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Monthly updates for January 2022

Jan 19

Generally available: A new and improved alert rule creation experience

NOW AVAILABLE

The ‘Create alert rule’ experience has been simplified and converted into a step wizard, which is now generally available.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Management
Jan 19

General availability: Ultra disks support on AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

Data intensive AKS workloads can now take advantage of Azure ultra disks.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jan 19

General availability: FIPS enabled node pool in Azure Kubernetes

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now create FIPS 140-2 enabled node pools in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Gallery
  • Features
Jan 19

Generally available: Containerd support for Windows in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now run Windows workloads on containerd in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jan 19

Generally available: Azure Kubernetes support for upgrade events

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes (AKS) now supports several new upgrade events to help customers understand and view their upgrade status in the portal or via the CLI.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jan 19

Public preview: Kubernetes version alias support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You no longer need to specify the exact Kubernetes patch version number in your setup.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jan 19

Generally available: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): New certifications

NOW AVAILABLE

New compliance certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Features
Jan 19

General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) in new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) is now available in the Central India and East Asia regions to distribute your Postgres database across multiple machines using sharding.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Jan 18

Generally available: Azure IoT Edge tools for Visual Studio extension now supports Visual Studio 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

Download and install the Azure IoT Edge tools for Visual Studio extension that includes latest features and .NET 6 support in Visual Studio 2022.

  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Features
Jan 12

General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 22.01 expected on Jan 26

NOW AVAILABLE

Participate in the retail evaluation now to ensure full compatibility. The OS evaluation period provides 14 days for backward compatibility testing.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
Jan 12

Announcing price reductions for Azure confidential computing

NOW AVAILABLE

Lower prices for Azure confidential computing virtual machines

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jan 12

Public preview: Azure Static Web Apps enterprise-grade edge

IN PREVIEW

Extend your Static Web App with a zero-config enterprise-grade edge powered by Azure Front Door.

  • Azure Front Door (classic)
  • Azure Functions
  • Security
  • Features
Jan 11

General availability: Multiple custom BGP APIPA addresses for active VPN gateways

NOW AVAILABLE

Get more flexibility for your on-premises BGP connections to Azure and create BGP-enabled VPN connections between Azure and other cloud providers.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
Jan 10

Generally available: Load Balancer SKU upgrade through PowerShell script

NOW AVAILABLE

Upgrade to Standard SKU Load Balancer easily through a simple PowerShell script and take advantage of enhanced capabilities.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
Jan 10

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now generally available in West US 3

NOW AVAILABLE

Now available in West US 3 region, Azure Ultra Disk Storage provides high-performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your most-demanding workloads such as SAP HANA and top tier databases.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Features
Jan 10

Azure Backup - Automation updates - 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Summary of key automation updates for Azure Backup in 2021

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
Jan 10

Generally available: Azure Policy support for Azure Site Recovery

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2022

You can now use Azure Policy to enable Azure Site Recovery for your VMs at scale and ensure organizational standards.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Features
Jan 6

Azure Traffic Manager: Additional IP addresses for endpoint monitoring service.

NOW AVAILABLE

Update your network access control rules if you see Traffic Manager health probes with new IP addresses.

  • Traffic Manager
  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
Jan 5

Public preview: Semantic Search update

IN PREVIEW

Semantic Search, a feature of Azure Cognitive Search, is now available for direct configuration in the Azure Portal.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
Jan 5

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for early January 2022

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

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