Updates archives

Monthly updates for November 2019

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
13 Nov

Azure Data Box heavy edition now available for petabyte-sized data transfers

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Data Box heavy edition is a secure, ruggedised appliance shipped to customers to facilitate petabyte-sized offline data transfers to Azure Storage.

  • Data Box
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 trace an artifact from source control to production. Available in preview.

  • Azure DevOps
6 Nov

Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialised images in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialised images in preview. This feature enables you to create specialised 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 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
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

New memory and compute-optimised hardware options in Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview, M-series and Fsv2-series are new hardware options in Azure SQL Database specialised for workloads requiring very high compute or memory scale, or very fast CPU speed.

  • Azure SQL Database
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
4 Nov

Scan container images for vulnerabilities in Azure Security Center

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center can now scan container images in Azure Container Registry for vulnerabilities. The image scanning works by parsing the container image file, then checking to see whether there are any known vulnerabilities (powered by Qualys).

  • Security Center
  • Security
4 Nov

Threat Protection for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Support in Security Center

IN PREVIEW

Security Center is expanding its support in the container space to one of the fastest growing services in Azure – Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Security Center
  • Security
4 Nov

Vulnerability assessment in Azure Security Center

IN PREVIEW

Applications that are installed in virtual machines could often have vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach of the virtual machine. We are announcing that the Security Center Standard tier includes built-in vulnerability assessment for virtual machines for no additional fee.

  • Security Center
  • Security
4 Nov

Extending Azure Security Center coverage with platform for community and partners

IN PREVIEW

To support Security Center’s fast growth in the marketplace and meet our customers’ demands around threat protection, cloud security posture and enterprise-scale deployment and automation, our team has delivered many new capabilities, as well as working with some new partners that are part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.

  • Security Center
  • Security
4 Nov

Advanced data security for SQL servers on Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center’s support for threat protection and vulnerability assessment for SQL DBs running on IaaS virtual machines (VMs) is now in preview

4 Nov

Azure Security Center – Support for custom policies

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center now supports custom policies (in preview). Our customers have been wanting to extend their current security assessments coverage in Security Center with their own security assessments based on policies that they create in Azure Policy. With support for custom policies, this is now possible.

  • Security Center
  • Security
4 Nov

Azure Security Center – Advanced integrations with export of recommendations and alerts

IN PREVIEW

In order to enable enterprise-level scenarios on top of Security Center, it’s now possible to consume Security Center alerts and recommendations in additional places other than the Azure portal or API.

  • Security Center
  • Security

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