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Monthly updates for November 2018

9 Nov

Azure Policy now audits applications installed inside virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

Azure Policy Guest Configuration provides the capability to audit settings inside VMs on Azure. The newest policy offers the ability to check for known applications installed inside VMs on Azure.

  • Azure Policy
  • Compliance
8 Nov

Azure API Management update 8 November

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

  • API Management
  • Features
7 Nov

Azure portal November 2018 update

NOW AVAILABLE

See updates to the Azure portal in November 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Marketplace
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Services
  • Management
7 Nov

General availability: Row-level security (RLS) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Row-level security (RLS) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a new capability that can help you manage security for sensitive data, is now generally available.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Services
  • Features
6 Nov

Azure Container Instances now available in Canada Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Instances supports Linux and Windows container groups in Canada Central.

  • Container Instances
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
5 Nov

OMS Agent for Linux November release now available

The OMS Linux Agent November 2018 release is now available. This release contains many stability and installation success improvements.

  • Management
5 Nov

Azure IoT Edge 1.0.4 release

NOW AVAILABLE

The 1.0.4 update of Azure IoT Edge contains connectivity improvements, puts C# functions in general availability and allows for longer createOptions fields.

  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Features
5 Nov

Upcoming Azure Sphere 18.11 release

IN PREVIEW

We plan to publish the 18.11 release of Azure Sphere during the week of 12 November. This release includes substantial investments in our security infrastructure, and it incorporates user feedback.

  • Azure Sphere
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
2 Nov

Azure AD group-based licensing management is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Scalably assign Microsoft service licences to groups of users rather than individuals in Azure AD. 

  • Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD)
  • Security
  • Features
1 Nov

Azure Stack security – drift detection

IN DEVELOPMENT

New and updated features are being developed to ensure that customers can determine that their Azure Stack system has not been tampered with and can remediate if configuration has drifted.

  • Azure Stack
  • Features
1 Nov

Azure Government cloud integration for Azure Stack

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stack is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud, enabling connections to Azure Government identity, subscription, registration, billing, backup/DR and Azure Marketplace.

  • Azure Stack
  • Features
1 Nov

Enterprise backup for SQL Servers in Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

Users can back up their SQL Servers running in Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). This workload backup capability is built as an infrastructure-less, pay-as-you-go service that uses native SQL backup and restore APIs to provide a comprehensive solution to back up SQL servers running in Azure IaaS VMs.

  • Azure Stack
  • Azure Backup
  • Services
1 Nov

Kubernetes on Azure Stack in preview

IN PREVIEW

We now support Kubernetes cluster deployment on Azure Stack, a certified Kubernetes Cloud Provider. Install Kubernetes using Azure Resource Manager templates generated by ACS-Engine on Azure Stack.

  • Azure Stack
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
1 Nov

Azure Stack support for Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stack operators can now back up and recover guest OS, data disks and volumes using Azure Backup.

  • Azure Stack
  • Features
1 Nov

Azure Site Recovery support for Azure Stack

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stack operators or tenants can now replicate and failover Windows Server and Linux guest OS-based application deployed in IaaS VMs on Azure Stack to Azure.

  • Azure Stack
  • Features
1 Nov

Azure China cloud integration for Azure Stack

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stack is integrated with the Azure China cloud, enabling connections to identity, subscription, registration, billing, backup/DR and Azure Marketplace.

  • Azure Stack
  • Features
1 Nov

Azure Stack – FedRAMP High documentation now available

NOW AVAILABLE

FedRAMP High documentation is now available for Azure Stack customers.

  • Azure Stack
  • Services
  • Compliance
1 Nov

Ability to incrementally add capacity to Azure Stack

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stack operators can now add a node to an existing Azure Stack scale unit within the supported scale unit limits.

  • Azure Stack
  • Features
1 Nov

Azure Stack Infrastructure – compliance certification guidance

NOW AVAILABLE

We have created documentation to describe how Azure Stack infrastructure satisfies regulatory technical controls for PCI-DSS and CSA-CCM.

  • Azure Stack
  • Features
1 Nov

Azure Stack integrated systems support for multiple scale units

IN DEVELOPMENT

For customers who want larger Azure Stack integrated systems, we’re working on adding support to have multiple scale units in an Azure Stack integrated system.

  • Azure Stack
  • Features

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