Azure updates

Get the latest updates on Azure products and features to meet your cloud investment needs. Subscribe to notifications to stay informed.

RSS feed

October 2020

Oct 19

Azure role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure Key Vault data plane authorization is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Achieve unified management and access control across Azure resources, Azure Key Vault and keys, certificates, and secrets.

  • Features
Oct 19

Azure Key Vault Event Grid integration is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Key Vault is now an events publisher with Azure Event Grid, enabling developers to subscribe to events about keys, certificates, and secrets changes.

  • Key Vault
  • Event Grid
  • Security
  • Features
Oct 16

Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available in the Azure Government cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Simplify and secure your virtualization infrastructure, in the cloud, with Windows Virtual Desktop.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure Sphere update 20.10 is now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere OS update 20.10 is now available for evaluation via the Retail Eval feed. The 20.10 evaluation release includes an OS update as well as a special evaluation version of the SDK for use during this period. T

  • Azure Sphere
  • SDK and Tools
  • Operating System
Oct 14

Azure Monitor Log Analytics data export is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now enable continuous data export from your Log Analytics workspaces to an Azure Storage Account or Azure Event Hubs.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Oct 14

App Service Private Endpoints now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Secure your line of business applications with Private Endpoints

  • App Service
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure DevTest Labs now available in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Explore Azure DevTest Labs in UAE North, Germany West Central and Norway East regions.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Pricing & Offerings
Oct 14

Azure DevTest Labs - Create a network isolated lab

NOW AVAILABLE

Isolate environments from unwanted traffic with Azure DevTest Labs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure Cognitive Services has achieved human parity in image captioning

NOW AVAILABLE

Computer Vision, part of Azure Cognitive Services, now offers an updated image captioning capability that has achieved human parity based on the Novel Object Captioning at Scale (NOCAPS) benchmark.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
Oct 14

T-digest extension for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus)

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, the algorithm used in the open source t-digest extension allows high performance percentile calculations on sizable distributed analytical workloads with improved accuracy.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
Oct 14

SQL Server on Virtual Machines: Machine Learning with Microsoft R Open 4.0.2 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest update for Microsoft R Open 4.0.2 (downloadable for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms) includes improvement to the performance of the merge function and adds an option to better handle zero-length arguments to the paste and paste0 functions.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Open Source
  • Features
  • Management
Oct 14

Machine Learning open sourcing for R and Python Custom Runtime

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing a general availability release that solves one of our customers’ pain points; the ability to bring a newer version of R and Python they may be using in their own companies.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Open Source
  • Features
Oct 14

Distributed database transactions spanning multiple Azure SQL Managed Instances

IN PREVIEW

Utilize distributed transactions (now in preview) and save time when migrating existing applications that require this capability as it eliminates the need to change application code and to perform extensive testing.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Oct 14

Zone Redundancy in preview for Azure Cache for Redis

IN PREVIEW

Increase reliability in the Azure Cache for Redis premium tier even further with up to four nodes for redundancy; a primary and three replicas that can be distributed across multiple availability zones. This setup protects you against a datacenter-level outage, increasing availability up to a 99.95 percent level.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Security
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Oct 14

Public preview: Service Fabric managed clusters

IN PREVIEW

Service Fabric managed clusters reduce complexity and issues associated with managing a cluster made up of multiple resources.

  • Service Fabric
  • Features
Oct 14

Public Preview: JBoss EAP on Azure App Service

IN PREVIEW

A managed JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) experience is now available in Public Preview on Azure App Service. Deploy your Web Application Archive (WAR) and Enterprise Application Archive (EAR) apps to a PaaS for Java EE apps.

  • App Service
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
  • Features
Oct 14

Announcing Azure Data Explorer data connector for Azure Synapse

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Synapse Workspace to access your data in Azure Data Explorer using Apache Spark pool

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: SQL serverless runtime support in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Link now offers preview support for querying Azure Cosmos DB data with Synapse SQL serverless.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure IoT Central new and updated features—September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

September updates include the data export feature, more jobs improvements, offline commands, new dashboard formatting capabilities, new Power Automate templates, and documentation enhancements.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
Oct 13

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series expanding within Europe, United Kingdom and United States

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in North Europe, UK West, US West.

  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters

Azure at Microsoft Ignite

Resources

Download the quarterly Azure Updates retrospective.

2019 Q4

2019 Q3

2019 Q2

Read the Azure blog for the latest news.

Blog

Tell us what you think of Azure and what you want to see in the future.

Provide feedback

Azure is available in more regions than any other cloud provider.

Check product availability in your region