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February 2020

24 Feb

Fileless attack detection for Linux is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center is extending fileless attack detection for Linux, in addition to Windows.

  • Security Center
  • Security
24 Feb

Azure Security Center for IoT real-time operating system support

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center for IoT now extends support for Azure real-time operating system (RTOS) in addition to Linux (Ubuntu, Debian) and Windows 10 IoT core operating systems.

  • Security Center
  • Security
19 Feb

Unified network monitoring with connection monitor now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Network Watcher now has a new and improved connection monitor feature. Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments.

  • Network Watcher
19 Feb

Azure Backup offline-backup with Azure Data Box

IN PREVIEW

Now Azure Backup customers can take advantage of Azure Data Box to move large backups of critical enterprise data through offline mechanisms.

  • Azure Backup
  • Data Box
19 Feb

Azure Firewall Spring 2020 updates

IN PREVIEW

Excerpt: Azure Firewall is now ICSA Labs certified. In addition, several key Azure Firewall capabilities have recently been released into general availability (GA) and preview.

  • Azure Firewall
19 Feb

Azure Firewall Manager Preview refresh

IN PREVIEW

Azure Firewall Manager Preview now supports Azure Firewall deployments in virtual networks (also known as hub virtual networks) in addition to its support for Azure Firewall deployments in virtual WAN hubs (also known as secured virtual hubs).

  • Azure Firewall
18 Feb

Azure Virtual Network—Network address translation is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Virtual Networks now offers network address translation (NAT) (in preview) to simplify outbound-only internet connectivity for virtual networks.

11 Feb

Azure Cognitive Services—New types added to Named Entity Recognition v3

IN PREVIEW

The Named Entity Recognition (NER) v3 service (in preview) of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now has new entity types available, expanding the detection of general and personal information entities found in text.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
10 Feb

Update servers and applications to TLS 1.2 by March 13, 2020

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Update your servers and applications that communicate with Azure Container Registry to use transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 by March 13, 2020, to improve secure communication and to avoid any service interruptions.

  • Container Registry
7 Feb

Azure Key Vault—Private endpoints now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Establish a private connection between Azure Key Vault and other Azure services by using Azure Private Link, now available in preview for all public regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Key Vault
  • Virtual Network
  • Security
7 Feb

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment analysis v3 now supports Korean

IN PREVIEW

The sentiment analysis v3 feature of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now supports Korean in addition to English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Dutch.

  • Text Analytics
7 Feb

Backup Explorer is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Backup now offers a new solution called Backup Explorer (in preview). Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass to perform real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
5 Feb

Hyperledger Fabric on Azure Kubernetes Service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Deploy and configure a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network on Azure Kubernetes Service quickly with a new template (now in preview) that allows you to customize scenarios and applications.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
5 Feb

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available, with updates including data plane persistence to disk, monitoring capabilities, and additional destination types.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure IoT Edge
5 Feb

Enable managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs

IN PREVIEW

Lab owners can now enable user-assigned managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs

January 2020

31 Jan

Azure Backup now supports selective disk backup and restore using Azure Virtual machine backup solution

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now supports exclude-disk functionality where you get an option to backup one or a few from the many data disks in a VM. Each recovery point contains data of the disks included in the backup operation, which further allows you to have a subset of disks restored from the given recovery point during the restore operation. This provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for your backup and restore needs.

  • Azure Backup
27 Jan

Azure Backup—Soft delete for SQL Server in Azure VM and SAP HANA

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now provides soft delete for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines workloads along with the already supported Azure Virtual Machines soft delete scenario.

  • Azure Backup
  • SQL Server on virtual machines
22 Jan

Azure Active Directory support in Azure Database for MySQL

IN PREVIEW

We're excited to announce preview support of Azure Active Directory integration for Azure Database for MySQL.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
22 Jan

Enhanced Secure Score

IN PREVIEW

An enhanced version of the Secure Score feature of Azure Security Center is now available in preview.

  • Security Center
  • Security
22 Jan

Azure Red Hat OpenShift virtual network peering and ExpressRoute support

IN PREVIEW

Virtual network peering and ExpressRoute support in Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now available in preview.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift

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