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Monthly updates for September 2023

Sep 29

Action required: Migrate to using ARG query for “Get Alert Summary” in Azure Monitor

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: September 30, 2026

The GetAlertSummary API will be retired on 30-Sep-2026.

  • Alerts
  • Services
  • Features
  • Compliance
  • Retirements
Sep 29

Support for the 1.x version of Azure Functions ends 14 September 2026

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: September 14, 2026

Migrate to version 4.x of the Azure Functions runtime before support ends for version 1.x on 14 September 2026

  • Azure Functions
  • Retirements
Sep 29

Upgrade Azure Database for MySQL to MySQL v8.0 before support for v5.7 ends

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: September 30, 2025

Oracle retiring MySQL v5.7 on Oct 31, 2023. Azure extending support for Single Server until Sep 16, 2024, and Flexible Server until Sep 30, 2025. Upgrade to MySQL v8.0 advised.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Retirements
Sep 28

Generally available: Zone Redundant Storage for Azure Disks is now available in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) for Azure Disks is now available on Azure Premium SSD and Standard SSD in China North 3, India Central, Switzerland North, South Africa North and Sweden Central regions..

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Sep 28

Generally available: Azure Load Testing in Southeast Asia, Canada Central, Germany West Central and Central India

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Testing is in generally available in Southeast Asia, Canada Central, Germany West Central and Central India.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 27

Generally Available: Artifact cache for Azure Container Registry

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now cache OCI artifacts with ACR from seven different public registries.

  • Azure Container Registry
  • Features
Sep 27

GA: Azure Container Apps in Azure China cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now run microservices, API’s, and other container workloads without managing infrastructure in Azure China cloud

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Sep 27

Generally Available: Azure Functions v4 Programming model for Node.js

NOW AVAILABLE

Work in a more intuitive Azure Functions development experience.

  • Azure Functions
  • Open Source
  • Features
Sep 27

GA: Support for Python 3.11 in Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

Develop Python 3.11 apps locally and deploy them to all Azure Functions plans.

  • Features
Sep 27

GA: Vertical Pod Autoscaling add-on for AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Vertical Pod Autoscaling add-on for AKS to improve cost-efficiency, and cluster utilization for your workloads

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Open Source
  • Features
Sep 27

GA: AKS image cleaner

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now automate the removal of all the unused, vulnerable images from your AKS nodes.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 27

GA: Dedicated table support for AKS diagnostics logs

NOW AVAILABLE

It is now easier and faster to query your logs.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 27

GA: Node OS patching - NodeImage feature in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can have a flexible and customized strategy for node-level OS security updates.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
Sep 27

Generally available: Custom partitioning in Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2023

You can now partition your data in analytical store using keys that are critical for your business logic to achieve better query and data load performance.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Sep 27

General availability: Azure SQL updates for late-September 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2023

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late-September 2023.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Sep 26

General availability: Gateway Load Balancer IPv6 Support

NOW AVAILABLE

IPv6 support for Gateway Load Balancer is now generally available in all regions, enabling bump-in-the-wire network virtual appliance (NVA) insertion for your dual-stack architectures.

  • Load Balancer
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 25

General availability: Domain fronting update on Azure Front Door and Azure CDN

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Front Door supports the use of different values for the TLS SNI extension and the host header, provided that both values are added as domains in the same Azure subscription.

  • Azure Front Door (classic)
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 21

General Availability: Share VM images publicly with community gallery - Azure Compute Gallery feature

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2023

With community gallery, you can now share VM images with the broader Azure community.

  • Gallery
  • Open Source
  • Management
  • Features
Sep 21

Generally Available: Azure Update Manager

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Update Manager, previously known as Update Management Center, is now generally available.

  • Azure Arc
  • Management
Sep 20

Generally available: Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry-based Distro for Node.js and Python

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2023

Use OpenTelemetry-based instrumentation with vender-neutral APIs to power metrics, logs, and distributed traces in Azure Monitor application insights.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
  • Management

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