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Monthly updates for July 2023

31 Jul

Generally available: Cloud Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) by Palo Alto Networks - an Azure Native ISV Service

NOW AVAILABLE

The first ISV next-generation firewall service natively integrated in Azure is now generally available.

  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
31 Jul

Public preview: Assess cost optimization opportunities using new workbook template in Azure Advisor

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

Review cost optimization insights for your Azure environment and identify savings using the new Cost Optimization workbook template in Azure Advisor.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Management
27 Jul

Updated default TLS policy for Azure Application Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

The default TLS policy for new deployments of Azure Application Gateway is now set to AppGwSslPolicy20220101.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
26 Jul

Azure DevOps July 2023 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2023

In July, we've delivered multiple improvements across Azure DevOps services. You can now dismiss dependency scanning alerts in Advanced Security that you believe to be a false positive or acceptable risk. In Azure Repos, we changed the default behavior to remove "Edit policies" permission when creating a new branch.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
26 Jul

Speech-to-text REST API v3.0 will be retired by 31 March 2026.

Target availability: Q1 2026

Speech-to-text REST API v3.0 will be retired by 31 March 2026. Update your code that uses Speech-to-text REST API. We recently updated the Speech-to-text REST API to version 3.1. Version 3.1 builds on the capabilities of the previous version and adds new features including language identification and multi-speaker diarization. With these enhancements, we'll retire version 3.0 of the API on 31 March 2026.

  • Azure AI Speech
  • SDK and Tools
25 Jul

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for mid-July 2023

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in mid-July 2023

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
24 Jul

The Classic VMs retirement deadline is now September 6, 2023

Target retirement date: September 06, 2023

Migrate your Classic VMs before September 6, 2023 to avoid service disruptions.

  • Retirements
24 Jul

Public preview: Azure Application Gateway for Containers

IN PREVIEW

Application Gateway for Containers is the next evolution to Application Gateway's Ingress Controller; bringing performance, scale, deployment, and feature enhancements.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
24 Jul

Public Preview: Firmware analysis in Defender for IoT

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

The new firmware analysis feature in Defender for IoT enables security teams to get deeper visibility into IoT/OT devices by providing better insights into the foundational software they are built on.

  • Security
  • Features
20 Jul

Windows Server end-of-support (EOS): Upgrade seamlessly with Azure Migrate (Public preview)

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

With Azure Migrate, seamlessly upgrade legacy Windows servers while migrating to Azure, minimizing effort, downtime, and risk. By creating a copy of the server in Azure and performing the upgrade there, the impact on the original server is minimized, ensuring a secure and efficient transition.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Features
  • Operating System
19 Jul

Preview: Azure Boost

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

Azure Boost is one of Microsoft Azure’s latest and most significant infrastructure innovations, enabling greater network and storage performance at scale, improves security, and reduced servicing impact.

  • Microsoft Inspire
19 Jul

Public preview: Bring your own key on Ephemeral OS disk for AKS

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

You can now use your own keys to encrypt your ephemeral OS disks.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
19 Jul

Public preview: Network observability add-on for AKS

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

You can now get complete observability into the network health and connectivity of your AKS cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Managed Grafana
  • Managed Prometheus
  • Features
19 Jul

Public preview: Support for Python 3.11 in Azure Functions

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

Take advantage of Python 3.11 features with Azure Functions

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
19 Jul

Public Preview: OData API type in Azure API Management

IN PREVIEW

We are excited to announce the public preview of the OData API type in Azure API Management. This new capability extends the benefits and capabilities of Azure API Management to OData APIs, including the ability to secure them with standard API protections, such as authentication, authorization, and rate limiting, in combination with OData-specific policies for request validation.

  • API Management
  • Features
19 Jul

Generally available: Event Grid upgrade enhancements for AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2023

You can now receive and programmatically handle AKS generated upgrade events in Event Grid

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Event Grid
  • Features
19 Jul

Azure Machine Learning - Public Preview for July

IN PREVIEW

New features now available in Public Preview enable you to create AI workflows that connect to various language models and data sources and use prompt flow and Azure OpenAI models to build LLM applications.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Azure OpenAI Service
  • Features
19 Jul

Azure Machine Learning - General Availability for July

NOW AVAILABLE

A new feature now available in GA enables you to create compute clusters in locations that are different from the location of the workspace.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
18 Jul

General availability: IoT Hub Service Upgrade

NOW AVAILABLE

All IoT Hubs will be going through a service upgrade between July 2023 and November 2023 with potential impact to your IoT Hub.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Services
18 Jul

Public Preview : Crash Consistent VM Restore points

IN PREVIEW

For Azure partners and customers seeking to develop business continuity and disaster recovery solutions, crash-consistent VM restore points serve as feature-rich building blocks, offering an agentless solution available natively on the Azure platform.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

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