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June 2020

24 Jun

Azure Monitor for Key Vault is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Key Vault Preview provides comprehensive monitoring of your key vaults by delivering a unified view of your Key Vault requests, performance, failures and latency.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Key Vault
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services

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
19 May

Azure Key Vault service enhancements now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Key Vault safeguards data in the cloud with enhancements for Azure Private Link, bring your own key (BYOK) and Key Vault secrets.

  • Key Vault
  • Microsoft Build
  • 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
  • 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

March 2020

26 Mar

Azure SDKs General Availability - March 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Additional libraries for working with Azure services are now generally available.

  • Event Hubs
  • Key Vault
  • App Configuration
  • SDK and Tools
  • 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

February 2020

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
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services

November 2019

14 Nov

New Azure policies to manage certificates across your organisation, currently in preview

IN PREVIEW

Large organisations have thousands of certificates in key vaults distributed across thousands of applications and subscriptions.

  • Key Vault
  • Security
14 Nov

Azure Key Vault Virtual Machine extension now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Key Vault Virtual Machine extension makes it easier for apps running on virtual machines to use certificates from a key vault, by abstracting the common tasks as well as best practices.

  • Key Vault
  • Security
4 Nov

Event-driven secrets management with Azure Key Vault events now in Event Grid

IN PREVIEW

Azure Key Vault becomes a first party event publisher for Azure Event Grid, publishing events about keys and secrets management.

  • Event Grid
  • Key Vault
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services

October 2019

15 Oct

Key Vault references in App Service and Azure Functions are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Introduce secrets management into your apps without code changes using Key Vault references.

  • Azure Functions
  • App Service
  • App Service (Linux)
  • Key Vault
  • Features
  • Security

July 2019

15 Jul

A new set of Azure SDKs is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new set of libraries for working with Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Key Vault and Event Hubs in Java, Python, JavaScript/TypeScript and C# is now available in preview.

  • Event Hubs
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Storage Accounts
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security

November 2018

28 Nov

Azure Functions—Key Vault integration

IN PREVIEW

Azure Key Vault integration with Azure Functions lets you build more secure serverless applications out of the box, taking advantage of secrets management to get the benefits of rotation policies and centralised access control.

  • Key Vault
  • Azure Functions
  • Security
  • Services

September 2018

24 Sep

Azure Key Vault support with Azure Databricks

IN PREVIEW

Azure Databricks now supports Azure Key Vault backed secret scope. With this, Azure Databricks now supports two types of secret scopes—Azure Key Vault-backed and Databricks-backed.

  • Key Vault
  • Azure Databricks
  • Security
  • Services
4 Sep

General availability: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Key Vault

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual network service endpoints are generally available for Azure Key Vault in all public Azure regions.

  • Key Vault
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
  • Security

September 2016

29 Sep

Generally available: Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux for Standard and Premium IaaS virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Disk Encryption for Linux IaaS virtual machines and support for virtual machines with Premium storage is generally available in all Azure public regions.

  • Key Vault
  • Virtual Machines
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
  • Services
29 Sep

Azure Key Vault Certificates helps simplify and automate tasks for SSL/TLS certificates

Azure Key Vault is introducing Key Vault Certificates to simplify tasks related to SSL/TLS certificates from supported third-party CAs.

  • Key Vault
  • Features
  • Security

November 2015

18 Nov

Public preview: Azure Disk Encryption

IN PREVIEW

Azure Disk Encryption for virtual machines addresses organizational security and compliance requirements by encrypting virtual machine disks.

  • Key Vault
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Security

June 2015

24 Jun

General availability: Azure Key Vault

NOW AVAILABLE

Key Vault is generally available to help cloud application developers safeguard keys and other secrets.

  • Key Vault
  • Security
  • Services

January 2015

8 Jan

Public Preview: Azure Key Vault

IN PREVIEW

Azure Key Vault offers an easy, cost-effective way to safeguard keys and other sensitive data that is used by cloud applications and services.

  • Key Vault
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Security

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