Monthly updates for May 2020
Unify and simplify your image-building process across Azure and Azure Stack using Azure VM Image Builder. It helps give you ease of use with automated image building pipeline, management for the images you’ve built, and DevOps integration with Azure DevOps and other DevOps management solutions you use. In addition, it enables Azure integration for governance and compliance with virtual network configuration and connectivity via enterprise networking options and authentication.
The new Microsoft Q&A experience is fully integrated with Microsoft Docs and the Microsoft Learn platform to provide a richer online experience for answering your technical questions.
With new firewall support, now in preview, Azure Relay now offers the ability to restrict connectivity to only well-known IP addresses or IPv4 addresses in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) ranges for improved security.
With this preview release, traffic between your Relay sender client running inside your virtual network and Azure Relay uses the Microsoft backbone network providing network isolation.
As the next step to enhance data management and protection, we are excited to announce the Blob storage versioning preview.
Use PowerShell and Azure CLI filesystem semantics for operations on Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystems, directories and files.
Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.
Azure Pipelines YAML CD features are now available with the latest Azure DevOps update, plus more improvements to the Azure Pipelines user experience.
April 2020 new features in Azure IoT Central are now available.
April 2020 feature updates in Azure IoT Central are now available.
Target availability: Q2 2020
The health feature of Azure Monitor for Containers (currently in public preview) is moving to limited preview by the end of June 2020. This is being done to minimise the impact for your customers as improvements based on your feedback are implemented. There will be in-product notifications for customers to move to the private preview.
From 1 September 2020, Azure Automation will enforce transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 or later versions for all external HTTPS endpoints. We recommend that you ensure that all your clients are ready to handle TLS 1.2 or later versions.
Azure Sphere update 20.05 is now available for evaluation via the retail evaluation feed. The retail evaluation period provides 14 days for backwards compatibility testing.
Private endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in the Azure Government region. Private endpoints provide secure connectivity to Azure Storage from an Azure virtual network. On-premises networks can also securely connect to a storage account using a private endpoint when that network is connected to a virtual network using Azure Express Route or VPN.
Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.
Azure Private Link for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics is now available in all US government regions
Azure Private Link support for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics is now generally available in all US government regions.
Azure Monitor Logs, a feature that allows you to collect telemetry and analyse and retrieve data, is now available in the US Gov Arizona region.
We have been listening to feedback around the need to store Azure SQL audit logs in a secure location, and are excited to announce today that writing database events via Azure SQL Auditing to an Azure storage account destination behind an Azure Virtual Network or firewall is now in general availability.
App Service is now an events publisher with Event Grid, enabling developers to subscribe to events from their web apps or app service plans and act using Azure Functions, Logic Apps, webhooks and other services. The feature is available for Windows and Linux apps in all public regions.
Virtual machine (VM)-level disk bursting is a new feature that enables your workloads to handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision your virtual machine. The feature is now enabled on all of Azure Lsv2-series virtual machines.