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Monthly updates for April 2024

30 Apr

Azure Spring Apps Feature Update Q1 2024: Save up to 47% with Azure savings plan

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the exciting feature updates for Azure Spring Apps in Q1 2024. Save up to 47% with Azure Savings plan.

  • Features
30 Apr

General availability: Mexico Central region added to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2025

HDInsight is now generally available in Mexico Central.  Azure HDInsight is a managed, full-spectrum, open-source analytics service in the cloud for enterprises. You can use open-source frameworks such as Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, LLAP, Apache Kafka, and more. For more information about HDInsight, see the Azure HDInsight documentation.

  • HDInsight
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
30 Apr

Public Preview: Azure HDInsight on AKS is now available for preview in 7 new regions

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure HDInsight on AKS is now available for preview in seven new regions - East US 2 EUAP, West US, Japan East, Australia East, Canada Central, North Europe, Brazil South. Azure HDInsight on AKS is a modern, reliable, secure, and fully managed Platform as a Service (PaaS) that runs on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). HDInsight on AKS allows you to deploy popular Open-Source Analytics workloads like Apache Spark™, Apache Flink®️, and Trino without the overhead of managing and monitoring containers. For more information about Azure HDInsight on AKS, see the documentation.

  • HDInsight on AKS
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Open Source
  • Features
30 Apr

Generally Available: Azure Chaos Studio supports Resource tags

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Chaos Studio is now supporting resource tags.

  • Services
  • Features
29 Apr

Public preview: Azure Monitor pipeline (at edge)

IN PREVIEW

We are announcing public preview Azure Monitor pipeline (for edge). With this, we are now extending our Azure Monitor pipeline capabilities from the cloud to the edge, enabling seamless and high-scale data ingestion with centralized configuration management.

  • Features
29 Apr

Infrastructure and quality enhancements for Azure Container Registry

NOW AVAILABLE

ACR now supports expanded registry capacity of up to 40TiB and optimized geo-replication performance.

  • Azure Container Registry
  • Features
29 Apr

Public Preview: Azure Dedicated Host - Redeploy

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Introducing redeploying capability for Azure dedicated hosts

  • Azure Dedicated Host
  • Features
29 Apr

General availability: Improved network topology experience in Network Watcher and Azure Monitor Network Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Enhancing network and resource health visualization with unified and dynamic topology across subscriptions, regions, and resource groups integrated with actionable connectivity and traffic insights

  • Network Watcher
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
26 Apr

Updated Retirement Notice: Azure Data Catalog will now be retired on 15 May 2024

Target retirement date: May 15, 2024

Azure Data Catalog will now be retired on 15 May 2024 – migrate to Microsoft Purview

  • Retirements
25 Apr

Public preview: Extensibility model in Azure Deployment Environments

IN PREVIEW

Azure Deployment Environments is adding a new extensibility model that empowers customers to customize deployment workflows using Bicep, Terraform, Pulumi, or any other infrastructure-as-code (IaC) framework of their choice.

  • Azure Deployment Environments
  • Features
25 Apr

Public preview: Azure Change Analysis New Portal Experience

IN PREVIEW

Viewing changes to your Azure resources just became easier! With Azure Resource Graph’s Change Analysis, you can now view all your resource changes across all your tenants and subscriptions in the Azure Portal.

  • Features
24 Apr

General availability: Application Gateway Web Application Firewall (WAF) inspection limit & size enforcement

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure’s regional Web Application Firewall (WAF) running on Application Gateway now supports greater control over request body inspection, and maximum size limits for request bodies and file uploads.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
24 Apr

Generally Available: Index Advisor in Azure Cosmos DB helps optimize your index policy for NoSQL queries

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Reduce RU-costs and improve query speeds with Index Advisor!

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
24 Apr

General availability: Semantic caching with vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Leverage historical LLM responses with Azure Cosmos DB and LangChain!

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
24 Apr

Public preview: Filtered vector search in vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB improves its vector search capabilities with filtered vector search, now in preview.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
24 Apr

General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server enhanced disaster recovery features

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Explore advanced disaster recovery with Virtual Endpoints and seamless role-swapping in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
24 Apr

General availability: Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL geo-redundant backup and restore

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Store cluster backup in another region. Restore cluster in the primary or another region.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
24 Apr

General availability: HNSW vector index in vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

The HNSW vector index is now generally available in vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
24 Apr

General availability: Virtual network flow logs

NOW AVAILABLE

Gain visibility of IP traffic flowing through your virtual networks

  • Network Watcher
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Services
  • Features
23 Apr

Azure Virtual Network Manager security admin rule generally available in all public regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network Manager's security admin rule configuration is now generally available in all public regions, empowering users to enforce security rules across their virtual networks globally.

  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features

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