The Azure SDK team is pleased to announce our March 2022 client library releases.

34 packages released this month.

Stable Packages (15)

  • Core

  • Identity

  • Resource Management - App Platform

  • Resource Management - Compute

  • Resource Management - Container Service

  • Resource Management - Data Factory

  • Resource Management - Kusto

  • Resource Management - Rdbms

  • Resource Management - Storage

  • Service Bus

  • Storage - Blobs

  • Storage - Files Data Lake

  • Storage - Files Shares

  • Storage - Queues

  • Tables

Patch Updates (2)

  • Resource Management - Data Factory

  • Web PubSub

Beta Packages (14)

  • Cognitive Search

  • Cosmos DB

  • Event Hubs

  • Identity

  • Question Answering

  • Resource Management - App Configuration

  • Resource Management - Cosmos DB

  • Resource Management - Log Analytics

  • Resource Management - SQL

  • Resource Management - Service Linker

  • Schema Registry - Avro

  • Storage - Blobs

  • Synapse - Artifacts

  • Text Analytics

Release highlights

Cognitive Search 11.3.0b8 Changelog

Features Added

  • Added support to create, update and delete aliases via the SearchIndexClient.

Core 1.23.0 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • Use “\n” rather than “/n” for new line in log. #23261

Features Added

  • Improve intellisense type hinting for service client methods. #22891

  • Add a case insensitive dict case_insensitive_dict in azure.core.utils. #23206

Cosmos DB 4.3.0b3 Changelog

Features Added

  • Added new provisional max_integrated_cache_staleness_in_ms parameter to read item and query items APIs in order to make use of the preview CosmosDB integrated cache functionality. Please see Azure Cosmos DB integrated cache for more details.
  • Added support for split-proof queries for the async client

Bugs fixed

  • Default consistency level for the sync and async clients is no longer Session and will instead be set to the consistency level of the user’s cosmos account setting on initialization if not passed during client initialization. This change will impact client application in terms of RUs and latency. Users relying on default Session consistency will need to pass it explicitly if their account consistency is different than Session. Please see Consistency Levels in Azure Cosmos DB for more details.
  • Fixed invalid request body being sent when passing in serverScript body parameter to replace operations for trigger, sproc and udf resources.
  • Moved is_system_key logic in async client.
  • Fixed TypeErrors not being thrown when passing in invalid connection retry policies to the client.

Event Hubs 5.8.0a3 Changelog

Other Changes

  • Improved the performance of async sending and receiving.

Event Hubs 5.9.0b2 Changelog

Breaking Changes

  • from_message_data on EventData has been renamed from_message_content for interoperability with the Schema Registry Avro Encoder library. The data parameter has been renamed to content.

Identity 1.8.0 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • Handle injected “tenant_id” and “claims” (#23138)

“tenant_id” argument in get_token() method is only supported by:

  • AuthorizationCodeCredential
  • AzureCliCredential
  • AzurePowerShellCredential
  • InteractiveBrowserCredential
  • DeviceCodeCredential
  • EnvironmentCredential
  • UsernamePasswordCredential

it is ignored by other types of credentials.

Identity 1.9.0b1 Changelog

Features Added

  • Added validate_authority support for msal client (#22625)
  • Added resource_id support for user-assigned managed identity (#22329)
  • Added ClientAssertionCredential support (#22328)
  • Updated App service API version to “2019-08-01” (#23034)

Question Answering 1.1.0b1 Changelog

Features Added

  • Added QuestionAnsweringProjectsClient for managing Qna projects. Performing project operations such as create, delete, export, and import project, as well as knowledge sources operations such as adding or listing knowledge sources, Qnas, and synonyms.

Resource Management - App Configuration 2.1.0b1 Changelog

Resource Management - App Configuration 2.1.0b2 Changelog

Resource Management - App Platform 7.0.0 Changelog

Resource Management - Compute 26.0.0 Changelog

Resource Management - Compute 26.1.0 Changelog

Resource Management - Container Service 17.0.0 Changelog

Resource Management - Cosmos DB 7.0.0b3 Changelog

Resource Management - Data Factory 2.2.1 Changelog

Resource Management - Data Factory 2.3.0 Changelog

Resource Management - Kusto 2.2.0 Changelog

Resource Management - Log Analytics 13.0.0b2 Changelog

Resource Management - Rdbms 10.1.0 Changelog

Resource Management - SQL 4.0.0b2 Changelog

Resource Management - Service Linker 1.0.0b2 Changelog

Resource Management - Storage 19.1.0 Changelog

Schema Registry - Avro 1.0.0b2 Changelog

Breaking Changes

  • MessageMetadataDict has been renamed MessageContent.
  • data in MessageContent has been renamed content.
  • The data parameter in encode and decode on the sync and async AvroEncoder has been renamed content.
  • The from_message_data method in the MessageType protocol has been renamed from_message_content. The data parameter in from_message_content has been renamed content.
  • The __message_data__ method in the MessageType protocol has been renamed __message_content__.

Features Added

  • request_options has been added to encode and decode on AvroEncoder as an optional parameter to be passed into client requests.
  • The size of the current schema/schema ID caches will be logged at an info level when a new entry has been added.

Service Bus 7.6.0 Changelog

Features Added

  • Introduce ServiceBusMessageState enum that can assume the values of active, scheduled or deferred.
  • Add state property in ServiceBusReceivedMessage.

Storage - Blobs 12.10.0b4 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • Addressed a few mypy typing hint errors.

Features Added

  • Updated clients to support both SAS and OAuth together.
  • Updated OAuth implementation to use the AAD scope returned in a Bearer challenge.

Storage - Blobs 12.10.0 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • Added all missing Service SAS permissions.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented upload_blob() from working with an OS pipe reader stream on Linux. (#23131)

Storage - Files Data Lake 12.6.0 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • Update azure-core dependency to avoid inconsistent dependencies from being installed.
  • Added all missing Service SAS permissions.

Storage - Files Shares 12.7.0 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where start_copy_from_url() was not sending the ignore_read_only parameter correctly.

Storage - Queues 12.2.0 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • Update azure-core dependency to avoid inconsistent dependencies from being installed.

Synapse - Artifacts 0.12.0 Changelog

Features Added

  • re-generated based on tag package-artifacts-composite-v3

Tables 12.3.0 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • Validation of the table name has been removed from the constructor of the TableClient. Instead individual APIs will validate the table name and raise a ValueError only if the service rejects the request due to the table name not being valid (#23106)
  • Fixed hard-coded URL scheme in batch requests (#21953)
  • Improved documentation for query formatting in query_entities APIs (#23235)
  • Removed unsecure debug logging

Text Analytics 5.2.0b3 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • string_index_type now correctly defaults to the Python default UnicodeCodePoint for AnalyzeSentimentAction and RecognizeCustomEntitiesAction.
  • Fixed a bug in begin_analyze_actions where incorrect action types were being sent in the request if targeting the older API version v3.1 in the beta version of the client library.
  • string_index_type option Utf16CodePoint is corrected to Utf16CodeUnit.

Web PubSub 1.0.1 Changelog

Bugs Fixed

  • fix authentication who use a reverse_proxy_endpoint with either WebPubSubServiceClient.from_connection_string or pass in an AzureKeyCredential for authentication #22587

Latest Releases

View all the latest versions of Python packages here.

Installation Instructions

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

$> pip install azure-ai-language-questionanswering==1.1.0b1
$> pip install azure-ai-textanalytics==5.2.0b3
$> pip install azure-core==1.23.0
$> pip install azure-cosmos==4.3.0b3
$> pip install azure-data-tables==12.3.0
$> pip install azure-eventhub==5.8.0a3
$> pip install azure-eventhub==5.9.0b2
$> pip install azure-identity==1.8.0
$> pip install azure-identity==1.9.0b1
$> pip install azure-messaging-webpubsubservice==1.0.1
$> pip install azure-mgmt-appconfiguration==2.1.0b1
$> pip install azure-mgmt-appconfiguration==2.1.0b2
$> pip install azure-mgmt-appplatform==7.0.0
$> pip install azure-mgmt-compute==26.0.0
$> pip install azure-mgmt-compute==26.1.0
$> pip install azure-mgmt-containerservice==17.0.0
$> pip install azure-mgmt-cosmosdb==7.0.0b3
$> pip install azure-mgmt-datafactory==2.2.1
$> pip install azure-mgmt-datafactory==2.3.0
$> pip install azure-mgmt-kusto==2.2.0
$> pip install azure-mgmt-loganalytics==13.0.0b2
$> pip install azure-mgmt-rdbms==10.1.0
$> pip install azure-mgmt-servicelinker==1.0.0b2
$> pip install azure-mgmt-sql==4.0.0b2
$> pip install azure-mgmt-storage==19.1.0
$> pip install azure-schemaregistry-avroencoder==1.0.0b2
$> pip install azure-search-documents==11.3.0b8
$> pip install azure-servicebus==7.6.0
$> pip install azure-storage-blob==12.10.0b4
$> pip install azure-storage-blob==12.10.0
$> pip install azure-storage-file-datalake==12.6.0
$> pip install azure-storage-file-share==12.7.0
$> pip install azure-storage-queue==12.2.0
$> pip install azure-synapse-artifacts==0.12.0


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