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March 2020

11 Mar

Azure Application Insights now available in US Gov Arizona

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor Application Insights is now generally available in the US Government Arizona region. Additionally, the Application Insights web availability monitoring capability is now available in the Azure Government Cloud regions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
11 Mar

Azure Sphere 20.03 update now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere 20.03 release is now available via the retail evaluation feed, which is meant for backwards compatibility testing. Use it to verify production-signed applications against the new release before it's deployed broadly via the retail feed.

  • Azure Sphere
11 Mar

Azure Automation is now available in the US Gov Arizona region in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure Automation is now available in the US Gov Arizona region in preview.

  • Automation
11 Mar

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
10 Mar

Upgrade the TLS version of your Power BI application to TLS 1.2

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for transport layer security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 for Power BI will end in June 2020. Upgrade the TLS version of your Power BI application to TLS 1.2 before then.

  • Power BI Embedded
10 Mar

Azure SQL Database managed instance now enforces TLS 1.2 on outbound connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

In January 2020 Microsoft enforced TLS 1.2 for intra-service traffic in all Azure services. For Azure SQL Database managed instance, this resulted in TLS 1.2 being enforced on outbound connections used for replication and linked server connections to SQL Server.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
10 Mar

Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Microsoft Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Azure recommends all customers complete migration towards solutions that support transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 and to make sure that TLS 1.2 is used by default.

9 Mar

Export Power BI reports to PDF, PPTX, or PNG files using REST API

IN PREVIEW

Power BI now has an additional set of capabilities that allow you to export a Power BI report by using a REST call to the following file formats—PDF, PPTX (PowerPoint), and PNG.

  • Power BI Embedded
7 Mar

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 45—March 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about the latest Azure Site Recovery updates and get the download links.

  • Azure Site Recovery
7 Mar

Azure Cosmos DB logical partition size increased to 20 GB

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB has increased the size of logical partitions for customers to 20 GB, doubling the size from 10 GB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
7 Mar

Azure Cosmos DB—Limit of 25 collections per database

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB accounts using shared database throughput are now limited to 25 collections per database.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
7 Mar

Azure Cosmos DB—Save up to 33 percent on multi-master accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers creating new Azure Cosmos DB accounts can now get discounted pricing up to 33 percent off for accounts enabling multi-region writes (multi-master).

  • Azure Cosmos DB
7 Mar

Web Application Firewall with Azure Front Door service now supports exclusion lists

NOW AVAILABLE

Web Application Firewall exclusion lists allow you to omit certain request attributes from a rule evaluation. Use them to fine tune Web Application Firewall policies for your applications.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door
7 Mar

Vulnerability scanning for images in Azure Container Registry is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Vulnerability scanning for images stored in Azure Container Registry is now generally available in Azure Security Center.

7 Mar

Azure Security Center supports integration with Azure Monitor alerts

Target availability: Q1 2020

Configure Azure Monitor log alert rules for recommendations and alerts exported from Security Center by taking advantage of Security Center's continuous export capabilities to Log Analytics Workspace.

6 Mar

Azure Cosmos DB free tier is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Getting started with our service is easier than ever with the new Azure Cosmos DB free tier. Use it to develop and test your applications, run small workloads in production for free, or simply apply a discount to your Azure Cosmos DB account.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
6 Mar

Improved resource governance for Azure Analysis Services

Today, we are excited to announce the release of two enhancements concerning the memory governance options of Azure Analysis Services. Specifically, the enhancements improve the accuracy of the…

  • Azure Analysis Services
5 Mar

Azure Site Recovery mobility service automated deployment using JetPatch

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate the Azure Site Recovery Mobility service deployment using JetPatch.

  • Azure Site Recovery
5 Mar

Azure IoT Python SDK v2—New improvements are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure IoT Python SDK v2 has just been released with major new improvements.

  • Azure IoT Hub
5 Mar

Automatic instance repairs for Azure virtual machine scale sets now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure virtual machine scale sets now provide the capability to automatically repair unhealthy instances based on application health status.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets

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