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May 2020

29 May

Key Vault bring your own key (BYOK) is now generally available

A new bring your own key (BYOK) method to import keys securely from on-premises HSMs into Azure Key Vault is now generally available. This BYOK method can be used to import keys from any supported on-premises HSM.

  • Key Vault
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Security
22 May

Azure Private Link for Azure Monitor is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Private Link
  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Application Insights
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
  • Services
19 May

Support for Windows containers Azure Container Networking Interface on Azure Stack Hub coming soon in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Windows containers and Azure Container Networking Interface on in AKS engine deployed Kubernetes clusters will soon be available in private preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
19 May

ManageIQ (formerly known as CloudForms) is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

ManageIQ, a Red Hat platform that allows cloud operators to manage their resources on Azure Stack Hub platforms, such as virtual machines, and track usage data, is now available in preview.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
19 May

Azure Arc support for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) engine clusters

IN PREVIEW

Simplify and streamline your on-premises, edge and multicloud investments with the new capabilities of Azure Arc.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
19 May

Azure NetApp Files – New certifications, increased SLA, expanded regional availability

NOW AVAILABLE

The SLA guarantee for Azure NetApp Files has increased to 99.99 per cent. In addition, NetApp Files is now HIPAA and FedRAMP certified, and regional availability has been increased.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Azure FXT Edge Filer
  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
14 May

Azure Private Link is now available for multiple new Azure services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Event Hubs
  • Event Grid
  • Service Bus
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Container Registry
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure SignalR Service
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
14 May

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
4 May

New Azure VMware Solution is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new Azure VMware Solution is a first-party Microsoft Azure Compute service that enables customers to run VMware natively on Azure. The new service is directly operated, delivered and supported by Microsoft, and is endorsed by VMware through a direct cloud service provider partnership agreement.

  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple
  • Compliance
  • Services

April 2020

6 Apr

Update self-hosted integration runtime nodes to TLS 1.2 by 11 May 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Update your servers/machines running self-hosted integration runtimes that communicate with the Azure Data Factory backend for control plane actions to use transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 by 11 May 2020.

  • Data Factory
  • Compliance
  • Security

March 2020

20 Mar

Azure Web Application Firewall for Azure Content Delivery Network is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Protect your web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities with Web Application Firewall for Azure Content Delivery Network. Web Application Firewall is already natively integrated with Azure Application Gateway and Azure Front Door services.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
19 Mar

One hundred and one services at FedRAMP High as Azure Government continues expanding capacity

NOW AVAILABLE

Twenty one new services added to FedRAMP High ATO, delivering on continued commitment to accelerating compliance for government customers

  • Archive Storage
  • Azure Blueprints
  • Cloud Shell
  • Cognitive Search
  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure Dedicated HSM
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Network Watcher
  • Speech services
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
18 Mar

Azure Storage – Append Blob immutability support now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Store business-critical data objects in a non-erasable and non-modifiable state for a user-specified retention interval using immutable storage for Azure Blob storage.

  • Blob storage
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
17 Mar

Announcing Azure Private Link GA for Azure Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • App Configuration
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
16 Mar

Translator encryption of data at rest with customer managed keys

NOW AVAILABLE

Encrypt customer data stored at rest by default, with no additional action required from you, using Microsoft Custom Translator.

  • Translator Text
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Services
10 Mar

Azure SQL Database managed instance now enforces TLS 1.2 on outbound connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

In January 2020, Microsoft enforced TLS 1.2 for intra-service traffic on all Azure services. For Azure SQL Database managed instance, this resulted in TLS 1.2 being enforced on outbound connections used for replication and linked server connections to SQL Server.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Compliance
  • Security
10 Mar

Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Microsoft Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Azure recommends that all customers complete migration towards solutions that support transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 and to make sure that TLS 1.2 is used by default.

  • Compliance
  • Retirements
  • Security

February 2020

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
  • Compliance
  • Security
3 Feb

Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High now available in new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High is now available in both Azure Government and Azure Public regions. This is in addition to the Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP Moderate released in November 2019.

  • Azure Blueprints
  • Compliance

January 2020

22 Jan

Microsoft Sustainability Calculator provides insights into IT carbon emissions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure enterprise customers now have the ability to quantify the carbon impact of each Azure subscription, and to see estimated carbon savings versus on-premises infrastructure.

  • Compliance
  • Regions & Datacenters

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