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May 2020

May 27

Azure Firewall May 2020 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

Two new key features are now available in Azure Firewall—forced tunneling and SQL FQDN filtering. Additionally, we’re increasing the limit for multiple public IP addresses from 100 to 250 for both DNAT and SNAT.

  • Security
May 26

Minimal TLS version setting is now available for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Enforce a minimal TLS version at the server level that applies to Azure SQL Databases and Azure Synapse Analytics workspaces hosted on the server using the new TLS version setting.

  • Features
  • Security
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

Azure Security Center—News and updates for May 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

See the list of enhancements and updates made to Azure Security Center in May 2020.

  • Features
  • Security
May 19

Azure HDInsight enterprise security enhancements

IN PREVIEW

Three new security feature improvements are available for Azure HDinsight.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
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 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 18

Firewall support for Azure Relay is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

With new firewall support, now in preview, Azure Relay now offers the ability to restrict connectivity to only well-known IP addresses or IPv4 addresses in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) ranges for improved security.

  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
May 18

Azure Relay—Azure Private Link support for sender clients is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

With this preview release, traffic between your Relay sender client running inside your virtual network and Azure Relay uses the Microsoft backbone network providing network isolation.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
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 Automation TLS 1.2 enforcement begins September 1, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning September 1, 2020, Azure Automation will enforce transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 or later versions for all external HTTPS endpoints. We recommend you ensure all your clients are ready to handle TLS 1.2 or later versions.

  • Security
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 14

Azure Private Link for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics is now available in all US government regions

Azure Private Link support for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics is now generally available in all US government regions.

  • Features
  • Security
May 13

Azure SQL Auditing to storage account behind Virtual Network and firewall now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

We have been listening to feedback around the need to store Azure SQL audit logs in a secure location, and are excited to announce today that writing database events via Azure SQL Auditing to an Azure storage account destination behind an Azure Virtual Network or firewall is now in general availability.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security
May 13

Private Link is now available on Event Grid

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Event Grid now has Private Link integration for custom topics and event domains generally available in all Azure regions

  • Event Grid
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
May 11

Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows SHA-2 signing date has been extended

Target availability: Q3 2020

The Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows will begin to use SHA-2 signing exclusively on Aug. 17, 2020. This change requires action only if you’re running the agent on a legacy OS version.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Automation
  • Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Management
  • Operating System
  • Security
May 6

View and navigate through changes across multiple resources

Newly updated Change Analysis UI now supports viewing changes for all resources under selected subscriptions. The at-scale view helps narrowing down the critical resources and changes to investigate regardless how the applications and resource groups are organized.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • App Service
  • Features
  • Management
  • Security
  • Services
May 4

Private Link for Azure Database for MariaDB now in two US government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MariaDB is now generally available in all public clouds. In addition, Private Link is now also available in two Azure government regions—US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Security
May 4

Private Link for Azure Database for MySQL now in two US government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link support for Azure Database for MySQL is now generally available in all public clouds. In addition, Private Link is now available in two Azure government regions—US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Security
May 1

Azure custom role creation in the Azure portal is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure custom roles can now be created and edited in the Azure portal. Use the new experience to ease your role-based access control (RBAC) workflow.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
  • Security

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