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    November 2019

    7 Nov

    Enforce artifact policies for Azure Pipelines - Preview

    Azure Pipelines allows the creation and enforcement of artifact policies that will help tracing an artifact from source control to production. Available in preview.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Microsoft Ignite
    6 Nov

    Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview

    Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview. This feature enables you to create specialized image versions using multiple snapshots (OS disk and data disks).

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Management
    • Microsoft Ignite
    6 Nov

    Native Azure Active Directory authentication support in point-to-site VPN

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Native Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication support for OpenVPN protocol, and Azure VPN Client for Windows are now available.

    • VPN Gateway
    • Features
    5 Nov

    Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New languages added to sentiment analysis

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics' sentiment analysis v3 now supports 10 languages including English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Dutch.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Text Analytics
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    5 Nov

    Announcing enhancements to Azure Virtual WAN

    Significant updates include the preview of hub-to-hub.

    • Virtual WAN
    • Services
    5 Nov

    Azure Functions integration with Azure Monitor Logs is now in public preview

    Azure Functions now offers an integration with Azure Monitor Logs, enabling a more consistent observability of Azure resources and integration with external monitoring tools.

    • Azure functions
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    4 Nov

    Azure Firewall Manager is now in preview

    Azure Firewall Manager Preview is a security management service that provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters. It works with Azure Virtual WAN Hub, a Microsoft-managed resource that lets you easily create hub and spoke architectures. When security and routing policies are associated with such a hub, it is referred to as a Secured Virtual Hub.

    • Azure Firewall
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    New memory and compute optimized hardware options in Azure SQL Database

    Now in preview, M-series and Fsv2-series are new hardware options in Azure SQL Database specialized for workloads requiring very high compute or memory scale, or very fast CPU speed.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    4 Nov

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

    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
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Workflow automation with Logic Apps

    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
    4 Nov

    Additional regulatory compliance standards in Azure Security Center

    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
    4 Nov

    Scan container images for vulnerabilities in Azure Security Center

    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
    4 Nov

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

    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
    4 Nov

    Vulnerability assessment in Azure Security Center

    Applications that are installed in virtual machines could often have vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach of the virtual machine. We are announcing that the Security Center Standard tier includes built-in vulnerability assessment for virtual machines for no additional fee.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Extending Azure Security Center coverage with platform for community and partners

    To support Security Center’s fast growth in the marketplace and meet our customers’ demands around threat protection, cloud security posture and enterprise scale deployment and automation, our team delivered on many new capabilities, as well as worked with some new partners that are part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Advanced data security for SQL servers on Azure Virtual Machines

    Azure Security Center’s support for threat protection and vulnerability assessment for SQL DBs running on IaaS virtual machines (VMs) is now in preview

    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Azure Security Center—Support for custom policies

    Azure Security Center now supports custom policies (in preview). Our customers have been wanting to extend their current security assessments coverage in Security Center with their own security assessments based on policies that they create in Azure Policy. With support for custom policies, this is now possible.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

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

    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
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Serial Console for Azure Government Cloud is coming

    Azure Serial Console is coming to Government Cloud, with the same functionality and same GUI.

    • Features
    4 Nov

    Azure Monitor Logs—Stream every type of activity log for your subscription

    Using the new subscription diagnostic settings, it’s now possible to stream every type of activity log for your subscription to Azure Monitor Logs, Event Hub, and Azure Storage.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Features

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