Learn about important Azure product updates, roadmap and announcements. Subscribe to notifications to stay informed.
For the first time ever, you can register your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider to unlock features and functionality previously only available with our Azure Marketplace images.
The Azure portal has updates to Azure Data Explorer and to Azure SQL.
Azure Data Factory now supports Azure Database for PostgreSQL as a sink. Use the copy activity feature to load data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL from any supported data source.
Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now generally available. This enables administrators to easily manage their HDInsight clusters using simple Azure CLI commands.
Based on customer feedback and requests, we are offering an extension to the deadline for service retirement for Scheduler from 30 September 2019 to 31 December 2019
Target availability: Q3 2019
Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.
Starting on 1 November 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.
Starting on 1 November 2019, some meter names of Azure Maps Standard IP-to-country transactions and Standard S1 IP-to-country transactions will change.
Starting on 1 November 2019, some meter IDs for Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions will change
We are releasing our latest text understanding feature, “Read”, in Docker containers for customers to run locally.
Azure Policy now supports remediation for tagging so you can bring 100% of your resources back to compliance.
Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.
The Auto-failover groups feature of Azure SQL Database is now available for managed instance deployments in all regions.
Azure Monitor for Azure Virtual Machines is now available in Japan East, North Europe and East US2.
The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in Japan East, North Europe and East US2.
Load data faster with new support from the Copy Activity feature in Azure Data Factory. Now, if you’re trying to copy data from any supported source into SQL database/data warehouse and find that the destination table doesn’t exist, Copy Activity will create it automatically.
Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL. Use the Copy Activity feature to load data into Azure Database for MySQL from any supported data sources.
Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.
Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping and recognition of characters in animated content.
Achieve additional security by restricting outbound (egress) traffic for cluster nodes to a limited number of ports and addresses.
Download the quarterly Azure Updates retrospective.
Read the Azure blog for the latest news.Blog
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