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Monthly updates for December 2021

Dec 20

Public preview: Azure Percept DK November (2111) software update is available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Percept November update includes fixes related to security.

  • Azure Percept
  • Features
  • Operating System
  • Security
Dec 17

Public preview of Snowflake connector for Azure Purview

IN PREVIEW

You can now scan your Snowflake artifacts including streams, columns, stored procedures, and functions/pipes.

  • Azure Purview
  • Services
  • Features
Dec 16

Soft delete for blobs capability for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

If you have processes or tools to detect accidental deletion of files and directories for your Azure Data Lake Storage accounts, you can now also restore the deleted objects using soft delete for blobs capability. During the retention period that you specify, you can now restore a soft-deleted object to its state at the time it was deleted.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features
Dec 16

Placement polices now generally available for Azure VMware Solution

NOW AVAILABLE

Placement policies enable admins to specify constraints or rules when allocating Virtual Machines within an Azure VMware Solution private cloud. With this update, the creation and assignment of vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) rules for running Virtual Machines in an Azure VMware Solution SDDC has been simplified and is now executable directly from the Azure Portal for cloud admin roles.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Services
  • Features
Dec 15

Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Automated key rotation in Key Vault allows security officers to improve data security.

  • Key Vault
  • Storage Accounts
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Security
Dec 15

Azure SQL—General availability updates for December 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL for December 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Dec 15

Public preview: Windows Server guest licensing offer for Azure Stack HCI

IN PREVIEW

A new, simple, and flexible offer for Azure Stack HCI customers to acquire Windows Server guest licensing now for $0 while in public preview.

  • Azure Stack HCI
  • Pricing & Offerings
Dec 15

General availability: UI Library for Azure Communication Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Developers can simplify the cross-channel user experiences within their applications with Azure Communication Services UI Library.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
Dec 15

Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service configuration management with GitOps

IN PREVIEW

You can now enable and use GitOps to manage configuration and applications in AKS clusters.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Dec 15

Azure Cosmos DB: Python SDK async IO support in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Improve database performance by running IO tasks concurrently using the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK async support capability.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Dec 15

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): New toolkit certifications generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New Toolkit certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Dec 15

Azure Stream Analytics jobs to write to Azure Database for PostgreSQL in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Choose Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Single Server, Flexible Server, or Hyperscale (Citus) as an output for your Azure Stream Analytics jobs to store real time analytical data.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Dec 15

Public preview: Microsoft Defender for Containers adds new capabilities for Kubernetes

IN PREVIEW

Take advantage of several new and improved Kubernetes related capabilities via the Microsoft Defender for Containers offering.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Dec 15

Azure Cache for Redis: Diagnostics for connected clients is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure diagnostic settings to log information on all client connections to your Azure Cache for Redis instance.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features
Dec 14

Azure HPC Cache now generally available in Germany West Central and US West 3

NOW AVAILABLE

New regional availability of Azure HPC Cache expands access to low-latency compute.

  • Azure HPC Cache
  • Regions & Datacenters
Dec 14

Azure HPC – CycleCloud 8.2.1 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new release includes Slurm and VMSS improvements as well as seven new bug fixes.

  • Azure CycleCloud
  • Features
Dec 9

Azure Storage: Secure access to storage account from a virtual network/subnet in any region now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

This preview enables secure access to your storage account by configuring virtual network rules in the storage firewall that allow access from subnets in any Azure region of your choice.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
  • Security
Dec 9

Azure Storage: Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) conditions with principal attributes now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use Azure AD custom security attributes for principals in role assignment conditions for Azure Storage, along with resource and request attributes.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
  • Security
Dec 9

General availability: Azure Communication Services interoperability with Microsoft Teams

NOW AVAILABLE

Improving customer interactions across apps with Microsoft Teams and Azure Communication Services interoperability.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • Services
Dec 9

Azure HDInsight 2018-06-01 preview API will be retired on 30 November 2024

Target availability: Q4 2023

Transition to the new Azure 'HDInsight API 2021-06-01' before 30 November 2024.

  • HDInsight
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Open Source

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