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October 2020

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
16 Oct

Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available in the Azure Government cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Simplify and secure your virtualization infrastructure, in the cloud, with Windows Virtual Desktop.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
14 Oct

Azure Sphere update 20.10 is now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere OS update 20.10 is now available for evaluation via the Retail Eval feed. The 20.10 evaluation release includes an OS update as well as a special evaluation version of the SDK for use during this period. T

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
14 Oct

Azure Monitor Log Analytics data export is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now enable continuous data export from your Log Analytics workspaces to an Azure Storage Account or Azure Event Hubs.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
14 Oct

App Service Private Endpoints now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Secure your line of business applications with Private Endpoints

  • App Service
  • Features
14 Oct

Azure DevTest Labs now available in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Explore Azure DevTest Labs in UAE North, Germany West Central and Norway East regions.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Pricing & Offerings
14 Oct

Azure DevTest Labs - Create a network isolated lab

NOW AVAILABLE

Isolate environments from unwanted traffic with Azure DevTest Labs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
14 Oct

Azure Cognitive Services has achieved human parity in image captioning

NOW AVAILABLE

Computer Vision, part of Azure Cognitive Services, now offers an updated image captioning capability that has achieved human parity based on the Novel Object Captioning at Scale (NOCAPS) benchmark.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
14 Oct

T-digest extension for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus)

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, the algorithm used in the open source t-digest extension allows high performance percentile calculations on sizable distributed analytical workloads with improved accuracy.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
14 Oct

SQL Server on Virtual Machines: Machine Learning with Microsoft R Open 4.0.2 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest update for Microsoft R Open 4.0.2 (downloadable for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms) includes improvement to the performance of the merge function and adds an option to better handle zero-length arguments to the paste and paste0 functions.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Management
  • Features
  • Open Source
14 Oct

Distributed database transactions spanning multiple Azure SQL Managed Instances

IN PREVIEW

Utilize distributed transactions (now in preview) and save time when migrating existing applications that require this capability as it eliminates the need to change application code and to perform extensive testing.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
14 Oct

Machine Learning open sourcing for R and Python Custom Runtime

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing a general availability release that solves one of our customers’ pain points; the ability to bring a newer version of R and Python they may be using in their own companies.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Open Source

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