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March 2020

23 Mar

Data Factory adds Managed Identity and Service Principal to Data Flows Synapse staging

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory adds Managed Identity & Service Principal to Data Flows Synapse staging for fast, secure data loading.

  • Data Factory
23 Mar

Unmanaged Azure Active Directory accounts update for March 2021

Target retirement date: March 31, 2021

Beginning March 31, 2021, Microsoft will no longer support the redemption of invitations by creating unmanaged Azure AD accounts and tenants for B2B collaboration scenarios.

20 Mar

Updates to .NET implementation support in latest Azure IoT C# SDK release

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure IoT C# SDK release includes two notable updates to .NET implementation support.

  • Azure IoT Hub
20 Mar

Azure Web Application Firewall for Azure Content Delivery Network is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Protect your web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities with Web Application Firewall for Azure Content Delivery Network. Web Application Firewall is already natively integrated with Azure Application Gateway and Azure Front Door services.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Web Application Firewall
19 Mar

101 services at FedRAMP High as Azure Government continues expanding capacity

NOW AVAILABLE

21 new services added to FedRAMP High ATO, delivering on continued commitment to accelerating compliance for government customers

  • Archive Storage
  • Azure Blueprints
  • Cloud Shell
  • Cognitive Search
  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure Dedicated HSM
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Network Watcher
  • Speech services
  • Security
19 Mar

Native Mongo shell on Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Execute Mongo database commands directly on top of your database account using the native Mongo shell in the Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
19 Mar

Multi-organization billing for Azure DevOps is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Multi-organization billing for Azure DevOps is now available.

  • Azure DevOps
19 Mar

Azure IoT Edge 1.0.9 release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure IoT Edge 1.0.9 release is available with support for x.509 certs and the 'iotedge support-bundle' command.

  • Azure IoT Edge
18 Mar

Azure Storage—Append Blob immutability support now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Store business-critical data objects in a non-erasable and non-modifiable state for a user-specified retention interval using immutable storage for Azure Blob storage.

  • Blob Storage
18 Mar

Log Analytics Agent for Windows March 2020 release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Log Analytics Agent for Windows March 2020 release is now available.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
18 Mar

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
  • Security
18 Mar

HBv2-Series VMs are Generally Available in West Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Azure West Europe region

  • Virtual Machines
18 Mar

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
18 Mar

Azure Shared Disks for clustered applications preview now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Shared Disks is a shared block storage offering, enabling customers to run latency-sensitive workloads without compromising on well-known deployment patterns for fast failover and high availability.

  • Managed Disks
18 Mar

Azure Sentinel generally available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Sentinel is now generally available in Azure Government, starting with US Gov Virginia region.

  • Azure Sentinel
  • Security
18 Mar

App Service regional Virtual Network integration is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The regional Virtual Network integration feature of Azure App Service, which enables access to resources across service endpoints or ExpressRoute connections, is now generally available.

  • App Service
18 Mar

Azure Cache for Redis reserved capacity now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Save up to 55 percent on your Azure Cache for Redis premium tier usage by pre-purchasing reserved capacity for one year or three years.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
18 Mar

Azure Functions custom handlers are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Extend the Azure Functions runtime with support for your preferred language or language version using a lightweight HTTP server.

  • Azure functions
18 Mar

FastTrack for Azure is now generally available in MEA

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in MEA.

18 Mar

Private Link for Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Connect privately from an Azure Virtual Network to Azure SQL Database using Private Link, now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database

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