Updates Archives

Monthly updates for February 2020

Feb 10

Native Azure Active Directory authentication support and Azure VPN Client now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Native Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication support for OpenVPN protocol, and Azure VPN Client for Windows are now generally available for Azure point-to-site (P2S) VPN.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Features
  • Security
Feb 10

New Azure SQL Database automatic tuning default settings—March 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q1 2020

In March 2020, Azure SQL Database will introduce new automatic tuning default settings designed to provide optimal database performance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Services
Feb 7

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
Feb 7

Compatibility level 1.2 for Azure Stream Analytics jobs is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Compatibility level 1.2 for Azure Stream Analytics jobs is now available.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
Feb 7

Azure Stream Analytics—MATCH_RECOGNIZE function is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The MATCH_RECOGNIZE function is now available in Stream Analytics.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
Feb 7

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment analysis v3 now supports Korean

IN PREVIEW

The sentiment analysis v3 feature of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now supports Korean in addition to English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Dutch.

  • Text Analytics
  • Features
Feb 7

Backup Explorer is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Backup now offers a new solution called Backup Explorer (in preview). Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass to perform real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
Feb 7

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 third refresh release

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 7.0 third refresh release, which includes bug fixes, preview features, and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions.

  • Service Fabric
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Feb 7

Data Factory adds schema import, connection tests, and custom sink ordering to data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory added several new features to mapping data flows this week: Import schema and test connection from debug cluster, custom sink ordering.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Feb 7

New Azure DevOps features include improved Azure Pipelines security with read-only variables

NOW AVAILABLE

An update to Azure DevOps includes improved Azure Pipelines security with read-only variables and support for output variables in deployment jobs.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Feb 6

Azure Stream Analytics—Machine learning–based anomaly detection functions

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily add anomaly detection capabilities to your Stream Analytics jobs without the requirement to develop and train your own machine learning models. Ready-to-use unsupervised learning ML models are provided within the SQL language.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
Feb 5

Azure DNS private zones is now available in Azure Government and Azure China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DNS private zones is now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China regions. With the general availability, you can now use private DNS zones for DNS resolution across one or more…

  • Azure DNS
  • Features
  • Services
Feb 5

Hyperledger Fabric on Azure Kubernetes Service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Deploy and configure a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network on Azure Kubernetes Service quickly with a new template (now in preview) that allows you to customize scenarios and applications.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
  • Features
Feb 5

Azure Blockchain development kit for Ethereum is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Blockchain development kit, an extension for Visual Studio Code, is now generally available for download.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
  • Features
Feb 5

Spring Data Azure Cosmos DB SDK 2.2.2 release is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Spring Data Azure Cosmos DB SDK 2.2.2 release, now generally available, incorporates updated diagnostics information.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Feb 5

FastTrack for Azure is now generally available in Japan

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in Japan.

  • Features
Feb 5

FastTrack for Azure is now generally available in Asia Pacific regions

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in Asia Pacific regions.

  • Features
  • Services
Feb 5

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available, with updates including data plane persistence to disk, monitoring capabilities, and additional destination types.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Features
  • Services
Feb 5

Azure API Management now supports integration with Azure App Service

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure API Management feature allows you to expose apps deployed in Azure App Service to manage, protect, and secure APIs.

  • API Management
  • Features
Feb 5

OpenAPI v3 support in Azure API Management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

OpenAPI v3 support in Azure API Management, now generally available, includes fixes and improvements such as support for multipart/form-data and interoperability between OpenAPI versions.

  • API Management
  • Features

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