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April 2020

Apr 16

Azure Analysis Services—Improved query replica synchronization now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Analysis Services features improved query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments with client queries distributed across one or more query replicas, reducing response times for high concurrency workloads.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 16

Azure Analysis Services—Query interleaving is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Query interleaving in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Query interleaving helps to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios where a lot of queries are submitted close to each other.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 15

Azure Monitor for virtual machines is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs), which provides an in-depth view of VM performance trends and dependencies, is now generally available. Get key monitoring data about your Windows and Linux VMs to help you discover dependencies, identify hotspots, and troubleshoot issues faster with Azure Monitor for VMs.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
Apr 14

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. These are relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique, and are based on many-to-many relationships in Power BI.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 14

Azure Analysis Services calculation groups are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Calculation groups for Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. Use them to declutter the user interface and improve the overall navigation experience for your users.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 13

New Azure API Management Visual Studio Code extension now available

A new version of the API Management Visual Studio Code extension is now available.

  • API Management
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 3

Azure Machine Learning available in US Gov

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Machine Learning is now available in US Gov Virginia and US Gov Arizona.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Apr 2

Direct Upload of Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Apr 2

Azure Spot Virtual Machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 1

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available worldwide. IPv6 support within the Azure Virtual Network and to the internet enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own corporate networks.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure Advisor data in Azure Resource Graph is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This release enables many at-scale scenarios for consuming the Azure Advisor best practice recommendations, including querying Advisor recommendations for all your subscriptions and building your own custom views of Advisor recommendation data.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure Ultra Disks—Shared disk capability is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Shared disks now includes Ultra Disks (in preview).

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure Managed Disks—Incremental snapshots are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Get a cost-effective, point-in-time backup of managed disks using incremental snapshots. Unlike current snapshots, which are billed for the full size, incremental snapshots are billed for the delta changes to disks since the last snapshot.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Apr 1

New Azure Disk sizes and bursting support are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Managed Disks are the new and recommended disk storage offering for use with Azure virtual machines for persistent storage of data. Use multiple Managed Disks with each virtual machine. Four types of managed disks are available—ultra disk, premium SSD-managed disks, standard SSD-managed disks, and standard HDD-managed disks.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
Apr 1

Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is now available. It improves on platform-managed keys by giving you control of the encryption keys to meet your compliance need. It improves on Azure Disk encryption by enabling you to use any OS types and images for your virtual machines by encrypting data in the Azure Storage service.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

March 2020

Mar 31

Azure Edge Zones extends Azure services to the edge

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft has partnered with the industry to unlock new 5G scenarios with Azure Edge Zones.

  • Services
Mar 30

Azure Monitor for containers now supports GPU monitoring on AKS GPU-enabled node pool

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Monitor for containers now supports monitoring of GPU usage on AKS GPU-enabled node pool

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
Mar 26

Azure Dedicated Hosts now provide support for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Dedicated Hosts now offer Azure reservations and support for Lsv2, Msv2, Dasv4, and Easv4 Azure Virtual Machines in addition to providing new hardware options. Run a broader range of general purpose, memory-intensive or storage-intensive workloads on physical servers dedicated to your organization.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 26

Azure Container Registry support for Private Link now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Registry now supports Private Link, a means to limit network traffic of resources within the virtual network.

  • Container Registry
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 23

Azure Security Center—Protection for Azure Kubernetes Service is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure Security Center is expanding its container security features to protect Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Security Center
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services

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