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February 2021

23 Feb

We’re retiring Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor (classic) on 29 February 2024

Target retirement date: February 29, 2024

Transition to the new Connection Monitor in Azure Network Watcher.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
  • Retirements
23 Feb

We’re retiring Network Performance Monitor on 29 February 2024

Target retirement date: February 29, 2024

Transition to the new Connection Monitor in Azure Network Watcher.

  • Network Performance Monitor
  • Retirements
23 Feb

Azure Automation is now available in UAE Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
22 Feb

Azure Batch ‘CloudServiceConfiguration’ pools will be retired on 29 February 2024

Target retirement date: February 29, 2024

Transition to Azure Batch Virtual Machine pool configuration by 29 February 2024.

  • Batch
  • Retirements
22 Feb

The G5 and GS5 Azure VMs will no longer be hardware-isolated on 28 February 2022

Target retirement date: February 28, 2022

G5 and GS5 Azure Virtual Machines will no longer be isolated.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Dedicated Host
  • Retirements
22 Feb

The GS5 Azure Virtual Machines will no longer be SAP HANA Certified on 28 February 2022 

Target retirement date: February 28, 2022

Start using E64ds_v4 before 28 February 2022.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
22 Feb

Community support for Python 3.6 is ending on 23 December 2021

Target retirement date: December 23, 2021

App Service support for Python 3.6 is ending on 23 December 2021.

  • Web Apps
  • App Service
  • Retirements
22 Feb

The E64i_v3 & E64is_v3 Azure VMs will not be hardware-isolated on 28 February 2022

Target retirement date: February 28, 2022

E64i_v3 & E64is_v3 Azure VMs will no longer be isolated.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Dedicated Host
  • Retirements
22 Feb

Azure Database for PostgreSQL ending support for PostgreSQL version 9.6 on 11 November 2021

Target retirement date: November 11, 2021

Community support for Azure Database PostgreSQL version 9.6 ends on 11 November 2021

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Retirements
22 Feb

Earlier versions of Analysis Services client libraries will retire on 30 June 2021

Target retirement date: June 30, 2021

Update your Analytics Services client libraries to version 15.1.37.40 or higher by 30 June 2021.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Retirements
22 Feb

General availability: Data flows in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse now support Reserved Instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) and Azure Synapse Analytics (Synapse) now offer discounted pricing on data flows based on 1-year and 3-year reservations.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Data Factory
  • Features
22 Feb

General availability: Azure Cognitive Services Translator releases nine new languages

Azure Cognitive Services Translator is releasing nine new languages for text translation: Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azeri, Khmer, Lao, Myanmar, Nepali, and Tigrinya.

  • Features
20 Feb

Azure Image Builder Service now generally available

Use Azure Image Builder to streamline your image building pipeline and integrate your DevOps application life-cycle with the cloud native tools.

  • Red Hat Linux
  • Open Source
19 Feb

Email one-time passcode authentication on by default starting October 2021

Target retirement date: October 31, 2021

Email one-time passcode will be on by default and redemption using unmanaged Azure Active Directory accounts will no longer be allowed starting October 31, 2021 and not March 31, 2021.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Services
  • Retirements
19 Feb

General availability: Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door managed ruleset refresh

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Microsoft_DefaultRuleSet_1.1 to protect your web applications from OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
19 Feb

Web Application Firewall Integration with Azure Front Door Standard and Premium SKU

IN PREVIEW

Azure Front Door Premium SKU with built-in Web Application Firewall, protects your public and private web applications, combines protection with application acceleration and content caching.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door Standard/Premium (Preview)
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
19 Feb

General availability support for Java Message Service (JMS) 2.0 API on Azure Service Bus Premium

NOW AVAILABLE

Use existing applications that leverage JMS 2.0 API to talk to Service Bus without any code changes. Only configuration changes are required.

  • Service Bus
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
19 Feb

Datadog integration with Azure: Public preview

IN PREVIEW

Datadog and Microsoft Azure have worked together to create an integrated Datadog SaaS solution. Built on Azure and available via the Azure Marketplace, this solution provides a seamless and first-party-like experience for Datadog’s cloud monitoring solution. Azure is the first cloud platform to offer this integrated experience with third-party solutions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
18 Feb

Azure Sphere OS version 21.02 is now available for evaluation

NOW AVAILABLE

This Azure Sphere quality update of the OS includes bug fixes as well as recent CVE mitigations.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
18 Feb

Azure Front Door Standard and Premium now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Front Door Standard and Premium, enables Azure customers to securely deliver and manage their global applications and content, migrate to cloud and modern microservice architectures and improve their users’ experience.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Security

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