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March 2020

Mar 4

Backup Reports is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup has released a new and improved reporting solution in public preview. With Backup Reports, you can now gain rich insights on your backups by aggregating data across workload types, vaults, subscriptions, regions and tenants, all on the Azure portal.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Lighthouse
Mar 4

New features in Azure Cosmos DB Jupyter notebooks are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cosmos DB has several new features available in the preview of built-in Jupyter notebooks, making it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and visualize their Azure Cosmos DB data.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Mar 4

Active Directory for authentication on SMB access to Azure File in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Files Active Directory (AD) Authentication is now in preview. Use it to mount your Azure Files using AD credentials with the exact same access control experience as on-premises.

  • File Storage
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Mar 4

Azure Database for MariaDB—Planned maintenance notifications now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The planned maintenance notifications feature of Azure Database for MariaDB is now in preview. Use this feature to receive alerts for upcoming planned maintenance to your Azure Database for MariaDB.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
Mar 4

Azure Database for MySQL—Planned maintenance notification now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The planned maintenance notifications feature of Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview. Use this feature to receive alerts for upcoming planned maintenance to your Azure Database for MySQL.

  • Azure Database for MySQL

February 2020

Feb 24

Fileless attack detection for Linux is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center is extending fileless attack detection for Linux, in addition to Windows.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Feb 24

Azure Security Center for IoT real-time operating system support

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center for IoT now extends support for Azure real-time operating system (RTOS) in addition to Linux (Ubuntu, Debian) and Windows 10 IoT core operating systems.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Feb 19

Unified network monitoring with connection monitor now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Network Watcher now has a new and improved connection monitor feature. Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments.

  • Network Watcher
Feb 19

Azure Backup offline-backup with Azure Data Box

IN PREVIEW

Now Azure Backup customers can take advantage of Azure Data Box to move large backups of critical enterprise data through offline mechanisms.

  • Azure Backup
  • Data Box
Feb 19

Azure Firewall Spring 2020 updates

IN PREVIEW

Excerpt: Azure Firewall is now ICSA Labs certified. In addition, several key Azure Firewall capabilities have recently been released into general availability (GA) and preview.

  • Azure Firewall
Feb 19

Azure Firewall Manager Preview refresh

IN PREVIEW

Azure Firewall Manager Preview now supports Azure Firewall deployments in virtual networks (also known as hub virtual networks) in addition to its support for Azure Firewall deployments in virtual WAN hubs (also known as secured virtual hubs).

  • Azure Firewall
Feb 18

Azure Virtual Network—Network address translation is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Virtual Networks now offers network address translation (NAT) (in preview) to simplify outbound-only internet connectivity for virtual networks.

Feb 11

Azure Cognitive Services—New types added to Named Entity Recognition v3

IN PREVIEW

The Named Entity Recognition (NER) v3 service (in preview) of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now has new entity types available, expanding the detection of general and personal information entities found in text.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
Feb 10

Update servers and applications to TLS 1.2 by March 13, 2020

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Update your servers and applications that communicate with Azure Container Registry to use transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 by March 13, 2020, to improve secure communication and to avoid any service interruptions.

  • Container Registry
Feb 7

Azure Key Vault—Private endpoints now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Establish a private connection between Azure Key Vault and other Azure services by using Azure Private Link, now available in preview for all public regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Key Vault
  • Virtual Network
  • Security
Feb 7

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment analysis v3 now supports Korean

IN PREVIEW

The sentiment analysis v3 feature of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now supports Korean in addition to English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Dutch.

  • Text Analytics
Feb 7

Backup Explorer is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Backup now offers a new solution called Backup Explorer (in preview). Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass to perform real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
Feb 5

Hyperledger Fabric on Azure Kubernetes Service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Deploy and configure a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network on Azure Kubernetes Service quickly with a new template (now in preview) that allows you to customize scenarios and applications.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
Feb 5

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available, with updates including data plane persistence to disk, monitoring capabilities, and additional destination types.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure IoT Edge
Feb 5

Enable managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs

IN PREVIEW

Lab owners can now enable user-assigned managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs

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