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November 2019

14 Nov

HPC Specialized VMs - HB and HC-series

IN PREVIEW

Azure HB & HC Virtual Machines expand to new regions

  • Virtual Machines
14 Nov

New Azure policies to manage certificates across your organization, currently in preview

IN PREVIEW

Large organizations have thousands of certificates in key vaults distributed across thousands of applications and subscriptions.

  • Key Vault
  • Security
14 Nov

Extension of Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure beyond virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

Customer Lockbox provides customers the capability to control Azure support engineers' access to workloads that contain customer data This expanded support now provides customers control over access to their data for a larger set of Azure offerings.

  • Security Center
  • Security
14 Nov

Threat Protection for Azure Key Vault in Public Preview in North America Regions

IN PREVIEW

Azure Key Vault is an essential service for protecting data and improving performance of cloud applications by offering the ability to centrally manage keys, secrets, cryptographic keys and policies in the cloud.

  • Security Center
  • Security
14 Nov

Threat Protection for Azure Storage includes Malware Reputation Screening

IN PREVIEW

You can now view detected malware across storage accounts using Azure Security Center.

  • Security Center
  • Security
13 Nov

Azure Container Registry repository-scoped RBAC permissions are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the public preview of repository-scoped RBAC permissions for Azure Container Registry (ACR).

  • Container Registry
13 Nov

Azure Container Registry—Diagnostic logs are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Diagnostic logs for Azure Container Registry are now in preview.

  • Container Registry
13 Nov

Migrate SQL Server databases for Windows users to SQL managed instance

IN PREVIEW

Support is now available in preview for T-SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) for Windows users and groups migrating from SQL Server databases to SQL managed instance with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication.

  • Azure SQL Database
12 Nov

Azure CDN Standard Rules Engine preview update

IN PREVIEW

Portal support for Azure CDN Standard rules engine is now available as part of the preview.

  • Content Delivery Network
7 Nov

Enforce artifact policies for Azure Pipelines - Preview

IN 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
6 Nov

Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview

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
6 Nov

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

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Security
5 Nov

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

IN PREVIEW

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
5 Nov

Announcing enhancements to Azure Virtual WAN

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Virtual WAN
5 Nov

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

IN 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
4 Nov

Azure Firewall Manager is now in preview

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
4 Nov

New memory and compute optimized hardware options in Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

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
4 Nov

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
4 Nov

Workflow automation with Logic Apps

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Security
4 Nov

Additional regulatory compliance standards in Azure Security Center

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Security

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