Azure SDK Release (August 2021)

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Release Highlights: New Releases

Welcome to the August release of the Azure SDK. The following new libraries have been updated:

  • Azure Cognitive Services – Question Answering for .NET and Python (version 1.0)
    • Initial preview release of the Question Answering SDK (formerly QnA Maker). Includes support for asking questions of knowledge bases and text records.
  • Azure Communication Network Traversal for JavaScript and Python (version 1.0)
    • Initial preview release.
    • Adds CommunicationRelayClient.get_relay_configuration in preview.
  • Azure Cosmos DB Encryption for Java (version 4.18)
    • Initial preview release.

Stable Releases

  • App Configuration for JavaScript (version 1.3)
  • Azure Communication Services
    • Communication Common for JavaScript (version 1.1)
  • Azure Cosmos DB for Java (version 4.18) and JavaScript (version 3.12)
  • Azure Form Recognizer for JavaScript (version 3.2)
  • Azure Resource Management Libraries for Java (version 2.7)
  • Azure Storage
    • Blob Storage (version 12.7), Data Lake Storage (version 12.6), Files (version 12.7), and Queue Storage (version 12.6) for JavaScript
    • Blob Storage, Common Storage, Data Lake Storage, and Files for C++ (version 12.1)
  • Event Grid for .NET and Java (version 4.6), JavaScript (version 4.4), and Python (version 4.5)
  • Event Hubs for .NET (version 5.6)
  • Identity for C++ (version 1.1) and JavaScript (version 1.5)
  • Key Vault
    • Key Vault Administration for JavaScript (version 4.1)
    • Key Vault Certificates for JavaScript (version 4.3)
    • Key Vault Keys for JavaScript (version 4.3) and C++ (version 4.0)
    • Key Vault Secrets for JavaScript (version 4.3)
  • Microsoft Azure Attestation for JavaScript (version 1.0)

Preview Releases

  • App Configuration for .NET (version 1.2) and JavaScript (version 1.3)
  • Azure Cognitive Search for Java (version 11.5) and JavaScript (version 11.3)
    • Enables support for Azure Active Directory-based authentication.
  • Azure Cognitive Services – Speech SDK (version 1.18)
    • View release notes.
    • Simplifies intent recognition in C++.
    • Continuous Language Identification (LID) in Python.
    • Receives valid activation phrases during enrollment for independent speaker recognition scenarios in .NET, C++, Java, and JavaScript.
    • Voice profiles created in Preview will stop functioning 90 days after GA.
  • Azure Communication Services
    • Communication Chat for Java, JavaScript, Python, and Android (version 1.1)
  • Azure Monitor Query (version 1.0)
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Synapse Access Control for .NET, Java, JavaScript (version 1.0), and Python (version 0.7)
    • Synapse Artifacts for Java, JavaScript (version 1.0), and Python (version 0.8)
    • Synapse Managed Private Endpoints for .NET, Java, JavaScript (version 1.0), and Python (version 0.4)
    • Synapse Spark for .NET, Java, JavaScript (version 1.0), and Python (version 0.6)
  • Azure SDK for Go has released new libraries covering more Azure services.
  • Azure Web PubSub for .NET and Java (version 1.0) and Web PubSub Express for JS (version 1.0)
  • Container Registry for .NET and Python (version 1.0)
  • Identity
  • Key Vault
    • Key Vault Administration for .NET (version 4.1) and JavaScript (version 4.2)
    • Key Vault Certificates for .NET (version 4.3) and JavaScript (version 4.3)
      • Adds KeyVaultCertificateIdentifier to parse certificate URIs.
      • Adds CertificateClient.DownloadCertificate and DownloadCertificateAsync to download an X509Certificate2 with private key.
    • Key Vault Keys for .NET (version 4.3), Java and JavaScript (version 4.4), Python (version 4.5)
    • Key Vault Secrets for .NET (version 4.3) and JavaScript (version 4.3)
      • Adds KeyVaultSecretIdentifier to parse certificate URIs.
  • Service Bus for .NET (version 7.3)
    • Adds the ReleaseSession method to ProcessSessionMessageEventArgs, which allows processing for a session to be terminated early.
    • Adds protected constructors to ServiceBusProcessor, ServiceBusReceiver, ServiceBusSender, and ServiceBusSessionProcessor to allow these types to be extended.
    • Adds UpdateConcurrency methods to ServiceBusProcessor and ServiceBusSessionProcessor to allow concurrency to be changed for an already created processor.
  • Text Analytics for NET, Java, JavaScript, and Python (version 5.2)
  • Translator for .NET and Python (version 1.0)

Release Supportability

  • From July 2021 onward, updated JavaScript libraries will drop support for Node.js 8, which reached end of life in January 2020. For more details, see our support policy.

Release Notes

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