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Weekly publication of Azure datacenter IP ranges (also known as XML files) for Azure Public, China, and Germany will be deprecated by June 30, 2020.
Target availability: Q4 2019
Easy tables and easy APIs will be removed from the Azure portal on November 11, 2019.
July-9 2019 marks the official last day of SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 support. Customers that need to remain on SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for some additional time can leverage Extended Security Updates (ESUs). To obtain security updates for SQL Server on-premises or hosted environments, customers must first register the eligible SQL Server instances in their own SQL Server Registry.
The API Apps icon in the Web category of the Azure Marketplace has been removed from the Azure Portal. Since API Apps and Web Apps have the same functionality, the API Apps icon has been removed.
Application Insights Connector which provided a way to export Application Insights data to a Log Analytics workspace will retire on June 30, 2019.
Azure Monitor classic alerts retirement date which was originally scheduled for June 30th, 2019 is being extended to August 31st, 2019 to provide customers more time to voluntarily migrate their classic alerts. You can migrate your classic alerts today using the migration tool. After August 31st, 2019 we will perform an automatic migration on your behalf.
Azure log integration (AzLog) tool will be deprecated on June 15, 2019.
Each of the Security Center features that are being retired can be replaced with new ones, or existing features in Azure Log Analytics or Azure Sentinel Preview
We operate three additional US government regions, all of which provide similar or enhanced capabilities to the US Gov Iowa region, which is being retired.
Azure Traffic Manager will stop automatically enabling, disabling, or deleting endpoints for Azure Cloud Services on May 1, 2019
Target availability: Q2 2019
Currently, Azure Traffic Manager can automatically enable, disable, or delete endpoints when starting, stopping, or deleting the corresponding cloud service. However, this option will be retired on May 1, 2019, and you’ll need to manually enable, disable, or delete profile endpoints in Traffic Manager when starting, stopping, or deleting a cloud service. You’ll continue to be billed for the endpoints unless they are manually disabled or deleted.
Migrate any Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs and PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Automation to Resource Manager REST APIs or the latest PowerShell cmdlets by January 30, 2020.
To continue cloud-based load testing, choose from several of our Azure partners and alternatives found in this article that are well equipped to adapt to your unique performance testing needs.
Classic alerts are scheduled to retire, and now you can automatically migrate them to the new Azure Monitor platform.
Announcing the new Azure Monitor metric alerts in IoT Hub. These new metric alerts are faster and more flexible than the older classic alerts, and they're also easier to set up.
Microsoft made the Azure Machine Learning service generally available on Dec 4, 2018, which allows users to build, train, manage and deploy machine learning models. Because this new service has fully replaced the capabilities of Azure Batch AI Preview.
The Azure Analysis Services web designer will be removed from the Azure portal as early as March 1, 2019.
To avoid service disruptions, retire your StorSimple 5000/7000 series devices and migrate as soon as possible to an alternative solution.
Azure Government customers who use the OMS portal can now extend their log query–based alerts to the Azure portal.
Move from Azure Scheduler to Azure Logic Apps by September 30, 2019
The Azure Container Service (ACS) will retire on January 31, 2020. Customers should begin transitioning to the Azure Kubernetes Service or other options now.