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April 2020

Apr 23

Monitoring your reservation and Marketplace purchases with Budgets

NOW AVAILABLE

Budget evaluations in Azure Cost Management now include your reservation and Marketplace purchases

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
Apr 1

Azure SQL Database—Subnet delegation enforcement for managed instances

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Retirements

March 2020

Mar 18

Azure Storage—Append Blob immutability support now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Blob storage
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
Mar 18

Log Analytics Agent for Windows March 2020 release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Log Analytics Agent for Windows March 2020 release is now available.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
Mar 7

Web Application Firewall with Azure Front Door service now supports exclusion lists

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.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services
Mar 4

Backup Reports is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Lighthouse
  • Management

February 2020

Feb 21

Drill into the costs for your resources

NOW AVAILABLE

Updated Cost by resource view in Cost Analysis. This improves drilldown experience to view costs accruing for each resource at a meter level.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Features
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Feb 19

Azure Backup offline-backup with Azure Data Box

IN PREVIEW

Now Azure Backup customers can take advantage of Azure Data Box to move large backups of critical enterprise data through offline mechanisms.

  • Azure Backup
  • Data Box
  • Management
Feb 7

Backup Explorer is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite

January 2020

Jan 30

Azure Cost Management and billing updates—January 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
Jan 27

Updating hardware generation in managed instance now available in Azure portal

NOW AVAILABLE

Managed instance now provides the capability to update hardware generation from Gen4 to Gen5 from the pricing tier screen in the Azure portal.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Management
Jan 27

New Azure Lighthouse features are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Lighthouse
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
Jan 18

Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new Azure Analysis Services setting (in preview) improves performance and consistency of query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
Jan 14

Log Analytics gateway in Azure Monitor update—December 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

An updated version of the Log Analytics (OMS) gateway in Azure Monitor is now available.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Management
Jan 1

Azure Bastion now generally available in East US 2 and West US 2

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 Bastion
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security
  • Services

December 2019

Dec 19

Azure Backup resource group for virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Management
Dec 17

Serial console for Azure Virual Machines now available in US Government Cloud

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Management
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Dec 4

Easily monitor backup storage costs for Azure SQL databases and elastic pools

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily monitor backup storage costs for your single databases and elastic pools directly from the Azure portal.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Dec 3

Azure Cost Management updates—November 2019

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.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Pricing & Offerings

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
  • Management

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