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Monthly updates for February 2020

28 Feb

Service Management REST APIs and support will be retired on 1st November 2021

Target retirement date: November 01, 2021

To continue using Service Bus, Relay and Event Hubs, please move your APIs to Azure Resource Manager.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Retirements
28 Feb

Migrate your IaaS resources to Azure Resource Manager by 1st March 2023

Target retirement date: March 01, 2023

We encourage you to make the switch to Azure Resource Manager to take advantage of the many feature enhancements in ARM.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
27 Feb

Azure Site Recovery data encryption feature will be retired 30th April 2022

Target retirement date: April 30, 2022

This will be replaced by the more advanced Encryption at Rest with Azure Site Recovery, which uses Storage Service Encryption (SSE).

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Retirements
27 Feb

We are retiring Azure AD Domain Services classic VNET support on 1st March, 2023

Target retirement date: March 01, 2023

In 2017, Azure AD Domain Services became available to host in an Azure Resource Manager network. Since then, we have been able to build a more secure service using the Azure Resource Manager‘s modern capabilities.

  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Security
  • Retirements
27 Feb

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle timeout is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle timeout is now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
26 Feb

Azure Virtual Network service endpoint policies feature is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Virtual Network service endpoint policies enable you to prevent unauthorised access to Azure Storage accounts from your virtual network.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
26 Feb

We are retiring some Azure Site Recovery support options on 1st March 2023

Target retirement date: March 01, 2023

As we continue to invest in Azure Site Recovery (ASR) capabilities, we are going to focus our engineering efforts on disaster recovery to Azure scenarios.

  • Retirements
26 Feb

Azure StorSimple 8000/1200 series will no longer be supported starting 31st December 2022

Target retirement date: December 31, 2022

Microsoft has been expanding the portfolio of Azure Hybrid storage capabilities with new services for data tiering and cloud ingestion, providing more options to customers for storing data in Azure in native formats. In conjunction with this, support for the following StorSimple versions will end 31st December 2022.

  • StorSimple
  • Retirements
25 Feb

Preview a fully parsed YAML document without running the pipeline

NOW AVAILABLE

With this update, we have added a preview-but-do not-run mode for YAML pipelines so you can try a YAML pipeline without running it or committing it to a repo. This will let you see a fully parsed YAML document without running the pipeline.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
25 Feb

A8 – A11 Azure Virtual Machine sizes will be retired on 1st March 2021

Target retirement date: March 01, 2021

We recommend moving your high performance computing (HPC) workloads to another HPC Virtual Machine size.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
25 Feb

Kubernetes on Azure Stack Hub in GA

NOW AVAILABLE

We now support Kubernetes cluster deployment on Azure Stack Hub, a certified Kubernetes Cloud Provider. Install Kubernetes using Azure Resource Manager templates generated by ACS Engine on Azure Stack Hub.

  • Services
24 Feb

Virtual machines NVv4 series meter name changes

Effective 1st April 2020, the meter names of Virtual Machines NVv4 series will change because they will become generally available in West Europe and South Central and East US regions.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
24 Feb

Public IP prefix static IP addresses meter ID changes

Effective 1st April 2020, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) of public IP prefix standard static IP addresses in the US Gov region will change.

  • Virtual Network
  • Services
24 Feb

Cognitive Services Bing Speech API is being retired 1st November 2021

Target retirement date: November 01, 2021

To continue providing speech recognition and translation capabilities in your current Bing Speech applications, you will need to migrate them to Speech Services and the Speech SDK

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Retirements
24 Feb

We are retiring Azure Media Analytics preview processors on 1st June 2020

Target retirement date: June 01, 2020

We have made significant investments to Video Optical Character Recognition, Face Detector and Content Moderator, as a part of the general availability of Azure Media Services: Video Indexer.

  • Media Services
  • Retirements
24 Feb

Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision Read API v3.0 now in preview

Target availability: Q1 2020

Cognitive Services Computer Vision Read API of is now available in v3.0 (in preview). Read features the newest models for optical character recognition (OCR), allowing you to extract text from printed and handwritten documents.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
  • Features
24 Feb

Azure Security Center for IoT real-time operating system support

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center for IoT now extends support for Azure real-time operating system (RTOS) in addition to Linux (Ubuntu, Debian) and Windows 10 IoT core operating systems.

  • Security Center
  • Security
24 Feb

Fileless attack detection for Linux is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center is extending fileless attack detection for Linux, in addition to Windows.

  • Security Center
  • Security
24 Feb

A secure foundation for IoT, Azure Sphere now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Sphere, the end-to-end solution for securing IoT devices, is now generally available with integrated hardware, software and cloud services that work seamlessly to deliver active security by default.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Security
  • Services
  • Operating System
24 Feb

Azure Monitor Log Analytics now has new, upgraded visualisations

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure Monitor Log Analytics has greatly improved the ability to visualise logs data.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

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