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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A new version of the API Management Visual Studio Code extension is now available.
Azure Machine Learning is now available in US Gov Virginia and US Gov Arizona.
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.
Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.
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.
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.
Shared disks now includes Ultra Disks (in preview).
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft has partnered with the industry to unlock new 5G scenarios with Azure Edge Zones.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Azure Monitor for containers now supports monitoring of GPU usage on AKS GPU-enabled node pool
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.
Azure Container Registry now supports Private Link, a means to limit network traffic of resources within the virtual network.
Target availability: Q2 2020
Azure Security Center is expanding its container security features to protect Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
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