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    October 2018

    Oct 16

    Public preview: Virtual network integration for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1

    Virtual network integration for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 1 to secure your Data Lake Storage accounts is in public preview.

    Oct 2

    Disaster recovery for Azure Disk Encryption–enabled virtual machines

    You can replicate virtual machines, enabled for encryption through the Azure Active Directory app, from one Azure region to another region.

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Virtual network peering across Azure Active Directory tenants

    Virtual network peering is now available for virtual networks that belong to subscriptions in different Azure Active Directory tenants.

    Sep 24

    Microsoft Graph Security API now generally available

    Simplify integration of Microsoft and partner security solutions with the Microsoft Graph Security API. Microsoft Graph Security API provides a standard interface and uniform schema to integrate security alerts, unlock contextual information, and simplify security automation.

    Sep 24

    Azure Active Directory conditional access in Azure Databricks

    Azure Databricks now supports Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) conditional access, which allows administrators to control where and when users are permitted to sign in to Azure Databricks. Some of the common concerns this addresses include restricted sign-in access, limited network location access, managing the type of device access as well as restricted access to client applications.

    Sep 24

    Enterprise Security Package for Azure HDInsight generally available

    Enterprise Security Package for Azure HDInsight is now generally available.

    Sep 24

    Azure Active Directory Integration with Azure Files in preview

    Azure Files Azure AD Integration for SMB access using Azure AD Domain Services is now available in preview.

    Sep 24

    Azure Digital Twins

    Azure Digital Twins enables organizations to model the relationships and interactions among people, places, and devices. The platform provides predefined and extensible twin object models to build virtual representations of the physical world and contextually-aware solutions that are aligned to specific industry domains.

    August 2018

    Aug 27

    Cross-subscription disaster recovery for Azure virtual machines

    Azure Site Recovery supports cross-subscription disaster recovery for virtual machines. You can configure DR for Azure IaaS applications to a different subscription with in the same Azure Active Directory tenant.

    Aug 22

    Data Factory supports service principal and MSI authentication for Azure Blob connectors

    Azure Data Factory now supports service principal and MSI authentication for Azure Blob connectors.

    July 2018

    Jul 25

    Azure App Service support for Java SE 8 on Linux now in preview

    Azure App Service now supports Java SE 8 on Linux (in preview). Java web apps can now be built and deployed on a highly scalable, self-patching web hosting service where bug fixes and security updates will be maintained by Microsoft.

    Jul 10

    General availability: Microsoft-hosted Linux and macOS agents in VSTS Sprint 137 Update

    In the Sprint 137 Update of Visual Studio Team Services, we've removed the "Preview" moniker from our Linux and macOS Microsoft-hosted CI/CD agents and made them generally available.

    Jul 6

    Azure Security Center update July 1

    The Azure Security Center update on July 1 includes many features, including a redesigned overview dashboard and new security recommendations.

    June 2018

    Jun 27

    Announcing the preview for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

    Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 offers a no-compromise data lake. It unifies the core capabilities from the first generation of Azure Data Lake with a Hadoop compatible file system endpoint now directly integrated into Azure Blob Storage. This enhancement combines the scale and cost benefits of object storage with the reliability and performance typically associated only with on-premises file systems. This new file system includes a full hierarchical namespace that makes files and folders first class citizens, translating to faster, more reliable analytic job execution.

    Jun 13

    Delegate administration of applications in Azure Active Directory

    Azure Active Directory now offers three administrator roles for application management to improve access control capabilities.

    May 2018

    May 30

    Azure Active Directory B2B Collaboration improvements

    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2B Collaboration now has an improved experience for giving partners access to business resources, while also supporting organizations' obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    May 21

    Azure Blockchain Workbench

    Azure Blockchain Workbench, a new developer tool, makes it easier to build blockchain applications on Azure. With a few clicks, deploy an Azure-supported blockchain network that’s pre-integrated with a set of cloud services commonly needed to create working blockchain applications, such as Azure Active Directory, Key Vault, and SQL Database.

    May 7

    Public preview: Azure Blockchain Workbench

    Quickly start and scale blockchain projects with Azure Blockchain Workbench.

    April 2018

    Apr 25

    Microsoft Graph Security API now available

    Simplify integration of Microsoft and partner security solutions with the Microsoft Graph Security API. The security API empowers customers and partners to build on the intelligent security graph.

    March 2018

    Mar 23

    Data Factory supports Azure AD authentication for SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Data Factory V2 supports Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication.

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