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    October 2019

    Oct 15

    Key Vault references in App Service and Azure Functions are now available

    Introduce secrets management into your apps without code changes using Key Vault references.

    • Azure Functions
    • App Service
    • App Service (Linux)
    • Key Vault
    • Features
    • Security

    September 2019

    Sep 30

    Managing rules with adaptive application controls in Azure Security Center has improved

    Managing rules for virtual machines using adaptive application controls in Azure Security Center has improved.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Sep 26

    Azure Security Center—Control container security recommendation using Azure Policy

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Azure Security Center’s recommendation to remediate vulnerabilities in container security can now be disabled or enabled via Azure Policy.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Sep 26

    Azure Security Center—1-click remediation for security recommendations is now available

    Azure Security Center now allows you to remediate one recommendation on multiple resources with a single click.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Sep 24

    Register your SQL Server on Azure VMs self-installations with Resource Provider

    For the first time ever, you can register your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider to unlock features and functionality previously only available with our Azure Marketplace images.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Security
    Sep 18

    Egress lockdown in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available

    Achieve additional security by restricting outbound (egress) traffic for cluster nodes to a limited number of ports and addresses.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Gallery
    • Open Source
    • Security
    Sep 16

    Azure Private Link is now available in preview

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

    • Virtual Network
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    • Services

    August 2019

    Aug 21

    Just-in-time (JIT) VM access for Azure Firewall is now generally available

    Secure your Azure Firewall protected environments, in addition to your NSG protected environments, with just-in-time VM access.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Aug 21

    Security Center now has single click remediation to boost your security posture (in preview)

    Remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources in a single click by using Secure Score, a tool that helps you assess your workload security posture.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Aug 19

    General availability of Managed Identity for Linux in App Service and Functions

    Managed identity support for App Service on Linux and the Azure Functions Linux Consumption Plan is now generally available.

    • App Service (Linux)
    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Security
    Aug 19

    General availability of user-assigned managed identities for App Service and Azure Functions

    App Service and Azure Functions support for user-assigned managed identities is now generally available.

    • App Service
    • App Service (Linux)
    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Security
    Aug 13

    Email notifications available for Azure Government alerts

    You can now set up email notifications for Azure Government alerts.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Aug 13

    Public Preview of Managed Identity for Azure Service Fabric applications

    Azure Service Fabric applications now support user-assigned and system-assigned managed identities.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Security
    • Services
    Aug 8

    Cognitive Services—Azure Active Directory authentication and custom subdomains are now in preview

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication allows you to authenticate to Cognitive Services using Azure AD or user principals. This capability provides greater flexibility for managing access to Cognitive Services and makes it easier to use existing policies for credential rotation and to enforce custom password standards.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    Aug 2

    Cross-tenant management is now supported in Azure Security Center

    Security Center now supports cross-tenant management scenarios as part of Azure Lighthouse.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Aug 1

    Azure Dedicated Host in Preview

    A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure Dedicated Host
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 29

    Azure Security Center launched new SQL recommendations

    New SQL related recommendations are now available

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 29

    Azure Security Center for IoT now available

    Azure Security Center allows you to protect your end-to-end IoT deployment with threat protection that identifies emerging threats and provides you with steps for remediation.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 25

    The recommendation for storage access restriction has been retired

    The following recommendation has been disabled: Access to storage accounts with firewall and virtual network configurations should be restricted (Preview)

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 24

    Guidance on CVE-2018-15664 for Azure IoT Edge

    A security fix which addresses CVE-2018-15664 is available for Azure IoT Edge.

    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Security

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