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Monthly updates for March 2024

28 Mar

Azure Sphere version 24.03 and Azure Sphere (Integrated) are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere 24.03 release includes Azure Sphere (Integrated) general availability, support for custom certificates to connect to Azure IoT Services, an updated version of cURL for the Azure Sphere OS, security fixes, SDK support for Ubuntu 24.04 pre-release, removal of SDK support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and changes to the CMake toolchain.

  • SDK and Tools
  • Operating System
28 Mar

GA: Improved throughput performance on Azure Disks’ Standard SSD

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Disks Standard SSD throughput limits are now 100 MB/s on disks sized 8191 GBs and lower.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Services
  • Features
28 Mar

GA: Azure Logic Apps Designer for Consumption

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

We're thrilled to announce the general availability of the new Azure Logic Apps Designer for Consumption, revolutionizing your workflow experience with unparalleled speed, smoothness, and reliability. Unifying the designer experience across all supported platforms, including standard Azure Logic Apps, the Azure Logic Apps Visual Studio Code extension, and consumption Azure Logic Apps in the portal, ensures seamless usability and familiarity wherever you work.

  • Features
28 Mar

Public Preview: Safety evaluations for generative AI applications in Azure AI Studio

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Measure your generative AI application’s susceptibility to jailbreak attacks and to producing unsafe content, so you can implement effective mitigations and go from prototype to production with confidence.

  • Azure AI Studio
  • Features
27 Mar

Generally available: Microsoft Dev Box in Southeast Asia, Brazil South, South Africa North, and Switzerland North 

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Dev Box is generally available in Southeast Asia, Brazil South, South Africa North, and Switzerland North.  

  • Services
27 Mar

GA: Azure SQL Trigger support for Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now build application logic in Azure Function apps which can be driven by the data from Azure SQL database

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
27 Mar

General Availability: Azure Files geo-redundancy for standard large file shares

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

Azure Files geo-redundancy for 100TiB standard SMB file shares is now generally available.

  • Azure Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
27 Mar

Public preview: Support for Key Vault Certificates in Azure Container Apps

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Key Vault to store and manage your own TLS/SSL certificates for use with Azure Container Apps.

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Security
  • Features
27 Mar

Generally Available: Free managed certificates on Azure Container Apps

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Apps now provides a free managed certificate for your custom domain.

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Security
  • Features
27 Mar

Public preview: PowerShell 7.4 support for Azure Functions

IN PREVIEW

You can now develop apps using PowerShell 7.4 locally and deploy them to Azure Functions

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
27 Mar

Public Preview: Azure Container Apps OpenTelemetry Agent support

IN PREVIEW

You can now use open-source standards to send your app’s data.

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Features
27 Mar

Azure Front Door (classic) will be retired on 31 March 2027

Target retirement date: March 31, 2027

Migrate to Azure Front Door Standard or Premium by 31 March 2027, when Front Door (classic) will be retired.

  • Azure Front Door (classic)
  • Security
  • Retirements
27 Mar

General availability: Azure SQL updates for late-March 2024

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

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

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
27 Mar

Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for late-March 2024

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late-March 2024.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
27 Mar

Public Preview: Real-time text translation using the azure_ai extension in Azure Database for PostgreSQL

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Text translation right within SQL facilitates building intelligent multilingual applications on Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
27 Mar

Public Preview: Invoke Azure Machine Learning models using the azure_ai extension

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Invoke Azure Machine Learning models in real-time from SQL in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
27 Mar

General availability: Migration service in Azure Database for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

Seamlessly migrate PostgreSQL to Azure using a managed service for complete schema and data transfers, hassle-free.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
27 Mar

General availability: Rate Limiting on ExpressRoute Direct Circuits

NOW AVAILABLE

Rate Limiting is now generally available over ExpressRoute Direct port circuits, providing enhanced control over bandwidth usage. This Quality of Service (QoS) feature prevents circuits from bursting beyond their configured bandwidth, thereby improving network performance and reliability. Rate Limiting can be enabled for each circuit individually, offering flexibility to prioritize certain circuits. This feature can be activated during or after the creation of the ExpressRoute Direct circuit.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Features
27 Mar

Public Preview: On-demand capacity reservations for Specialty SKUs

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

You can now reserve capacity with SLA for following Specialty VM sizes, Mv3 series, NC-series (v3 and newer), NV-series (v2 and newer), and Lsv2 series

  • Pricing & Offerings
27 Mar

Public preview: Change partition key of a container in Azure Cosmos DB (NoSQL API)

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

The ability to change the partition key of a container in Azure Cosmos is now available in preview for NoSQL API.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features

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