Azure updates | Microsoft Azure (2024)

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Generally Available: Azure Site Recovery support for Azure Trusted Launch VMs (Windows OS) Generally Available: Run your Databricks jobs with serverless compute for workflows Generally Available: Interactive Serverless Compute Generally Available: DLT with serverless compute Public Preview: Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) integration with Virtual WAN Public Preview: Azure CDN Standard From Microsoft (classic) zero-downtime migration to Azure Front Door In Development: ExpressRoute resiliency enhancements Public Preview: Online migration for MongoDB in Azure Data Studio Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for early-July 2024 Public Preview: Azure cross-subscription Load Balancer Private Preview: Azure Backup for Elastic SAN Retirement: Onco-Phenotype model within Azure AI Health Insights Public Preview: Azure Machine Learning Announcement Generally Available: Azure Machine Learning Announcement Generally Availabile: Spain Central region added to Azure HDInsight Generally Available: Azure Log Alerts support for Azure Data Explorer Public Preview: Force detach zone redundant data disks during zone outage Public Preview: ED25519 SSH key support for Linux virtual machines Public Preview: Continuous Performance Diagnostics for Windows VMs to enhance VM Troubleshooting Public Preview: Windows Server 2025 now available Public Preview: Redis 7.2 on Azure Cache for Redis Enterprise Public Preview: Online migration in migration service Azure Database for PostgreSQL Public Preview: Extension version sync for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server Generally Available: New Azure Advisor recommendations for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server Generally Available: IOPS scaling for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server Generally Available: Azure SQL updates for late-June 2024 Public Preview: Geo-Replication for Azure Service Bus Premium Public Preview: JavaScript (JS) Challenge on Azure WAF integrated with Azure Application Gateway Public Preview: Azure Container Apps available in Azure Government Cloud Virginia Generally Available: Announcing kube-egress-gateway for Kubernetes Generally Available: OS Security Patch channel for Linux in AKS Generally Available: az command invoke in AKS Public Preview: Upgrade Policies for Virtual Machine Scale Sets with Flexible Orchestration Generally Available: Azure Monitor Log Enablement Policy Expansion Generally Available: Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry-based Distro adds Live Metrics Generally Available: Azure Virtual Network Manager mesh and direct connectivity Generally Available: Run load tests in debug mode on Azure Load Testing Public Preview: Summary rules in Azure Monitor Log Analytics, for optimal consumption experiences and cost Generally Available: Azure Monitor, Log Analytics dedicated clusters now supported in Azure portal Public Preview: Announcing Foundation Model Training Generally Available: Run Azure Load Testing on Azure Functions Azure support plan offer being discontinued on June 30, 2024 General Availability: vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB now supports Mongo Ver 7.0 Public Preview: Azure Cosmos DB continuous backup for accounts using Azure Synapse Link Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for mid-June 2024 Added support for Azure Monitor log search alert rules in Resource Health Log search alert rules using linked storage will require using a managed identity staring July 2024 General Availability: Audit logging in Azure API Management developer portal Updates by date Azure at Microsoft Build Resources

Jul 9

Generally Available: Azure Site Recovery support for Azure Trusted Launch VMs (Windows OS)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery support for Azure Trusted Launch VMs (Windows OS)

Jul 5

Generally Available: Run your Databricks jobs with serverless compute for workflows

NOW AVAILABLE

Users can now run their Azure Databricks job without configuring and deploying infrastructure.

Jul 5

Generally Available: Interactive Serverless Compute

NOW AVAILABLE

Serverless compute for notebooks allows you to run your notebooks quickly without configuring and deploying infrastructure.

Jul 5

Generally Available: DLT with serverless compute

NOW AVAILABLE

DLT with serverless compute allows you to run your streaming data pipelines without configuring and deploying infrastructure.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) integration with Virtual WAN

IN PREVIEW

When a Network Virtual Appliance (NVA) is deployed into a Virtual WAN hub, it can serve as a third-party gateway with various functionalities. Cisco FTD is the newest NVA integration with the Virtual WAN hub.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Azure CDN Standard From Microsoft (classic) zero-downtime migration to Azure Front Door

IN PREVIEW

Migrate Azure CDN Standard from Microsoft (classic) to Azure Front Door for enhanced security, rules engine, logging and analytics capabilities.

Jul 5

In Development: ExpressRoute resiliency enhancements

IN DEVELOPEMENT

Azure ExpressRoute is rolling out several product enhancements to help customers improve their multi-site and zonal resiliency posture with ExpressRoute deployments.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Online migration for MongoDB in Azure Data Studio

IN PREVIEW

Online MongoDB migration capabilities in Azure Data Studio for uninterrupted database transfers.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for early-July 2024

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in early-July 2024.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Azure cross-subscription Load Balancer

IN PREVIEW

Connect cross-subscription resources to your Azure Load Balancer

Jul 5

Private Preview: Azure Backup for Elastic SAN

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup support for backup and restore of Elastic SAN Volumes is now in private preview.

Jul 5

Retirement: Onco-Phenotype model within Azure AI Health Insights

RETIREMENT

Onco-Phenotype model within Azure AI Health Insights will be retired on July 31st, 2024.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Azure Machine Learning Announcement

IN PREVIEW

One feature now available in public preview enables you to consume predictions from a diverse set of models in a uniform and consistent way. Developers can talk with different models deployed in Azure Machine Learning without changing the underlying code they are using.  

Jul 5

Generally Available: Azure Machine Learning Announcement

NOW AVAILABLE

Three features now available in GA enable you to provide a secure and efficient way to deploy and consume AI/ML models, submit training jobs through the Studio UI—including hyperparameter tuning—using an improved submission experience, and ensures a seamless interactive experience for developing LLM applications. 

Jul 5

Generally Availabile: Spain Central region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

We are now introducing a new region - Spain Central for Azure HDInsight.

Jul 5

Generally Available: Azure Log Alerts support for Azure Data Explorer

NOW AVAILABLE

We are now introducing support for running queries also on Azure Data Explorer (ADX) tables, and even joining data between those data sources in a single query.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Force detach zone redundant data disks during zone outage

IN PREVIEW

Customers will now be able to detach the ZRS disks and attach them to another VM, decreasing the RTO.

Jul 5

Public Preview: ED25519 SSH key support for Linux virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

We are excited to offer Azure customers enhanced security and performance with ED25519 SSH key support for Linux virtual machines (VMs) in Azure.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Continuous Performance Diagnostics for Windows VMs to enhance VM Troubleshooting

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor, Microsoft’s comprehensive solution for monitoring and optimizing cloud resources, announces the launch of Continuous Performance Diagnostics. This new feature elevates the existing on-demand Performance Diagnostics for Azure VMs by providing continuous, actionable insights into high resource usage. It empowers you to swiftly diagnose performance issues, optimize resource utilization, and maximize efficiency. Now available in Public Preview for Windows VMs, Continuous Performance Diagnostics is the next leap in Azure VM performance troubleshooting with Azure Monitor.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Windows Server 2025 now available

IN PREVIEW

Windows Server 2025 preview is now available. Check out the advanced security, performance increases, and modernized experience of the newest version of Windows Server.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Redis 7.2 on Azure Cache for Redis Enterprise

IN PREVIEW

Use the latest version of Redis on your cache instances.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Online migration in migration service Azure Database for PostgreSQL

IN PREVIEW

Experience seamless online migration for PostgreSQL with migration service in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Extension version sync for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Keep your PostgreSQL extensions up-to-date with a single command for enhanced security and stability.

Jul 5

Generally Available: New Azure Advisor recommendations for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

New and updated Azure Advisor recommendations created for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server.

Jul 5

Generally Available: IOPS scaling for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Optimize database performance with dynamic IOPS scaling for Azure PostgreSQL Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server.

Jul 5

Generally Available: Azure SQL updates for late-June 2024

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late-June 2024.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Geo-Replication for Azure Service Bus Premium

IN PREVIEW

The new Geo-Replication feature for Service Bus is now in public preview. This feature allows to replicate data and metadata for a namespace between a primary and a secondary region.

Jul 5

Public Preview: JavaScript (JS) Challenge on Azure WAF integrated with Azure Application Gateway

IN PREVIEW

Increase your security posture and generate a non-intrusive mitigation when a request matches a WAF bot rule or custom rule using Azure WAF JS challenge.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Azure Container Apps available in Azure Government Cloud Virginia

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Apps is now available in public preview in Azure Government Cloud Virginia.

Jul 5

Generally Available: Announcing kube-egress-gateway for Kubernetes

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now configure different egress IPs for your pods without creating multiple nodes with instance-level public IPs.

Jul 5

Generally Available: OS Security Patch channel for Linux in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use OS Security Patch channel for Linux in AKS to limit disruption from patching.

Jul 5

Generally Available: az command invoke in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now access the API server and control plane of a private cluster more easily.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Upgrade Policies for Virtual Machine Scale Sets with Flexible Orchestration

IN PREVIEW

Upgrade Policies help ensure your virtual machines in your scale set remain up to date with the latest scale set model.

Jul 5

Generally Available: Azure Monitor Log Enablement Policy Expansion

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor is announcing the release of new and updated Azure Policy built-in policies and initiatives for enabling platform logging at-scale for Azure services.

Jul 5

Generally Available: Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry-based Distro adds Live Metrics

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor now offers a way to get Live Metrics while using vender-neutral OpenTelemetry APIs that are the foundation of the Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry Distro

Jul 5

Generally Available: Azure Virtual Network Manager mesh and direct connectivity

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network Manager mesh and direct connectivity are generally available in all public regions

Jul 5

Generally Available: Run load tests in debug mode on Azure Load Testing

NOW AVAILABLE

Run load tests in debug mode with enhanced logging. You get the debug logs and request and response data for failed requests.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Summary rules in Azure Monitor Log Analytics, for optimal consumption experiences and cost

IN PREVIEW

Aggregate ingested data to workspace continuously per given query and cadence to enable efficient queries on large data sets and time ranges.

Jul 5

Generally Available: Azure Monitor, Log Analytics dedicated clusters now supported in Azure portal

NOW AVAILABLE

Manage Log Analytics Dedicated cluster in Azure portal.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Announcing Foundation Model Training

IN PREVIEW

With Foundation Model Training, Azure Databricks users can use their own data to customize a foundation model to optimize performance

Jul 5

Generally Available: Run Azure Load Testing on Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

Load test your functions directly from Azure Functions in Azure portal.

Jul 5

Azure support plan offer being discontinued on June 30, 2024

END OF SUPPORT

End of Azure Standard support offer on June 30, 2024. Customers without another paid support plan and who wish to maintain technical support coverage should purchase support.

Jul 5

General Availability: vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB now supports Mongo Ver 7.0

NOW AVAILABLE

vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB has expanded its capabilities and now supports Mongo Version 7.0.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Azure Cosmos DB continuous backup for accounts using Azure Synapse Link

IN PREVIEW

Now Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB customers can migrate to continuous backup.

Jul 5

Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for mid-June 2024

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in mid-June 2024.

June 2024

Jun 3

Added support for Azure Monitor log search alert rules in Resource Health

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Resource Health helps you diagnose and get support for service problems that affect your Azure resources.Azure Resource Health now supports log search alert rules, so that you can use the activity log to check the health status of your log search alert rules.

Jun 3

Log search alert rules using linked storage will require using a managed identity staring July 2024

IN DEVELOPMENT

Starting July 2024, alert rules using linked storage will require a managed identity to access the linked storage. This requirement will be enforced on alert rules created with API version 2023-12-01 or newer. Creating or updating linked storage rules using an older API version will be blocked.

Jun 3

General Availability: Audit logging in Azure API Management developer portal

NOW AVAILABLE

TARGET AVAILABILITY: Q2 2024

We are excited to announce that audit logging for user actions in the Azure API Management developer portal is now generally available. API administrators and managers can now enable a diagnostic setting in Azure API Management to send developer portal audit logs to a storage account, event hub, or Log Analytics workspace.

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