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October 2020

27 Oct

Schema Registry for Azure Event Hubs public preview

IN PREVIEW

Utilize the Schema Registry in Azure Event Hubs to provide data governance and operational efficiencies for message delivery.

  • Event Hubs
  • Services
  • Features
27 Oct

Policy to control the minimum TLS version used with Azure Storage now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Secure Azure Storage HTTPS connection with minimum TLS version via policy control.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Features
27 Oct

Microsoft to establish its first datacenter region in Taiwan

IN DEVELOPMENT

The new region is anticipated to include Microsoft Azure, with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to follow.

  • Regions & Datacenters
27 Oct

Azure Backup Price and Meter ID Change - ZA North and ZA West regions of South Africa

Effective 12/01/2020, the price and meter IDs of Azure Backup will change. 

  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
26 Oct

New VM series supported by Azure Batch

NOW AVAILABLE

An expanded selection of VMs can be used with Azure Batch, providing access to newer Azure VM series.

  • Batch
  • Features
26 Oct

Java 11 support for Azure Functions is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Developers can now build and publish Azure Functions Apps using Java 11.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
22 Oct

Public preview: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL DB general purpose tier

IN PREVIEW

Make your general purpose databases and elastic pools resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
22 Oct

Change in verification code SMS content

IN DEVELOPMENT

The verification code SMS content will remove "MSG & DATA RATES MAY APPLY" by early November.

  • Compliance
  • Features
22 Oct

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 51 - October 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides provides fixes, updated Linux support for the Mobility service, and download links for Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
22 Oct

Azure API Management updates- October 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Regular Azure API Management service updates including new features, bug fixes, changes and other improvements.

  • API Management
  • Services
  • Features
22 Oct

Log Analytics Linux Agent for Fall 2020 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new release of the Linux Agent is now available with support fixes and a new troubleshooting tool.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
21 Oct

Increased functionalities to 1-click on Azure Data Explorer is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

1-click capabilities for intuitive semi-automatic table and ingestion experiences in Azure Data Explorer is generally available.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
21 Oct

Multiple new features for Azure VPN Gateway in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Take advantage of multiple new enhancements and features that are now available in Azure VPN Gateway.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
21 Oct

Microsoft plans to establish new cloud datacenter region in Austria

IN DEVELOPMENT

The new region is anticipated to include Microsoft Azure, with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to follow.

  • Regions & Datacenters
21 Oct

Azure Policy for Key Vault now supports keys, secrets, and certificates

IN PREVIEW

Get a deeper view into your organization's security posture, configure daily automated audits, and start enforcing best practices in under 5 minutes.

  • Key Vault
  • Azure Policy
  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
21 Oct

Azure Blob storage lifecycle management now supports blob versions management

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use Azure Blob storage lifecycle management to automatically transition old blob versions to a cooler storage tier (hot to cool, hot to archive, or cool to archive) or delete old blob versions to optimize for cost.

  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Blob storage
  • Archive Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
20 Oct

Azure Cognitive Services Translator — Canadian French language text translation now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Translator to add Canadian French translation to your apps, products, and workflows.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
19 Oct

Fluent Bit connector for Azure Storage to support Azure Data Explorer streaming

IN PREVIEW

In collaboration with Fluent Bit, we are releasing a new output plugin for Azure Blob Storage. The connector can output both block blobs and append blobs to an Azure storage account.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Blob storage
  • Open Source
19 Oct

Azure role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure Key Vault data plane authorization is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Achieve unified management and access control across Azure resources, Azure Key Vault and keys, certificates, and secrets.

  • Features
19 Oct

Azure Key Vault Event Grid integration is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Key Vault is now an events publisher with Azure Event Grid, enabling developers to subscribe to events about keys, certificates, and secrets changes.

  • Key Vault
  • Event Grid
  • Security
  • Features

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