The Azure SDK team is pleased to make available the February 2021 client library release.


  • Azure Search Documents
  • Azure Event Hubs


  • Azure Storage Blob
  • Azure Storage Queue
  • Azure File Datalake
  • Azure File Share
  • Azure Identity


  • Azure Text Analytics
  • Azure Metrics Advisor
  • Azure Form Recognizer
  • Azure Identity
  • Azure Key Vault Keys
  • Azure Key Vault Admin
  • Azure Storage Blob
  • Azure File Datalake
  • Azure Event Grid
  • Azure Data Tables
  • Azure Communication Common
  • Azure Communication Identity
  • Azure Communication Chat

Installation Instructions

To install the packages, copy and paste the below into a terminal.

$> npm install @azure/search-documents
$> npm install @azure/event-hubs
$> npm install @azure/storage-blob
$> npm install @azure/storage-file-datalake
$> npm install @azure/storage-file-share
$> npm install @azure/storage-queue
$> npm install @azure/ai-text-analytics@next
$> npm install @azure/ai-metrics-advisor@next
$> npm install @azure/ai-form-recognizer@next
$> npm install @azure/identity@next
$> npm install @azure/keyvault-keys@next
$> npm install @azure/keyvault-admin@next
$> npm install @azure/storage-blob@next
$> npm install @azure/storage-file-datalake@next
$> npm install @azure/eventgrid@next
$> npm install @azure/data-tables@next
$> npm install @azure/communication-common@next
$> npm install @azure/communication-identity@next
$> npm install @azure/communication-chat@next


If you have a bug or feature request for one of the libraries, please post an issue at the azure-sdk-for-js repository

Release highlights

Azure Search Documents

We’re releasing a new GA for the Azure Search Documents client.

@azure/search-documents Changelog

New Features in @azure/search-documents@11.1.0
  • Adds support for indexing search documents with intelligent batching, automatic flushing, and retries for failed indexing actions.

Azure Event Hubs

We’re releasing a new GA for the Azure Event Hubs client with new features and a major fix.

@azure/event-hubs Changelog

New Features in @azure/event-hubs@5.4.0
  • You can now specify custom endpoint address as a client constructor option to use when communicating with the Event Hubs service, which is useful when your network does not allow communicating to the standard Event Hubs endpoint.
  • Added a helper method parseEventHubConnectionString that can be used to validate and parse a given connection string for Azure Event Hubs.

Azure Identity

Identity is releasing a patch with a dependency fix and a bug fix, and a beta that includes MSAL 2.0 with PKCE support.

@azure/identity Changelog

Major Fixes in @azure/identity@1.2.3 (Changelog)
  • Fixed a bug that appeared while using InteractiveBrowserCredential to authenticate against Azure Stack from NodeJS (for local apps that would ask for authentication using a browser window). Azure Stack has specific authentication requirements that were missed on our previous InteractiveBrowserCredential release.
Changes in @azure/identity@1.2.4-beta.1 (Changelog)

Azure Key Vault

We’re releasing some beta updates for the clients of the Key Vault service with small updates and breaking changes only from the last beta updates released.

@azure/keyvault-admin Changelog

Changes on @azure/keyvault-admin@4.0.0-beta.2
  • Backup and restore operations will now return a BackupResult and RestoreResult as appropriate.
New Features on @azure/keyvault-admin@4.0.0-beta.2
  • In this beta release we added support for custom role definitions which includes creating, updating, and deleting custom role definitions.
Major Fixes on @azure/keyvault-admin@4.0.0-beta.2
  • The logging of HTTP requests wasn’t properly working - now it has been fixed and tests have been written that verify the fix.
  • Backup / Restore polling will now correctly propagate any errors to the awaited call.

@azure/keyvault-keys Changelog

New Features on @azure/keyvault-keys@4.2.0-beta.3
  • A new createOctKey method to support easily creating oct / oct-HSM keys.
  • CryptographyClient can now support “local only” mode by instantiating it with only a JsonWebKey, a new constructor overload was added to support this.
  • Users can now get the keyId property from a CryptographyClient.

Azure Text Analytics

We’re releasing a new beta for the Text Analytics service including new features and some renamed properties and methods.

@azure/ai-text-analytics Changelog

New Features in @azure/ai-text-analytics@5.1.0-beta.4
Breaking Changes on @azure/ai-text-analytics@5.1.0-beta.4
  • The healthcare entities returned by beginAnalyzeHealthcareEntities are now organized as a directed graph where the edges represent a certain type of healthcare relationship between the source and target entities. Edges are stored in the relatedEntities property.

Azure Metrics Advisor

We are releasing a new preview version for metrics advisor with AAD support feature

@azure/ai-metrics-advisor Changelog

New Features in @azure/ai-metrics-advisor@1.0.0@beta.3
  • Metrics Advisor is releasing support for Azure Active Directory Authentication and the rotation of the API and Subscription Keys.
Breaking Changes in @azure/ai-metrics-advisor@1.0.0@beta.3
  • Renamed a method listDimensionValuesForDetectionConfig() to listAnomalyDimensionValues().
  • Changed the response types for update methods.
  • Added mapping of metric id to metric name in Datafeed object.

Azure Form Recognizer

We’re releasing a new beta client for the Azure Form Recognizer service with an upgrade for one TypeScript type.

@azure/ai-form-recognizer Changelog

Breaking Changes in @azure/ai-form-recognizer@3.1.0-beta.2
  • Reworked the type of the appearance field and its children of the FormLine type to have more specific names.

Azure Storage

We released hot fix versions and also beta versions for new service features in Azure Storage Service API version 2020-06-10.

@azure/storage-blob Changelog

Major Fixes in @azure/storage-blob@12.4.1 (Changelog)
  • Fixed a compile time failure in resolving the crypto module in Angular projects which got introduced in a previous update.
  • Fixed an issue where the download stream returned by method would not release underlying resources unless it’s fully consumed.
New Features in @azure/storage-blob@12.5.0-beta.1 (Changelog)
  • Now support Batch operations scoped to the Container level. You can use ContainerClient.getBlobBatchClient() to get such a BlobBatchClient.

@azure/storage-file-datalake Changelog

Major Fixes in @azure/storage-file-datalake@12.3.1 (Changelog)
  • Fixed a compile time failure in resolving the crypto module in Angular projects which got introduced in a previous update.
New Features in @azure/storage-file-datalake@12.4.0-beta.1 (Changelog)
  • Added support for Container Soft Delete. You can restore a deleted filesystem via DataLakeServiceClient.undeleteFileSystem(). And the DataLakeServiceClient.listFileSystems() now support an includeDeleted option to include soft deleted filesystems in the response.

storage-file-share Changelog


This release contains bug fixes to improve quality.

storage-queue Changelog


This release contains bug fixes to improve quality.

Azure Event Grid

We released a new beta package for the Event Grid service.

@azure/eventgrid Changelog

Breaking changes in @azure/eventgrid@3.0.0-beta.3
  • The type definitions for SMS events sent by Azure Communication Services have been renamed, to use the prefix “AcsSms” instead of “Acssms”. If you are using TypeScript and explicitly referencing these interfaces, you will need to update your code to use the new names. The payload of the events is unchanged.
  • EventGridSharedAccessCredential has been removed, in favor of AzureSASCredential. Code which is using EventGridSharedAccessCredential should now use AzureSASCredential instead.
  • When constructing the client, you must now include the schema type your topic is configured to expect (one of “EventGrid”, “CloudEvent” or “Custom”).
  • The sendEvents methods have been collapsed into a single method on the client called send which uses the input schema that was configured on the client.
New Features in @azure/eventgrid@3.0.0-beta.3
  • Added distributed tracing support. EventGridProducerClient will now create spans when sending events to Event Grid.

Azure Data Tables

We released a new beta package for the Data Tables service.

@azure/data-tables Changelog

Breaking changes in @azure/data-tables@1.0.0-beta.5
  • Migrated from Core V1 (@azure/core-http) to Core v2 (@azure/core-https & @azure/core-client). With this change, the response types no longer contain the raw response _response. To access the raw response, an onResponse callback has to be passed in the request options bag.

Azure Communication

Azure Communication Administration will be deprecated:

  • Identity client is moved to new package Azure Communication Identity.
  • Phone number administration will be moved into a new package Azure Communication Phone Numbers.

Azure Communication Common ChangeLog

Breaking Changes in @azure/communication-common@1.0.0-beta.5
  • Removed CallingApplicationIdentifier and isCallingApplicationIdentifier.
  • Removed id from CommunicationUserIdentifier.
  • Renamed id to rawId in PhoneNumberIdentifier.
  • Renamed id to rawId in MicrosoftTeamsUserIdentifier.

Azure Communication Identity ChangeLog

New Features in @azure/communication-identity@1.0.0-beta.4
  • Added CommunicationIdentityClient (originally part of the @azure/communication-administration package).
  • CommunicationIdentityClient added a constructor that supports TokenCredential.
  • CommunicationIdentityClient added a new method createUserWithToken.
Breaking Changes in @azure/communication-identity@1.0.0-beta.4
  • Replaced CommunicationUser with CommunicationUserIdentifier.
  • CommunicationIdentityClient method revokeTokens no longer accepts tokensValidFrom as an argument.
  • pstn is removed from TokenScope
  • issueToken no longer returns the CommunicationUser alongside the token.

Azure Communication Chat ChangeLog

New Features in @azure/communication-chat@1.0.0-beta.4
  • Added support for CreateChatThreadResult and AddChatParticipantsResult to handle partial errors in batch calls.
  • Added idempotency identifier parameter for chat creation calls.
  • Added support for listReadReceipts and listParticipants pagination.
  • Added new model for messages an content types : Text, Html, ParticipantAdded, ParticipantRemoved, TopicUpdated.
  • Added new model for errors (CommunicationError)
  • Added notifications for thread level changes.
Breaking Changes in @azure/communication-chat@1.0.0-beta.4
  • Updated to @azure/communication-common@1.0.0-beta.5. Now uses CommunicationUserIdentifier in place of CommunicationUser, and CommunicationTokenCredential instead of CommunicationUserCredential.
  • Removed priority field from ChatMessage.

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