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Monthly updates for March 2022

Mar 29

Update: NV-series and NV_Promo Azure Virtual Machines will be retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Move to GPU accelerated virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Update: ND-series Azure Virtual Machines will be retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Update: NC v2-series Azure Virtual Machines will be retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

NC v2-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.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

NC-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.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Update: NC-series Azure Virtual Machines will be retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Transition to new HPC virtual machines by 31 August 2023.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Generally available: Access time-based lifecycle management rules for Data Lake Storage Gen2

NOW AVAILABLE

Access time tracking for objects and lifecycle management policies based on last accessed time in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Management
  • Features
Mar 29

Generally available: The new Azure Front Door – a modern cloud CDN service

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Front Door is a modern cloud CDN that enables you to accelerate the delivery of applications, APIs, and content on Azure or anywhere at scale.

  • Azure Front Door (classic)
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features
Mar 28

App Service Environment version 1 and version 2 will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Migrate to App Service Environment version 3 by 31 August 2024.

  • App Service
  • Retirements
Mar 28

IoT connector preview feature in Azure API for FHIR retiring on 30 September 2022

Target retirement date: September 30, 2022

Migrate to MedTech service feature which provides stronger security and supportability.

  • Azure API for FHIR
  • Retirements
Mar 28

Generally available: Copy data directly to Archive Storage with Data Box

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use Data Box to copy data directly to Archive tier by indicating this when ordering and then copying to the corresponding share on the Data Box.

  • Azure Data Box
  • Services
  • Features
Mar 28

In development: New planned datacenter region in India (India South Central)

IN DEVELOPMENT

Microsoft has announced plans to bring a new datacenter region to India, including availability zones.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Mar 28

Generally available: On-demand capacity reservation with Azure Site Recovery safeguards VMs failover

NOW AVAILABLE

Integrating Site Recovery with capacity reservation to reserve compute capacity in the disaster recovery region and use that for failover.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
  • Features
Mar 28

General availability: Azure Bastion native client support

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Bastion native client support brings you the ability to connect to target VMs from the command line and log in using your Azure Active Directory credentials.

  • Azure Bastion
  • Security
  • Features
Mar 28

General availability: On-demand capacity reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

On-demand capacity reservations let you reserve compute capacity for one or more VM size(s) in an Azure region or availability zone for any length of time.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Mar 28

Generally available: Azure Batch supports Spot Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2022

Azure Batch supports Spot Virtual Machine's in user-subscription mode and is offered at a significantly reduced price compared with dedicated virtual machines.

  • Features
Mar 28

Public preview: Azure Percept DK March (2203) software update

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Percept March update includes fixes related to security.

  • Security
  • Operating System
  • Features
Mar 24

Operator Assistance in Azure MFA will be retired on 30 September 2023

Target retirement date: September 30, 2023

Turn off Operator Assistance and enable automated attendant features for phone system.

  • Retirements
Mar 24

Classic data export in Azure IoT Central will be retired by 31 March 2023

Target retirement date: March 31, 2023

Migrate to new data exports in Azure IoT Central before 31 March 2023.

  • Retirements
Mar 24

Public preview: User-assigned managed identities in Stream Analytics

IN PREVIEW

You can now use user-assigned managed identity to authenticate your Stream Analytics jobs to inputs and outputs without ever having to worry about credential management.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features

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