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January 2021

Jan 18

Azure Backup: Encryption at rest using customer-managed keys is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Encrypt your backups using customer-managed keys for more security and control.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features
Jan 18

Backup for Azure Managed Disk is in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2021

Azure Backup offers snapshot lifecycle management to Azure Managed Disk by automating periodic creation of snapshot and retain it for configured duration using Backup policy.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jan 15

Azure Sphere OS version 21.01 is now available for evaluation

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn more about compatibility testing with Azure Sphere OS version 21.01.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
Jan 11

Monitoring your Azure Data Explorer Clusters with Azure Monitor (Insights) - public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Azure Data Explorer (public preview) provides comprehensive monitoring of your Azure Data Explorer clusters by delivering a unified view of the performance, operations, and usage.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Jan 11

View change data through Azure Monitor workbook integration with Application Change Analysis

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2021

Application Change Analysis integration with Azure Monitor workbook is now in public preview

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Jan 11

Public IP SKU upgrade generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure public IPs now support the ability to be upgraded from Basic to Standard SKU, enabling customers to retain the same IP address for services that require Standard IP frontends.

  • IP Addresses
  • Load Balancer
  • Features
Jan 7

Built-in Azure Policy support for NSG Flow Logs is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Network security group (NSG) Flow Logs can now be deployed and managed using built-in Azure policies. You don't need to write your own policies to manage NSG Flow Log deployments.

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Features
Jan 6

Activity Log Alerts - Change in "Description" property in the alert payload now in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2020

Starting April 1, 2021, the fired alert property "Description“ will contain the alert rule description. A new property “Activity Log Event Description“ added to the Activity Log fired Alert payload that will replace the old property "Description“.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Jan 6

Azure Health Bot is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Moving Microsoft Healthcare Bot to Azure and empowering organizations to deliver even better care for patients.

  • Azure Bot Services
  • Microsoft Healthcare Bot
  • Services
Jan 6

Cross resource query between Azure Monitor and Azure Data Explorer in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor cross resource query enables you to run cross-resource queries by using client tools that support Kusto queries.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
Jan 5

Microsoft to establish new datacenter region in Chile

IN DEVELOPMENT

The new region is anticipated to include Microsoft Azure, with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to follow.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Jan 5

Azure Automation is now available in UAE North

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jan 5

View changes at-scale with Application Change Analysis now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Application Change Analysis now has a new UI to view changes in all resources under selected subscriptions, without 10 rows per page limitation. Check it out and monitor your Azure resources at-scale.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Activity Log
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Jan 4

Azure Defender for SQL (in Azure Security Center)—News and updates for December 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

December 2020's enhancements and updates to Azure Defender for SQL in Azure Security Center.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jan 4

Azure Security Center—News and updates for December 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates made to Azure Security Center in December 2020.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jan 4

NCas_T4_v3-Series VMs are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

These virtual machines are ideal to run ML and AI workloads utilizing Cuda, TensorFlow, Pytorch, Caffe, and other Frameworks or the graphics workloads using NVIDIA GRID technology.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
Jan 1

Public preview | Azure NetApp Files : Application Consistent Snapshot tool (AzAcSnap)

IN PREVIEW

AzAcSnap leverages the volume snapshot and replication functionalities in Azure NetApp Files and Azure Large Instance.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Open Source

December 2020

Dec 28

Azure Automation is now available in Germany West Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Dec 28

Public preview: Support of Azure Container Registry across Availability Zones

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the public preview support of Azure Container Registry across Availability Zones

  • Container Registry
  • Services
Dec 23

Ingress logs are now available for Azure Time Series Insights environments

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2020

Azure Time Series Insights has released Azure Monitor Logs for errors that occur in the ingress pipeline. This category includes errors that occur when receiving events (such as failures to connect to an Event Source) and processing events (such as errors when parsing an event payload). 

  • Features

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