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.

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

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

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.

  • Now available
  • Backup
  • Virtual Machines

OMS Monitoring solution for Azure Backup using Azure Log Analytics

Date updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Now you can use your Operations Management Suite (OMS) workspace and Azure Log Analytics to monitor backups across Recovery Services Vaults and Subscriptions.

  • Now available
  • Backup
  • Log Analytics