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Monthly updates for March 2023

Mar 24

Batch Service in select regions will be retired on 31 March 2026

Target retirement date: April 01, 2026

Migrate your Batch workloads before 31 March 2026 to other regions where Azure Batch will continue to be available.

  • Batch
  • Services
  • Retirements
Mar 24

Azure Automation is retiring Agent-based User Hybrid Runbook Worker (Windows & Linux) on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: September 01, 2024

Azure Automation is retiring Agent-based User Hybrid Runbook Worker on 31 August 2024

  • Retirements
Mar 24

Azure Maps Elevation APIs and Render V2 DEM tiles will be retired on 5 May 2023

To avoid service disruption in your applications, please review the following migration options and transition before 5 May 2023.

  • Azure Maps
  • Retirements
Mar 23

Generally available: Azure Private Link support for Inbound traffic in Azure API Management

NOW AVAILABLE

With Azure Private Link support in Azure API Management, you can now integrate clients in a virtual network privately.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
Mar 23

Public Preview: Workspaces in Azure API Management

IN PREVIEW

Workspaces for Azure API Management is now in public preview. This new capability enables granular access control in multi-team Azure API Management deployments.

  • API Management
  • Features
Mar 22

Public preview: Azure Maps Creator – Improved indoor maps onboarding and new Features API

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2023

An updated Conversion service now allows you to easily onboard indoor maps and a new Features API to read and edit your map features!

  • Azure Maps
  • Features
Mar 22

General availability: Azure Virtual Network Manager

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network Manager (AVNM) is now generally available. AVNM is a one-stop shop for managing the connectivity and security of your network resources at scale.

  • Services
Mar 22

General availability: Reserved namespaces for subdomains

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Traffic Manager now enables reserving domain labels across all traffic manager profiles.

  • Traffic Manager
  • Services
  • Features
Mar 21

Announcement: Azure Active Directory backed authentication for JMS 2.0 API on Azure Service Bus

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcement of AAD support for the JMS 2.0 API of Azure Service Bus.

  • Security
  • Features
Mar 20

General Availability: ASP. NET web app migration to Azure App Service using PowerShell Scripts

NOW AVAILABLE

ASP. NET web app migration to Azure App Service using PowerShell Scripts is now generally available.

  • App Service
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Mar 20

Azure Maps is now HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Maps ensures HIPAA compliance is achieved for protected health information (PHI), like when calculating travel time and distance from a patient’s location to the nearest healthcare facility.

  • Azure Maps
  • Compliance
Mar 20

Generally available: Encryption scopes on hierarchical namespace enabled storage accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use separate encryption keys for each customer in a single hierarchical namespace enabled storage account.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Services
Mar 20

General availability: Serilog Sink for Azure Data Explorer

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Explorer now supports ingestion of data from .NET Applications via the Serilog Sink.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
  • Open Source
Mar 17

Select Batch Pool autoscale service-defined variables will be retired on 31 March 2024

Target retirement date: April 01, 2026

Remove references in your autoscale formula for the service-defined variables

  • Batch
  • Retirements
  • Features
Mar 17

Retirement Announcement: Assigning alert trigger playbooks within Microsoft Sentinel analytics rules

Target retirement date: March 15, 2026

Effective 15 March 2026, adding playbooks within Microsoft Sentinel analytics rules creation/edit will be deprecated.

  • Microsoft Sentinel
  • Security
  • Retirements
Mar 17

Azure Batch classic compute node communication model will be retired on 31 March 2026

Target retirement date: April 01, 2026

Transition Batch pools to the Simplified compute node communication model

  • Batch
  • Retirements
Mar 17

We’re retiring Cluster Configuration with Flux v1 on 24 May 2025 – transition to GitOps extension for Kubernetes to move to Flux v2

Target retirement date: May 24, 2025

Migrate to GitOps Extension for Flux v2 by 24 May 2025

  • Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes
  • Retirements
Mar 17

Container insights recommended alerts (custom metrics) (preview) will be retired on 14 March 2026

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: March 14, 2026

Transition to Prometheus recommended alert rules (preview) before 14 March 2026.

  • Retirements
Mar 17

Retirement notice: The Azure Storage PHP client libraries will be retired on 17 March 2024

Target retirement date: March 17, 2024

Azure Storage PHP client libraries will be retired on 17 March 2024

  • Storage Accounts
  • Retirements
Mar 17

Retirement: Azure Database Migration Service (classic) - SQL Server scenarios deprecation

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target retirement date: March 15, 2026

Azure Database Migration Service (classic) - SQL Server scenarios will not be supported after March 15, 2026.

  • Azure Database Migration Service (classic)
  • Retirements

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