Azure updates

Learn about important Azure product updates, roadmap, and announcements. Subscribe to notifications to stay informed.

RSS feed

November 2018

28 Nov

Azure Blockchain Development Kit integrates blockchain with the best of Microsoft and Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Connect any user interface, integrate with existing systems and simplify smart contract DevOps with the Azure Blockchain Development Kit, now available to the public.

  • Azure Blockchain Workbench
16 Nov

Update 18.11 for Azure Sphere in public preview

IN PREVIEW

We are pleased to announce the 18.11 update to the Azure Sphere Operating System, Azure Sphere Security Service and Visual Studio development environment.

  • Azure Sphere
14 Nov

Azure JavaScript libraries preview release

IN PREVIEW

The first preview release of the Azure JavaScript libraries is now available.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • SDKs
12 Nov

Azure CLI support for Azure Database for MySQL read replicas

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now create and manage read replicas by using the Azure CLI.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
5 Nov

Upcoming Azure Sphere 18.11 release

IN PREVIEW

We plan to publish the 18.11 release of Azure Sphere during the week of November 12. This release includes substantial investments in our security infrastructure and it incorporates user feedback.

  • Azure Sphere

October 2018

31 Oct

App Service sites running Python 3.4.1 being updated to Python 3.6.6

IN DEVELOPMENT

Starting on 12th November and running through 15th December, Azure App Service hosted on Windows will upgrade all Python sites running Python 3.4.1 to instead run Python 3.6.6.

  • App Service
19 Oct

Deprecating older versions of the Azure API Management REST API

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Older versions of the Azure API Management REST API are being deprecated and will be retired on 1st October 2019.

  • API Management
4 Oct

PHP minor version update for November 2018

In November 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.

September 2018

26 Sep

Preview of AzureRM.Automation cmdlets

IN PREVIEW

We have released a preview version of the AzureRM.Automation cmdlets. This version contains new cmdlets for the Update Management and Source Control features.

20 Sep

General availability: Event Hubs for Node.js

NOW AVAILABLE

Version 1.0 of the Azure Event Hubs package for Node.js is now generally available.

  • Event Hubs
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
10 Sep

General availability: Event Hubs for Go

NOW AVAILABLE

Version 1.0 of the Azure Event Hubs package for Go is generally available.

  • Event Hubs
4 Sep

General availability: Event Hubs for Python

NOW AVAILABLE

Version 1.0 of the Python package for Azure Event Hubs is now generally available.

  • Event Hubs

August 2018

14 Aug

Azure Functions Runtime 2.0 breaking changes

The upcoming release of the Azure Functions Runtime 2.0 introduces some major improvements, but some of these changes will cause breaks to existing apps deployed with the v2 runtime.

  • Azure Functions
3 Aug

PHP minor version update for September 2018

In September 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.

  • App Service

July 2018

26 Jul

Public preview: Azure App Service support for Java SE on Linux

IN PREVIEW

Azure App Service supports Java SE 8–based applications on Linux, now available in public preview.

  • App Service
18 Jul

PHP minor version and Xdebug update for August 2018 in App Service

In August 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.

  • App Service
16 Jul

Public preview: Speech SDK 0.5.0 for Cognitive Services

Version 0.5.0 of the Speech SDK for Cognitive Services has been released with support for UWP, .NET Standard, and Java; feature updates; and bug fixes.

  • Cognitive Services
13 Jul

Azure Functions Runtime x Preview—breaking change for HttpTrigger for Java

A new version of the Azure Functions Runtime will be deployed soon. It uses the latest version of Azure Java Functions Library v1.0.0-beta-5, which has breaking changes that affect HttpTrigger Java functions.

  • Azure Functions
9 Jul

Public preview: Azure SQL Data Warehouse extension for SQL Operations Studio

IN PREVIEW

The Azure SQL Data Warehouse extension for SQL Operations Studio is in preview.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

June 2018

7 Jun

Cognitive Services Speech SDK June 2018 update

Cognitive Services Speech SDK 0.4.0 has been released with additional functionalities of audio input stream support and detailed output format support, along with bug fixes.

  • Cognitive Services

Azure at Ignite

Resources

Download the quarterly Azure Updates retrospective.

2019 Q4

2019 Q3

2019, Q2

Read the Azure blog for the latest news.

Blog

Tell us what you think of Azure and what you want to see in the future.

Provide feedback

Azure is available in more regions than any other cloud provider.

Check product availability in your region