Azure roadmap

As Azure continues to grow, we want to keep you informed—so that we can plan for the future together. This product roadmap is the place to find out what’s new and what’s coming next. Let us know what you think by providing feedback and voting on items. You can also subscribe to notifications, so you’ll always be the in the know.

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Storage

Date updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Virtual network service endpoints allow you to secure Azure Storage accounts to your virtual networks, fully removing public internet access to these resources. Service endpoints provide optimal routing by always keeping traffic destined to Azure Storage on the Azure backbone network.

  • Now available

Azure DNS private zones

Date updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Azure DNS private zones provide a simple, reliable, secure DNS service to manage and resolve names in a virtual network, without the need for you to create and manage a custom DNS solution.

  • In preview

New purchasing model for Azure SQL Database

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

We're pleased to announce the preview of a new vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database elastic pools and single databases.

  • In preview

Azure Virtual Machine's Serial Console

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

With Azure Virtual Machine's Serial Console, you can debug both with direct serial-based access and fix these issues with the tiniest of effort.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • IT Pro
  • ITI
  • Open Source

Azure SQL Database—preview of read scale-out support in premium service

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Following the recent announcement of zone-redundant database support, we're further expanding the power of premium databases and elastic pools by including the read scale-out support.

  • Now available

Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer now generally available

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer provides a rich and unified developer experience for inserting, querying, and managing Azure Cosmos DB data within the Azure portal and the emulator.

  • Now available
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM

Azure Service Health now generally available

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

We recently announced the general availability of Azure Service Health. Unlike the Azure Status page, which provides general status information, Azure Service Health provides tailored information for your resources.

  • Now available
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM

Azure Virtual Machine's serial console feature now available

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Use Azure Virtual Machine's serial console to debug both with direct serial-based access and fix these issues with minimal effort.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • IT Pro
  • ITI
  • Open Source

Standard Load Balancer now generally available

Date updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Azure Standard Load Balancer is now generally available in all public regions. Standard Load Balancer enables you to scale your applications and create high availability for small scale deployments to large and complex multi-zone architectures. You can create resiliency for all your virtual machine resources inside a virtual network. It supports inbound as well as outbound connections, provides low latency and high throughput, and scales up to millions of flows for all TCP and UDP applications.

  • Now available

Integration of Azure Backup into VM create experience

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

You can now enable backup of virtual machines while creating them from the Azure portal.

  • Now available
  • Backup
  • Virtual Machines