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Monthly updates for March 2022

Mar 31

Public preview: Simplified compute node communication

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2022

Azure Batch offers simplified, efficient node communication within the Batch pool and Azure resources (storage, AppPackage storage accounts, output files, and other resources).

  • Features
Mar 31

Public preview: Azure Arc integration with VMware vSphere and Azure VMware Solution

IN PREVIEW

Manage the lifecycle and guest OS operations of VMware vSphere VMs through Azure Arc by connecting your VMware vCenter servers (on-premises or on Azure VMware Solution) to Azure.

  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Azure Arc enabled VMware vSphere
  • Azure Arc
  • Management
Mar 31

Generally available: Azure Stream Analytics in 10 new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed, real-time analytics service designed to help you analyze and process fast moving streams of data.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Mar 31

General availability: Bring your own IP ranges to Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Bring your own public IP ranges to Azure to retain existing reputation or to prevent your customers from needing to modify dependencies (e.g. firewalls or other hardcoding) on their network.

  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Mar 30

General availability: Azure Data Explorer supports Conditional Access

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Explorer launches support for Azure Active Directory Conditional Access.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Features
  • Services
  • Security
Mar 30

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for late March 2022

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late March 2022.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Mar 30

Public preview: Azure SQL Migration extension with Azure PowerShell and CLI support

IN PREVIEW

Leverage Azure PowerShell module (Az.DataMigration) or Azure CLI commands (az datamigration) for recommendations and migrate SQL Server databases using Azure Database Migration Service with Azure SQL Migration extensions for ADS.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Features
Mar 30

General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus) now FedRAMP High compliant

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure is now compliant with FedRAMP High.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Compliance
Mar 30

Public preview: Azure Cosmos DB partition key advisor notebook

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Cosmos DB partition key advisor notebook helps recommend an optimal partition key based on information you provide about your workload traffic patterns and queries.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Mar 30

General availability: Always Encrypted for Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

The Always Encrypted feature brings client-side encryption capabilities to Azure Cosmos DB and allows you to put an extra level of protection on your sensitive data.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Security
Mar 30

General availability: Azure Cognitive Search implements debug sessions

NOW AVAILABLE

Streamline your Cognitive Search operations with debug sessions for building, testing, and modifying skillsets.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 30

Public preview: Edge Device Image Builder

IN PREVIEW

Edge Device Image Builder assists device builders and OEMs by providing a guided experience to build secure and customized Windows IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021 device images.

  • Windows for IoT
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
Mar 30

Generally available: Cross-region snapshot copy for Azure Disk Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Cross-region snapshot copy allows you to copy disk snapshots to any region for disaster recovery.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Mar 30

General availability: Azure Ultra Disk Storage in Sweden Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Ultra Disk Storage provides high-performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your most-demanding workloads.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 30

Generally available: Node.js 16 in Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions support for Node.js 16.x is now generally available in Azure Functions runtime 4.0 on all hosting plans. 

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Mar 30

Public preview: Azure dedicated host support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Dedicated Hosts with the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 30

Public preview: Node auto-drain for AKS

IN PREVIEW

AKS now minimizes unexpected disruptions by handling maintenance events and offloading applications via auto-drain node feature.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 29

Azure classic storage accounts will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Migrate your classic storage accounts to Azure Resource Manager by 31 August 2024.

  • Retirements
Mar 29

NV-series and NV Promo Azure Virtual Machines retirement extended to 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Move to GPU accelerated virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Retirements
Mar 29

ND-series Azure Virtual Machines retirement extended to 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Retirements

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