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Monthly updates for March 2022

24 Mar

Public preview: Intelligent cache for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2022

Accelerate Apache Spark in Azure Synapse execution speed using the new intelligent cache feature.

  • Features
24 Mar

Generally available: Azure Data Explorer supports multiple databases per data connection

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2022

Dynamically route Azure Data Explorer data to an alternate database

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Event Grid
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Features
24 Mar

General availability: Azure Machine Learning user-defined functions in Azure Stream Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2022

Machine Learning user-defined function in Stream Analytics allows you to perform high throughput, low latency, real-time predictions, allowing you to act on insights which have a very short shelf-life.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
22 Mar

Templates functionality preview version in Azure portal will be retired on 31 March 2025

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

Start using template specs in the Azure portal before 31 March 2025.

  • Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Retirements
22 Mar

Review your VNET configurations that may be affected by IP address changes

Target retirement date: March 31, 2023

IP address changes will begin affecting your ability to manage your virtual network-enabled API Management services on 31 March 2023.

  • API Management
  • Retirements
22 Mar

Azure Time Series Insights will be retired on 31 March 2025

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

We’re retiring Azure Time Series Insights on 31 March 2025 – transition to Azure Data Explorer

  • Azure Time Series Insights
  • Retirements
21 Mar

General availability: Inbound NAT rule now supports port management for backend pools

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now specify target backend pool in inbound NAT rule for less management overhead when configuring port forwarding.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
21 Mar

Update your Azure App Service apps to use Microsoft .NET 6 before 3 December 2022

Target retirement date: December 03, 2022

Extended support for .NET Core 3.1 is ending on 3 December 2022.

  • App Service
  • App Service (Linux)
  • Retirements
21 Mar

Azure QnA Maker will be retired on 31 March 2025

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

Migrate to custom question answering before Azure QnA Maker is retired on 31 March 2025.

  • QnA Maker
  • Retirements
21 Mar

Transition to using connection strings for data ingestion by 31 March 2025

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

Technical support for instrumentation key–based global ingestion in Application Insights will end on 31 March 2025.

  • Application Insights
  • Retirements
21 Mar

Community support for Node 14 LTS is ending on 30 April 2023

Target retirement date: April 30, 2023

Community support for Node 14 LTS is ending on 30 April 2023 – transition to Node 14 LTS by that date

  • App Service
  • App Service (Linux)
  • Retirements
21 Mar

Azure Data Lake Analytics will be retired on 29 February 2024

Target retirement date: February 29, 2024

Migrate to Azure Synapse Analytics.

  • Retirements
21 Mar

Generally available: Connect and manage devices in Azure IoT Central without models

NOW AVAILABLE

You now have the ability to connect your devices, send data, run commands, and create relationships without having to first create a model for them in Azure IoT Central.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
21 Mar

In development: New planned datacenter region in Finland (Finland Central)

IN DEVELOPMENT

Microsoft has announced plans to bring a new datacenter region to Finland, including availability zones.

  • Regions & Datacenters
21 Mar

Public preview: Azure Container Registry on Azure Stack Hub

IN PREVIEW

A public preview of Azure Container Registry on Azure Stack Hub is available starting with Azure Stack Hub update 2108.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Container Registry
  • Features
21 Mar

Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack Hub

IN PREVIEW

A public preview of Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack Hub is available starting with Azure Stack Hub update 2108.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
21 Mar

General availability: Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC now upgraded

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2022

Azure HBv3 virtual machines are now upgraded to and generally available with AMD EPYC 3rd Gen processors with 3D V-Cache, codenamed “Milan-X”, in the Azure East US, South Central US, and West Europe regions.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
18 Mar

Five Azure classic networking services will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Migrate your resources that use classic networking services to Azure Resource Manager before 31 August 2024.

  • Retirements
17 Mar

Select Azure Dedicated Host SKUs will be retired on 31 March 2023

Target retirement date: March 31, 2023

Azure Dedicated Hosts SKUs such as Dsv3-Type1, Dsv3-Type2, Esv3-Type1, and Esv3-Type2 will be retired on 31 March 2023. Upgrade your hosts to the recommended Dedicated Host SKUs.

  • Azure Dedicated Host
  • Retirements
17 Mar

Extended support for Microsoft .NET Core 3.1 will end on 3 December 2022

Target retirement date: December 03, 2022

Update your Azure Functions apps to use Microsoft .NET 6 before 3 December 2022

  • Azure functions
  • Retirements

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