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Monthly updates for July 2021

31 Jul

Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for July 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure Security Center in July 2021.

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Services
31 Jul

Azure Security Center: General availability updates for July 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates released for general availability (GA) in Azure Security Center in July 2021.

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Services
30 Jul

General availability: Web Application Firewall (WAF) bot protection on Application Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Try the bot protection rule set alongside your OWASP core rule set (CRS), now generally available for Azure Web Application Firewall running on Application Gateway.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
30 Jul

General availability: Web Application Firewall (WAF) geomatch custom rules on Application Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Try geomatch custom rules to block or allow traffic based on geo-location, now generally available for Azure Web Application Firewall on Application Gateway.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
29 Jul

Start VM on connect capability in Azure Virtual Desktop enters general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Start VM on Connect will help you optimize the costs of your deployment by offering a configuration setting in the service to start stopped or deallocated VMs when needed.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Services
  • Features
29 Jul

Immutable storage with versioning for Blob Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable and protect all versions of a blob.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features
28 Jul

Azure Sphere SDK version 21.07 Update 1 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This SDK update fixes a bug in the 21.07 SDK that was released earlier this month. 

  • Azure Sphere
  • SDK and Tools
28 Jul

VMware Site Recovery Manager is now generally available for Azure VMware Solution

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure VMware Solution (AVS) customers are now be able to take advantage of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) for disaster recovery scenarios including; On-premise VMware to AVS, and Primary AVS to Secondary AVS private cloud environments.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Features
28 Jul

General availability: Azure ExpressRoute: 3 New Peering Locations Available

ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider. The service is now available in 3 new peering locations.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Services
27 Jul

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 56 is now generally available - July 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides improvements, fixes, updated replication support, and download links for Site Recovery components.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
27 Jul

General Availability: Azure Stream Analytics Tools for Visual Studio Code

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics Tools for Visual Studio Code is for developers to easily author, test, debug, and manage Azure Stream Analytics jobs.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
26 Jul

Public preview: Azure Virtual Desktop is now available in the Azure China cloud

IN PREVIEW

Get started today with Azure Virtual Desktop in public preview in Azure China cloud. Deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
23 Jul

Azure Active Directory support for Azure Relay now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Relay now supports authentication and authorization via Azure AD as a public preview offering. With Azure AD, you don't need to store tokens in your code.

  • Services
21 Jul

General availability: Azure Sphere version 21.07

NOW AVAILABLE

The 21.07 update includes heap memory allocation tracking, time sync changes, and support for service principles.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
21 Jul

General availability: New West US 3 region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight is now generally available for West US 3 customers.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Open Source
21 Jul

General availability: Azure Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules now support direct proxies and Log Analytics gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

If you use a proxy server or Log Analytics gateway to communicate to Azure Monitor, you can now start using the new Azure Monitor Agent (AMA) and Data Collection Rules (DCR) in these network configurations.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
21 Jul

General availability: Better integration between Azure Monitor and Grafana

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers using Grafana for visualizing Azure Monitor metrics can now enable additional data sources and have easier authentication using managed identity.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Open Source
21 Jul

General availability: Python Functions now support custom telemetry in Application Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor is releasing a new PyPI package that expands distributed tracing support in Application Insights for Python Functions.

  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Open Source
21 Jul

General availability: Public IP information and inter-zone traffic among many new insights in Traffic Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Network Watcher Traffic Analytics solutions is used to monitor network traffic. It now provides WHOIS and Geographic data for all Public IPs interacting with your deployments and further adds DNS domain, threat type & threat description for Malicious IPs. Now, it also supports inter-zone traffic and VMSS level traffic insights.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Features
21 Jul

General availability: Built-in Azure Policy support for Network Watcher Traffic Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Traffic Analytics can now be enabled using Built-in Azure Policy, thus improving your deployment experience. Now organizations can enforce org wide standards and manage traffic monitoring at scale using these policies.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Features

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