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May 2020

May 19

Azure Private Link for Azure Cosmos DB now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Private Link provides private connectivity from a virtual network to Azure platform as a service (PaaS) services.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • 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 19

Azure Synapse Analytics features availability now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Try the new Azure Synapse features now available in preview.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure SQL Edge now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Edge meets the demands of IoT edge data and compute with built-in streaming, storage, and AI—all backed by the industry-leading performance and security of SQL.

  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Active Directory support in Azure Database for MySQL now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Active Directory integration for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Active Directory support in Azure Database for PostgreSQL—single server now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Active Directory integration for Azure Database for PostgreSQL–single server is now generally available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now available in preview.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
  • QnA Maker
  • Speaker Recognition
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

Azure Real-Time Operating System

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Real-Time Operating System, which helps make IoT development even easier to help you get to market faster, is now generally available.

  • Azure RTOS
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

New Azure Resource Manager templates capabilities released

IN PREVIEW

Azure Resource Manager templates are widely used to manage deployments on Azure. It’s a way to intuitively describe your entire Azure environment using our template language. New capabilities that address key challenges at the time of doing deployments with Resource Manager templates are now available.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

Azure Monitor enhancements are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements to Azure Monitor maximize performance and provide full stack observability for apps and infrastructure across Azure and hybrid environments.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

Azure Key Vault service enhancements now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Key Vault safeguards data in the cloud with enhancements for Azure Private Link, bring your own key (BYOK), and Key Vault secrets.

  • Key Vault
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
  • Services
May 19

Azure HDInsight enterprise security enhancements

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure HDInsight enterprise security enhancements include support for customer-managed key encryption with Azure Key Vault and a new feature, ID broker, which simplifies authentication setups.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
May 19

Azure Machine Learning – what’s new from Build 2020

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning empowers developers and data scientists with enterprise-grade capabilities to accelerate the ML lifecycle. At Microsoft Build 2020, we announced several advances to Azure Machine Learning across the following areas: ML for all skills, Enterprise grade MLOps, and responsible ML.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
May 19

Learn, connect, and share feedback with Microsoft experts

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Microsoft Q&A experience is fully integrated with Microsoft Docs and the Microsoft Learn platform to provide a richer online experience for answering your technical questions.

  • Microsoft Build

March 2020

Mar 18

Action Required—Log Analytics agent for Windows will enforce SHA-2 signing on May 18, 2020

Target availability: Q2 2020

The Log Analytics agent for Windows, sometimes known as the OMS Windows agent or Microsoft Monitoring agent, will begin to enforce SHA-2 signing on May 18, 2020. This change only requires action if you are running the agent on a legacy OS version (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008).

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Automation
  • Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Microsoft Build
  • Operating System
  • Security

January 2020

Jan 22

Azure Databricks Is now HITRUST certified

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Databricks is now certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF®), the most widely coveted security accreditation for the healthcare industry. With this certification, health care customers can now use volumes of clinical data to drive innovation using Azure Databricks, without any worry about security and risk.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Microsoft Build
  • Microsoft Connect
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security

November 2019

Nov 4

Visual Studio Online is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Create cloud-powered development environments that work with your favorite tools, or a built-in browser-based editor.

  • Microsoft Build
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • SDK and Tools

July 2019

Jul 24

Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud, enabling U.S. public sector customers to create sophisticated search solutions.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Microsoft Build

May 2019

May 30

Azure Monitor AIOps alerts with Dynamic Thresholds is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

With Dynamic Thresholds you no longer need to manually identify and set thresholds for alerts. The alert rule leverages advanced Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to learn metrics' historical behavior, identify patterns and anomalies that indicate possible service issues.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build

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