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January 2022

19 Jan

Generally available: Azure Kubernetes support for upgrade events

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes (AKS) now supports several new upgrade events to help customers understand and view their upgrade status in the portal or via the CLI.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
19 Jan

Public preview: Kubernetes version alias support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You no longer need to specify the exact Kubernetes patch version number in your setup.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
19 Jan

Generally available: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): New certifications

NOW AVAILABLE

New compliance certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Features
  • Open Source
19 Jan

General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) in new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) is now available in the Central India and East Asia regions to distribute your Postgres database across multiple machines using sharding.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Open Source
18 Jan

Generally available: Azure IoT Edge tools for Visual Studio extension now supports Visual Studio 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

Download and install the Azure IoT Edge tools for Visual Studio extension that includes latest features and .NET 6 support in Visual Studio 2022.

  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Features
12 Jan

General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 22.01 expected on Jan 26

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
12 Jan

Announcing price reductions for Azure confidential computing

NOW AVAILABLE

Lower prices for Azure confidential computing virtual machines

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Security
12 Jan

Public preview: Azure Static Web Apps enterprise-grade edge

IN PREVIEW

Extend your Static Web App with a zero-config enterprise-grade edge powered by Azure Front Door.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Azure Functions
  • Features
  • Security
11 Jan

General availability: Multiple custom BGP APIPA addresses for active VPN gateways

NOW AVAILABLE

Get more flexibility for your on-premises BGP connections to Azure and create BGP-enabled VPN connections between Azure and other cloud providers.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Features
  • Security
10 Jan

Generally available: Load Balancer SKU upgrade through PowerShell script

NOW AVAILABLE

Upgrade to Standard SKU Load Balancer easily through a simple PowerShell script and take advantage of enhanced capabilities.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
10 Jan

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now generally available in West US 3

NOW AVAILABLE

Now available in West US 3 region, Azure Ultra Disk Storage provides high-performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your most-demanding workloads such as SAP HANA and top tier databases.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Features
10 Jan

Azure Backup - Automation updates - 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Summary of key automation updates for Azure Backup in 2021

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
10 Jan

Generally available: Azure Policy support for Azure Site Recovery

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2022

You can now use Azure Policy to enable Azure Site Recovery for your VMs at scale and ensure organizational standards.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Features
6 Jan

Azure Traffic Manager: Additional IP addresses for endpoint monitoring service.

NOW AVAILABLE

Update your network access control rules if you see Traffic Manager health probes with new IP addresses.

  • Traffic Manager
  • Azure Firewall
  • Services
5 Jan

Public preview: Semantic Search update

IN PREVIEW

Semantic Search, a feature of Azure Cognitive Search, is now available for direct configuration in the Azure Portal.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
5 Jan

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for early January 2022

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
4 Jan

General availability: Microsoft Defender for Cloud updates for December 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2021

New enhancements and updates released for general availability (GA) in Microsoft Defender for Cloud in December 2021.

  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Services
  • Features
  • Security
4 Jan

Generally available: Support for copying dashboards added to Azure IoT Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Start reusing tiles and dashboards through the new Copy Dashboard feature in Azure IoT Central.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
4 Jan

Generally available: Data mapping for transforming data at ingress in Azure IoT Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2022

Transform complex device telemetry into structured data inside Azure IoT Central so you can use that telemetry within Rules, Analytics, Dashboards and Data Export.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
4 Jan

Generally available: Display limits on tiles increased to 100 homogeneous devices

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now select and display up to 100 devices on a single tile within IoT Central.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features

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