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    August 2019

    Aug 19

    General availability of Managed Identity for Linux in App Service and Functions

    Managed identity support for App Service on Linux and the Azure Functions Linux Consumption Plan is now generally available.

    • App Service (Linux)
    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Security
    Aug 19

    General availability of user-assigned managed identities for App Service and Azure Functions

    App Service and Azure Functions support for user-assigned managed identities is now generally available.

    • App Service
    • App Service (Linux)
    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Security
    Aug 9

    Disaster recovery of Azure Disk Encryption-enabled virtual machines

    Azure Site Recovery now supports disaster recovery for Azure Disk Encryption-enabled virtual machines without Azure Active Directory app.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    Aug 8

    Cognitive Services—Azure Active Directory authentication and custom subdomains are now in preview

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication allows you to authenticate to Cognitive Services using Azure AD or user principals. This capability provides greater flexibility for managing access to Cognitive Services and makes it easier to use existing policies for credential rotation and to enforce custom password standards.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    Aug 7

    Azure Files Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication with Azure AD domain services is now generally available

    Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard SMB protocol. Integration with Azure AD enables SMB access to Azure file shares using Azure AD credentials from Azure AD domain services domain joined Windows VMs.

    • File Storage
    • Features

    July 2019

    Jul 17

    Authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities

    Now you can authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities.

    • Azure Stream Analytics
    • Blob Storage
    • Features

    May 2019

    May 29

    Event Domains generally available in Event Grid

    Azure Domains are now generally available with 100,000 topics per domain.

    • Event Grid
    • Services
    May 16

    Network Security Group service tag for Azure Backup is now available

    NSG service tag for Azure Backup aims to ease the process of running backups in an environment locked down using NSGs. With this, you now have the option to simply use the ‘AzureBackup’ tag to allow outbound access to Azure Backup for your workload (SQL server) agent running inside the VM, instead of managing whitelisting of required IPs.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    May 15

    Azure Cosmos DB Operator role for role-based access control (RBAC) is now available

    Azure Cosmos DB now provides a new RBAC role: Cosmos DB Operator. This new role lets you provision Azure Cosmos accounts, databases, and containers, but can’t access the keys that are required to access the data.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    May 14

    Expansion of the password character limit in Azure AD

    Passwords for accounts created in Azure AD can now be up to 256 characters including spaces.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    May 8

    Workload Importance for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Active Directory B2C in China

    We’re bringing all the capabilities of global Azure Active Directory B2C service to China, with added benefits.

    • Azure Active Directory B2C
    • Microsoft Build
    • Regions & Datacenters

    April 2019

    Apr 24

    Group claims in Azure AD tokens

    User group membership information can be emitted from SAML and OIDC/OAuth tokens issued by Azure AD so organizations so apps that require this information can be managed and secured from the cloud.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    Apr 23

    Azure Active Directory activity logs integration with Diagnostics Logs for Azure Monitor and Log Analytics in Azure Monitor

    Gain insights from Azure AD user activity logs stored in an Azure storage account and streamed to your preferred SIEM or custom environment, or integration with Log Analytics in Azure Monitor directly in the Azure portal.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    Apr 11

    Manage organization billing in Azure DevOps: Sprint 150 Update

    In the Sprint 150 Update of Azure DevOps, we added the ability to manage billing for your organization within our portal.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features
    Apr 10

    Home realm discovery during sign-in for Microsoft 365 services

    We are changing our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in behavior to make room for new authentication methods and improve usability. During sign-in, Azure AD determines where a user needs to authenticate. Azure AD makes intelligent decisions by reading organization and user settings for the username entered on the sign-in page. This is a step towards a password-free future that enables additional credentials like FIDO 2.0.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Services
    Apr 10

    More sign-in options for Microsoft accounts in Microsoft 365

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    We're updating the Microsoft 365 sign-in page for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to add a new sign-in options link. This link will be added only to sign-in pages that accept personal Microsoft accounts.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Services
    Apr 2

    Reduced pricing for Azure AD B2C

    The Azure AD B2C service will no longer charge for "Stored Users" starting April 1, 2019, to lower the cost of managing consumer identities.

    • Azure Active Directory B2C
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Apr 2

    The identity experience framework orchestration platform of Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C (Azure AD B2C) is now available

    Craft custom policies and user flows for identity (for example, sign-in, sign-up, profile edit, password reset) in consumer and e-commerce applications with the identity experience framework orchestration platform of Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C (Azure AD B2C)

    • Azure Active Directory B2C
    • Features
    • Services
    Apr 2

    Azure AD password protection

    Azure AD password protection helps you eliminate easily guessed passwords from your environment, which can dramatically lower the risk of being compromised by a password spray attack.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security

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