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September 2021

1 Sep

General availability: Change performance tiers for Azure Premium SSDs with no downtime

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Premium SSDs now enables you to change performance tiers without any downtime to your applications.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
1 Sep

General availability: Automatic key rotation of customer-managed keys for encrypting Azure disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Disk Storage now enables you to automatically rotate keys for encryption of your data.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Features
1 Sep

Generally available: Azure Monitor support for Availability Zones

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor support for Availability Zones (AZ) is now available on West US 2 and East US 2. Currently, only workspaces created on dedicated clusters can have AZ support, by selecting to use Availability Zones when creating the cluster.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
1 Sep

General availability: Cross service queries between Azure Monitor and Azure Data Explorer

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now write cross service queries between Azure Monitor and Azure Data Explorer, to access relevant data where you need it.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
1 Sep

Azure SQL - General availability updates for early September 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in early September 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
1 Sep

Azure SQL - Public preview updates for early September 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in early September 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
1 Sep

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) now supports PostgreSQL 11.12 minor version

NOW AVAILABLE

PostgreSQL 11.12 is now supported on Hyperscale (Citus) for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Management
  • Features
1 Sep

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server automated intelligent tuning

IN PREVIEW

Intelligent tuning, an automated tuning service, is now available on Flexible Server for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Management
  • Features
  • Open Source
1 Sep

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): Germany West Central region generally available 

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) is now available in the Germany West Central region to distribute your Postgres database to horizontally scale queries across multiple machines using sharding.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Management
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Open Source
1 Sep

Azure AD Graph is retiring on 30 June 2022

Target retirement date: June 30, 2022

Update your apps to use Microsoft Graph before 30 June 2022

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Active Directory for developers
  • Security
  • Retirements

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

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