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November 2022

Nov 30

General availability: 12 months free services for new Azure PAYG customers

NOW AVAILABLE

With an Azure free account, you can explore with free amounts of 55+ always free services.

  • Media Services
  • Azure Container Registry
  • Service Bus
  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Machines
  • Key Vault
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Files
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
  • Services
  • Security
Nov 15

General availability: TLS 1.3 with Application Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Start using the new policies with TLS 1.3 for your Azure Application Gateway to improve security and performance.

  • Application Gateway
  • Services
  • Features
  • Security
Nov 15

General availability: Per Rule Actions on regional Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure's regional Web Application Firewall on Application Gateway now supports customizing actions per rule. This new functionality allows you greater control over how the Web Application Firewall handles incoming traffic.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Features
  • Security
Nov 14

General availability: Bot Manager Rule Set 1.0 on regional Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

This rule set provides you enhanced protection against bots and provides granular control over bots detected by WAF by categorizing bot traffic as good, bad, or unknown bots.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Features
  • Security
Nov 10

Public preview: Azure Front Door integration with managed identities

IN PREVIEW

Azure Front Door Standard and Premium supports enabling managed identities for Azure Front Door to access Azure Key Vault.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Features
  • Security
Nov 10

Public preview: Azure Front Door zero downtime migration

IN PREVIEW

You can use this feature to migrate Azure Front Door (classic) to Azure Front Door Standard and Premium with zero downtime.

  • Azure Front Door (classic)
  • Azure Front Door
  • Features
  • Security
Nov 10

Public preview: Upgrade from Azure Front Door Standard to Premium tier

IN PREVIEW

You can now use this feature to upgrade your Azure Front Door Standard profile to Premium tier without downtime.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Features
  • Security
Nov 8

Generally available: Block domain fronting behavior on newly created customer resources

NOW AVAILABLE

All newly created Azure Front Door, Azure Front Door (classic) or Azure CDN Standard from Microsoft (classic) resources will block any HTTP request that exhibits domain fronting behavior.

  • Azure Front Door (classic)
  • Azure Front Door
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Features
  • Security
Nov 7

General availability: Default Rule Set 2.1 for Azure Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Increase your security posture and reduce false positives with Default Rule Set 2.1, now generally available on Azure's global Web Application Firewall running on Azure Front Door.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Features
  • Security

October 2022

Oct 12

Public preview: IP Protection SKU for Azure DDoS Protection

IN PREVIEW

IP Protection is a new SKU that provides cost-effective, enterprise-grade DDoS protection for SMBs and offers the flexibility to enable protection on an individual public IP.

  • Azure DDoS Protection
  • Services
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
Oct 4

Public preview: Azure Firewall Basic

IN PREVIEW

Azure Firewall Basic provides cost-effective, enterprise-grade network security for small and medium businesses (SMBs).

  • Azure Firewall
  • Services
  • Security

September 2022

Sep 29

Public preview: Policy analytics for Azure Firewall

IN PREVIEW

You can now manage firewall rules over time by providing insights and analysis of traffic flowing through Azure Firewall.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Firewall Manager
  • Features
  • Security
Sep 20

General availability: Improvements to Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) custom rules

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2022

Azure regional Web Application Firewall (WAF) supports operators “Any” and “GreaterThanOrEqual”, improving WAF tuning capabilities. Azure's global WAF now supports geo-match filtering using the socket address in addition to remote address.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Features
  • Security

August 2022

Aug 31

Public preview: Azure Storage Explorer support for Azure App Configuration resources

IN PREVIEW

Work with your App Configuration resources in Storage Explorer on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

  • App Configuration
  • Features
  • Security
Aug 17

Public preview: App Configuration geo replication support

IN PREVIEW

Standard tier subscribers can synchronize any updates from the configuration store to replicas in other Azure regions.

  • App Configuration
  • Features
  • Security
Aug 2

Azure Firewall Premium is now ICSA labs certified

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Firewall Premium Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) certification from ICSA Labs is now available.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Compliance
  • Security

July 2022

Jul 19

General availability: Azure Confidential Ledger

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Confidential Ledger provides a managed and decentralized ledger for data entries; built on an open source blockchain-based framework and confidential computing infrastructure, confidential ledger is now generally available.

  • Azure confidential ledger
  • Compliance
  • Security
Jul 19

Public preview: TLS 1.3 support on Application Gateway

IN PREVIEW

Use TLS 1.3 in Azure Application Gateway to improve security and performance.

  • Application Gateway
  • Services
  • Features
  • Security

June 2022

Jun 15

General availability: Azure WAF policy and DDoS management in Azure Firewall Manager

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Firewall Manager supports the ability to manage DDoS Protection plans and Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) policies for workloads and applications, within a centralized place, at scale.

  • Application Gateway
  • Azure Firewall Manager
  • Azure Front Door
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Services
  • Features
  • Security
Jun 13

Public preview: Private link support in Azure Application Gateway

IN PREVIEW

Learn how private link support for Application Gateway drives more secured network access.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Application Gateway
  • Features
  • Security

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