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Monthly updates for August 2021

Aug 19

We're retiring the Log Analytics agent in Azure Monitor on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Start using the Azure Monitor agent instead of the Log Analytics agent before 31 August 2024.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Retirements
Aug 19

NV-series and NV_Promo Azure Virtual Machines will be retired by 31 August 2022

Target retirement date: August 31, 2022

Move to GPU accelerated virtual machines by 31 August 2022.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Aug 18

General availability: Public DNS support for private Azure Kubernetes Service clusters

NOW AVAILABLE

Simplify name resolution to your AKS clusters without compromising your Kubernetes API server security.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Aug 18

Azure Static Web Apps adds public preview support for Private Endpoints

IN PREVIEW

Secure your static web apps with Private Endpoints by limiting exposure to the public internet.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Aug 18

Mounting Azure Storage as a local share for web apps deployed on App Service is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

This new capability enables mounting Azure Storage as a network share in a built-in Linux container or a custom Linux container deployed to App Service for Linux.

  • App Service
  • Features
Aug 18

Enhanced troubleshooting experiences now generally available for additional resources in Network Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now access resource topology views and pre-built monitoring workbooks for Private Link, NAT Gateway, Public IP, and NIC resources in Azure, via Network Insights.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Aug 18

General availability: AKS support for Kubernetes 1.21

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) users can now benefit from enhancements and capabilities in Kubernetes 1.21.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Aug 18

General availability: CSI storage driver support on Azure Kubernetes Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Natively leverage storage systems in Kubernetes using Container Storage Interface storage drivers.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Aug 18

Public preview: Application Insights auto-instrumentation of .NET apps on Linux

IN PREVIEW

Application Insights, an Application Performance Management (APM) observability feature of Azure Monitor, is announcing the release of several key features including .NET on Linux auto-instrumentation for the preview of .NET6, including support for self-contained and framework-dependent deployments.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Aug 18

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): Managed PgBouncer now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

PgBouncer, a popular connection pooler for Postgres, is now part of the Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus) managed service.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
Aug 18

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): Server group restart now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The restart server group capability is now available for Hyperscale (Citus) on Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the Postgres open-source database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
Aug 18

Azure Cosmos DB: Continuous backup with point in time restore now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Continuous backup mode for the Core (SQL) API and Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB feature means you can now perform your own granular restore capabilities.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Features
Aug 18

Azure Database for PostgreSQL | Scheduled maintenance for Hyperscale (Citus) now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now Hyperscale (Citus) supports custom maintenance schedules with Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
Aug 18

Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus): Same region read replicas now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now you can create read replicas of your Hyperscale (Citus) server group for enhanced read scalability with Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
Aug 18

Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus): Columnar compression now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Included with Citus 10, columnar compression is now supported in the Hyperscale (Citus) option in Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
Aug 18

Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus): PostgreSQL 12 & 13 now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Create Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus) server groups with Postgres 12 and Postgres 13, in addition to previously supported Postgres 11.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Open Source
Aug 18

Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus): Support for Citus 10 now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The support of Citus 10, with columnar storage and more, is now included in Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Open Source
Aug 18

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server: New regions now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now provision Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server in five new regions

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
Aug 18

Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus): Basic tier now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now run Hyperscale (Citus) on a single node with Hyperscale (Citus) Basic for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Open Source
Aug 18

Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server: Eight new regions supported

NOW AVAILABLE

The public preview Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server (Preview) is now supported in eight additional regions.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Open Source

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