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 HDInsight—New capabilities and price reductions

Date updated: Friday, January 12, 2018

We recently made several exciting announcements about Azure HDInsight, including a price reduction of up to 52 percent on all workloads on HDInsight, and added an additional 80 percent price reduction for Microsoft R Server add-on.

Now available HDInsight

Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding (LUIS)

Date updated: Monday, December 18, 2017

Microsoft Cognitive Services and Azure Bot Service enable you to augment the next generation of chatbots with the ability to see, hear, speak, understand, and interpret needs using natural methods of communication. Language Understanding (LUIS) and Azure Bot Service are both now generally available on the Azure portal.

Now available Cognitive services

Azure Archive Storage and blob-level tiering

Date updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Azure Archive Storage is now generally available. Archive storage will provide a cold storage option for customers interested in lowering their storage costs for long term data that's rarely accessed.

Now available Storage

Azure Cosmos DB Network Security—New IP Firewall rule

Date updated: Friday, December 8, 2017

We now support a new firewall rule that will allow you to limit access to your Azure Cosmos DB account from services deployed in Azure.

Now available Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB Graph API

Date updated: Friday, December 8, 2017

The Azure Cosmos DB Graph API now supports the Apache Tinkerpop recommended Gremlin framework PHP.

Now available Cosmos DB

M-Series virtual machines now available

Date updated: Friday, December 8, 2017

The highest performing Azure virtual machines (VMs) to date, the M-Series, are now available.

Now available Virtual Machines

Microsoft IoT Central

Date updated: Friday, December 8, 2017

Microsoft IoT Central is a full IoT solution that will enable and manage your smart products, devices, and machines.

In preview IoT

ND and NCv2 virtual machines now available

Date updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ND and NCv2 virtual machines (VMs), as announced at Build 2017, are now available.

Now available Virtual Machines

Azure Location Based Services

Date updated: Monday, December 11, 2017

Azure Location Based Services Preview is a portfolio of geospatial services that will enable developers, enterprises, and partners to create location aware apps and IoT, mobility, logistics, and asset tracking solutions.

In preview IoT

Azure Cosmos DB SLA 99.999 percent read availability at global scale

Date updated: Friday, November 17, 2017

Database accounts spanning two or more Azure regions will now have a 99.999 percent SLA for read availability.

Now available Cosmos DB