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December 2019

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 May 15, 2020

Target retirement date: May 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 21

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text— Maori language now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Translator Text now supports the Maori language.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Translator Text
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
Nov 20

IoT Hub new features now available for device and module twins

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing several feature improvements for Azure IoT Hub device and module twins, namely the support for deep property nesting, and increases to the twin document max size and key/value lengths.

  • Azure IoT Hub
Nov 19

Azure Database for MariaDB server is now available in Switzerland regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available in the recently announced regions of Switzerland.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
Nov 19

Azure Database for MySQL is now available in Switzerland regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available in the recently announced regions of Switzerland.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
Nov 19

Azure Site Recovery is now available in new Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery is now available in Norway East and Norway West Azure regions.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Nov 18

Azure App Service—Increased scale out limits for Premium v2 plans

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure App Service has increased the maximum scale out limit for PremiumV2 app service plans to 30 instances in select regions around the world.

Nov 18

HPC Specialized VMs (GPU) - NVv4-Series in preview

IN PREVIEW

NVv4-Series VMs are now available in preview in South Central US and West Europe regions

  • Virtual Machines
Nov 18

Azure Media Services now supports Live Transcription in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Media Services provides a platform which you can use to ingest, transcode, and dynamically package and encrypt your live video for delivery. Live Transcriptions is a new feature in the Azure Media Services v3 APIs, wherein you can enhance the streams delivered to your viewers with machine-generated text that is transcribed from spoken words in the audio feed.

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer

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