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May 2020

May 11

Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows SHA-2 signing date has been extended

Target availability: Q3 2020

The Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows will begin to use SHA-2 signing exclusively on Aug. 17, 2020. This change requires action only if you’re running the agent on a legacy OS version.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Automation
  • Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Management
  • Operating System
  • Security

April 2020

Apr 15

Advanced integrations with export of Security Center recommendations and alerts

IN PREVIEW

In order to enable enterprise level scenarios on top of Security Center, we now enable you to consume Security Center alerts and recommendations in additional places except the Azure Portal or API.

  • Security Center
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
Apr 2

New Azure RTOS Collaborations with Semiconductor Industry Leaders

IN PREVIEW

Embedded developers can now access reliable, real-time performance for resource-constrained devices and seamless integration to Azure IoT. STMicroelectronics, Renesas, Qualcomm, NXP and Microchip will offer development kits featuring Azure RTOS.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Security Center
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security

March 2020

Mar 23

Azure Security Center—Protection for Azure Kubernetes Service is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure Security Center is expanding its container security features to protect Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Security Center
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
Mar 18

Action Required—Log Analytics agent for Windows will enforce SHA-2 signing on May 18, 2020

Target availability: Q2 2020

The Log Analytics agent for Windows, sometimes known as the OMS Windows agent or Microsoft Monitoring agent, will begin to enforce SHA-2 signing on May 18, 2020. This change only requires action if you are running the agent on a legacy OS version (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008).

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Automation
  • Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Microsoft Build
  • Operating System
  • Security
Mar 18

Onboard on-prem servers to Security Center from Windows Admin Center

NOW AVAILABLE

Windows Admin Center is a management portal for Windows Servers who are not deployed in Azure offering them several Azure management capabilities such as backup and system updates. We have recently added an ability to onboard these non-Azure servers to be protected by ASC directly from the Windows Admin Center experience.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Mar 11

Azure Security Center—Improved just-in-time experience

Target availability: Q1 2020

The features, operation, and UI for Azure Security Center’s just-in-time tools that secure your management ports have been enhanced.

  • Security Center
  • Security

February 2020

Feb 24

Azure Security Center for IoT real-time operating system support

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center for IoT now extends support for Azure real-time operating system (RTOS) in addition to Linux (Ubuntu, Debian) and Windows 10 IoT core operating systems.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Feb 24

Fileless attack detection for Linux is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center is extending fileless attack detection for Linux, in addition to Windows.

  • Security Center
  • Security

January 2020

Jan 22

Enhanced Secure Score

IN PREVIEW

An enhanced version of the Secure Score feature of Azure Security Center is now available in preview.

  • Security Center
  • Security

November 2019

Nov 14

Extension of Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure beyond virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

Customer Lockbox provides customers the capability to control Azure support engineers' access to workloads that contain customer data This expanded support now provides customers control over access to their data for a larger set of Azure offerings.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 14

Azure Disk Encryption in more places, and more services offering customer-managed keys

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Disk Encryption enables you to encrypt your Azure Virtual Machine disks with your keys safeguarded in Azure Key Vault.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 14

Release of Microsoft Secure Code Analysis toolkit to help you build secure code

NOW AVAILABLE

With the Microsoft Security Code Analysis extension, you can infuse security analysis tools including Credential Scanner, BinSkim, and others into your Azure DevOps continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 14

Threat Protection for Azure Key Vault in Public Preview in North America Regions

IN PREVIEW

Azure Key Vault is an essential service for protecting data and improving performance of cloud applications by offering the ability to centrally manage keys, secrets, cryptographic keys and policies in the cloud.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 14

Threat Protection for Azure Storage includes Malware Reputation Screening

IN PREVIEW

You can now view detected malware across storage accounts using Azure Security Center.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 4

Workflow automation with Logic Apps

IN PREVIEW

Today we are introducing a new capability in Security Center that allows customers to create automation configurations leveraging Azure Logic Apps and to create policies that will automatically trigger them based on specific ASC findings such as Recommendations or Alerts.

  • Security Center
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
Nov 4

Azure Security Center Quick Fix for bulk resources generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

With the many tasks that a user is given as part of Secure Score, the ability to effectively remediate issues across a large fleet can become challenging. In order to simplify remediation of security misconfigurations and to be able to quickly remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources and improve your secure score you can use Quick Fix.

  • Security Center
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
Nov 4

Additional regulatory compliance standards in Azure Security Center

IN PREVIEW

The Regulatory Compliance dashboard provides insights into your compliance posture based on Security Center assessments. The dashboard shows how your environment complies with controls and requirements designated by specific regulatory standards and industry benchmarks and provides prescriptive recommendations for how to address these requirements.

  • Security Center
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
Nov 4

Scan container images for vulnerabilities in Azure Security Center

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center can now scan container images in Azure Container Registry for vulnerabilities. The image scanning works by parsing the container image file, then checking to see whether there are any known vulnerabilities (powered by Qualys).

  • Security Center
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
Nov 4

Threat Protection for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Support in Security Center

IN PREVIEW

Security Center is expanding its support in the container space to one of the fastest growing services in Azure - Azure Kubernetes Service.

  • Security Center
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security

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