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Monthly updates for March 2021

Mar 31

Azure Sphere OS version 21.03 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

This quality release of the Azure Sphere OS includes bug fixes and updates to mitigate against the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) mentioned in the article.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
Mar 31

Public preview: Azure Event Grid now provides support for delivery headers and additional advanced filters among other updates

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid now supports as a public preview release additional advanced filters, setting customer headers on requests delivering events, configuring TTL on messages delivered to Azure Storage Queues, and setting system-assigned managed identities on regional System Topics.

  • Event Grid
  • Services
  • Features
Mar 31

Azure SQL Managed Instance - A performance optimization change to default settings is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2021

Upcoming changes to Azure SQL Managed Instance will improve workload performance and reduce unnecessary resource utilization.

  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Features
Mar 31

Azure Private Link for Azure Cache for Redis in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Private Link to connect to an Azure Cache for Redis instance from your virtual network via a private endpoint to eliminate data exposure to the public internet.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
Mar 31

Enabling IBM WebSphere on Azure Kubernetes Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers can now leverage guidance jointly developed with IBM to run WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Mar 31

General availability: ExpressRoute monitoring in Azure Monitor network insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Network insights in Azure Monitor now supports monitoring Azure ExpressRoute resources out of the box without any additional configuration or setup.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Features
Mar 31

Public preview: Azure Static Web Apps now supports deployment with Azure DevOps

IN PREVIEW

Azure Static Web Apps, currently in public preview, now supports building and deploying apps with Azure DevOps.

  • App Service
  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Mar 31

Public preview: Open Service Mesh (OSM) add-on for AKS

IN PREVIEW

Service Mesh capabilities to be natively integrated with AKS via the Open Service Mesh add-on.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Open Source
Mar 31

General availability: Kubernetes v1.20 support in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

Benefit from the new features in Kubernetes 1.20, now supported by AKS in general availability.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Open Source
Mar 31

Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server (public preview) available in new regions

IN PREVIEW

With new regions announced for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server, you can control multiple configuration parameters for fine-grained database tuning with a simpler developer experience to accelerate end-to-end deployment.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Regions & Datacenters
Mar 31

Public preview: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL Database serverless compute tier

IN PREVIEW

Make your serverless Azure SQL databases resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
Mar 31

Insights and workbooks for Azure Cosmos DB now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Now available in preview support, Azure Monitor insights and Azure Monitor workbooks makes it easier to visualize and customize metrics for dynamic monitoring of your Azure Cosmos DB resource.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Features
Mar 31

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports node image autoupgrade in public preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now opt-in to have your node image auto-upgraded when a new AKS node image becomes available

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 31

Public preview of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) run-command feature

IN PREVIEW

You can now invoke commands in an AKS cluster for just-in-time access when you are not on the cluster private network.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 31

Public preview: Cognitive Services - Form Recognizer new features

IN PREVIEW

Support for 73 languages, prebuilt ID model, invoice line item extraction, tagging as table, and lots more - Now in Azure Form Recognizer public preview, part of Azure Cognitive Services

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
Mar 31

General availability: Virtual machine (VM) level disk bursting available on all Dsv3 and Esv3 families

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine (VM) level disk bursting enables your workloads to handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision your virtual machine. The feature is now enabled on all Dsv3-series and Esv3-series virtual machines.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Mar 31

Public preview: Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server now connects with Azure CLI

IN PREVIEW

Now in public preview, use the 'connect' command for Azure CLI for Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server to test connections and run basic queries.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Management
  • Features
  • Open Source
Mar 31

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now connects with Azure CLI

IN PREVIEW

Now in public preview, use the 'connect' command for Azure CLI for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server to test connections and run basic queries.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Management
  • Features
  • Open Source
Mar 31

General availability: Networking for Key Vault references on Windows in App Service and Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

Key Vault references in App Service and Azure Functions now support accessing vaults with network access controls from Windows apps with virtual network integrations.

  • App Service
  • Azure Functions
  • Security
Mar 29

General availability: Changes coming to Azure Pipelines free grants

NOW AVAILABLE

With this update, we are including temporary changes that will impact the process to acquire Azure Pipelines free grants. New users will have to send an email and provide additional information to get free CI/CD.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

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