Azure SDK Release (October 2021)

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Release Highlights: New Releases

Welcome to the October release of the Azure SDK. We’ve updated the following libraries:

Stable Releases

  • App Configuration for .NET (version 1.2.0)
  • Azure Communication Services
    • Communication Chat for Android (version 1.0.1)
    • Communication Phone Numbers for JavaScript (version 1.1.0)
    • Communication SMS for JavaScript (version 1.1.0)
  • Azure Mixed Reality Authentication for Java (version 1.1.2)
  • Azure Remote Rendering for .NET (version 1.1.0)
  • Azure SDK Resource Management Libraries for Java (version 2.8.0)
  • Event Grid for .NET (version 4.7.0), Java (version 4.7.0), JavaScript (version 4.5.0), and Python (version 4.6.0)
  • Key Vault Keys for C++ (version 4.2.0)
  • Service Bus for .NET (version 7.4.0)

Preview Releases

  • Azure Blob Storage for Go (version 0.1.0)
  • Azure Cognitive Search for .NET (11.4.0-beta.4), Java (11.5.0-beta.4), JavaScript (11.3.0-beta.4), and Python (11.3.0b4)
  • Azure Cognitive Services – Question Answering for .NET (version 1.0.0-beta.2) and Python (version 1.0.0b2)
    • The Question Answering SDK (formerly QnA Maker) includes support for asking questions of knowledge bases and text records.
  • Azure Communication Services
    • Communication Phone Numbers for Java (version 1.1.0-beta.2)
    • Communication SMS for Java (version 1.1.0-beta.2)
  • Azure Mixed Reality Authentication for JavaScript (version 1.0.0-beta.1)
  • Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry Exporter for .NET (version 1.0.0-beta.3) and Python (version 1.0.0b5)
  • Azure Remote Rendering for JavaScript (version 1.0.0-beta.1)
  • Azure SDK Resource Management Libraries for Go
  • Azure Synapse
    • Synapse Artifacts for .NET (version 1.0.0-preview.11), Java (version 1.0.0-beta.6), JavaScript (version 1.0.0-beta.6) and Python (version 0.9.0)
    • Synapse Spark for .NET (version 1.0.0-preview.8), Java (version 1.0.0-beta.5), JavaScript (version 1.0.0-beta.4) and Python (version 0.7.0)
  • Form Recognizer for .NET (version 4.0.0-beta.1), Java (version 4.0.0-beta.1), JavaScript (version 4.0.0-beta.1), and Python (version 3.2.0b1)
  • Key Vault
    • Key Vault Administration for Java (version 4.1.0-beta.2)
    • Key Vault Certificates for Java (version 4.3.0-beta.2)
    • Key Vault Keys for Java (version 4.4.0-beta.4), JavaScript (version 4.4.0-beta.2), and Python (version 4.5.0b4)
    • Key Vault Secrets for Go (version 0.1.1) and Java (version 4.4.0-beta.1)
  • Personalizer for .NET (version 2.0.0-beta.1)
  • Schema Registry
    • Schema Registry for .NET (version 1.0.0-beta.4), Java (version 1.0.0-beta.6), JavaScript (version 1.0.0-beta.3), and Python (version 1.0.0b3)
    • Schema Registry Avro for .NET (version 1.0.0-beta.3), Java (version 1.0.0-beta.6), JavaScript (version 1.0.0-beta.3), and Python (version 1.0.0b3)
  • Service Bus for Go (version 0.1.0), JavaScript (7.4.0-beta.1), Python (version 7.4.0b1), and .NET (version 7.5.0-beta.1)

Release Supportability

  • Starting in September 2021, new Azure SDK libraries will support Python versions 3+. The Python community announced end of support of Python 2 on January 1, 2020. They’re encouraging all developers to upgrade to Python 3 to avoid any issues and potential security vulnerabilities in their apps. The Python Software Foundation (PSF), provides a tool (2to3) to automatically migrate from Python 2 to Python 3 and a migration guide with more detailed information.
  • The preview of Azure Purview Account will no longer be updated since the package features have been merged into the wider package Azure Purview Administration.
  • From July 2021 onward, updated JavaScript libraries dropped support for Node.js 8, which reached end of life in January 2020. For more details, please see our support policy.

Release Notes

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