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 Storage Service Encryption (SSE) support for Managed Disks

Date updated: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) is now supported for Managed Disks. SSE provides encryption-at-rest and safeguards your data to meet your organizational security and compliance commitments.

Now available

Azure Backup for Windows Server system state

Date updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Customers will now be able to to perform comprehensive, secure, and reliable Windows Server recoveries. We Will be extending the data backup capabilities of the Azure Backup agent so that it will now integrate with the Windows Server Backup feature, available natively on every Windows Server.

In preview

Azure Backup—Enhanced Security

Date updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Azure Backup has built-in protection against ransomware. Through enhanced security, notifications, and recoverability, Backup will provide strong mechanisms to guard against any attack on-premises or in Azure.

Now available

Azure Site Recovery between Azure regions

Date updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Azure Site Recovery will support the failover of virtual machines running on the Azure IaaS platform. The set of features you’ve used for replication and disaster recovery from on-premises to Azure are now available from one Azure region to another.

In preview

Draft—a tool that streamlines application development and deployment into any Kubernetes cluster

Date updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

At CoreOS fest, the Azure Containers team is proud to announce Draft, a tool that streamlines application development and deployment into any Kubernetes cluster. Using two simple commands, developers can now begin hacking on container-based applications without requiring Docker or even installing Kubernetes themselves.

Now available

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit version 2.0

Date updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) version 2.0 will be in full release and available to the public. Cognitive Toolkit will enable enterprise-ready, production-grade AI by allowing users to create, train, and evaluate their own neural networks that can then scale efficiently across multiple GPUs and multiple machines on massive data sets.

Now available

Azure SQL Analytics solution preview

Date updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SQL Analytics, a solution based on Azure Log Analytics, will help manage and monitor your Azure SQL databases. Get visibility into the health, performance, and usage of your SQL databases using dashboard views, with detailed reporting and alerting built into the solution.

In preview

Azure Cosmos DB—command-line interface support extended

Date updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Azure Cosmos DB has new command-line interface (CLI) commands for create, read, update, and delete operations on databases and collections, as well as scaling container throughput.

In preview

Azure Content Delivery Network—Media and Download Optimized Delivery

Date updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

When delivering content to a large global audience, it's critical to ensure optimized delivery of video or web content. New enhancements will now reduce the latency for delivery of media content and optimize the delivery of large files such as software and firmware.

In preview

Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning

Date updated: Friday, May 26, 2017

Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning will simplify the enrollment process by enabling organizations to automatically register and provision their devices to IoT Hub. It'll be a secure and scalable way to save time and resources.

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