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February 2020

Feb 27

Azure Site Recovery data encryption feature will be retired April 30, 2022

Target retirement date: April 30, 2022

This will be replaced by the more advanced Encryption at Rest with Azure Site Recovery, which uses Storage Service Encryption (SSE).

  • Azure Site Recovery
Feb 27

We are retiring Azure AD Domain Services classic VNET support on March 1, 2023

Target retirement date: March 01, 2023

In 2017, Azure AD Domain Services became available to host in an Azure Resource Manager network. Since then, we have been able to build a more secure service using the Azure Resource Manager‘s modern capabilities.

  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Security
Feb 27

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle timeout is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle timeout is now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Load Balancer
Feb 26

We’re retiring some Azure Site Recovery support options on March 1, 2023

Target retirement date: March 01, 2023

As we continue to invest in Azure Site Recovery (ASR) capabilities, we are going to focus our engineering efforts on disaster recovery to Azure scenarios.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Feb 26

Azure StorSimple 8000/1200 series will no longer be supported starting December 31, 2022

Target retirement date: December 31, 2022

Microsoft has been expanding the portfolio of Azure Hybrid storage capabilities with new services for data tiering and cloud ingestion, providing more options to customers for storing data in Azure in native formats. In conjunction with this, support for the following StorSimple versions will end December 31, 2022.

  • StorSimple
Feb 26

Azure Virtual Network service endpoint policies feature is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Virtual Network service endpoint policies enable you to prevent unauthorized access to Azure Storage accounts from your virtual network.

  • Virtual Network
Feb 25

Preview a fully parsed YAML document without running the pipeline

NOW AVAILABLE

With this update, we've added a preview-but-don't-run mode for YAML pipelines so you can try a YAML pipeline without running it or committing it to a repo. This will let you see a fully parsed YAML document without running the pipeline.

  • Azure DevOps
Feb 25

A8 – A11 Azure Virtual Machine sizes will be retired on March 1, 2021

Target retirement date: March 01, 2021

We recommend moving your high performance computing (HPC) workloads to another HPC Virtual Machine size.

  • Virtual Machines
Feb 24

Virtual machines NVv4 series meter name changes

Effective April 1, 2020, the meter names of Virtual Machines NVv4 series will change because they will become generally available in West Europe and South Central and East US regions.

  • Virtual Machines
Feb 24

Public IP prefix static IP addresses meter ID changes

Effective April 1, 2020, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) of public IP prefix standard static IP addresses in the US Gov region will change.

  • Virtual Network
Feb 24

Azure API Management update—February 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

A regular Azure API Management service update was started on February 20, 2020, and included the following new features, bug fixes, and changes, along with other improvements. It may take over a week for your API Management service to receive the update.

  • API Management
Feb 24

Cognitive Services Bing Speech API is being retired November 1, 2021

Target retirement date: November 01, 2021

To continue providing speech recognition and translation capabilities in your current Bing Speech applications, you’ll need to migrate them to Speech Services and the Speech SDK

  • Azure Cognitive Search
Feb 24

We are retiring Azure Media Analytics preview processors on June 1, 2020

Target retirement date: June 01, 2020

We’ve made significant investments to Video Optical Character Recognition, Face Detector, and Content Moderator, as a part of the general availability of Azure Media Services: Video Indexer.

  • Media Services
Feb 24

Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision Read API v3.0 now in preview

Target availability: Q1 2020

Cognitive Services Computer Vision Read API of is now available in v3.0 (in preview). Read features the newest models for optical character recognition (OCR), allowing you to extract text from printed and handwritten documents.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
Feb 24

Fileless attack detection for Linux is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center is extending fileless attack detection for Linux, in addition to Windows.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Feb 24

Azure Security Center for IoT real-time operating system support

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center for IoT now extends support for Azure real-time operating system (RTOS) in addition to Linux (Ubuntu, Debian) and Windows 10 IoT core operating systems.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Feb 24

A secure foundation for IoT, Azure Sphere now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Sphere, the end-to-end solution for securing IoT devices, is now generally available with integrated hardware, software, and cloud services that work seamlessly to deliver active security by default.

  • Azure Sphere
Feb 24

Azure Monitor Log Analytics now has new, upgraded visualizations

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Monitor Log Analytics has greatly improved the ability to visualize logs data.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
Feb 21

Drill into the costs for your resources

NOW AVAILABLE

Updated Cost by resource view in Cost Analysis. This improves drilldown experience to view costs accruing for each resource at a meter level.

  • Cost Management + Billing
Feb 20

Azure Sphere update 20.01 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Sphere update 20.01 is now available in the retail feed. This update includes enhancements to the OS and SDK to further strengthen the security of devices at customer sites and ensure supportability.

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