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May 2020

May 22

Azure Private Link for Azure Monitor is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Private Link
  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Application Insights
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
  • Services
May 19

Support for Windows containers Azure Container Networking Interface on Azure Stack Hub coming soon in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Windows containers and Azure Container Networking Interface on in AKS engine deployed Kubernetes clusters will soon be available in private preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

ManageIQ (formerly known as CloudForms) is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

ManageIQ, a Red Hat platform that allows cloud operators to manage their resources on Azure Stack Hub platforms, such as virtual machines, and track usage data, is now available in preview.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Arc support for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) engine clusters

IN PREVIEW

Simplify and streamline your on-premises, edge, and multicloud investments with the new capabilities of Azure Arc.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure NetApp Files—New certifications, increased SLA, expanded regional availability

NOW AVAILABLE

The SLA guarantee for Azure NetApp Files has increased to 99.99 percent. In addition, NetApp Files is now HIPAA and FedRAMP certified, and regional availability has been increased.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Azure FXT Edge Filer
  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
May 14

Azure Private Link is now available for multiple new Azure services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Event Hubs
  • Event Grid
  • Service Bus
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Container Registry
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure SignalR Service
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
May 14

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
May 4

New Azure VMware Solution is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new Azure VMware Solution is a first party Microsoft Azure Compute service that enables customers to run VMware natively on Azure. The new service is directly operated, delivered and supported by Microsoft, and is endorsed by VMware through a direct cloud provider partnership agreement.

  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple
  • Compliance
  • Services

April 2020

Apr 6

Update self-hosted integration runtime nodes to TLS 1.2 by May 11, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Update your servers/machines running self-hosted integration runtimes that communicate with the Azure Data Factory backend for control plane actions to use transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 by May 11, 2020.

  • Data Factory
  • Compliance
  • Security

March 2020

Mar 20

Azure Web Application Firewall for Azure Content Delivery Network is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Protect your web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities with Web Application Firewall for Azure Content Delivery Network. Web Application Firewall is already natively integrated with Azure Application Gateway and Azure Front Door services.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
Mar 19

101 services at FedRAMP High as Azure Government continues expanding capacity

NOW AVAILABLE

21 new services added to FedRAMP High ATO, delivering on continued commitment to accelerating compliance for government customers

  • Archive Storage
  • Azure Blueprints
  • Cloud Shell
  • Cognitive Search
  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure Dedicated HSM
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Network Watcher
  • Speech Services
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
Mar 18

Azure Storage—Append Blob immutability support now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Store business-critical data objects in a non-erasable and non-modifiable state for a user-specified retention interval using immutable storage for Azure Blob storage.

  • Blob storage
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
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
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • App Configuration
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
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
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 10

Azure SQL Database managed instance now enforces TLS 1.2 on outbound connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

In January 2020 Microsoft enforced TLS 1.2 for intra-service traffic in all Azure services. For Azure SQL Database managed instance, this resulted in TLS 1.2 being enforced on outbound connections used for replication and linked server connections to SQL Server.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Compliance
  • Security
Mar 10

Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Microsoft Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Azure recommends all customers complete migration towards solutions that support transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 and to make sure that TLS 1.2 is used by default.

  • Compliance
  • Retirements
  • Security

February 2020

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
  • Compliance
  • Security
Feb 3

Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High now available in new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High is now available in both Azure Government and Azure Public regions. This is in addition to the Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP Moderate released in November, 2019.

  • Azure Blueprints
  • Compliance

January 2020

Jan 22

Microsoft Sustainability Calculator provides insights into IT carbon emissions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure enterprise customers now have the ability to quantify the carbon impact of each Azure subscription, and to see estimated carbon savings versus on-premises infrastructure.

  • Compliance
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jan 1

Azure Bastion now generally available in East US 2 and West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Bastion is now generally available in two more Azure public cloud regions—East US 2 and West US 2. We'll continue to add more regions going forward.

  • Azure Bastion
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security
  • Services

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