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Monthly updates for March 2021

2 Mar

Role-based access control (RBAC) with Azure Active Directory (AAD) on Azure Cosmos DB in public preview

IN 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.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Azure Route Server

IN PREVIEW

The new Azure Route Server simplifies integration of network virtual appliance into your Azure virtual network.

  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Containerize and migrate apps to Azure Kubernetes Service with Azure Migrate: App Containerization

IN PREVIEW

The new app containerization feature will allow you to migrate your applications to containers on AKS.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Azure Machine Learning - Public preview announcements Ignite, March 2021.

IN PREVIEW

Azure Machine Learning has new features in preview now.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Azure Machine Learning - Arc enabled machine learning

IN PREVIEW

Azure Arc enabled machine learning (preview), gives you the ability to train models on any Kubernetes cluster, using Azure Machine Learning.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra service now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Azure Communication Services interoperability with Microsoft Teams

IN PREVIEW

 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.

  • Visual Studio
  • SDKs
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Change performance tiers for Premium SSD managed disks with no downtime

IN PREVIEW

Premium SSD managed disks now enables you change performance tiers without any downtime to your applications.

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

Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) option for Azure managed disks in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Automatic key rotation of customer-managed keys for encrypting Azure managed disks

IN PREVIEW

Azure Disk Storage now enables you to automatically update keys for encryption of your data.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Announcing new capabilities for Azure Automanage

IN PREVIEW

Announcing new enhancements to Azure Automanage for Windows Server and the expansion of Azure Automanage to Linux.

  • Azure Automanage
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Windows Server 2022 is now available in preview.

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Operating System
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Limited preview: Azure Backup now supports archive tier for backup of Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Server in Azure VMs

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup, which is in limited preview, now supports long term retention of recovery points in low cost archive tier.

  • Backup Server
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Calico Windows support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

Use Calico network policy with Windows Server on AKS.

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

Public preview: Planned maintenance windows in AKS

IN PREVIEW

Minimize interruptions by specifying planned maintenance windows for your clusters in AKS.

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

Public preview: Announcing Azure Synapse Pathway: Accelerate your data warehouse migration

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Maintenance window for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Dynamic IP allocation & enhanced subnet support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now dynamically allocate IPs and define subnets for agent nodes and pods.

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

Advance notifications for Azure SQL Database now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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).

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Azure Monitor Alerts for Azure Backup is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Manage your backup-related alert lifecycles in a manner that is consistent with native Azure management principles

  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite

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