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February 2020

Feb 1

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text—Five new languages added

NOW AVAILABLE

Translator Text now supports five new languages—Irish, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Portuguese (Portugal).

  • Cognitive Services
  • Translator Text

January 2020

Jan 30

Azure Site Recovery now supports customer-managed keys

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery now supports replication of Azure virtual machines that have managed disks encrypted with customer-managed keys.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Jan 27

Azure App Service on Azure Stack Hub Update 8 Released

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure App Service on Azure Stack Hub Update 8 released today.

  • App Service
  • Azure Stack
Jan 27

Azure Data Factory is now available in South Africa North

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory is now available in South Africa North

  • Data Factory V2
Jan 27

Upgrade to new solution for Azure Monitor for virtual machines

The new solution for Azure Monitor for VMs will soon be available in all regions. This update will provide richer monitoring functionality and map data sets for Service Map customers. Once it’s available in your region, it’ll be necessary to upgrade to the new solution in order to continue using Azure Monitor for VMs.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
Jan 24

New support for Network Security Group flow logs, a feature of Azure Network Watcher

NOW AVAILABLE

Network Security Group (NSG) flow logs, a feature of Azure Network Watcher, now supports two new Azure Storage configurations.

  • Network Watcher
Jan 23

Azure Functions runtime 3.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions runtime version 3.0 is now available. Built on top of .NET Core 3.1, it enables you to write your function apps in new languages, such as .NET Core 3.1 and Node 12.

  • Azure Functions
Jan 22

Azure Red Hat OpenShift virtual network peering and ExpressRoute support

IN PREVIEW

Virtual network peering and ExpressRoute support in Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now available in preview.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
Jan 22

Azure Red Hat OpenShift private endpoints now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Support for private endpoints in Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now available in preview.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
Jan 21

Autodesk Arnold Service meter ID changes

Effective March 1, 2020, the price and meter IDs of Autodesk Arnold Service will change.

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
Jan 18

Azure App Service—SameSite cookie handling and .NET Framework 4.7.2 patch

NOW AVAILABLE

As part of the January 2020 update to Azure App Service, .NET Framework patches that update how .NET framework apps handle the SameSite cookie property are being installed. The service is also deploying an App Service compatibility behavior that applies to all applications running on App Service for scenarios where a cookie has set the SameSite property to "None".

  • App Service
Jan 17

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bring-Your-Own-Subscription Gold Images now Generally Available in Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) bring-your-own-subscription (BYOS) images, also referred to as RHEL Gold images, are now generally available in Azure with a simple automated sign-up process. This new automated sign-up process provides faster and simpler access to the gold images.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Red Hat Linux
Jan 13

Private Link for Azure Database for MariaDB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MariaDB is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
Jan 13

Private Link for Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MySQL is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
Jan 13

Private Link for Azure Database for PostgreSQL single server now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single server is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
Jan 7

Azure Container Registry now available in Switzerland North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Registry is now generally available in the Switzerland North region, bringing the total number of Azure regions that it's available in to 34. See the list of all regions where Azure Container Registry is available and where it's coming next.

Jan 7

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight is now available in the UAE North region.

  • HDInsight
Jan 6

Minimum virtual machine sizing for Azure HDInsight cluster head nodes

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning April 6, 2020, customers will be able to choose only 4-core or higher virtual machines (VMs) as head nodes for the new HDInsight clusters. Existing clusters will continue to run as expected.

  • HDInsight
Jan 3

Azure spot virtual machine meter changes

Effective February 3, 2020, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) and names of Azure low-priority virtual machines on scale sets will change.

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