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January 2021

Jan 19

The Azure Quota REST API to manage service limits (quotas) is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure REST Quota APIs to manage the service limits (quota) of Azure Virtual Machines (cores/vCPU) and Azure Machine Learning. Take advantage of this capability to query current usage and quotas for the supported resources and update these limits.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Jan 18

Azure Backup: Encryption at rest using customer-managed keys is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Encrypt your backups using customer-managed keys for more security and control.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features
Jan 15

Azure Sphere OS version 21.01 is now available for evaluation

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn more about compatibility testing with Azure Sphere OS version 21.01.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
Jan 11

Public IP SKU upgrade generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure public IPs now support the ability to be upgraded from Basic to Standard SKU, enabling customers to retain the same IP address for services that require Standard IP frontends.

  • IP Addresses
  • Load Balancer
  • Features
Jan 7

Built-in Azure Policy support for NSG Flow Logs is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Network security group (NSG) Flow Logs can now be deployed and managed using built-in Azure policies. You don't need to write your own policies to manage NSG Flow Log deployments.

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Features
Jan 6

Azure Health Bot is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Moving Microsoft Healthcare Bot to Azure and empowering organizations to deliver even better care for patients.

  • Azure Bot Services
  • Microsoft Healthcare Bot
  • Services
Jan 5

Azure Automation is now available in UAE North

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jan 4

Azure Defender for SQL (in Azure Security Center)—News and updates for December 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

December 2020's enhancements and updates to Azure Defender for SQL in Azure Security Center.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jan 4

Azure Security Center—News and updates for December 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates made to Azure Security Center in December 2020.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jan 4

NCas_T4_v3-Series VMs are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

These virtual machines are ideal to run ML and AI workloads utilizing Cuda, TensorFlow, Pytorch, Caffe, and other Frameworks or the graphics workloads using NVIDIA GRID technology.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features

December 2020

Dec 28

Azure Automation is now available in Germany West Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Dec 23

Ingress logs are now available for Azure Time Series Insights environments

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2020

Azure Time Series Insights has released Azure Monitor Logs for errors that occur in the ingress pipeline. This category includes errors that occur when receiving events (such as failures to connect to an Event Source) and processing events (such as errors when parsing an event payload). 

  • Features
Dec 22

RabbitMQ Extension for Windows and Linux is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use the RabbitMQ triggers and bindings extension to respond and send messages with Azure Functions.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Dec 18

Five more free services now available in the Azure free account

NOW AVAILABLE

Free amounts of Archive Storage, Container Registry, Load Balancer, Service Bus, and VPN Gateway are now available for eligible Azure free account users, as well as and increased free amounts of Cosmos DB.

  • Services
Dec 17

Azure Sphere OS version 20.12 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn more about what's new in Azure Sphere OS version 20.12.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
Dec 17

Support for reference data up to 5GB and new improvements in Azure Stream Analytics now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest update of Azure Stream Analytics, now deployed in every supported region, provides support for larger reference data ( up to 5 GB), and add support for composite keys for blob output partitioning.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 14

Azure Digital Twins is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Digital Twins is generally available and read for production deployments. Features include: Flexible modelling and general graph topology, richer compute, bring your own IoT Hub for easier integration, and improved scalability.

  • Azure Digital Twins
  • Services
Dec 14

Azure VMware Solution now available in UK South and Japan East Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Azure VMware Solution has expanded availability to Japan East and UK South Azure regions in addition to the existing regions: US East, US West, West Europe and Australia.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Services
Dec 11

Private Link support for Azure Automation is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Ensure a secure channel to connect to your Automation Accounts resources with the help of Private Links in Automation.

  • Automation
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Private Link
  • Security
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Dec 11

HBv2-series VMs for HPC are now available in UAE North

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure’s most powerful and scalable HPC VMs, the HBv2-series, are now available in the UAE North region. Customers in this region can now run scale-out MPI workloads to tens of thousands of CPU cores.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

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