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February 2020

Feb 14

Azure IoT C# and Java SDKs release new long-term support (LTS) branches

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure IoT Java and C# SDKs have each now released new long-term support (LTS) branches.

Feb 14

Power BI report authoring APIs now support a new aggregation function

NOW AVAILABLE

Power BI report authoring APIs now support a new aggregation function when constructing data fields.

  • Power BI Embedded
Feb 14

Azure Private Link is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link is now generally available. Azure Private Link is a secure and scalable way for you to consume services (such as Azure PaaS, Partner Service, BYOS) on the Azure platform privately from within your virtual network.

Feb 13

Azure Backup now supports Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machine backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

You can now migrate your on-premises Windows Server 2008 to Azure, where you can continue to run and back them up on Azure virtual machines using Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
Feb 12

Kubernetes on Azure Stack in GA

NOW AVAILABLE

We now support Kubernetes cluster deployment on Azure Stack, a certified Kubernetes Cloud Provider. Install Kubernetes using Azure Resource Manager templates generated by ACS-Engine on Azure Stack.

  • Azure Stack
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Feb 12

Move from App Center Auth and Data Preview services to alternative Azure services before 3 May 2020

Target retirement date: May 04, 2020

The long-term path is for developers to use the native Azure services as a backend for mobile apps, namely: Azure Active Directory B2C, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Notification Hubs.

  • Visual Studio App Center
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 11

Introducing the new Azure Monitor Log Analytics table pane (Schema)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Logs schema allows you to easily understand Azure Logs data structure and navigate Azure Logs to reach the content you need.We have revolutionized the schema area of Azure Logs to allow you to…

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
Feb 10

Azure Resource Manager template support for NSG flow logs

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Resource Manager now supports the deployment of network security group (NSG) flow logs through Azure Resource Manager templates.

  • Network Watcher
Feb 10

Native Azure Active Directory authentication support and Azure VPN Client now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Native Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication support for OpenVPN protocol, and Azure VPN Client for Windows are now generally available for Azure point-to-site (P2S) VPN.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
Feb 10

New Azure SQL Database automatic tuning default settings—March 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q1 2020

In March 2020, Azure SQL Database will introduce new automatic tuning default settings designed to provide optimal database performance.

  • Azure SQL Database
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

Compatibility level 1.2 for Azure Stream Analytics jobs is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Compatibility level 1.2 for Azure Stream Analytics jobs is now available.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
Feb 7

Azure Stream Analytics—MATCH_RECOGNIZE function is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The MATCH_RECOGNIZE function is now available in Stream Analytics.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
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 7

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 third refresh release

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 7.0 third refresh release, which includes bug fixes, preview features, and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions.

  • Service Fabric
Feb 7

Data Factory adds schema import, connection tests, and custom sink ordering to data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory added several new features to mapping data flows this week: Import schema and test connection from debug cluster, custom sink ordering.

  • Data Factory
Feb 7

New Azure DevOps features include improved Azure Pipelines security with read-only variables

NOW AVAILABLE

An update to Azure DevOps includes improved Azure Pipelines security with read-only variables and support for output variables in deployment jobs.

  • Azure DevOps

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