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October 2019

Oct 21

VNet Gateway meter name changes

NOW AVAILABLE

Effective December 1, 2019, the meter names of VNet Gateway standard, high performance, and ultra high performance will change. There won't be a pricing impact from this change, but you will need to modify billing routines that rely on names.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
Oct 21

Azure Resource Graph—New join support functionality is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Resource Graph now supports join, enabling you to correlate between resources and their properties.

  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Policy
Oct 16

Azure Monitor log analytics ingestion service undergoing maintenance from October 14 – 25

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

The ingestion service for the log analytics feature of Azure Monitor is undergoing maintenance from October 14 – 25. This shouldn't have any impact on data ingestion or usage of log analytics.

  • Azure Monitor
Oct 16

Azure Advisor cost recommendation enhancements

NOW AVAILABLE

Advisor has made enhancements to its popular cost recommendation to resize or shut down under-utilized virtual machines. Although certain scenarios result in low utilization by design, you can often save money by managing the size and number of your virtual machines.

  • Azure Advisor
Oct 16

Azure Container Registry is now generally available in UAE North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Registry is now generally available in the UAE North region, bringing the total number of Azure regions that it's available in to 33. See the list of all regions where Azure Container Registry is available and where it's coming next.

  • Container Registry
Oct 15

Azure IoT Central is now available in Asia Pacific

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure IoT Central is now available in Asia Pacific geographies.

  • Azure IoT Central
Oct 10

Azure FXT Edge Filer now available in South Korea

NOW AVAILABLE

Hybrid storage appliances expand availability in APAC

  • Azure FXT Edge Filer
Oct 9

Introducing new Azure Resource Graph functionality – Track changes to your resource properties

IN PREVIEW

An update to the Azure Resource Graph API allows you to see the type of change to the resource (Create, Update, or Delete) and the breakdown of the properties that changed, including their before and after values.

  • Azure Resource Graph
Oct 8

Azure Application Insights is now available in the Brazil South region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the Brazil South region.

  • Azure Monitor
Oct 8

Private Preview - Azure Spring Cloud service

IN PREVIEW

Simplify Spring Boot based microservices development and application lifestyle management.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
Oct 8

Azure DNS private zones is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing general availability of Azure DNS private zones. This is a production ready release containing several bug fixes and removes restrictions that public preview had.

  • Azure DNS
Oct 2

Azure Application Insights is now available in the North Central US region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the North Central US region.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
Oct 2

Twelve Cognitive Services are available for free with an Azure free account

NOW AVAILABLE

Twelve Cognitive Services are now available for free with an Azure free account. Give your apps, websites, and bots the ability to see, understand, and interpret people’s needs using natural methods of communication.

  • Cognitive Services
Oct 1

Recovery Services REST API—Switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above

If you’re directly accessing the backup protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS, or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above.

  • Recovery Services
  • Azure Backup

September 2019

Sep 30

Introducing promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door

NOW AVAILABLE

Promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door is now available.

  • Azure Front Door
Sep 30

Azure CDN from Verizon - enforcement of strict SNI connections

NOW AVAILABLE

We are deprecating support for non-SNI connections when using Azure CDN from Verizon.

  • Content Delivery Network
Sep 30

Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we announce the worldwide general availability of Windows Virtual Desktop. It is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
Sep 30

Azure HDInsight G-series VMs deprecation—Migrate before October 31, 2019

Target retirement date: October 31, 2019

Azure HDInsight will deprecate G-series virtual machines (VMs) on October 31, 2019. After this date, you won't be able to create any new clusters using G-series VMs or to scale up clusters having G-series nodes.

  • HDInsight
Sep 23

Azure portal September 2019 feature update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure portal has updates to Azure Data Explorer and to Azure SQL.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
Sep 20

Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

  • Azure Analysis Services

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