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April 2024

Apr 11

General availability: Azure SQL updates for mid-April 2024

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in mid-April 2024.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Apr 10

Azure Red Hat OpenShift April 2024 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

New features include support for ARO in Azure Terraform provider, ability to bring your own NSG, new GPU instance types for Day 2 operations, and more!

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Features
Apr 10

General availability: Extensible key management using Azure Key Vault for SQL Server on Linux

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Extensible key management (EKM) using Azure Key Vault in SQL Server on Linux is now generally available from SQL Server 2022 CU12 onwards.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Features
Apr 10

General Availability: Virtual private network (VPN) with Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

For enhanced security in your virtual network architectures where outbound connectivity is not allowed.

  • Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra
  • Features
Apr 10

General Availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server networking with Azure Private Link

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now supports Private Endpoints in General Availability.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Apr 10

Public Preview: Long-term retention for Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

The feature will allow you to retain/manage backups for up to 10 years in the standard tier according to your compliance and auditing needs.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Apr 10

Generally available: Defender for Cloud supports Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

You can now protect Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Apr 10

Public Preview: Mirroring Azure Cosmos DB in Microsoft Fabric

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Get near-real time analytics on your Azure Cosmos DB data in Microsoft Fabric with zero-ETL.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Apr 9

Run Azure Load Testing on Azure App Service web apps

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Load test your web apps directly from Azure App Service in Azure portal.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Web Apps
  • Features
Apr 9

Native Delta Lake Output Now Generally Available in Azure Stream Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

The native support for Delta Lake output in Azure Stream Analytics is now generally available.

  • Features
Apr 9

Azure Load Testing availability in Fairfax (USGov Virginia)

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Load Testing GA in Fairfax cloud - USGov Virginia. US Government customers on the Fairfax cloud can now use Azure Load Testing to simplify their end-to-end load testing process.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Services
Apr 8

App Service virtual network integration multi plan subnet join

We're excited to announce that the multi plan subnet join for virtual network integration is now available in preview in all regions!

  • Features
Apr 8

General Available: Azure Synapse Runtime for Apache Spark 3.4 is now GA

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2024

Azure Synapse Runtime for Apache Spark 3.4 is now Generally Available

  • Features
  • Open Source
Apr 8

Public preview: Backup and restore of virtual machines with private endpoint enabled disks

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup can now help you back up virtual machines using private endpoint-enabled disks. You can now also specify network settings to be used by the restored disks while initiating the restore process.

  • Azure Backup
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
Apr 5

Action recommended: Prepare for model version retirement in Azure OpenAI

Action recommended: Prepare for model version retirement in Azure OpenAI

  • Services
  • Retirements
Apr 4

Azure Virtual Network Manager Security Admin Rule generally available in 45 regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network Manager's security admin rule configuration is now generally available in 45 regions, empowering users to enforce security rules across their virtual networks globally.

  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Apr 2

General Availability of Azure Logic Apps connectors for IBM Mainframe and Midranges

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Exciting news! Our IBM Mainframe and Midrange connectors, including IBM 3270, IBM CICS, IBM DB2, IBM i, IBM MQ, and IBM IMS, are now generally available. These connectors address highly sought-after customer requests, bring capabilities to extend Azure Logic Apps cloud native workloads with some of the oldest systems ever built for Mainframes and Midranges. 

  • Logic Apps
  • Features
Apr 2

Public Preview of Azure OpenAI and AI Search in-app connectors for Logic Apps (Standard)

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

We're thrilled to announce two new built-in connectors for Azure Logic Apps: Azure OpenAI and Azure AI Search. With the increasing adoption of AI technologies, there's a growing demand to integrate these capabilities seamlessly into Logic Apps workflows. To address this need, we're launching the Public Preview of these connectors, bridging the gap between Logic Apps and AI.

  • Logic Apps
  • Features
Apr 2

Public Preview: Resiliency Review on Azure Advisor

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Improve your workload’s resiliency and optimize your cloud deployments by reviewing recommendations on Advisor

  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
Apr 2

Generally Available: AKS cost views

NOW AVAILABLE

The Kubernetes clusters and Kubernetes namespaces cost views are now generally available in Cost analysis within Azure portal. You can view the aggregated costs for all your AKS clusters and namespaces across a subscription and drill down into infrastructure and namespaces costs of a cluster.

  • Microsoft Cost Management
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Management

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