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Monthly updates for December 2021

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.

  • Microsoft Purview
  • 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
  • Security
  • 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

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 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 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
  • Security
  • Features
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
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 7

Public preview availability of Virtual Machine restore points

IN PREVIEW

Take multi-disk consistent point in time snapshots of all the disks attached to a VM for backup and disaster recovery purposes.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Managed Disks
  • Snapshot Execution
  • Services
  • Features
Dec 6

Microsoft Defender for Cloud: Public preview updates for November 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Microsoft Defender for Cloud in November 2021.

  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 2

Public preview: FSLogix profiles support for Azure AD-joined VMs for Azure Virtual Desktop

IN PREVIEW

Create an Azure Files share to store FSLogix profiles and configure it to support Azure AD authentication.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Dec 2

Public preview: Measure product effectiveness with new user analytics experience in Application Insights

IN PREVIEW

A new experience based on Google’s “HEART framework” helps you measure product effectiveness.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Dec 1

Public preview: Azure Monitor action rules are now 'alert processing rules'

IN PREVIEW

We are enhancing the preview of alert processing rules with capabilities for richer at-scale management.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Dec 1

Azure Communication Services: Short code functionality for SMS now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Execute high-volume SMS campaigns in seconds with easy, automated short code functionality.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services

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