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Monthly updates for November 2023

Nov 15

Preview: New Basic SKU functionality for Azure confidential ledger

IN PREVIEW

The Azure confidential ledger Basic SKU gated preview will allow select customers using other Azure products to uplevel integrity protection by storing periodic data, blobs, and application signatures in Azure confidential ledger.

  • Services
  • Security
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public Preview: Announcing the preview of Azure Managed Confidential Consortium Framework

IN PREVIEW

Deploy and build decentralized governance applications with granular confidentiality amongst members.

  • Azure confidential ledger
  • Services
  • Security
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Open Source
Nov 15

Preview: Azure confidential VMs with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs

IN PREVIEW

Azure confidential VMs with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs is open for preview. Please use the sign-up at aka.ms/accgpusignup for your onboarding request.

  • Services
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 15

Public preview: Confidential temp disk encryption for confidential VMs

IN PREVIEW

Confidential temp disk encryption is now available for all confidential VMs.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public Preview: New Marketplace app for Storage customers and feature enhancements to portal for Azure confidential ledger

IN PREVIEW

Storage customers will now be able to use a marketplace application to connect their immutable blobs with enhanced integrity protection from Azure confidential ledger. Signatures from blobs will be stored and validated, as needed. In addition, the Azure confidential ledger portal experience has been enhanced to allow exploring transactions and retrieving cryptographic proof.

  • Services
  • Security
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Preview: Disk Integrity Tool for confidential VMs in Azure

IN PREVIEW

The disk integrity tool for confidential VMs is now in preview. This enables you to measure and attest that your OS disk is launched as expected.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public Preview: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.3 support for AMD-based confidential VMs

IN PREVIEW

RHEL 9.3 is now available in public preview as the guest OS for all AMD-based confidential VMs.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Security
  • Operating System
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Azure Machine Learning - Public Preview for November

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Three features now available in public preview enable you to choose which models/datasets are right for you without having to run any job, seamlessly read/write data from a Fabric datastore; and Model-as-a-Service with inference APIs and hosted fine-tuning. 

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Announcing the public preview of Azure confidential VMs with Intel TDX

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft is excited to announce the public preview of DCesv5 and ECesv5-series confidential VMs. These VMs are powered by 4th Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Trust Domain Extensions (TDX). They enable organizations to bring confidential workloads to the cloud without code changes to applications and will be available starting December 1st.

  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 15

Public preview: Online Disaster recovery between SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Managed online disaster recovery between SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL Managed Instance allows near real-time database replication and bidirectional online failover to Azure and back.

  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for mid-November 2023

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Public Preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in mid-November 2023.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public Preview: Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra Feature Updates

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

New preview features available including vector search, turnkey major version upgrades, turnkey replication, and write-through cache!

  • Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public Preview: Long Term Retention for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Benefit from long term data retention and improved compliance using Azure Backup.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL extension for Azure AI

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Leverage integrated Azure AI services to build intelligent apps in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public Preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL Networking with private endpoints

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

We are announcing public preview of networking with private endpoints for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public Preview: Enhanced performance and scalability in Azure Database for PostgreSQL

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Benefit from the enhanced performance and scalability of Azure Database for PostgreSQL to improve mission-critical workloads.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public preview: Priority-based execution in Azure Cosmos DB

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Priority-based execution in Azure Cosmos DB enables customers to prioritize critical high priority requests for execution during high traffic, while potentially throttling low priority requests.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public preview: Cross-account container copy for Azure Cosmos DB NoSQL API

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

You can use offline cross-account container copy to migrate data across Azure Cosmos DB NoSQL API accounts seamlessly using Azure CLI.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public Preview: Azure Open AI “Use your data” integration with Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Now you can easily leverage your data stored in Azure Cosmos DB for Mongo DB vCore for Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) with Azure OpenAI models using the "Use your data" feature in Azure OpenAI Studio.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Public preview: Dynamic scaling per partition and per region

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Autoscale gets even better with two new improvements -- scaling per partition and per region!

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

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