Monthly updates for November 2019
Announcing the general availability of the version 2.0 of Durable Functions, the extension of the Azure Functions runtime that enables stateful functions and workflow orchestrations in a serverless environment.
Azure Functions now offers an integration with Azure Monitor Logs, enabling a more consistent observability of Azure resources and integration with external monitoring tools.
With this update, Site Recovery now cleans up the deallocated (failed back) VMs and NICs. In addition, if you disable replication after failback, Site Recovery cleans up the disks in the secondary region, in addition to the VMs and NICs.
Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.
Now in preview, M-series and Fsv2-series are new hardware options in Azure SQL Database specialized for workloads requiring very high compute or memory scale, or very fast CPU speed.
Issues have been fixed in the latest versions of Azure Site Recovery.
New updates to Azure Cost Management help you better understand what you're spending, where you’re spending it, and how to optimize and plan for the future.
Today we are introducing a new capability in Security Center that allows customers to create automation configurations leveraging Azure Logic Apps and to create policies that will automatically trigger them based on specific ASC findings such as Recommendations or Alerts.
With the many tasks that a user is given as part of Secure Score, the ability to effectively remediate issues across a large fleet can become challenging. In order to simplify remediation of security misconfigurations and to be able to quickly remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources and improve your secure score you can use Quick Fix.
The Regulatory Compliance dashboard provides insights into your compliance posture based on Security Center assessments. The dashboard shows how your environment complies with controls and requirements designated by specific regulatory standards and industry benchmarks and provides prescriptive recommendations for how to address these requirements.
Azure Security Center can now scan container images in Azure Container Registry for vulnerabilities. The image scanning works by parsing the container image file, then checking to see whether there are any known vulnerabilities (powered by Qualys).
Security Center is expanding its support in the container space to one of the fastest growing services in Azure - Azure Kubernetes Service.
Applications that are installed in virtual machines could often have vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach of the virtual machine. We are announcing that the Security Center Standard tier includes built-in vulnerability assessment for virtual machines for no additional fee.
To support Security Center’s fast growth in the marketplace and meet our customers’ demands around threat protection, cloud security posture and enterprise scale deployment and automation, our team delivered on many new capabilities, as well as worked with some new partners that are part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.
Azure Security Center’s support for threat protection and vulnerability assessment for SQL DBs running on IaaS virtual machines (VMs) is now in preview
Azure Security Center now supports custom policies (in preview). Our customers have been wanting to extend their current security assessments coverage in Security Center with their own security assessments based on policies that they create in Azure Policy. With support for custom policies, this is now possible.
In order to enable enterprise level scenarios on top of Security Center, it’s now possible to consume Security Center alerts and recommendations in additional places except the Azure portal or API.
Azure Serial Console is coming to Government Cloud, with the same functionality and same GUI.
Using the new subscription diagnostic settings, it’s now possible to stream every type of activity log for your subscription to Azure Monitor Logs, Event Hub, and Azure Storage.
A number of new capabilities for Azure Monitor application change analysis have been added, including at scale onboarding, richer diagnostics, impact analysis and more new features.