Category Azure News

Azure App Service—SameSite cookie handling and .NET Framework 4.7.2 patch

As part of the January 2020 update to Azure App Service, .NET Framework patches that update how .NET framework apps handle the SameSite cookie property are being installed. The service is also deploying an App Service compatibility behavior that applies to all applications running on App Service for scenarios where a cookie has set the SameSite property to "None".
Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Azure App Service—SameSite cookie handling and .NET Framework 4.7.2 patch

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bring-Your-Own-Subscription Gold Images now Generally Available in Azure

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) bring-your-own-subscription (BYOS) images, also referred to as RHEL Gold images, are now generally available in Azure with a simple automated sign-up process. This new automated sign-up process provides faster and simpler access to the gold images.
Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bring-Your-Own-Subscription Gold Images now Generally Available in Azure

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Azure Data Explorer and Stream Analytics for anomaly detection

Anomaly detection plays a vital role in many industries across the globe, such as fraud detection for the financial industry, health monitoring in hospitals, fault detection and operating environment monitoring in the manufacturing, oil and gas, utility, transportation, aviation, and automotive industries.

Anomaly detection is about finding patterns in data that do not conform to expected behavior. It is important for decision-makers to be able to detect them and take proactive actions if needed. Using the oil and gas industry as one example, deep-water rigs with various equipment are intensively monitored by hundreds of sensors that send measurements in various frequencies and formats...

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Microsoft Sustainability Calculator helps enterprises analyze the carbon emissions of their IT infrastructure

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For more than a decade, Microsoft has been investing to reduce environmental impact while supporting the digital transformation of organizations around the world through cloud services. We strive to be transparent with our commitments, evidenced by our announcement that Microsoft’s cloud datacenters will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2025. The commitments and investments we make as a company are important steps in reducing our own environmental impact, but we recognize that the opportunity for positive change is greatest by empowering customers and partners to achieve their own sustainability goals.

An industry first—the Microsoft Sustainability Calculator

Today we’re announcing the availability of the Microsoft Sustainability Calculator, a Power BI application for...

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Creating a more accessible world with Azure AI

At Microsoft, we are inspired by how artificial intelligence is transforming organizations of all sizes, empowering them to reimagine what’s possible. AI has immense potential to unlock solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges.

One challenge is that according to the World Health Association, globally, only 1 in 10 people with a disability have access to assistive technologies and products. We believe that AI solutions can have a profound impact on this community. To meet this need, we aim to democratize AI to make it easier for every developer to build accessibility into their apps and services, across language, speech, and vision.

In view of the upcoming Bett Show in London, we’re shining a light on how Immersive Reader enhances reading comprehension for people regardless o...

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Azure Storage Blobs User Delegation SAS Tokens now Generally Available

Azure Storage Blobs allow the creation of pre-authorized URL’s through the use of SAS tokens. User Delegation SAS Tokens allow for the creation of SAS tokens using AAD identities and without required access to the storage account access key, and are now generally available and supported for use with production workloads.
Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Azure Storage Blobs User Delegation SAS Tokens now Generally Available

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New Azure blueprint for CIS Benchmark

We’ve released our newest Azure blueprint that maps to another key industry-standard, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark. This follows the recent announcement of our Azure blueprint for FedRAMP moderate and adds to the growing list of Azure blueprints for regulatory compliance, which now includes ISO 27001, NIST SP 800-53, PCI-DSS, UK OFFICIAL, UK NHS, and IRS 1075.

Azure Blueprints is a free service that enables cloud architects and central information technology groups to define a set of Azure resources that implements and adheres to an organization's standards, patterns, and requirements. Azure Blueprints makes it possible for development teams to rapidly build and stand up new trusted environments within organizational compliance requirements...

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New Azure blueprint for CIS Benchmark

We’ve released our newest Azure blueprint that maps to another key industry-standard, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark. This follows the recent announcement of our Azure blueprint for FedRAMP moderate and adds to the growing list of Azure blueprints for regulatory compliance, which now includes ISO 27001, NIST SP 800-53, PCI-DSS, UK OFFICIAL, UK NHS, and IRS 1075.

Azure Blueprints is a free service that enables cloud architects and central information technology groups to define a set of Azure resources that implements and adheres to an organization's standards, patterns, and requirements. Azure Blueprints makes it possible for development teams to rapidly build and stand up new trusted environments within organizational compliance requirements...

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