The Azure SDK team is pleased to make available the January 2020 client library GA release. This GA release includes new and updated client libraries for App Configuration, Identity, Key Vault (keys, secrets and certificates), Event Hubs and Storage (Blobs, Queues, and File share). Some of the libraries are released as preview such as Text Analytics, and Storage Datalake.

This release includes the following:


  • App Configuration
  • Event Hubs
  • Storage (Blobs, Queues, File Shares)
  • Key Vault (Certificates, Secrets, Keys)
  • Identity


  • Text Analytics
  • Storage (Data Lake)

Installation Instructions

To install the latest preview version of the packages, copy and paste the following commands into a terminal:

pip install azure-appconfiguration
pip install --pre azure-eventhub
pip install --pre azure-eventhub-checkpointstoreblob-aio
pip install azure-storage-blob
pip install --pre azure-storage-file-datalake
pip install --pre azure-storage-file-share
pip install azure-storage-queue
pip install azure-keyvault-certificates
pip install azure-keyvault-keys
pip install azure-keyvault-secrets
pip install azure-identity
pip install --pre azure-ai-textanalytics


If you have a bug or feature request for one of the libraries, please post an issue to GitHub.


Detailed change logs are linked to in the Quick Links below. Here are some critical call outs.

App Configuration

  • Add AAD auth support

Event Hubs

  • Added support for tracing (issue #7153).
  • Added new boolean type parameter track_last_enqueued_event_properties in method EventHubClient.create_consumer().
  • Added new property last_enqueued_event_properties of EventHubConsumer which contains sequence_number, offset, enqueued_time and retrieval_time information.
  • Removed support for IoT Hub direct connection. EventHubs compatible connection string of an IoT Hub can be used to create EventHubClient and read properties or events from an IoT Hub.
  • Removed support for sending EventData to IoT Hub.
  • Removed parameter exception in method close() of EventHubConsumer and EventHubProcuer.


  • The first preview for azure-storage-file-datalake has been released to allow accessing Azure Storage data with DataLake semantics when hierarchical namespace is enabled
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    • The package is renamed from azure-storage-file to azure-storage-file-share along with renamed client modules.
  • New API for stream download responses for blobs and files. This object is no longer iterable.
  • Client and model modules are now internal.
  • Changed optional params to keyword only in queues and files.
  • enqueue_message is now called send_message in queues.
  • Other breaking changes like renaming LeaseClient in blobs to BlobLeaseClient.

Key Vault (Keys, Secrets, and Certificates)

  • GA release of certificates


  • An async credential’s transport session can be closed by using the credential as an async context manager (async with) or calling its close method

Text Analytics

  • The first preview with new API design for the azure-ai-textanalytics client library
  • New APIs include recognize_linked_entities and recognize_pii_entities, and an improved version of analyze_sentiment
  • New underlying REST pipeline implementation based on the azure-core library
  • Authentication with subscription key or Azure Active Directory supported
  • Module-level, single text operations provided for performing analysis on a single string
  • Asynchronous API operations added under
  • New input types allow user to provide a list of strings as the input documents
  • Responses now consist of a heterogeneous list of results and document errors returned in the order of the provided documents
  • Keyword argument model_version can be used to specify the model version used to analyze documents
  • Keyword arguments default_country_hint and default_language allow users to specify the defaults at client instantiation

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