Monthly updates for March 2020
Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity pricing is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.
Azure Data Factory adds Managed Identity & Service Principal to Data Flows Synapse staging for fast, secure data loading.
Target retirement date: March 31, 2021
Beginning March 31, 2021, Microsoft will no longer support the redemption of invitations by creating unmanaged Azure AD accounts and tenants for B2B collaboration scenarios.
The latest Azure IoT C# SDK release includes two notable updates to .NET implementation support.
Protect your web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities with Web Application Firewall for Azure Content Delivery Network. Web Application Firewall is already natively integrated with Azure Application Gateway and Azure Front Door services.
21 new services added to FedRAMP High ATO, delivering on continued commitment to accelerating compliance for government customers
Execute Mongo database commands directly on top of your database account using the native Mongo shell in the Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer.
Multi-organization billing for Azure DevOps is now available.
The Azure IoT Edge 1.0.9 release is available with support for x.509 certs and the 'iotedge support-bundle' command.
Target availability: Q1 2020
Store business-critical data objects in a non-erasable and non-modifiable state for a user-specified retention interval using immutable storage for Azure Blob storage.
Target availability: Q2 2020
The Log Analytics agent for Windows, sometimes known as the OMS Windows agent or Microsoft Monitoring agent, will begin to enforce SHA-2 signing on May 18, 2020. This change only requires action if you are running the agent on a legacy OS version (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008).
The Log Analytics Agent for Windows March 2020 release is now available.
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Azure West Europe region
Windows Admin Center is a management portal for Windows Servers who are not deployed in Azure offering them several Azure management capabilities such as backup and system updates. We have recently added an ability to onboard these non-Azure servers to be protected by ASC directly from the Windows Admin Center experience.
Azure Shared Disks is a shared block storage offering, enabling customers to run latency-sensitive workloads without compromising on well-known deployment patterns for fast failover and high availability.
Azure Sentinel is now generally available in Azure Government, starting with US Gov Virginia region.
The regional Virtual Network integration feature of Azure App Service, which enables access to resources across service endpoints or ExpressRoute connections, is now generally available.
Extend the Azure Functions runtime with support for your preferred language or language version using a lightweight HTTP server.
Save up to 55 percent on your Azure Cache for Redis premium tier usage by pre-purchasing reserved capacity for one year or three years.
FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in MEA.