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May 2021

May 7

Azure Storage — Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) now available for preview

IN PREVIEW

Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use ABAC in Azure Storage for Blobs and ADLS Gen2 by defining conditions on role-assignments based on resource and request attributes.

  • Security
  • Features
May 7

Prevent Shared Key authorization for an Azure Storage account

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2021

Enhance secure access to Azure Storage accounts with Prevent Shared Key authorization.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Security
  • Features
May 6

Append blob support in Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Applications can now create append blobs in addition to block blobs in Azure Data Lake Storage accounts and append to them using Append Block operations. Applications that need to add information to existing files efficiently and continuously can leverage append blobs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
May 5

General availability: Multiple features for Azure VPN Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Take advantage of multiple new enhancements and features that are now generally available in Azure VPN Gateway.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
May 5

General availability: Custom Translator—May new features, improvements and bug fixes

NOW AVAILABLE

Review the Microsoft Custom Translator new features, improvements, bug fixes, and new/refreshed models for May 2021.

  • Translator
  • Services
May 5

Azure Backup: Operational backup for Azure Blobs is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Operational backup for Azure Blobs gives you a managed data protection solution for block blobs in your storage accounts.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
May 5

General availability: Azure Log Analytics UI updates May 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Log Analytics for May 2021 include a new and updated experience for custom logs management and pinned parts filter integration.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
May 4

Azure Data Share Preview API versions will no longer be supported starting August 1, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: August 01, 2021

Beginning August 1, 2021, you will no longer be able to access Azure Data Share preview API versions (2018-11-01-preview, 2020-06-01-preview) through REST API or SDK.

  • Azure Data Share
  • SDK and Tools
  • Retirements
May 4

New NPv1 virtual machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New Xilinx Alveo U250 FPGA NPv1 VMs are now generally available in West US 2, East US, West Europe, and Southeast Asia.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
May 4

Public preview: AKS support for Secrets Store Container Storage Interface

IN PREVIEW

Access your secrets securely via the container's file system.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
May 3

General availability: Azure Maps- new Gen2 pricing model available

NOW AVAILABLE

Get new Azure Maps features and potential cost savings with Gen2 pricing.

  • Azure Maps
  • Pricing & Offerings
May 3

Azure Security Center: General availability updates for April 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates released for general availability (GA) in Azure Security Center in April 2021.

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Services
May 3

Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for April 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure Security Center in April 2021.

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Services

April 2021

Apr 29

Azure Sphere version 21.04 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest release of Azure Sphere brings enhancements and features to the OS, SDKs, and Visual Studio extensions.

  • Azure Sphere
  • SDK and Tools
  • Operating System
Apr 29

Microsoft Azure Web PubSub service now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Easily build large-scale real-time messaging applications with WebSockets without the need to manage backend infrastructure.

  • Services
Apr 29

Azure Site Recovery now supports Azure Policy in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Leverage Azure Policy to enable Azure Site Recovery for your VMs at scale and ensure organizational standards.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Azure Policy
  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
Apr 29

General availability: Azure Site Recovery now supports cross-continental disaster recovery for 3 region pairs

NOW AVAILABLE

Protect your applications from outages by replicating your virtual machines across continents.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
  • Management
Apr 29

General availability: Set up Azure Site Recovery with proximity placement groups across hybrid and cloud disaster recovery scenarios

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery now provides a portal experience to failover VMs or physical servers inside a proximity placement group in the target Azure region.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
Apr 28

Public preview: Application Insight in South India and West Central US

IN PREVIEW

Application Insight is now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyzing their services for health in the following list of regions South India West Central US.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Regions & Datacenters
Apr 28

Public preview: Azure Log Analytics in South India

IN PREVIEW

Azure Log Analytics is now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyzing their services for health and usage in South India.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters

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