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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.

Azure Site Recovery support for Azure Stack

Date updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

We're developing the ability for Azure Stack operators or tenants to replicate and failover Windows Server and Linux guest OS based application deployed in IaaS VMs on Azure Stack to Azure.

  • In preview
  • Azure Stack; Azure Stack - Infrastructure

Azure Management Groups now available

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Azure Management Groups provide an efficient way to manage access, policies, and compliance across an enterprise through a hierarchy made up of management groups and subscriptions.

  • Now available
  • BDM
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM
  • Partner

Azure Database Migration Service—Support for using existing backup files for migration

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Azure Database Migration Service now supports the ability to create a migration project and perform a specific migration activity, for example offline migration, in a single workflow.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • ITDM

Azure Database Migration Service—Save project and run activity now supported

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Azure Database Migration Service now supports the ability to create a migration project and perform a specific migration activity, for example offline migration, in a single workflow. This new capability reduces the number of steps required to perform migrations when using DMS.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • ITDM

Instance size flexibility for Azure Reserve Virtual Machine Instances now available

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Instance size flexibility is a new Azure Reserved VM Instances feature that can simplify the management of your new and existing Azure RI purchases.

  • Now available
  • BDM
  • ITDM
  • IT Pro

Azure Security Center—Adaptive Application Controls now generally available

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Adaptive Application Controls for Azure Security Center has two new improvements that are now generally available. First, get recommendations for new file types such as MSIs and scripts. Second, group virtual machines based on the similarity of the applications they're running.

  • Now available
  • BDM
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM

Save up to 80 percent with reserved capacity and Azure hybrid benefit

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Azure SQL Database reserved capacity is now available for single and elastic pool databases, expanding our commitment to making Azure the most cost-effective cloud for your workloads. This new pricing option saves you up to 33 percent compared to license-included pricing by pre-paying for your SQL Database vCores for a one-year or three-year term. Save up to 80 percent when you combine reserved capacity savings with Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.

  • Now available
  • DBA
  • Developer

App Service Windows Container in preview

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Windows Server container support in App Service is now available in preview.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • IT Pro

Azure App Service support for Java SE 8 on Linux now in preview

Date updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Azure App Service now supports Java SE 8 on Linux (in preview). Java web apps can now be built and deployed on a highly scalable, self-patching web hosting service where bug fixes and security updates will be maintained by Microsoft.

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

Change feed support in Azure Cosmos DB

Date updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Now available in preview, the change feed support in Azure Cosmos DB allows you to build efficient and scalable solutions. Change feed is enabled by default for all accounts. It outputs the sorted list of documents that were changed in the order in which they were modified. The changes are persisted, can be processed asynchronously and incrementally, and the output can be distributed across one or more consumers for parallel processing.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • ITDM

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