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March 2020

Mar 18

Private Link for Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Connect privately from an Azure Virtual Network to Azure SQL Database using Private Link, now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
Mar 18

Azure Front Door—March 2020 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Front Door is a cloud-native modern content delivery network offering that enables customers to improve their apps for performance, security, availability, and scalability by providing a high-performant and low-latency network, web application firewall, global load balancing, SSL offload, and TCP/SSL optimizations. Several new capabilities for Front Door are now generally available.

  • Azure Front Door
Mar 18

Azure Database for MySQL—Connection redirection support for PHP drivers

IN PREVIEW

Redirection support for the mysqlnd PHP driver used to connect to Azure Database for MySQL is now available in preview. Take advantage of the mysqlnd_azure extension to improve the connection latency between applications and Azure Database for MySQL.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
Mar 18

Azure Cloud Shell now supports additional storage regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cloud Shell now supports additional storage regions.

  • Cloud Shell
Mar 18

Http Raw logs for Azure Content Delivery Network

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Content Delivery Network now supports HTTP raw logs.

  • Content Delivery Network
Mar 17

Announcing Azure Private Link GA for Azure Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Service Bus Relay
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • App Configuration
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Security
Mar 16

Azure Private Link for Azure Cosmos DB is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Limit data exposure to the public internet and reduce the risk of data exfiltration by accessing your Azure Cosmos accounts from virtual networks via private IP addresses.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Private Link
Mar 16

Translator encryption of data at rest with customer managed keys

NOW AVAILABLE

Encrypt customer data stored at rest by default, with no additional action required from you, using Microsoft Custom Translator.

  • Translator Text
Mar 15

Azure Data Explorer deployment into Azure Virtual Networks now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Deployment of an Azure Data Explorer into a virtual network is now generally available. Use this feature to isolate the network traffic and limit the attack surface for Azure Data Explorer and their corresponding communications.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Virtual Network
Mar 14

Azure Private Link for Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
Mar 14

Private Link for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server is now generally available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
Mar 14

Azure Private Link for Azure Database for MySQL is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
Mar 13

Azure Cognitive Services—Brazilian Portuguese added to neural Text to Speech

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Francisca, our new Brazilian Portuguese (pt-BR) voice, has been added to neural Text to Speech. Francisca features the same human-like natural prosody of the other neural Text to Speech voices on Azure.

  • Text to Speech
  • Speech Services
Mar 13

Azure Functions—Python 3.8 support is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions support for Python 3.8 is now generally available. This enables developing, debugging, and deploying Function Apps for production scenarios using the tools of your choice, specifically Visual Studio Code, the Azure portal, Azure Functions Core Tools and Azure CLI.

  • Azure Functions
Mar 13

Private Endpoints for Azure Storage are now Generally Available

NOW AVAILABLE

Private Endpoints provide secure connectivity to Azure Storage from a Azure virtual network (VNet). On-premises networks can also securely connect to a storage account using a private endpoint when that network is to a VNet using Express Route or VPN. Private Endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in all Azure public regions.

  • Storage Accounts
Mar 13

Event Grid Premium tier is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Event Grid Premium tier is aimed at solving the specific requirements of customers with advanced security, throughput, availability, and performance guarantees typical of large enterprises operating large scale business critical software

  • Event Grid
Mar 13

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 fourth refresh release is now rolling out

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 fourth refresh release, which includes bug fixes and performance enhancements for standalone and Azure environments, has started rolling out to various Azure regions.

  • Service Fabric
Mar 13

ACR built-in audit policies for Azure Policy is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Registry now supports built-in audit policies for Azure Policy

  • Container Registry
Mar 13

Managed keys for Azure Container Registry is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Bring your own encryption key for Azure Container Registry.

  • Container Registry
Mar 12

Azure Monitor Application Insights now supports Python

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor now supports distributed tracing, metric collection, and logging of Python applications through integration with OpenCensus.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights

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