Monthly updates for May 2023
You can now efficiently provision and scale compute resources independent of data size by deploying multiple Azure SQL Hyperscale databases with varying workloads in elastic pools.
Effortlessly set a TTL on any field in a collection, giving you more flexibility to control how your documents expire in Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB RU.
Customers can restore the deleted database and containers in the same continuous backup account.
Simplify complex queries using computed properties which can represent frequently used query logic such as expressions based on persisted item properties and can be indexed for increased performance.
Now generally available, Azure Cosmos DB burst capacity helps improve performance by allowing you to use idle throughput to handle temporary spikes in traffic.
New features now available in PuPr include the ability to evaluate text/image data fairness and enjoy one platform to build, tune, evaluate, deploy, and test AI workflow with LLM.
New features now available in GA include the ability to enable MLOPs across dev, test, and prod environments to promote assets across multiple workspaces.
Target availability: Q2 2023
Custom Text Analytics for health is the newest healthcare NLP offering from Cognitive Services for Language. It allows you to add a layer of customization on top of Text Analytics for health using state-of-the-art machine learning models to build your own healthcare entity extraction model with your specific domain data. The model's authoring experience can be performed either using the graphical user interface on the Language Studio or programmatically using the REST APIs. The feature is now in public preview allowing you to make 5,000 text records of predictions per language resource for free using the Standard (S) pricing tier.
Azure NetApp Files now supports ability to edit existing ANF volumes and upgrading Basic network features to Standard network features.
Rolling Upgrades with MaxSurge provides you a new way of upgrading VM instances in a Virtual Machine Scale Set to the latest scale set model.
This article describes the improvements for the latest version of Azure Site Recovery components.
Azure Data Explorer now supports geospatial analysis with three new functions: geo_point_buffer, geo_line_buffer, and geo_polygon_buffer. These functions let you create polygonal buffers around points, lines, or polygons.
Routing intent supports inter-region/inter-hub traffic inspection and branch-to-branch traffic inspection for Azure Virtual WAN.
Azure Backup Reports now includes support for more workloads: Azure Database for PostgreSQL Servers, Azure Blobs and Azure Disks.
Public preview: Optimize your workloads for reliability using new workbook template in Azure Advisor
Evaluate the reliability posture of your workloads, assess risks and plan improvements using the new Reliability workbook template which is now available in Azure Advisor.
Azure’s regional Web Application Firewall (WAF) on Application Gateway now supports a fully automated experience when upgrading your WAF from configuration to policy.
Target availability: Q2 2023
App Service supports custom error pages in public preview
Target retirement date: March 31, 2026
API keys for querying data from Azure Monitor application insights will be retired on 31 March 2026
Target retirement date: September 30, 2025
API keys used to stream live metrics telemetry into application insights will be retired on 30 September 2025.
Azure Payment HSM Service now supports two host IP network interfaces
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