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November 2021

2 Nov

Azure Service Bus large message support reaches general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

This new capability removes need for workarounds and enables migration of legacy payloads to Azure

  • Service Bus
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

General availability: Provisioned throughput increase for Azure Ultra Disk Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

The provisioned throughput for Azure Ultra Disk Storage has been increased to 4,000 MB/s per disk.

  • Managed Disks
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

General availability: Centralized management of keys for encrypting Azure disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Centralized management of keys for encrypting Azure disks is now generally available, allowing you to manage encryption keys centrally in a subscription and encrypt disks and snapshots in other subscriptions in your organization.

  • Managed Disks
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

New capabilities introduced for disk pool (public preview) for Azure VMware Solution

IN PREVIEW

Disk pool enables you to access Azure Disk Storage for high-performance, durable block storage for your Azure VMware Solution workloads. We are introducing new enhancements to disk pool to improve availability, cost-efficiency, and management.

  • Managed Disks
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Public preview: Cross-region snapshot copy for Azure Disk Storage

IN PREVIEW

Cross-region snapshot copy is now in preview, allowing you to copy disk snapshots to any region for disaster recovery scenarios.

  • Managed Disks
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Live resize of Azure Disk Storage in public preview

IN PREVIEW

With live resize of Azure Disk Storage in preview, you can dynamically increase your disk size without any downtime to your application.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Open Service Mesh add-on for AKS is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use the service mesh capabilities from Open Service Mesh (OSM) integrated natively with the AKS managed service offering.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Azure SQL: Public preview updates for early November 2021

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

General availability: AKS support for Secrets Store CSI driver

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily integrate secrets stores into your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) so you can securely access your secrets via the container’s file system.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Public preview: Industry-aware analytics with database templates in Azure Synapse

IN PREVIEW

Database templates in Azure Synapse enable you to integrate and shape data from across multiple internal and external sources. This helps you eliminate data silos and accelerate building analytics-infused applications for your specific industry.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Public preview: Simplified provisioning of access to data lake assets

IN PREVIEW

Azure Purview will enable data owners to use a simple intuitive experience to centrally manage access to data in Azure Storage

  • Azure Purview
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Azure Service Operator v2 release is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Service Operator to provision resources within Kubernetes and implement self-service resource provisioning for your application developers.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Open Source
2 Nov

Public preview: Azure Container Registry connected registry for IoT Edge

IN PREVIEW

You can now synchronize container images from your cloud registry and serve them on-premises for use by IoT devices and use the connected registry in an disconnected setting up to 90 days.

  • Container Registry
  • Azure Container Service
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Public preview: Explore your Amazon RDS data in Azure Purview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Purview, the unified data governance solution, expands its multi-cloud coverage with support for Amazon RDS.

  • Azure Purview
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Public preview: Azure Container Apps

IN PREVIEW

Today we're announcing the public preview of Azure Container Apps. Run and scale modern apps using a fully managed serverless container service built for microservices.

  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Nov

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: Custom partitioning support in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Partition your data in analytical store using keys that are critical for your business logic to achieve better query and data load performance.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Azure Machine Learning public preview announcement Ignite, November 2021

IN PREVIEW

New feature Azure Arc-enabled machine learning inference and data labeling with text classification using ML Assist capabilities are now available in preview in Azure Machine Learning.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Public preview: gMSAv2 security policy support for Kubernetes workloads on Windows

IN PREVIEW

AKS will now take care of GMSA configuration, as well as maintaining trust during scale operations in the Windows nodepool.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Public preview updates to Azure SQL Managed Instance boosts performance, scale, and flexibility

IN PREVIEW

New investments in Azure SQL Managed Instance bring more performance, scale, and flexibility to your SQL workloads in this latest significant update to the service.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
2 Nov

Azure Cognitive Service for Language now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cognitive Service for Language provides high-quality natural language capabilities, from sentiment analysis and entity extraction to automated question answering.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

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