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May 2021

7 May

Azure Storage — Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) now available for preview

IN PREVIEW

Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use ABAC in Azure Storage for Blobs and ADLS Gen2 by defining conditions on role-assignments based on resource and request attributes.

  • Security
  • Features
4 May

Public preview: AKS support for Secrets Store Container Storage Interface

IN PREVIEW

Access your secrets securely via the container's file system.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
3 May

Azure Blob storage—NFS 3.0 protocol support public preview now expands to all regions

IN PREVIEW

Starting today, Azure Blob Storage NFS 3.0 preview supports general purpose v2 (GPV2) storage accounts with standard tier performance in all publicly available regions.  

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Archive Storage
  • Features
3 May

Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for April 2021

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Services

April 2021

29 Apr

Microsoft Azure Web PubSub service now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Easily build large-scale real-time messaging applications with WebSockets without the need to manage backend infrastructure.

  • Services
29 Apr

Azure Site Recovery now supports Azure Policy in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Leverage Azure Policy to enable Azure Site Recovery for your VMs at scale and ensure organizational standards.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Azure Policy
  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
28 Apr

Public preview: Application Insight in South India and West Central US

IN PREVIEW

Application Insight is now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyzing their services for health in the following list of regions South India West Central US.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Regions & Datacenters
28 Apr

Public preview: Azure Log Analytics in South India

IN PREVIEW

Azure Log Analytics is now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyzing their services for health and usage in South India.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters
28 Apr

Public preview: Forced failover now available with zone redundant high availability for Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Flexible Server forced failover capability is now available in all zone redundant regions.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
28 Apr

Public preview: Stateful and 1-minute frequency log alerts in Azure Monitor

IN PREVIEW

Log search based alerts can now be automatically resolved, and query can be evaluated every minute for faster time to fire.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
28 Apr

Azure SQL—public preview updates for April 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in April 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Management
28 Apr

The public preview of Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server is available in two new regions

IN PREVIEW

France Central and Brazil South regions are now available deployment options for the public preview of Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Management
28 Apr

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server intelligent performance

IN PREVIEW

The latest preview release of intelligent performance on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server on Postgres 11 and 12 is now available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
  • Management
26 Apr

New Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

New Dv5, Dsv5, Ddv5, Ddsv5, and Ev5, Edv5 series Azure Virtual Machines deliver increased scalability and an upgraded CPU architecture, including better price to performance compared to the prior generation. The new VMs - now in public preview - run on the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processor in a hyper-threaded configuration. This custom processor can reach an all-core Turbo clock speed of up to 3.5GHz and features Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) and Intel® Deep Learning Boost.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
22 Apr

Public preview: Enhancements to encryption using customer managed keys for Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Encryption of backup data in Recovery Services vaults using customer managed keys has enhancements in public preview.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
21 Apr

Public preview: Azure Purview is now available in the UK South and Australia East region

IN PREVIEW

Azure Purview is now available in public preview in the Australia East and UK South region. You can now provision Azure Purview accounts in these regions as a public preview offering.

  • Azure Purview
  • Regions & Datacenters
20 Apr

Azure Purview resource set pattern rules available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Purview is announcing the public preview of resource set pattern rules. A resource set is a single object in the data catalog that represents a large number of assets in storage.  Resource set pattern rules allow you to customize or override how Azure Purview detects which assets are grouped as resource sets and how they are displayed within the catalog.

  • Azure Purview
  • Features
19 Apr

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series now available in public preview in Azure Government

IN PREVIEW

Azure Government customers can build secure, enclave-based applications to protect code and data while it is in use, in a dedicated cloud that meets stringent government security and compliance requirements. 

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
14 Apr

Azure Automation support for System Assigned Managed Identities is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use managed identities now to authenticate runbooks to any Azure service that supports Azure AD authentication.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Management
14 Apr

Apache Spark 3.0 is now available for public preview in HDInsight 4.0.

IN PREVIEW

Apache Spark 3.0 public preview in HDInsight 4.0 is a major update to Apache Spark and brings significant improvements including better performance and better support for ANSI SQL.

  • HDInsight
  • Services
  • Features

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