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June 2020

Jun 10

Machine Learning on Azure SQL Managed Instance limited preview available

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning services with support for R and Python languages now include limited preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite

May 2020

May 14

Azure Private Link is now available for multiple new Azure services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Event Hubs
  • Event Grid
  • Service Bus
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Container Registry
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure SignalR Service
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
May 14

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services

April 2020

Apr 15

Advanced integrations with export of Security Center recommendations and alerts

IN PREVIEW

In order to enable enterprise level scenarios on top of Security Center, we now enable you to consume Security Center alerts and recommendations in additional places except the Azure Portal or API.

  • Security Center
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security

March 2020

Mar 17

Announcing Azure Private Link GA for Azure Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • App Configuration
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services

February 2020

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 22

Azure Databricks Is now HITRUST certified

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Databricks is now certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF®), the most widely coveted security accreditation for the healthcare industry. With this certification, health care customers can now use volumes of clinical data to drive innovation using Azure Databricks, without any worry about security and risk.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Microsoft Build
  • Microsoft Connect
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security

December 2019

Dec 3

Azure Spot VMs now in Preview

IN PREVIEW

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot VMs now in Preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • 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 22

Azure HDInsight—Simplify NSG rules management using service tags

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight now supports the use of service tags to simplify inbound network security group (NSG) rule management. Azure service tags group multiple IP addresses under a single user friendly tag. Administrators need to only create rules by referring to the tags while Microsoft takes the responsibility of keeping the IP addresses up to date. Administrators maintaining Azure HDInsight clusters can now benefit from this manageability improvement.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
Nov 12

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server—Reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future PostgreSQL servers.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
Nov 12

Azure Database for MariaDB—Reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
Nov 12

Azure Database for MySQL—Reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
Nov 11

Large storage for Azure Database for PostgreSQL–Single is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL–Single now has support for up to 16 TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS. With this functionality, you get five times more storage for database servers, as well as more than triple the available IOPS.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Open Source
Nov 11

Azure Database for MySQL—Large storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support is now available for up to 16 TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database services for MySQL.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Open Source
Nov 8

Public and project-scoped feeds for Azure Artifacts

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Artifacts now allows creating public feeds (shared with every unauthenticated user on the Internet) or project-scoped ones

  • Azure DevOps
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 7

Enforce artifact policies for Azure Pipelines - Preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Pipelines allows the creation and enforcement of artifact policies that will help tracing an artifact from source control to production. Available in preview.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 6

Azure Shared Image Gallery now available in Azure Government and Azure China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China cloud regions.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
Nov 6

Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview. This feature enables you to create specialized image versions using multiple snapshots (OS disk and data disks).

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 6

New deployment strategies and caching for Azure Pipelines

NOW AVAILABLE

Updates to Azure Pipelines include new deployment strategies (canary for Kubernetes, rolling for Kubernetes and VMs), as well as the GA of Pipeline Caching.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Microsoft Ignite

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