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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 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

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

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
  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
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 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

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

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
Mar 24

Public preview: Intelligent cache for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2022

Accelerate Apache Spark in Azure Synapse execution speed using the new intelligent cache feature.

  • Features
Mar 21

In development: New planned datacenter region in Finland (Finland Central)

IN DEVELOPMENT

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

  • Regions & Datacenters
Mar 21

Public preview: Azure Container Registry on Azure Stack Hub

IN PREVIEW

A public preview of Azure Container Registry on Azure Stack Hub is available starting with Azure Stack Hub update 2108.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Azure Container Registry
  • Features
Mar 21

Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack Hub

IN PREVIEW

A public preview of Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack Hub is available starting with Azure Stack Hub update 2108.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 17

Update your Azure SDK libraries by 31 March 2023

IN PREVIEW

Target retirement date: March 31, 2023

Support for Azure SDK libraries that do not conform to our current Azure SDK guidelines will be retired as of 31 March 2023.

  • Retirements
Mar 16

Public preview: Azure Private Link support in Azure API Management

IN PREVIEW

You can now integrate to clients in a virtual network privately, using Azure Private Link support in API Management.

  • API Management
  • Services
Mar 16

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for mid-March 2022

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Mar 16

Public preview: Clustering Support for JBoss EAP on Azure App Service

IN PREVIEW

Run highly available Java EE apps with Red Hat JBoss EAP on App Service with new clustering support.

  • App Service
  • Features
Mar 16

Public preview: Azure SignalR Service Premium Tier

IN PREVIEW

Enterprise-focused capabilities to provide resiliency and availability.

  • Azure SignalR Service
  • Features

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