Updates Archives

Monthly updates for March 2020

Mar 12

Virtual Network NAT now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network NAT (network address translation) simplifies outbound-only Internet connectivity for virtual networks. NAT can be configured for one or more subnets of a virtual network and provides on-demand connectivity for virtual machines.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
Mar 12

Azure DNS private zones preview API is being deprecated

During public preview release, private DNS zones were created using dnszones ARM resource with zoneType property set to Private. The GA resource model makes use of privateDnsZones resource type instead of dnszones. Support for zones created using the preview API will be completely removed on June 30, 2020 and you must immediately migrate these private DNS zones to the latest resource model.

  • Azure DNS
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Retirements
Mar 12

Deprecation of two security recommendations for web applications

Target availability: Q1 2020

Two security recommendations related to web applications are being deprecated.

  • Security
Mar 12

Azure Stream Analytics managed identity authentication to Power BI is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Managed identity authentication for output to Power BI is now generally available in Azure Stream Analytics.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
Mar 11

Azure Monitor Source Map Integration with Azure Blob Storage Enables Faster Debugging

NOW AVAILABLE

Unminify JavaScript with One Click

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Mar 11

Azure Application Insights now available in US Gov Arizona

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor Application Insights is now generally available in the US Government Arizona region. Additionally, the Application Insights web availability monitoring capability is now available in the Azure Government Cloud regions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Microsoft Connect
Mar 11

Azure Sphere 20.03 update now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere 20.03 release is now available via the retail evaluation feed, which is meant for backwards compatibility testing. Use it to verify production-signed applications against the new release before it's deployed broadly via the retail feed.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
Mar 11

Azure Automation is now available in the US Gov Arizona region in preview

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure Automation is now available in the US Gov Arizona region in preview.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Mar 10

Azure Security Center—Improved just-in-time experience

Target availability: Q1 2020

The features, operation, and UI for Azure Security Center’s just-in-time tools that secure your management ports have been enhanced.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Mar 10

Upgrade the TLS version of your Power BI application to TLS 1.2

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for transport layer security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 for Power BI will end in June 2020. Upgrade the TLS version of your Power BI application to TLS 1.2 before then.

  • Power BI Embedded
  • Security
  • SDK and Tools
Mar 9

Azure SQL Database managed instance now enforces TLS 1.2 on outbound connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

In January 2020 Microsoft enforced TLS 1.2 for intra-service traffic in all Azure services. For Azure SQL Database managed instance, this resulted in TLS 1.2 being enforced on outbound connections used for replication and linked server connections to SQL Server.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Compliance
Mar 9

Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Microsoft Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Azure recommends all customers complete migration towards solutions that support transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 and to make sure that TLS 1.2 is used by default.

  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Retirements
Mar 9

Export Power BI reports to PDF, PPTX, or PNG files using REST API

IN PREVIEW

Power BI now has an additional set of capabilities that allow you to export a Power BI report by using a REST call to the following file formats—PDF, PPTX (PowerPoint), and PNG.

  • Power BI Embedded
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Mar 6

Azure Site Recovery update rollup 45—March 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about the latest Azure Site Recovery updates and get the download links.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
Mar 6

Azure Cosmos DB logical partition size increased to 20 GB

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB has increased the size of logical partitions for customers to 20 GB, doubling the size from 10 GB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Mar 6

Azure Cosmos DB—Limit of 25 collections per database

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB accounts using shared database throughput are now limited to 25 collections per database.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Mar 6

Azure Cosmos DB—Save up to 33 percent on multi-master accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers creating new Azure Cosmos DB accounts can now get discounted pricing up to 33 percent off for accounts enabling multi-region writes (multi-master).

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Pricing & Offerings
Mar 6

Web Application Firewall with Azure Front Door service now supports exclusion lists

NOW AVAILABLE

Web Application Firewall exclusion lists allow you to omit certain request attributes from a rule evaluation. Use them to fine tune Web Application Firewall policies for your applications.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Mar 6

Vulnerability scanning for images in Azure Container Registry is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Vulnerability scanning for images stored in Azure Container Registry is now generally available in Azure Security Center.

  • Security
  • Features
Mar 6

Azure Security Center supports integration with Azure Monitor alerts

Target availability: Q1 2020

Configure Azure Monitor log alert rules for recommendations and alerts exported from Security Center by taking advantage of Security Center's continuous export capabilities to Log Analytics Workspace.

  • Security

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