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May 2020

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 19

Azure Quantum in Preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Quantum is moving to limited preview.

  • Azure Quantum
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

New Responsible ML innovation in Azure Machine Learning

NOW AVAILABLE

To help organizations overcome barriers to adopting artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft is announcing several new Responsible ML innovations in Azure Machine Learning.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Visual Studio Live Share now supports voice chat

IN PREVIEW

Create shared coding sessions from Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, or Visual Studio Codespaces to work together in real time – now with voice and text chat.

  • Visual Studio
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Visual Studio Codespaces: New OS Support & GitHub integration

IN PREVIEW

Announcing private previews: Create cloud-hosted dev environments that can be accessed from Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, or natively from within GitHub.com.

  • Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Bot Service and Bot Framework updates for Build 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

See the list of enhancements and new capabilities designed to make chatbot development more productive, including the GAs of Bot Framework Composer and Virtual Assistant solution accelerators, as well as support for human hand-off scenarios.

  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • SDK and Tools
May 19

New network tier with routing preference is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Choose how your traffic routes between Azure and the internet using Azure routing preference, now available in preview. Choose either “routing via Microsoft Global Network” or “routing via ISP network (public internet)”. Egress data transfer pricing will vary based on the routing selection.

  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

Azure Peering Service is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Peering Service is a partnership with service providers to provide highly reliable and optimized internet connectivity to Microsoft services. It also provides internet latency telemetry and route monitoring with alerting against hijacks, leaks, and any other Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) mal configurations.

  • Azure Peering Service
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

Azure Digital Twins now has expanded digital representation capabilities

IN PREVIEW

Azure Digital Twins adds expanded digital representation capabilities.

  • Azure Digital Twins
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Policy for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in preview

IN PREVIEW

Audit and enforce configurations on your resources at scale across all your Azure resources with Azure Policy. Use Azure Policy for AKS to set policies on pods, namespaces, and ingress in between others.

  • Azure Policy
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

New features for Azure Cosmos DB built-in Jupyter Notebook support

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview, several new features are available for Azure Cosmos DB built-in Jupyter Notebook support that make it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and visualize their Azure Cosmos DB data.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Get near real-time insights on operational data in Azure Cosmos DB with Azure Synapse Link, a cloud-native hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) capability. Azure Synapse Link creates a tight integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Synapse Analytics.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Encryption at rest with customer-managed keys on Azure Cosmos DB now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Customer-managed keys will give users total control over the keys used by Azure Cosmos DB to encrypt their data at rest, and addresses demands from users with specific security and compliance requirements.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Autoscale provisioned throughput for Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, autoscale provisioned throughput (called “autopilot mode” in preview) is a new pricing model for Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK 4.0 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Version 4.0 of the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK is now generally available. This latest version includes usability improvements to the object model for a better developer experience, support for new query features, bug fixes, and other enhancements.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Private Link for Azure Cosmos DB now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Private Link provides private connectivity from a virtual network to Azure platform as a service (PaaS) services.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure NetApp Files—New certifications, increased SLA, expanded regional availability

NOW AVAILABLE

The SLA guarantee for Azure NetApp Files has increased to 99.99 percent. In addition, NetApp Files is now HIPAA and FedRAMP certified, and regional availability has been increased.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Azure FXT Edge Filer
  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
May 19

Azure Synapse Analytics features availability now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Try the new Azure Synapse features now available in preview.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure SQL Edge now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Edge meets the demands of IoT edge data and compute with built-in streaming, storage, and AI—all backed by the industry-leading performance and security of SQL.

  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Active Directory support in Azure Database for MySQL now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Active Directory integration for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build

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