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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.
Azure Resource Graph now supports join, enabling you to correlate between resources and their properties.
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.
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 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.
Azure IoT Central is now available in Asia Pacific geographies.
Hybrid storage appliances expand availability in APAC
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 Application Insights is now generally available in the Brazil South region.
Simplify Spring Boot based microservices development and application lifestyle management.
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 Application Insights is now generally available in the North Central US region.
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.
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.
Promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door is now available.
We are deprecating support for non-SNI connections when using Azure CDN from Verizon.
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.
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.
The Azure portal has updates to Azure Data Explorer and to Azure SQL.
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.
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