Skip navigation

Azure updates

Get the latest updates on Azure products and features to meet your cloud investment needs. Subscribe to notifications to stay informed.

RSS feed
Product category
Status:

September 2021

28 Sep

Norway East Availability Zones now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Availability Zones are now generally available in the Norway East region. These three new zones provide customers with options for additional resiliency and tolerance to infrastructure impact.

  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
27 Sep

Azure Site Recovery: Upgrade to TLS 1.2 or later by November 15, 2021 - for improved security

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery: Upgrade to TLS 1.2 or later by November 15, 2021 for improved security of replication data.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Security
22 Sep

General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 21.09

NOW AVAILABLE

This quality release includes an upgrade to the Linux Kernel and bug fixes in the Azure Sphere OS.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
22 Sep

Azure Functions runtime 4.0 is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions 4.0 includes support for .NET 6.

  • Azure functions
  • Features
22 Sep

Public preview: Distributed tracing for Java apps on Azure Functions Linux

IN PREVIEW

Distributed tracing for Java apps on Azure Functions can now be enabled through Azure portal. This integration provides additional insights into end-to-end transactions that were not previously supported, completes the application map, which aggregates many transactions to show a topological view your system, and lets you detect and diagnose performance bottlenecks.

  • Azure functions
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
22 Sep

Announcing general availability of Azure AD-joined VMs support

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now deploy Azure AD-joined VMs in your host pools for Azure Virtual Desktop.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
22 Sep

Azure SQL Database: General availability updates for late September 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late September 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
22 Sep

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) now includes PgBouncer version 1.16

NOW AVAILABLE

Create a Hyperscale (Citus) server group and use PgBouncer 1.16 as a part of this server group by connecting to port 6432 for connection to the coordinator.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
22 Sep

Azure Database for MySQL: Azure Pipelines support in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Deploy a SQL file or inline script to push changes to one or more databases with Azure Pipelines for Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server using Azure CLI tasks.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Management
  • Features
  • Open Source
22 Sep

Azure Resource Health for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server in public preview

IN PREVIEW

With Azure Resource Health, diagnose and get support for service problems that affect Flexible Server for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.

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

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server: Azure Pipelines in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Deploy a SQL file or inline script to push changes to one or more databases with Azure Pipelines for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server using Azure CLI tasks.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
22 Sep

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server: Terraform support in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Generate automated configuration files used with Terraform to automate provisioning and configuration on your Flexible Server for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
22 Sep

Public preview: At-scale management of Azure Monitor alerts in Backup center

IN PREVIEW

You can now manage your Azure Monitor alerts via Backup center.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Backup
  • Management
21 Sep

General availability: Oracle consistent snapshots using Azure VM Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup provides packaged pre-post scripts for Oracle VMs that can be used to instantly back up, create instant clones, reduce backup storage cost and performance impact.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
20 Sep

Public preview: Management Group Scope for Azure Reservations

IN PREVIEW

You can now purchase and change existing reservations to scope them to a management group.

  • Azure Cost Management and Billing
  • Management
20 Sep

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in three new regions: Norway East, UAE North, and Germany West Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce spending by storing cold data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
17 Sep

Azure Stream Analytics: 3 new regions are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed, real-time analytics service designed to help you analyze and process fast moving streams of data that can be used to get insights, build reports, or trigger alerts and actions. The service is now available in 3 new regions.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters
17 Sep

General Availability: Azure Virtual Desktop is now available in the Azure China cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Get started today with Azure Virtual Desktop in Azure China cloud. Deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
15 Sep

Azure VMware Solution achieves FedRAMP High Authorization

NOW AVAILABLE

With this certification, U.S. government and public sector customers can now use Azure VMware Solution as a compliant FedRAMP cloud computing environment, ensuring it meets the demanding standards for security and information protection.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Services
  • Features
15 Sep

JetStream Disaster Recovery for Azure VMware Solution now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

JetStream Disaster Recovery is now available on Azure VMware Solution in public preview, enabling DR protection needed for business and mission-critical applications. JetStream Disaster Recovery on Azure VMware Solution is also cost-effective, as it uses minimal resources at the DR site by leveraging cloud storage, such as Azure Blob Storage.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
  • Features

Azure at Microsoft Inspire

Resources

Read the Azure blog for latest news and announcements.

Blog

Get answers to your questions from Microsoft and Community experts.

Community support

Read commonly asked questions on Azure updates.

FAQ

Tell us what you think of Azure and what you want to see in the future.

Provide feedback

Azure is available in more regions than any other cloud provider.

Check product availability in your region