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April 2024

9 Apr

Native Delta Lake Output Now Generally Available in Azure Stream Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

The native support for Delta Lake output in Azure Stream Analytics is now generally available.

  • Features
9 Apr

Azure Load Testing availability in Fairfax (USGov Virginia)

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Load Testing GA in Fairfax cloud - USGov Virginia. US Government customers on the Fairfax cloud can now use Azure Load Testing to simplify their end-to-end load testing process.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Services
8 Apr

App Service virtual network integration multi plan subnet join

We're excited to announce that the multi plan subnet join for virtual network integration is now available in preview in all regions!

  • Features
8 Apr

General Available: Azure Synapse Runtime for Apache Spark 3.4 is now GA

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2024

Azure Synapse Runtime for Apache Spark 3.4 is now Generally Available

  • Open Source
  • Features
8 Apr

Public preview: Backup and restore of virtual machines with private endpoint enabled disks

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup can now help you back up virtual machines using private endpoint-enabled disks. You can now also specify network settings to be used by the restored disks while initiating the restore process.

  • Azure Backup
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
4 Apr

Azure Virtual Network Manager Security Admin Rule generally available in 45 regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network Manager's security admin rule configuration is now generally available in 45 regions, empowering users to enforce security rules across their virtual networks globally.

  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
2 Apr

General Availability of Azure Logic Apps connectors for IBM Mainframe and Midranges

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Exciting news! Our IBM Mainframe and Midrange connectors, including IBM 3270, IBM CICS, IBM DB2, IBM i, IBM MQ, and IBM IMS, are now generally available. These connectors address highly sought-after customer requests, bring capabilities to extend Azure Logic Apps cloud native workloads with some of the oldest systems ever built for Mainframes and Midranges. 

  • Logic Apps
  • Features
2 Apr

Public Preview of Azure OpenAI and AI Search in-app connectors for Logic Apps (Standard)

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

We're thrilled to announce two new built-in connectors for Azure Logic Apps: Azure OpenAI and Azure AI Search. With the increasing adoption of AI technologies, there's a growing demand to integrate these capabilities seamlessly into Logic Apps workflows. To address this need, we're launching the Public Preview of these connectors, bridging the gap between Logic Apps and AI.

  • Logic Apps
  • Features
2 Apr

Public Preview: Resiliency Review on Azure Advisor

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Improve your workload’s resiliency and optimize your cloud deployments by reviewing recommendations on Advisor

  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
2 Apr

Public Preview: Azure Monitor introduces Prometheus community recommended alerts

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Enable Prometheus community recommended alerts to monitor key signals to be promptly notified on potential critical issues within your clusters.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Managed Prometheus
  • Alerts (Classic)
  • Features
2 Apr

Generally Available: AKS cost views

NOW AVAILABLE

The Kubernetes clusters and Kubernetes namespaces cost views are now generally available in Cost analysis within Azure portal. You can view the aggregated costs for all your AKS clusters and namespaces across a subscription and drill down into infrastructure and namespaces costs of a cluster.

  • Microsoft Cost Management
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Management
2 Apr

Announcing General Availability of Azure API Management Basic v2 and Standard v2 Tiers

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We're thrilled to announce the General Availability of Azure API Management's newest pricing tiers – Basic v2 and Standard v2. The Azure API Management v2 pricing tiers represent a significant leap forward, offering a comprehensive range of capabilities tailored to projects of all sizes, from small-scale endeavors to large-scale enterprise applications. Importantly, these new v2 pricing tiers are available alongside our existing Azure API Management classic pricing tiers, ensuring continuity for users. It's worth noting that the Azure API Management classic pricing tiers remain actively supported and invested in.  

  • API Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
1 Apr

GA: Azure API Management Developer Portal Unveils Enhanced Features for Increased Developer Productivity

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

The API Management developer portal is an automatically generated, fully customizable website with the documentation of your APIs. It's where API consumers can discover your APIs, learn how to use them, request access, and try them out. We recently improved the portal editor interface to boost your productivity and enhance the interactions with your favorite features and tools.  

  • Features
1 Apr

Public preview: ExpressRoute Metro for High Resiliency

IN PREVIEW

ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider. With ExpressRoute, you can establish connections to Microsoft cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • ExpressRoute Circuits
  • Services
  • Features
1 Apr

Public preview: Azure Backup supports long term retention for backup of Azure Database for MySQL– Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Now you can retain backups for up to 10 years by defining your own backup and retention policy for MySQL- Flexible server.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Database for MySQL flexible servers
  • Security
  • Features
  • Compliance
1 Apr

Public Preview: Azure Backup enables vaulted backups for Azure Files for comprehensive data protection.

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Azure Backup now supports transferring Azure Files backups to the vault for comprehensive protection against severe data loss scenarios like ransomware attack.

  • Security
  • Features

March 2024

29 Mar

Begin using Azure Monitor–based dashboards in Azure API Management before the built-in analytics dashboards are retired on 15 March 2027

Target retirement date: March 15, 2027

The classic built-in analytics dashboards will be retired on 15 March 2027.

  • Retirements
29 Mar

Migrate your Git Repository to automated deployments with APIOps by 15 March 2025

Target retirement date: March 15, 2025

The Git repository feature in Azure API Management will be retired 15 March 2025

  • Retirements
29 Mar

Long Audio API will be retired on 31 March 2027 – Migrate to the new batch synthesis API

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2027

Long Audio API will be retired on March 31, 2027

  • Features
29 Mar

Azure CycleCloud support for Chef run_lists and cookbooks in cluster-init projects is ending on 31 March 2025

Target retirement date: April 01, 2025

End of Life Announcement for Chef Run_lists and Cookbooks in Azure CycleCloud Cluster-Init Projects on 31 March 2025

  • Retirements

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