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Monthly updates for February 2022

Feb 17

General availability: Automatically delete a VM and its associated resources simultaneously

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now automatically delete disks, NICs, and Public IPs associated with a VM at the same time you delete the VM.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Feb 17

In development: Price sheet download as a zip file

IN DEVELOPMENT

Price sheet download experience update for using Azure in a small business environment.

  • Microsoft Cost Management
  • Management
Feb 17

Generally available: New learning content on the Azure IoT Central homepage

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure IoT Central homepage has been refreshed with new learning content to help you start your IoT solution development.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
Feb 16

Public preview: Azure Machine Learning February 2022 announcements

IN PREVIEW

New features now available in public preview include automatic time series ID detection for automation, automatedML model’s training code generation, and move Azure Machine Learning workspaces between subscriptions.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
Feb 16

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
  • Compliance
Feb 16

General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) additional regions available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) is now available in the Central US, South Central US, West Central US, and West US regions to distribute your Postgres database.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Management
  • Regions & Datacenters
Feb 16

Generally available: Virtual Machine level disk bursting supports additional VM types

NOW AVAILABLE

Handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision your virtual machine with virtual machine level disk bursting.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Features
Feb 16

Public preview: Azure Tables extension for Azure Functions

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions has an updated Tables extension, now in its own NuGet package

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Feb 16

General availability: Developer portal widget for embedding custom HTML code

NOW AVAILABLE

Use custom HTML code widget to extend developer portal's functionality.

  • API Management
  • Services
Feb 16

Generally available: Alert processing rules in Azure Monitor

NOW AVAILABLE

Alert processing rules (formerly action rules) provide post-processing capabilities for fired alerts in Azure Monitor.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
Feb 16

Public preview: App Service Environment v3 Migration Feature

IN PREVIEW

Migration guidance allows you to move to App Service Environment v3 and take advantage of refreshed infrastructure, better performance, and the removal of the stamp fee found on older versions.

  • App Service
  • Features
Feb 16

Public preview: Azure Monitor predictive autoscale for Azure virtual machine scale sets

IN PREVIEW

Predictive autoscale for Azure virtual machine scale sets can manage and scale your virtual machine scale sets by observing and learning from historical CPU usage patterns.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
Feb 16

Generally available: Hotpatch for Windows Server virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Hotpatch (reboot-less update) is now in general availability for Windows Server virtual machines as part of Azure Automanage for Windows Server.

  • Azure Automanage
  • Management
  • Features
Feb 16

Public preview: Kubernetes v1.23 support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

Take advantage of new features in Kubernetes v1.23.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Feb 16

Now available: CIS benchmarks for Kubernetes

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS now meets CIS benchmark standards for Kubernetes.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Compliance
  • Features
Feb 16

General availability: Azure tags support in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now specify a tag, create or update of AKS cluster to track resource usage.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Feb 14

General availability: Azure Sphere version 22.02 expected on Feb 28, 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

Participate in the retail evaluation now to ensure full compatibility. The OS evaluation period for 22.02 provides 14 days for backward compatibility testing.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Operating System
Feb 14

Public preview: OCR supports 164 languages in the Cognitive Services Computer Vision

IN PREVIEW

Computer Vision Read API for Optical Character Recognition (OCR), part of Cognitive Services, announces its public preview with support for new languages including Arabic, Hindi, and other regional languages with the same writing scripts. It also extends handwritten OCR support for Japanese and Korean, along with enhancements for handwritten dates, names, and amounts and general performance and AI quality enhancements.

  • Features
Feb 8

Generally available: Find developer resources easily with the IoT Central GitHub repository

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily find developer resources and sample code for building Azure IoT Central solutions at the new Azure IoT Central GitHub repository.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
Feb 8

Generally available: Improved getting started material in Azure IoT Central documentation

NOW AVAILABLE

New FAQ articles and a re-organized landing page and table of contents improves your ability to find the information you need about Azure IoT Central.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features

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