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December 2020

11 Dec

Deprecation of webview sign-in support announcement from Google

Target retirement date: January 04, 2021

Google is deprecating webview support starting 04 January 2021.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Services
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
  • Retirements

November 2020

30 Nov

Azure Sphere SDK version 20.11 is now available

The 20.11 SDK introduces the first Beta release of the azsphere command line interface (CLI) v2, which is designed to more closely match the Azure CLI in functionality and usage.

  • Azure Sphere
  • SDK and Tools
23 Nov

The Azure Cloud Shell image has been updated

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cloud Shell has been updated to use a new base image. This will provide updates to some of the most common tools and commands.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
11 Nov

New version of SSMS and ADS tools for serverless SQL pools in Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Serverless SQL pool released a new version of SSMS and ADS which improves scripting in object explorer and increases stability.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • SDK and Tools
11 Nov

Azure Cosmos DB transactional batch support for Java SDK 4.7.0 and above is now available

IN PREVIEW

This new support satisfies a frequent customer ask for ACID-compliant transactions that succeed or fail altogether.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
9 Nov

Azure Sphere 20.10 update is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about what's new in the the 20.10 release, including new and updated features in the OS, SDK, and extensions for Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. 

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
5 Nov

Azure Monitor Application Insights Java 3.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2020

Now you can monitor your Java apps without a single change of code - the Application Java agent can be enabled through just a couple of configuration changes, and will monitor Java applications in any environment.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools

October 2020

14 Oct

Azure Sphere update 20.10 is now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere OS update 20.10 is now available for evaluation via the Retail Eval feed. The 20.10 evaluation release includes an OS update as well as a special evaluation version of the SDK for use during this period. T

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
7 Oct

Azure Communication Services SMS and Telephony now available in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Build engaging communication experiences with the same secure platform used by Microsoft Teams. Add video, voice, SMS, chat, and telephony capabilities into almost any web, mobile, or desktop application.

  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Services
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
5 Oct

Action required: Review your applications to avoid service disruption during Azure changes

NOW AVAILABLE

Certificate authority changes are currently in progress for most applications. Update your application to avoid service disruption.

  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Services
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
  • Regions & Datacenters

September 2020

30 Sep

Spring Data Azure Cosmos DB SDK v3.0.0 release now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now you can use the Spring Data framework with the Azure Cosmos DB Core (SQL) API.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
22 Sep

Visual Studio Code extension diagnostics + periscope

IN PREVIEW

This Visual Studio Code extension enables developers to use AKS periscope and AKS diagnostics in their development workflow to quickly diagnose and troubleshoot their clusters.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Azure Communication Services now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Build engaging communication experiences with the same secure platform used by Microsoft Teams. Add video, voice, SMS, chat, and telephony capabilities into almost any web, mobile, or desktop application.

  • Visual Studio
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Bot Services
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Ignite
16 Sep

Announcing Application Insights .NET SDK version 2.15

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the release of our newest Application Insights .NET SDK version 2.15. This release is directly in response to customer feedback and introduces a new set of features and bug fixes.

  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
4 Sep

Begin migrating your codespaces to GitHub Codespaces

Target retirement date: February 17, 2021

To simplify our user experience, Visual Studio Codespaces is transitioning to GitHub Codespaces, and the current Azure service will retire on 17 February 2021.

  • Visual Studio Codespaces
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Retirements

August 2020

27 Aug

Azure Monitor Logs – Log Analytics REST APIs general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Log Analytics control plane REST APIs are generally available under a new consolidated version 01-08-2020.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • SDK and Tools
20 Aug

TypeScript 4.0 is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

TypeScript 4 is the latest major version of the TypeScript programming language.

  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
10 Aug

Azure Cloud Shell can now run in an isolated virtual network (public preview)

IN PREVIEW

Cloud Shell now supports virtual networks.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
10 Aug

The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now open sourced

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now generally available on GitHub.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
3 Aug

The Azure IoT Node.js SDK releases a new long term support (LTS) branch

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Node.js IoT SDK LTS branch has been released offering customers a guarantee that they will benefit from any necessary security or critical bug fixes with minimal impact to their device’s stable code.

  • SDK and Tools

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