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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
Feb 19

Azure Bastion is now available in 20 new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Bastion is now generally available in 20 new regions.

  • Azure Bastion
Feb 19

Azure Firewall Spring 2020 updates

IN PREVIEW

Excerpt: Azure Firewall is now ICSA Labs certified. In addition, several key Azure Firewall capabilities have recently been released into general availability (GA) and preview.

  • Azure Firewall
Feb 19

Azure Firewall Manager Preview refresh

IN PREVIEW

Azure Firewall Manager Preview now supports Azure Firewall deployments in virtual networks (also known as hub virtual networks) in addition to its support for Azure Firewall deployments in virtual WAN hubs (also known as secured virtual hubs).

  • Azure Firewall
Feb 19

Azure Private Link is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link is a secure and scalable way for Azure customers to consume Azure Services (such as Storage, SQL, and Cosmos DB) or Customer Own services (for example, Partner Service and BYOS) privately from within their virtual network.

  • Virtual Network
Feb 19

Azure App Configuration is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure App Configuration is a managed service that helps developers centralize their application configuration and feature settings simply and securely.

  • App Configuration
Feb 19

Azure Monitor for containers now supports large-scale clusters

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Monitor for containers now supports the monitoring of large scale clusters up to 1,000 nodes and 100 node pools.

  • Azure Monitor
Feb 14

Azure Private Link is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link is now generally available. Azure Private Link is a secure and scalable way for you to consume services (such as Azure PaaS, Partner Service, BYOS) on the Azure platform privately from within your virtual network.

  • Azure Private Link
Feb 12

Kubernetes on Azure Stack in GA

NOW AVAILABLE

We now support Kubernetes cluster deployment on Azure Stack, a certified Kubernetes Cloud Provider. Install Kubernetes using Azure Resource Manager templates generated by ACS-Engine on Azure Stack.

  • Azure Stack
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Feb 11

Azure Cognitive Services—New types added to Named Entity Recognition v3

IN PREVIEW

The Named Entity Recognition (NER) v3 service (in preview) of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now has new entity types available, expanding the detection of general and personal information entities found in text.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
Feb 11

HPC Cache receives ISO certifications, adds stopping feature, and new region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HPC Cache has received new SO27001, 27018 and 27701 certifications, adds new features to manage storage caching in performance-driven workloads and expands service access to Korea Central.

  • Azure HPC Cache
Feb 11

Introducing the new Azure Monitor Log Analytics table pane (Schema)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Logs schema allows you to easily understand Azure Logs data structure and navigate Azure Logs to reach the content you need.We have revolutionized the schema area of Azure Logs to allow you to…

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
Feb 10

New Azure SQL Database automatic tuning default settings—March 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q1 2020

In March 2020, Azure SQL Database will introduce new automatic tuning default settings designed to provide optimal database performance.

  • Azure SQL Database
Feb 7

Azure Key Vault—Private endpoints now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Establish a private connection between Azure Key Vault and other Azure services by using Azure Private Link, now available in preview for all public regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Key Vault
  • Virtual Network
  • Security
Feb 5

Azure DNS private zones is now available in Azure Government and Azure China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DNS private zones is now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China regions. With the general availability, you can now use private DNS zones for DNS resolution across one or more…

  • Azure DNS
Feb 5

FastTrack for Azure is now generally available in Asia Pacific regions

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in Asia Pacific regions.

Feb 5

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available, with updates including data plane persistence to disk, monitoring capabilities, and additional destination types.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure IoT Edge
Feb 3

Azure Cloud and Direct Billing Are Now Generally Available in Kaleido's Blockchain Platform

NOW AVAILABLE

Kaleido’s Blockchain Business Cloud now includes direct Azure billing and full support for customers using Kaleido’s Pay-As-You-Go plans

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Feb 3

Custom Translator—January 2020 improvements and language models update

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Here are the updates on Microsoft Custom Translator bug fixes, improvements, and new/refreshed models for January 2020.

Feb 3

HBv2-Series VMs are now Generally Available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are announcing general availability of HBv2 Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing. HBv2 VMs are designed to provide supercomputing levels of performance and MPI scalability at on-premises competitive economics.

  • Virtual Machines

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