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Monthly updates for August 2021

31 Aug

Run Commands for Azure VMware Solution now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Run commands are a collection of PowerShell packages available in the Azure VMware Solution portal that simplify the execution of certain operations on vCenter. With this announcement your cloud administrator can now more easily run management tasks that require elevated privileges.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Services
  • Features
31 Aug

Azure Functions support for Node 10 is ending on 30 September 2022

Target retirement date: September 30, 2022

Functions App support for Node 10 apps is ending on 30 September 2022, we recommend you upgrade to Node 14.

  • Azure functions
  • Retirements
31 Aug

Azure Functions support for PowerShell 6 is ending on 30 September 2022

Target retirement date: September 30, 2022

Functions Apps support for PowerShell 6 apps is ending on 30 September 2022.

  • Azure functions
  • Retirements
31 Aug

Azure Functions support for Node 6 is ending on 28 February 2022

Target retirement date: February 28, 2022

Functions App support for Node 6 apps is ending on 28 February 2022, we recommend you upgrade to Node 14.

  • Azure functions
  • Retirements
31 Aug

General availability: Azure Backup Offline backup with Azure Data Box

NOW AVAILABLE

The capability to seed large initial Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) backups offline to recovery services vault using Azure Data Box is now generally available.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
31 Aug

Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for August 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure Security Center in August 2021.

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Services
31 Aug

Azure Security Center: General availability updates for August 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates released for general availability (GA) in Azure Security Center in August 2021.

  • Security Center
  • Security
  • Services
31 Aug

Public preview: Simplified disaster recovery for VMware machines using Azure Site Recovery

IN PREVIEW

A new and more reliable way to protect VMware machines using simplified ASR replication appliance

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
  • Features
30 Aug

General availability: Azure ExpressRoute: New ExpressRoute Direct locations available

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute Direct gives you the ability to connect directly into Microsoft’s global network at peering locations strategically distributed around the world.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Services
30 Aug

General availability: Azure ExpressRoute: New ExpressRoute peering locations available

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Services
30 Aug

General availability: New Azure Batch capabilities

NOW AVAILABLE

Several new pool and security features are now generally available.

  • Batch
  • Features
26 Aug

Community support for Python 3.7 is ending on 27 June 2023

Target retirement date: June 24, 2023

Upgrade to Python 3.8 before 27 June 2023

  • App Service
  • Retirements
26 Aug

Azure Functions support for Node 8 is ending on 28 February 2022

Target retirement date: February 28, 2022

Functions App support for Node 8 apps is ending on 28 February 2022, we recommend you upgrade to Node 14.

  • Azure functions
  • Retirements
26 Aug

Azure Functions support for Python 3.6 is ending on 30 September 2022

Target retirement date: September 30, 2022

Functions App support for Python 3.6 is ending on 30 September 2022, we recommend you upgrade to Python 3.8.

  • Azure functions
  • Retirements
26 Aug

Azure Synapse Analytics Compute Optimized data flows will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Transition from Compute Optimized data flows to General Purpose data flows by 31 August 2024.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Retirements
25 Aug

General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 21.08

NOW AVAILABLE

This quality release includes bug fixes and security updates of the Azure Sphere OS.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
25 Aug

Hard coded IP address for Azure Site Recovery will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Hard coded IP for Azure Site Recovery will be retired on 31 August 2024 – transition to using service tags.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Retirements
25 Aug

Retiring version Async 2.x of the Azure Cosmos DB Java SDK on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Update to Java Async 2.x to Java SDK 4.x by 31 August 2024.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Retirements
25 Aug

Multi-step web tests will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Transition to custom availability tests in Application Insights by 31 August 2024.

  • Application Insights
  • Azure Monitor
  • Retirements
25 Aug

ND-series Azure Virtual Machines will be retired by 31 August 2022

Target retirement date: August 31, 2022

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2022.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements

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