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December 2019

Dec 18

Azure IOT Central meter IDs will change on February 3, 2020

Effective February 3, 2020, the meter IDs of Azure IoT Central will change based on the number of message allocations. The Overages Messages meter ID will change as well. Modify your billing routines that rely on meter IDs. Your pricing may also be impacted. See the pricing page for details.

  • Azure IoT Central
Dec 18

IoT Hub feature, service tags, is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

With the general availability of IoT Hub service tags, customers can discover IoT Hub service endpoints’ IP addresses with ease.

  • Azure IoT Hub
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
Dec 9

Web Application Firewall—New bot protection rule now in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new bot protection ruleset (Microsoft_BotManagerRuleSet_1.0) is now in preview for Azure Web Application Firewall with Azure Front Door service.

Dec 6

Custom Translator—November 2019 improvements and language models update

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Here are the updates on Microsoft Custom Translator bug fixes, improvements, and new/refreshed models for November 2019.

Dec 5

HC-Series High Performance Computing VMs now available in South Central US

NOW AVAILABLE

HC-Series VMs are now available in South Central US

  • Virtual Machines
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
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
Dec 3

Azure Dedicated Hosts now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure service that provides physical servers capable of hosting one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
Dec 3

Azure Monitor Application Insights now available in Switzerland North and Australia Southeast

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the Switzerland North and the Australia Southeast regions.

  • Azure Monitor

November 2019

Nov 27

Azure Storage—Restoration of NSG flow logs retention

NOW AVAILABLE

Retention on NSG flow logs was recently disabled, however, the functionality has been restored for general purpose v2 (GPv2) accounts and Blob storage accounts. Support for general purpose v1 (GPv1) storage accounts in NSG flow logs is being deprecated and retention for them will not be restored.

  • Network Watcher
Nov 25

New Azure SQL Database backup storage metrics are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New metrics are now available to monitor Azure SQL Database backup storage consumption.

  • Azure SQL Database
Nov 22

The D15_v2/DS15_v2 Azure Virtual Machines may no longer be isolated, starting February 15, 2020

We recently announced Azure Dedicated Host Preview which allows you to run your organization’s Linux and Windows virtual machines (VMs) on single-tenant physical servers

  • Virtual Machines
Nov 21

Change feed support now available in preview for Azure Blob Storage

IN PREVIEW

Change feed support for Microsoft Azure Blob storage is now available in preview.

  • Blob Storage
Nov 20

PostgreSQL and MySQL and MariaDB General Purpose Large Scale Storage Meter ID and Name Changes

Effective January 1, 2020, the meter IDs and names of Azure Database for PostgreSQL and MySQL and MariaDB General Purpose -Large Scale Storage will change.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
Nov 20

Azure Data Share dataset movement meter name changes

Effective January 1, 2020, the meter names for Azure Data Share dataset movement—vCore will change.

  • Azure Data Share
Nov 20

Azure Data Box Edge (now Azure Stack Edge) meter name changes

Azure Data Box Edge is now Azure Stack Edge. Starting on January 1, 2020, meter names in US Gov regions will change when the service becomes generally available.

  • Azure Stack Edge
Nov 20

Azure Stack and Azure Data Box Edge meter name changes

Effective January 1, 2020, the meter names of Azure Stack and Data Box Edge will change.

  • Azure Stack
  • Azure Stack Edge
Nov 20

Azure Functions premium plan meter ID changes

Starting on January 1, 2020, Azure Functions premium plan meter ID names will change.

  • Azure Functions
Nov 20

New Dashboard with Cost Estimator

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Lab Services added a dashboard view enabling instructors to view the summary of the lab

  • Azure Lab Services

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