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Monthly updates for September 2023

Sep 14

Preview: Save Azure Backup Recovery Services Agent (MARS) passphrase to Azure Key Vault

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup customers using the Recovery Services Agent (MARS) can now save your encryption passphrase directly to Azure Key Vault.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Sep 14

General availability: Selective Disk Backup and Restore in Enhanced Policy for Azure VM Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

We are adding the “Selective Disk Backup and Restore” capability in Enhanced Policy of Azure VM Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Sep 14

Preview: Cross Region Restore (CRR) for Recovery Services Agent (MARS) using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Cross Region Restore for Recovery Services Agent for Azure Backup customers is now supported and is available for preview in all Azure public regions.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Sep 14

WordPress on App Service - Free hosting plan now in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Easy way to evaluate WordPress on App Service

  • Features
Sep 14

General availability: Azure Backup support for Azure Files in China North2, China East 2, China North 3, and China East 3

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2023

Azure Backup now supports Azure Files in China North2, China East 2, China North 3, and China East 3

  • Security
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 14

General availability: Sensitive Data Protection for Application Gateway Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Protect the sensitive data getting stored in your Web Application Firewall (WAF) using log scrubbing on Azure’s regional Web Application Firewall running on Application Gateway.

  • Application Gateway
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Security
  • Features
Sep 13

Generally available: Higher default value for Azure Functions Event Hubs max batch size

NOW AVAILABLE

Starting with version 6.0.0 of the Azure Functions Event Hubs extension, a higher default value of 100 will be used for max batch size

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Sep 13

General availability: Use Azure Key Vault to securely store and retrieve access key when mounting Azure Storage as a local share in App Service

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use Azure Key Vault to securely store and retrieve Azure Storage account access key when mounting it as a local share in App Service. Azure Key Vault has the benefits of storing application secrets centrally and securely with the ability to monitor, administer, and integrate with other Azure services like Azure App Service. This feature is available for App Service Linux code and container, Windows containers and Windows code. Please refer to https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/configure-connect-to-azure-storage?tabs=key-vault%2Ccli&pivots=container-linux for more details.

  • App Service
  • Features
Sep 13

Public Preview: Configure customer-managed keys on existing Cosmos DB accounts

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

Configure customer-managed keys for your existing Azure Cosmos DB account with Azure Key Vault.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Sep 13

General Availability: Azure SQL updates for mid-September 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2023

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in mid-September 2023

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Sep 13

Public Preview: Azure Cosmos DB Javascript SDK v4.0

IN PREVIEW

Open-source Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript v4.0 SDK empowers developers to streamline operations with enhanced ease and efficiency.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Sep 13

New in Kusto: `.show databases entities` command for viewing tables, functions, and more

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

View the entities of all accessible cluster databases with the new `.show databases entities` command for Kusto, and customize the output with various options.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Fabric
  • Features
Sep 12

GA: Latest generation burstable VMs - Bsv2, Basv2, and Bpsv2

Target availability: Q3 2023

The new second generation burstable VMs provide the lowest cost of entry to the Azure VM portfolio with greater performance.

  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 12

Azure Service Fabric 9.1 Sixth Refresh Release

NOW AVAILABLE

This release includes quality improvements.

  • Azure Service Fabric
  • Services
Sep 12

Public preview: Standard network features support in US Government region

IN PREVIEW

Standard network features for azure NetApp files are now available in the US Government (VA) region.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 12

Generally available: Export Cost Management data to secure storage accounts with firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

You can export Cost Management data to secure storage accounts with firewall.

  • Microsoft Cost Management
  • Management
Sep 12

View trends of client-side metrics across test runs in Azure Load Testing

NOW AVAILABLE

In Azure Load Testing, you can now view how metrics change over your test runs. You can also set a baseline for test results and compare trends to it.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 12

Configure load testing in your CI/CD pipeline from Azure portal

NOW AVAILABLE

Configure load testing in your CI/CD pipeline from Azure portal in just a few steps.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 11

Azure Front Door Standard and Premium support bring your own certificated based domain validation

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Front Door Standard and Premium support bring your own certificated based domain validation, streamlining the steps and efforts required to validate domain ownership.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 11

Introducing Graph Semantics in Kusto, a new way to contextualize time series data

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Analyze networks, connected assets and more with Kusto's graph semantics extension to the Kusto Query Language (KQL). Find out how to contextualize your time series data in KQL, and how to leverage time-aware graphs.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Fabric
  • Features

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