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May 2021

6 May

Append blob support in Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Applications can now create append blobs in addition to block blobs in Azure Data Lake Storage accounts and append to them using Append Block operations. Applications that need to add information to existing files efficiently and continuously can leverage append blobs.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
5 May

General availability: Multiple features for Azure VPN Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Take advantage of multiple new enhancements and features that are now generally available in Azure VPN Gateway.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
5 May

General availability: Custom Translator—May new features, improvements and bug fixes

NOW AVAILABLE

Review the Microsoft Custom Translator new features, improvements, bug fixes, and new/refreshed models for May 2021.

  • Translator
  • Services
5 May

Azure Backup: Operational backup for Azure Blobs is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Operational backup for Azure Blobs gives you a managed data protection solution for block blobs in your storage accounts.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
5 May

General availability: Azure Log Analytics UI updates May 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Log Analytics for May 2021 include a new and updated experience for custom logs management and pinned parts filter integration.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
4 May

Azure Data Share Preview API versions will no longer be supported starting August 1, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: August 01, 2021

Beginning August 1, 2021, you will no longer be able to access Azure Data Share preview API versions (2018-11-01-preview, 2020-06-01-preview) through REST API or SDK.

  • Azure Data Share
  • SDK and Tools
  • Retirements
4 May

New NPv1 virtual machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New Xilinx Alveo U250 FPGA NPv1 VMs are now generally available in West US 2, East US, West Europe, and Southeast Asia.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
4 May

Public preview: AKS support for Secrets Store Container Storage Interface

IN PREVIEW

Access your secrets securely via the container's file system.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
3 May

General availability: Azure Maps- new Gen2 pricing model available

NOW AVAILABLE

Get new Azure Maps features and potential cost savings with Gen2 pricing.

  • Azure Maps
  • Pricing & Offerings
3 May

Azure Security Center: General availability updates for April 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates released for general availability (GA) in Azure Security Center in April 2021.

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Services
3 May

Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for April 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure Security Center in April 2021.

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Services

April 2021

29 Apr

Azure Sphere version 21.04 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest release of Azure Sphere brings enhancements and features to the OS, SDKs, and Visual Studio extensions.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
29 Apr

Microsoft Azure Web PubSub service now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Easily build large-scale real-time messaging applications with WebSockets without the need to manage backend infrastructure.

  • Services
29 Apr

Azure Site Recovery now supports Azure Policy in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Leverage Azure Policy to enable Azure Site Recovery for your VMs at scale and ensure organizational standards.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Azure Policy
  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Management
  • Features
29 Apr

General availability: Azure Site Recovery now supports cross-continental disaster recovery for 3 region pairs

NOW AVAILABLE

Protect your applications from outages by replicating your virtual machines across continents.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
  • Features
29 Apr

General availability: Set up Azure Site Recovery with proximity placement groups across hybrid and cloud disaster recovery scenarios

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery now provides a portal experience to failover VMs or physical servers inside a proximity placement group in the target Azure region.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
28 Apr

Public preview: Application Insight in South India and West Central US

IN PREVIEW

Application Insight is now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyzing their services for health in the following list of regions South India West Central US.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Regions & Datacenters
28 Apr

Public preview: Azure Log Analytics in South India

IN PREVIEW

Azure Log Analytics is now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyzing their services for health and usage in South India.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters
28 Apr

Azure Ultra Disk is now generally available in North Central US

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Ultra Disk, which offers high performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your data-intensive and transaction-heavy workloads, is now available in North Central US.

  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Features
28 Apr

Public preview: Forced failover now available with zone redundant high availability for Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Flexible Server forced failover capability is now available in all zone redundant regions.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Open Source

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