to access the serial console of their VMs or virtual machine scale set instances.
Easily monitor backup storage costs for your single databases and elastic pools directly from the Azure portal.
New updates to Azure Cost Management help you manage costs for cloud solution provider (CSP) subscriptions, build better dashboards by customizing tile names, save money with Azure reservations for 16 different services, along with additional enhancements.
Azure Monitor for containers can now monitor and report health status of Kubernetes cluster infrastructure components and all nodes running on any Kubernetes cluster.
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