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Monthly updates for April 2023

24 Apr

Azure Service Fabric 9.1 Third Refresh Release

NOW AVAILABLE

This release includes new features and fixes.

  • Services
24 Apr

Generally available: Cross-region service endpoints for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now connect Storage Accounts to Virtual Networks in all regions using global service endpoints (cross-region service endpoints).

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
24 Apr

Preview: Introducing DCesv5 and ECesv5-series Confidential VMs with Intel TDX

IN PREVIEW

Today, we’re excited to announce the expansion of our Confidential VM family with the launch of the DCesv5-series and ECesv5-series in preview. Featuring 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, these VMs are backed by an all-new hardware-based Trusted Execution Environment called Intel® Trust Domain Extensions (TDX). Organizations can use these VMs to seamlessly bring confidential workloads to the cloud without any code changes to their applications.

  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
21 Apr

Support has ended for Gen 4 hardware on Azure SQL Database

Target retirement date: March 31, 2023

Gen 4 hardware on Azure SQL Database is no longer supported, effective March 31, 2023. Databases may remain on Gen 4 configurations, albeit with limitations.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Retirements
21 Apr

Cognitive Services Custom Commands feature is being retired on April 30, 2026

Target retirement date: April 30, 2026

Custom Commands voice commanding solution will be retired on 30 April 2026.

  • Azure AI Speech
  • Retirements
21 Apr

App Service Environment version 1 and version 2 will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Migrate to App Service Environment v3 by 31 August 2024.

  • App Service
  • Retirements
19 Apr

General Availability: Support for Linux clients to use identity-based access to Azure file shares over SMB

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2023

Linux SMB clients can now use Azure Files identity based authentication and authorization. This capability is available to devices that are domain joined to either customer-managed Microsoft AD DS or Azure AD DS.

  • Azure Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Premium Files Storage
  • Features
  • Open Source
19 Apr

Azure CycleCloud 8.4.0 release

Target availability: Q2 2023

We’re excited to announce the release of CycleCloud 8.4.0. Here is the list of the improvements and bug fixes: New Features • Slurm 3.0 is now supported o Support for dynamic nodes, and dynamic partitions via dynamic nodearrays, supporting both single and multiple VM sizes o New slurm versions 23.02 and 22.05.8 o Cost reporting via azslurm CLI o azslurm cli based autoscaler o Ubuntu 20 support o Removed need for topology plugin, and therefore also any submit plugin • Encryption-At-Host is now supported • Added Event Log for auditing storage credentials • Cluster usage schema now includes VM size details • New regions supported for pricing, including Poland, Sweden, and Jio India Resolved Issues • VMSS which were removed outside of CycleCloud could trigger a null-pointer exception. • Users were not able to interact with checkboxes in forms • node.json was not parsed using utf-8 encoding on Windows • Pricing for Ultra disks was not collected correctly • VMs using Ultra disks failed to be created if there was no price information • Restoring from backup sometimes picked an older version to restore from • Restoring from backup did not work if port 80/443 were in use • LSF example template was broken • In certain cases, nodes could be added to the cluster but not counted against the limits • Users were not able to change their password • CVE-2021-43980 is mitigated Here’s a link to the release notes in our public documentation: Release Notes v8.4.0 - Azure CycleCloud | Microsoft Learn UPGRADING CYCLECLOUD Please follow these links depending on the customer’s configuration:  Upgrading on Debian or Ubuntu  Upgrading on Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clones  Upgrading from the Microsoft Download center More info: Upgrade or Migrate - Azure CycleCloud | Microsoft Docs QUESTIONS? Please feel free to reach out at askcyclecloud@microsoft.com, or the AskCycleCloud Teams channel

  • Open Source
19 Apr

Public preview: Azure Container Apps available in Azure China

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Container Apps in Azure China.

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Regions & Datacenters
18 Apr

Generally Available: Kubernetes 1.26 support in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

Benefit from Kubernetes 1.26 features in production.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
18 Apr

Public preview: AKS service mesh addon for Istio

IN PREVIEW

Installing and using Istio on your AKS clusters is now easier.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Open Source
18 Apr

Generally Available: Long term support version in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You now have the option to enable long term support for a specific Kubernetes version.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
18 Apr

Public preview: Fail Fast Upgrade on API Breaking change detection

IN PREVIEW

Use this feature to reduce time you have to spend on post upgrade workload troubleshooting

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
18 Apr

Generally Available: Azure CNI Overlay for Linux

NOW AVAILABLE

Simplify your AKS cluster management, routing configurations, and efficiently scale your clusters.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
18 Apr

OpenCost for AKS cost visibility

NOW AVAILABLE

Get greater visibility into current and historic Kubernetes spend and resource allocation..

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Open Source
18 Apr

GA: Azure Active Directory workload identity with AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use AAD workload identity with AKS in production

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
18 Apr

Azure Service Operator stable release version 2.0 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Create and manage over 100 Azure resources such as databases, storage accounts, VMs, and more from within Kubernetes.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Open Source
18 Apr

Hotpatch is now available on preview images of Windows Server VMs on Azure with the Desktop Experience installation mode

IN PREVIEW

Hotpatch is available for preview images of Windows Server Azure Edition VMs running the Desktop Experience installation mode.

  • Services
  • Management
18 Apr

Generally Available: Azure App Service - New Premium v3 Offerings

NOW AVAILABLE

Introducing two new offerings in the Premium v3 (Pv3) service tier on Azure App Service  

  • Services
  • Features
18 Apr

Public Preview: Isovalent Cilium Enterprise through Azure Marketplace

IN PREVIEW

Isovalent Cilium Enterprise is now available to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) customers in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace marking a key milestone in delivering the expansive eBPF-powered Cilium and Isovalent Cilium Enterprise to Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Virtual Network
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features

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