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November 2019

Nov 4

Azure Security Center—Advanced integrations with export of recommendations and alerts

IN PREVIEW

In order to enable enterprise level scenarios on top of Security Center, it’s now possible to consume Security Center alerts and recommendations in additional places except the Azure portal or API.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 4

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

IN PREVIEW

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
Nov 4

Introducing the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance to accelerate your cloud adoption journey. It’s a collection of tools, guidance, and best practices to help shape your cloud strategy and achieve the desired business goals.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure DevOps Projects
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Blueprints
  • Azure Management Groups
  • Azure Policy
  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure Migrate
  • Security Center
  • Azure Advisor
  • Azure Service Health
  • Security
Nov 1

Azure Sphere will be generally available in February 2020

IN PREVIEW

Azure Sphere will be generally available in February 2020. General availability will mark our readiness to fulfill our security promise at scale, and to put the power of Microsoft’s expertise to work for our customers every day.

  • Azure Sphere

October 2019

Oct 15

Service-aided subnet configuration for managed instance in Azure SQL Database is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Managed instance, a deployment capability of Azure SQL Database, is transitioning from a manual to service-aided subnet configuration, now in preview.

Oct 15

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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

September 2019

Sep 30

Secure hybrid access to apps behind existing F5 infrastructure

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure AD and F5 Networks integration to secure legacy applications.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Sep 30

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Security Center
  • Security
Sep 26

Configure Azure AD as the trusted corporate identity provider in SAP Identity Authentication Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Connect enterprise identities between Microsoft services such as, Azure and Office 365 and the SAP Cloud Platform, so you can build unique cross-cloud experiences.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Sep 26

Azure Security Center—Control container security recommendation using Azure Policy

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
Sep 18

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Sep 16

Azure Private Link is now available in preview

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
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Sep 12

Cloud backup and recovery for the Microsoft Authenticator app on Android

NOW AVAILABLE

Android users can now back up their account credentials to the cloud, and then easily and securely transfer them to a new device when needed.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

August 2019

Aug 21

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

NOW 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)

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • App Service (Linux)
  • Azure Functions
Aug 19

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • App Service
  • App Service (Linux)
  • Azure Functions
Aug 15

Custom OpenID Connect identity providers for user flows in Azure AD B2C

NOW AVAILABLE

Use any OpenID Connect (OIDC) identity provider in the built-in user flows in Azure AD B2C.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

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