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April 2024

18 Apr

General availability: HBv4-series & HX-series VMs are now available in Sweden Central.

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv4 virtual machines (VMs) are optimized for various HPC workloads such as computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, frontend and backend EDA, rendering, molecular dynamics, computational geoscience, weather simulation, and financial risk analysis. HX-series Virtual Machines (VMs) are optimized for large memory HPC workloads such as backend EDA, finite element analysis, computational geoscience, and big data analytics.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
18 Apr

Azure Machine Learning data collector is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Machine Learning data collector provides real-time logging of input and output data from models that are deployed to managed online endpoints or Kubernetes online endpoints. This data can be seamlessly used for model monitoring, debugging, or auditing, thereby providing observability into the performance of your deployed models.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Services
18 Apr

GA: Azure Monitor log search alerts support managed identities

NOW AVAILABLE

A common challenge for developers is the management of credentials for applications to use when connecting to resources. Managed identities provide an automatically managed identity in Microsoft Entra ID. Applications can use managed identities to obtain Microsoft Entra tokens without having to manage any credentials.

  • Alerts
  • Features
18 Apr

Using Azure Virtual Network Manager network groups in security admin rules is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Using your Azure Virtual Network Manager network groups in the source and/or destination of security admin rules is now in public preview, enabling users to achieve network isolation across different environments and manage network segments more easily at scale.

  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Services
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
17 Apr

Action recommended: Prepare for model version retirement in Azure OpenAI

Action recommended: Prepare for model version retirement in Azure OpenAI

  • Services
  • Retirements
17 Apr

Azure Machine Learning - General Availability for April 2024

NOW AVAILABLE

Three features now available in GA enable you to seamlessly log inference data to a central location, set up event-driven applications, processes, or workflows based on Azure Machine Learning events, and utilize lifecycle management of features from creation through archival.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
16 Apr

General availability: Azure Virtual Network encryption availability in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network encryption is a feature of Azure Virtual Networks. Virtual network encryption allows you to seamlessly encrypt and decrypt traffic between Azure Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
15 Apr

Announcing Public Preview of Query editor in Azure Monitor Metrics

IN PREVIEW

Public Preview of Query editor in Azure Monitor Metrics is now Available! Get started with Query editor to access advanced querying capabilities within Azure Monitor Metrics. With the Query Editor's seamless integration of the widely adopted Prometheus Query Language (PromQL), customers can unlock advanced querying capabilities within their Azure Monitor Workspace. With PromQL, you can now efficiently analyze Prometheus metrics, identify trends, troubleshoot issues, and optimize resource utilization for better performance and reliability.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Metrics
  • Managed Prometheus
  • Features
15 Apr

Generally available: Azure Site Recovery update rollup 73 - April 2024

NOW AVAILABLE

This article describes the improvements for the latest version of Azure Site Recovery components. 

  • Features
15 Apr

Azure Event Grid support for last will & testament (LWT) capabilities now in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Ensures predictable and reliable flow of communication among MQTT clients during unexpected disconnections.

  • Event Grid
  • Features
15 Apr

GA: New Property for Disks-LastOwnershipUpdateTime

NOW AVAILABLE

Introducing LastOwnershipUpdateTime for Disks in Azure Portal, PowerShell, and CLI. It indicates the last state change time for the Disk, useful for tracking its current state and when it was last updated.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Features
11 Apr

General availability: Azure SQL updates for mid-April 2024

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in mid-April 2024.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
10 Apr

Azure Red Hat OpenShift April 2024 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

New features include support for ARO in Azure Terraform provider, ability to bring your own NSG, new GPU instance types for Day 2 operations, and more!

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Features
10 Apr

General availability: Extensible key management using Azure Key Vault for SQL Server on Linux

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Extensible key management (EKM) using Azure Key Vault in SQL Server on Linux is now generally available from SQL Server 2022 CU12 onwards.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
10 Apr

General Availability: Virtual private network (VPN) with Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

For enhanced security in your virtual network architectures where outbound connectivity is not allowed.

  • Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra
  • Features
10 Apr

General Availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server networking with Azure Private Link

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now supports Private Endpoints in General Availability.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
10 Apr

Public Preview: Long-term retention for Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

The feature will allow you to retain/manage backups for up to 10 years in the standard tier according to your compliance and auditing needs.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
10 Apr

Generally available: Defender for Cloud supports Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

You can now protect Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
10 Apr

Public Preview: Mirroring Azure Cosmos DB in Microsoft Fabric

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Get near-real time analytics on your Azure Cosmos DB data in Microsoft Fabric with zero-ETL.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
9 Apr

Run Azure Load Testing on Azure App Service web apps

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Load test your web apps directly from Azure App Service in Azure portal.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Web Apps
  • Features

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