Monthly updates for October 2022
Public preview: Azure Load Testing in West Europe
Azure Load Testing is in public preview in West Europe.
Public preview: New metrics capabilities in OpenTelemetry-based Application Insights
Use OpenTelemetry vender-neutral APIs to power distributed tracing and metrics experiences in Azure Monitor Application Insights.
Public preview: V2 programming model for Azure Functions using Python
Azure Functions V2 programming model for development in Python offers several enhancements.
Generally available: CSI Extensible API for AKS
The CSI Extensible API is now generally available in AKS.
Dapr extension for AKS and Arc-enabled Kubernetes now support Dapr v1.9.0
Take advantage of the latest features in Dapr v1.9.0 with Dapr extension for AKS and Arc-enabled Kubernetes.
Public preview: ASO makes it easy to manage database and connection
Azure Service Operator (ASO) now has an integration with Workload Identity.
Public preview: IPVS load balancer support in AKS
You can now use the IP Virtual Server (IPVS) load balancer with AKS, with configurable connection scheduling and TCP/UDP timeouts.
Public preview: AKS image cleaner
You can now more easily remove unused and vulnerable images stored on AKS nodes.
Generally available: Premium SSD v2 disks available on Azure Disk CSI driver
Premium SSD v2 support is now generally available on AKS.
Public preview: Vertical Pod Autoscaler
Vertical Pod Autoscaler can help you reduce operational overhead, increase savings and improve stability of your cluster.
Generally available: AKS support for Ubuntu 22.04
AKS will start using Ubuntu 22 instead of Ubuntu 18 as the Ubuntu version for node pools.
Generally available: Azure Storage — Attribute-based access control for standard storage accounts
ABAC for Azure Storage Blobs, ADLS Gen2, and queues is now generally available and can be used for access control by defining conditions on role-assignments based on resource and request attributes.
Generally available: MERGE command for Azure Synapse Analytics
Runs insert, update, or delete operations on a target table from the results of a join with a source table.
Generally available: Custom IP Prefixes (BYOIP) now available in US Government regions
The ability to bring your own public IP ranges is now available in all US Government regions. Additionally, you can now bring your own IPv6 ranges to use as Public IP Prefixes.
Public preview: Availability zone volume placement for Azure NetApp Files
Deploy new Azure NetApp Files volumes in Azure availability zones (AZs) of your choice to support workloads across multiple availability zones.
Community support for Node 16 LTS is ending on 11 September 2023
Target retirement date: September 11, 2023
Community support for Node 16 LTS is ending on 11 September 2023 – transition to Node 18 LTS by that date.
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.
Community support for PHP 8.0 is ending on 26 November 2023
Target retirement date: November 26, 2023
Community support for PHP 8.0 is ending on 26 November 2023 – transition to PHP 8.1 by that date.
Continuous delivery setting of Azure VMSS will be retired on 31 March 2023 – Use Azure DevOps to create pipelines
Target retirement date: March 31, 2023
Start using Azure Pipelines by 31 March 2023 instead of Azure Portal to create Continuous delivery pipelines for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set
Cloud Services (classic) deployment model is retiring on 31 August 2024
Target retirement date: August 31, 2024
Migrate your cloud services to a new deployment model before 31 August 2024.
Updates by date
Read the Azure blog for latest news and announcements.Blog
Get answers to your questions from Microsoft and Community experts.Community support
Read commonly asked questions on Azure updates.FAQ
Tell us what you think of Azure and what you want to see in the future.Provide feedback
Azure is available in more regions than any other cloud provider.Check product availability in your region