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June 2021

Jun 18

Public preview of Default Rule Set 2.0 for Azure Web Application Firewall

IN PREVIEW

Increase your security posture and reduce false positives with the Default Rule Set 2.0, now in public preview for Azure Web Application Firewall.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door Standard/Premium (Preview)
  • Security
  • Features
Jun 18

General availability: Azure Data Explorer adds new geospatial capabilities

NOW AVAILABLE

The new support for H3 based geospatial clustering in KQL enables users to visualize and explore spatial data stored in Azure Data Explorer.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
Jun 17

Azure Blob index tags now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob index tags now generally available. Blob index tags allows developers and IT Pros to first tag specific blobs (for example, StoreID = "1234") and then filter or query for all blobs to more easily find or use them.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
Jun 17

General availability: Cross region Restore of SQL/SAP HANA running in Azure VM

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability of Cross Region Restore of SQL/SAP HANA databases running in Azure VM allows to restore data in the secondary region for compliance/audit and outage scenarios.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Jun 17

General availability: Maintenance control for Virtual Machine Scale Sets OS image upgrades

NOW AVAILABLE

Take control of OS image upgrades on your virtual machine scale sets by using the new maintenance control feature. Now you can update at the time chosen by you with all the safety checks in place.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Management
  • Features
Jun 17

General availability: Azure Data Explorer and subnet delegation

NOW AVAILABLE

Injecting an Azure Data Explorer cluster into a virtual network has never been easier.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
Jun 16

Azure Data Lake Storage static website is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Directly host static content from Azure Data Lake Storage and view that content from a browser by using the public URL of that website.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
Jun 16

Public preview: Alerts based smart detection for Application Insights

IN PREVIEW

Get your anomaly detections as alerts, manage smart detection using alert rules, and configure notifications for smart detection alerts using action groups.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Jun 16

New Azure private MEC solution announced

IN PREVIEW

Azure private multi-access edge compute (MEC) enables operators and systems integrators to simplify the consumption of secure and private 5G networks, and to easily deliver ultra-low-latency networking, applications, and services at the enterprise edge.

  • Services
Jun 15

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series are now available in Australia

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in Australia

  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 15

General availability: Azure IoT Central new and updated features—May 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

May updates include device template DTDL editing, displaying external content on dashboards, other UI and doc enhancements, and CDE parity with CDE v1.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
Jun 15

Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Arizona

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure is now available from our newest sustainable datacenter region West US 3 in Arizona.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 15

Azure Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Start using or migrating to the new Azure Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules in your production environments to leverage key new capabilities and save on ingestion costs. With support for private links and direct proxies coming soon, you would be able to use these features without compromising on your networking requirements.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
Jun 14

General availability: Support for SQL Server in data flows using Azure Data Factory & Azure Synapse

NOW AVAILABLE

SQL Server is now available as a data flow source sink from your on-premises and VM-based instances in ADF and Synapse Analytics.

  • Azure Data Factory
  • Features
Jun 14

Azure Dev Spaces retired on May 15, 2021

Take advantage of Bridge for Kubernetes for development scenarios that Azure Dev Spaces previously supported.

  • Azure Dev Spaces
  • Retirements
Jun 14

Call recording for Azure Communication Services coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Call recording for Azure Communication Services helps to simplify and improve the recording process during calls.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • Microsoft Build
Jun 14

Direct routing for Azure Communication Services coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Developers will be able to use or extend their existing telephony infrastructure to the calling capabilities they build with Azure Communication Services.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • Microsoft Build
Jun 11

Azure Maps Elevation API is now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

For any given point on the Earth surface, the Elevation API returns its elevation measured from mean sea level.

  • Azure Maps
  • Services
  • Features
Jun 11

Five more free services available with an Azure free account

NOW AVAILABLE

We've added the option to use Azure Database for PostgreSQL, Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Key Vault, Azure Logic Apps, and the Encoding feature of Azure Media Services to services included with free accounts.

  • Services
Jun 10

Azure IoT Edge integration with Azure Monitor is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Monitoring and troubleshooting your Azure IoT Edge devices just became more simple and efficient.

  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
  • Open Source

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