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Monthly updates for October 2023

Oct 11

General availability: Azure SQL updates for early-October 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in early-October 2023.   

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Oct 10

Azure Files has been improved to support all valid Unicode characters

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Files now supports an expanded character set enabling file and directory names with all valid Unicode characters.

  • Azure Files
  • Services
  • Features
Oct 10

ExpressRoute Traffic Collector is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use ExpressRoute Traffic Collector to enable collection of flow logs for traffic sent over your ExpressRoute direct circuit.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Features
Oct 10

LSA payload update for fixes on 15-Jan

NOW AVAILABLE

On the 15-Jan we are going to fix those 2 values in LSA payload to contain the correct values according to our other alerts services.

  • Alerts
  • Services
  • Compliance
  • Features
Oct 6

Support for Azure Machine Learning Explanation and Fairness Dashboards is ending on 14 March 2025

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: March 14, 2025

The Explanation and Fairness Dashboard will be retired on 14 March 2025, please transition to the Responsible AI Dashboard (generally available) by that date.  The Responsible AI dashboard will have feature parity and new additional features. You can still create and view the Explanation and Fairness dashboards with our open-source offerings (InterpretML and Fairlearn respectively), which are free for public use on GitHub and will continue to be maintained. 

  • Retirements
  • Features
Oct 5

Generally Available: Add an Azure Cosmos DB custom endpoint in Azure IoT Hub

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure IoT Hub now supports the ability to setup an Azure Cosmos DB account as a custom endpoint. This will help route device data from IoT Hub to Azure Cosmos DB directly.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Services
Oct 4

General Availability: Upgrade your existing Azure Gen2 VMs to Trusted Launch

NOW AVAILABLE

Enable Trusted Launch foundational compute security on existing Azure Generation 2 VMs.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Compliance
  • Security
  • Features
Oct 4

General availability: Microsoft Azure now available from new cloud region in Italy

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Microsoft launched its first cloud region in Italy.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Oct 3

Generally Available: Multi-user authorisation for Backup vaults

NOW AVAILABLE

Multi-user authorization provides enhanced protection for your backup data against unauthorized critical operations.

  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
Oct 3

Generally available: Enhanced soft delete for Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Enhanced soft delete helps you recover your backup data even after it has been deleted, giving you protection against data loss scenarios like ransomwares, malicious actors, and accidental deletes.

  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
Oct 2

Azure Container Apps is now eligible for Azure savings plan for compute

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now take advantage of Azure savings plan pricing for Azure Container Apps.

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Pricing & Offerings

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