Updates archives

Monthly updates for May 2020

19 May

Azure VM Image Builder service will be generally available Q4 2020

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Services
19 May

Learn, connect and share feedback with Microsoft experts

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Microsoft Build
18 May

Firewall support for Azure Relay is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
18 May

Azure Relay – Azure Private Link support for sender clients is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
15 May

Azure Blob versioning public preview now available

IN PREVIEW

As the next step to enhance data management and protection, we are excited to announce the Blob storage versioning preview.

  • Blob storage
  • Features
15 May

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 PowerShell and CLI are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use PowerShell and Azure CLI filesystem semantics for operations on Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystems, directories and files.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • SDK and Tools
14 May

Azure Private Link is now available for multiple new Azure services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Event Hubs
  • Event Grid
  • Service Bus
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Container Registry
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure SignalR Service
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
14 May

Azure Pipelines YAML CD features are now available with Azure DevOps update

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Pipelines YAML CD features are now available with the latest Azure DevOps update, plus more improvements to the Azure Pipelines user experience.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
14 May

Azure IoT Central – April 2020 new features

NOW AVAILABLE

April 2020 new features in Azure IoT Central are now available.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
14 May

Azure IoT Central – April 2020 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

April 2020 feature updates in Azure IoT Central are now available.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
14 May

Azure Monitor for Containers is moving the health feature to limited preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
14 May

Azure Automation TLS 1.2 enforcement begins on 1 September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Security
14 May

Azure Sphere update 20.05 is now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Operating System
14 May

Private endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in the Azure Government region

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
14 May

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
14 May

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.

  • Features
  • Security
13 May

Azure Monitor Logs is now available in the US Gov Arizona region

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
13 May

Azure SQL Auditing to storage account behind Virtual Network and firewall now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security
13 May

App Service is now an events publisher on Azure Event Grid (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Features
  • Services
13 May

Virtual machine (VM)-level disk bursting

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

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