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Monthly updates for August 2021

18 Aug

HB-series Azure Virtual Machines will be retired by 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2024.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
17 Aug

Azure Blob storage - Inventory generally availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Administrators can enable a daily or weekly inventory to be created to gain understanding of their blobs and containers.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services
17 Aug

Migrate your Azure IoT Central apps to version 3 before 1 March 2022

Target retirement date: March 01, 2022

IoT Central V2 is retiring 1 March 2022.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Retirements
17 Aug

Upgrade to Text-to-Speech Neural Voice  by 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

All standard Text-to-Speech voices will be retired on 31 August 2024.

  • Speech Services
  • Retirements
17 Aug

Update Java SDK 3.x to Java SDK 4.x by 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

We’ll be retiring version 3.x of the Azure Cosmos DB Java SDK on 31 August 2024.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Retirements
17 Aug

Select Azure Cognitive Search skills will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Upgrade your skills to version 3 of Azure Cognitive Search sentiment analysis and entity recognition skills.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Retirements
17 Aug

Azure Monitor’s Baseline and CalculateBaseline APIs will be retired on 30 November 2021

Target retirement date: November 30, 2021

Azure Monitor’s Baseline and CalculateBaseline APIs will be retired on 30 November 2021, use the MetricBaselines API instead.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Retirements
16 Aug

Placement polices now in public preview for Azure VMware Solution

IN PREVIEW

Placement policies enable admins to specify constraints or rules when allocating Virtual Machines within an Azure VMware Solution private cloud. With this update the creation and assignment of vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) rules for running Virtual Machines in an Azure VMware Solution SDDC has been simplified and is now executable directly from the Azure Portal for cloud admin roles.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Features
  • Services
  • Management
  • Compliance
13 Aug

General availability: Azure IoT Central new and updated features—July 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

July updates include enhancements to device information displays and new features to help you manage your IoT Edge devices.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
13 Aug

Public preview: Address changes on an Azure virtual network that has active peerings

IN PREVIEW

You can now update your virtual network address space without needing to remove the peering links on their virtual networking and incurring any downtime.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
12 Aug

Azure Machine Learning public preview announcements - August 2021

IN PREVIEW

New features Cross Location Compute, Hierarchical Time Series, and Compute Instance auto-shutdown and auto-start capabilities are now available in preview in Azure Machine Learning.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
12 Aug

General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 21.08 expected on Aug 25

NOW AVAILABLE

Participate in the retail evaluation now to ensure full compatibility. The OS evaluation period provides 14 days for backward compatibility testing.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
11 Aug

General availability: GitHub Codespaces

NOW AVAILABLE

GitHub Codespaces is now available to all GitHub Teams and GitHub Enterprise Cloud customers.

  • GitHub
  • SDK and Tools
11 Aug

Automatic Azure VM extension upgrade capabilities now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Automatic extension upgrade provides safe and automatic upgrades for extensions on Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets, keeping your environments more secure and up to date.

  • Features
  • Security
10 Aug

Public preview: Discovery and assessment for ASP.NET web apps with Azure Migrate

IN PREVIEW

Secure your connection to Azure Migrate services with Azure Migrate Private Link

  • Azure Migrate
  • Services
10 Aug

Public preview: Containerize apps and migrate to AKS and Azure App Service with Azure Migrate

IN PREVIEW

Azure Migrate: App Containerization helps you containerize and migrate ASP.NET and Java web applications to Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure App Service.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Services
9 Aug

General availability: Azure VPN Client for macOS

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure VPN Client for macOS enables you to utilize features of Azure AD natively, such as multi-factor authentication, conditional access, and user-based policies for you Mac clients.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Features
  • Security
9 Aug

General availability: Introducing global disaster recovery via Azure Site Recovery

NOW AVAILABLE

Replicate your virtual machines to any Azure region on the planet to safeguard your applications from disaster.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
  • Management
9 Aug

Public preview: Azure Percept DK July (2107) software update is available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Percept July update includes fixes related to security, Wi-Fi/Network, and OOBE UI localization.

  • Azure Percept
  • Features
  • Operating System
  • Security
6 Aug

General availability: Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach: 2 new locations

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute Global Reach allows you to link ExpressRoute circuits in different locations together to make a private network between your on-premises networks.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Services

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