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Monthly updates for February 2020

14 Feb

Azure Private Link is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link is now generally available. Azure Private Link is a secure and scalable way for you to consume services (such as Azure PaaS, Partner Service, BYOS) on the Azure platform privately from within your virtual network.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Services
  • Features
13 Feb

Azure Backup now supports Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machine backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

You can now migrate your on-premises Windows Server 2008 to Azure, where you can continue to run and back them up on Azure virtual machines using Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
12 Feb

Move from App Center Auth and Data Preview services to alternative Azure services before 3 May 2020

Target retirement date: May 04, 2020

The long-term path is for developers to use the native Azure services as a backend for mobile apps, namely: Azure Active Directory B2C, Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Notification Hubs.

  • Visual Studio App Centre
  • Retirements
11 Feb

Azure Cognitive Services – New types added to Named Entity Recognition v3

IN PREVIEW

The Named Entity Recognition (NER) v3 service (in preview) of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now has new entity types available, expanding the detection of general and personal information entities found in text.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Services
11 Feb

HPC Cache receives ISO certifications, adds stopping feature and new region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HPC Cache has received new SO27001, 27018 and 27701 certifications, adds new features to manage storage caching in performance-driven workloads and expands service access to Korea Central.

  • Azure HPC Cache
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
11 Feb

Introducing the new Azure Monitor Log Analytics table pane (Schema)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Logs schema allows you to easily understand Azure Logs data structure and navigate Azure Logs to reach the content you need. We have revolutionised the schema area of Azure Logs to allow you to…

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Services
  • Features
10 Feb

Azure Resource Manager template support for NSG flow logs

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Resource Manager now supports the deployment of network security group (NSG) flow logs through Azure Resource Manager templates.

  • Network Watcher
  • Features
10 Feb

Native Azure Active Directory authentication support and Azure VPN Client now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Native Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication support for OpenVPN protocol and Azure VPN Client for Windows are now generally available for Azure point-to-site (P2S) VPN.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
10 Feb

New Azure SQL Database automatic tuning default settings – March 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q1 2020

In March 2020, Azure SQL Database will introduce new automatic tuning default settings designed to provide optimal database performance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
  • Features
10 Feb

Update servers and applications to TLS 1.2 by 13 March 2020

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Update your servers and applications that communicate with Azure Container Registry to use transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 by 13 March 2020 to improve secure communication and to avoid any service interruptions.

  • Container Registry
  • Security
  • Compliance
7 Feb

Azure Key Vault – Private endpoints now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Establish a private connection between Azure Key Vault and other Azure services by using Azure Private Link, now available in preview for all public regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Key Vault
  • Virtual Network
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
7 Feb

Compatibility level 1.2 for Azure Stream Analytics jobs is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Compatibility level 1.2 for Azure Stream Analytics jobs is now available.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
7 Feb

Azure Stream Analytics – MATCH_RECOGNIZE function is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The MATCH_RECOGNIZE function is now available in Stream Analytics.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
7 Feb

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment analysis v3 now supports Korean

IN PREVIEW

The sentiment analysis v3 feature of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now supports Korean in addition to English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German and Dutch.

  • Text Analytics
  • Features
7 Feb

Backup Explorer is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Backup now offers a new solution called Backup Explorer (in preview). Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass to perform real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Features
  • Management
7 Feb

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 third refresh release

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 7.0 third refresh release, which includes bug fixes, preview features and performance enhancements, has started being rolled out to various Azure regions.

  • Service Fabric
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
7 Feb

Data Factory adds schema import, connection tests and custom sink ordering to data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory added several new features to mapping data flows this week: Import schema and test connection from debug cluster, custom sink ordering.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
7 Feb

New Azure DevOps features include improved Azure Pipelines security with read-only variables

NOW AVAILABLE

An update to Azure DevOps includes improved Azure Pipelines security with read-only variables and support for output variables in deployment jobs.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
6 Feb

Azure Stream Analytics – Machine learning-based anomaly detection functions

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily add anomaly detection capabilities to your Stream Analytics jobs without the requirement to develop and train your own machine learning models. Ready-to-use unsupervised learning ML models are provided within the SQL language.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
5 Feb

Azure DNS private zones is now available in Azure Government and Azure China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DNS private zones is now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China regions. With the general availability, you can now use private DNS zones for DNS resolution across one or more…

  • Azure DNS
  • Services
  • Features

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