What is a Preview (beta) service or feature?
Microsoft may provide access to Azure preview, beta or other pre-release features, services, software or regions to obtain feedback and for evaluation purposes. Previews that are available are identified by a “Preview” tag in the Azure portal. They are also listed on the Preview page or in the Preview section of the Azure portal. There are many different kinds of Preview Services and Features for Microsoft Azure, with service availability and programme access being the biggest differentiators:
- Public Preview: made available to Microsoft Azure subscribers through the Azure portal, these services are intended to be used as an early look into what’s coming and as a chance to test upcoming services and features.
- Private Preview: provided only to a small subset of customers, in direct contact with the Azure Engineering teams, focused on direct and constant feedback during the development phase of a service
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