Monthly updates for March 2021
Role-based access control (RBAC) with Azure Active Directory (AAD) on Azure Cosmos DB in public preview
Benefit from finer grained access control to data and leverage AAD authentication with role-based access control (RBAC) with Azure Active Directory (AAD) for Azure Cosmos DB, now in preview.
The new Azure Route Server simplifies integration of network virtual appliance into your Azure virtual network.
Public preview: Containerize and migrate apps to Azure Kubernetes Service with Azure Migrate: App Containerization
The new app containerization feature will allow you to migrate your applications to containers on AKS.
Azure Machine Learning has new features in preview now.
Azure Arc enabled machine learning (preview), gives you the ability to train models on any Kubernetes cluster, using Azure Machine Learning.
With Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra (preview), scale on-premise Cassandra data to the cloud with automated deployment, scaling, and management operations for open source Apache Cassandra datacenters.
Azure Communication Services is now interoperable with Microsoft Teams in preview, enabling you to leverage a unified offering for both internal and external communication experiences.
Premium SSD managed disks now enables you change performance tiers without any downtime to your applications.
Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) option for Azure managed disks protect disks from zonal failures which may occur due to natural disasters or hardware issues.
Azure Disk Storage now enables you to automatically update keys for encryption of your data.
Announcing new enhancements to Azure Automanage for Windows Server and the expansion of Azure Automanage to Linux.
Windows Server 2022 brings innovation in security, hybrid, and application platform to Windows Server enabling you to run your existing and new business critical applications with confidence on Azure, on-premises, and at the edge.
Limited preview: Azure Backup now supports archive tier for backup of Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Server in Azure VMs
Azure Backup, which is in limited preview, now supports long term retention of recovery points in low cost archive tier.
Use Calico network policy with Windows Server on AKS.
Minimize interruptions by specifying planned maintenance windows for your clusters in AKS.
Azure Synapse Pathway is a point-and-click solution that simplifies and accelerates migration for both on-premises and cloud data warehouses to Azure Synapse Analytics.
The maintenance window feature aligns planned maintenance updates on Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance resources to occur on predictable times during regional off-business hours.
You can now dynamically allocate IPs and define subnets for agent nodes and pods.
Prepare for planned maintenance events on your Azure SQL Database resources and minimize the impact of database failovers on your sensitive workloads with advance notifications (preview).
Manage your backup-related alert lifecycles in a manner that is consistent with native Azure management principles
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