The Azure SDK team is pleased to make available the October 2020 client library release.


  • Management Library - Compute
  • Management Library - Network
  • Management Library - Resource
  • Management Library - Storage
  • Management Library - Monitor
  • Management Library - AppConfiguration
  • Management Library - Event Hubs
  • Management Library - KeyVault


  • App Configuration
  • Identity
  • Key Vault Keys


  • Storage
  • Service Bus
  • Search
  • Text Analytics
  • Metrics Advisor
  • Key Vault Administration

Installation Instructions

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

pip install azure-servicebus --pre
pip install azure-search-documents --pre
pip install azure-appconfiguration
pip install azure-ai-textanalytics --pre
pip install azure-ai-metricsadvisor --pre
pip install azure-identity
pip install azure-keyvault-administration
pip install azure-keyvault-keys
pip install azure-mgmt-compute
pip install azure-mgmt-network
pip install azure-mgmt-resource
pip install azure-mgmt-storage
pip install azure-mgmt-monitor
pip install azure-mgmt-appconfiguration
pip install azure-mgmt-eventhub
pip install azure-mgmt-keyvault
pip install azure-storage-blob --pre
pip install azure-storage-file-datalake --pre
pip install azure-storage-file-share --pre
pip install azure-storage-queue


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


Detailed changelogs are linked from the Quick Links below. Here are some of the highlights:

Service Bus Changelog

Breaking changes

  • Passing any type other than ReceiveMode as parameter receive_mode now throws a TypeError instead of AttributeError.
  • Administration Client calls now take only entity names, not <Entity>Descriptions as well to reduce ambiguity in which entity was being acted on. TypeError will now be thrown on improper parameter types (non-string).
  • AMQPMessage (Message.amqp_message) properties are now read-only, changes of these properties would not be reflected in the underlying message. This may be subject to change before GA.

Search Changelog

New Features

  • Added auto_flush_interval support for SearchIndexingBufferedSender

Breaking Changes

  • Renamed SearchIndexDocumentBatchingClient to SearchIndexingBufferedSender
  • Renamed SearchIndexDocumentBatchingClient.add_upload_actions to SearchIndexingBufferedSender.upload_documents
  • Renamed SearchIndexDocumentBatchingClient.add_delete_actions to SearchIndexingBufferedSender.delete_documents
  • Renamed SearchIndexDocumentBatchingClient.add_merge_actions to SearchIndexingBufferedSender.merge_documents
  • Renamed SearchIndexDocumentBatchingClient.add_merge_or_upload_actions to SearchIndexingBufferedSender.merge_or_upload_documents
  • Stopped supporting window kwargs for SearchIndexingBufferedSender
  • Split kwarg hook into on_new, on_progress, on_error, on_remove for SearchIndexingBufferedSender

Text Analytics Changelog

Breaking changes

  • Removed extra property length from relevant models. Originally, this property represented the length of the text property in those same models. To get the length of the text in these models, just call len() on the text property.

Identity Changelog

Key Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing tokens acquired from the Azure CLI to have incorrectly long lifetimes

Key Vault

Administration Changelog

New Features

  • KeyVaultBackupClient.get_backup_status and .get_restore_status enable checking the status of a pending operation by its job ID

Breaking Changes

  • The role_assignment_name parameter of KeyVaultAccessControlClient.create_role_assignment is now an optional keyword-only argument. The client will generate a name for the assignment when one isn’t provided.

Keys Changelog

New Features

  • CryptographyClient can perform decrypt and sign operations locally

Azure Storage

Blob Changelog

New Features
  • Added support for Arrow format (ArrowType) output serialization using quick_query().
  • Added support for undeleting a container.
  • Added support for LastAccessTime property on a blob, which could be the last time a blob was written or read.

File DataLake Changelog

New Features
  • Added support for recursive set/update/remove Access Control on a path and sub-paths.
  • Added support for setting an expiry on files where the file gets deleted once it expires.
  • Added support to generate directory SAS and added support to specify additional user ids and correlation ids for user delegation SAS.

File Share Changelog

New Features
  • Added support for enabling SMB Multichannel for the share service.
  • Added support for leasing a share.
  • Added support for getting the range diff between current file and a snapshot as well as getting the diff between two file snapshots.

Management Libraries

We are excited to announce the GA releases of management libraries that follow the Azure SDK Design Guidelines for Python. These new libraries provide a number of core capabilities that are shared amongst all Azure SDKs, including the intuitive Azure Identity library, an HTTP Pipeline with custom policies, error-handling, distributed tracing, and much more. Documentation and code samples for these new libraries can be found here

More details of recent management library release annoucements as well as future roadmap can be found at this blog post

Latest Releases

View all the latest versions of Python packages here.