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July 2024

Jul 11

RETIREMENT

Azure will retire Guest OS Families 2, 3, and 4, with end-of-life dates for Windows Server 2008 R2 in December 2024, and Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 in February 2025. Learn how to transition to supported OS Families.

Jul 11

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup is announcing General Availability of encryption of data in Backup vaults using Customer Managed Keys.

Jul 11

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup can now help you back up virtual machines using private endpoint-enabled disks. You can now also specify network settings to be used by the restored disks while initiating the restore process.

Jul 11

NOW AVAILABLE

We now have the ability for customers to scale down their unused capacity at the SAN level. We have also released diagnostic logging and expanded into new regions.

Jul 11

IN PREVIEW

Customers now have access to pod level metrics and DNS metrics for troubleshooting their AKS cluster networks.

Jul 9

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

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

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 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

IN PREVIEW

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

Jul 5

IN PREVIEW

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

Jul 5

IN PREVIEW

Connect cross-subscription resources to your Azure Load Balancer

Jul 5

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 will be retired on July 31st, 2024.

Jul 5

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

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

IN PREVIEW

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

Jul 5

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

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

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

IN PREVIEW

Use the latest version of Redis on your cache instances.

Jul 5

IN PREVIEW

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

Jul 5

IN PREVIEW

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

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

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

IN PREVIEW

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

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

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE

Manage Log Analytics Dedicated cluster in Azure portal.

Jul 5

IN PREVIEW

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

Jul 5

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

Jul 5

IN PREVIEW

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

Jul 5

IN PREVIEW

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

June 2024

Jun 3

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

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

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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