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Templates functionality preview version in Azure portal will be retired on 31 March 2025

Published date: March 22, 2022

On 31 March 2025, we’ll retire the public preview templates functionality in the Azure portal. Before that date, you’ll need to start using template specs, which includes all the functionality of templates, plus enables you to: 

•    Securely store, share, and manage access to template specs in Azure Resource Manager. 
•    Iterate on template code to update an existing version or publish a new one.
•    Deploy using PowerShell, Azure CLI, the Azure portal, REST, and other supported SDKs and clients.

Required action
To avoid losing access to your templates, follow the steps to convert them to template specs in the Azure portal before 31 March 2025. 

Help and support
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  • Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Retirements