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Monthly updates for November 2023

Nov 15

Generally Available: AMD confidential VMs in new regions for November 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

AMD confidential VMs now in Italy North, Germany West Central, UAE North.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 15

Azure Machine Learning - General Availability for November

NOW AVAILABLE

Five features now available in GA enable you to search thousands of OSS LLMs, provide a feature set specification and let the system handle the rest, and lower. compute management overhead and setup costs. You can also now deploy complex compute graphs under batch endpoints, and use one platform to build, tune, evaluate, deploy, and test AI workflows.  

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

General availability: Azure AI Advantage for Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Today, we are excited to announce the Azure AI Advantage customer offer.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

General Availability: November 2022 Feature Wave for Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

The November 2022 Feature Wave for Azure SQL Managed Instance is now available for all subscription types for instances running in new subnets. It includes faster provisioning, zone redundancy, start/stop and support for distributed transactions.

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

General availability: Azure SQL Database Always Encrypted with virtualization-based security (VBS) enclaves

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

VBS enclaves in Azure SQL Database brings the benefits of secure enclaves, rich confidential queries, and in-place cryptographic operations, to all Azure SQL Database offerings, independent from the underlying hardware.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

General availability: Azure SQL updates for mid-November 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in mid-November 2023.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

New user interface experience for Azure SQL migration extension

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

The Azure SQL Migration, an Azure Data Studio extension powered by Azure Database Migration Service, now has a new improved UI experience.

  • Azure Database Migration Service (classic)
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

General availability: Free tier on Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Unlock your potential with our free tier. Start building, testing, and growing your projects without any upfront costs. Scale up when you're ready for more.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

General availability: Vector search in Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Unlock next-level AI applications with native vector similarity search in Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

General Availability: Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore offers a fully-managed database for your MongoDB workloads and AI applications, backed by native Azure integrations, flexible pricing, and seamless migration capabilities.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

Azure Virtual Network Manager Security Admin Rule generally available in select regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network Manager's security admin rule configuration is now generally available in select regions, empowering users to enforce security rules across their virtual networks globally.

  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Services
  • Security
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

General Availability: Lower pricing for Azure SQL Database Hyperscale expected in December 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Build new and highly scalable applications on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale with lower pricing!

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

General availability: ExpressRoute Direct and Circuit in different subscriptions

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute Direct customers can now generate an authorization key for your ExpressRoute Direct resource and use it to make an ExpressRoute Circuit in a different subscription.

  • ExpressRoute Circuits
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

General availability: ExpressRoute as a Trusted Service

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute customers can now store MACSec secrets in an Azure KeyVault.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

MQTT broker feature, PubSub capabilities now available for Azure Event Grid

NOW AVAILABLE

Bi-directional communication and flexible consumption patterns - at scale.

  • Event Grid
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 15

GA: Azure Boost

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Azure Boost is one of Microsoft Azure’s latest and most significant infrastructure innovations, enabling greater network and storage performance at scale, improves security, and reduced servicing impact.

  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 14

Experiment templates now available in Azure Chaos Studio

NOW AVAILABLE

Create and customize an experiment from a template. Chaos Studio currently supports AAD Outage and Availability Zone Down scenarios.

  • Azure Chaos Studio
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 14

General availability: Start and stop load (Azure Load Testing) faults in Azure Chaos Studio

NOW AVAILABLE

Add a previously created load test (from Azure Load Testing) to your chaos experiment. Choose when exactly in your chaos experiment you would like to start and stop load.

  • Azure Chaos Studio
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 14

GA: Azure Functions supports .NET 8 in the isolated worker model

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions now supports .NET 8, using the isolated worker model.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Nov 14

General Availability: Ubuntu Server to Ubuntu Pro in-place upgrade now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Upgrade from Ubuntu Server (16.04 or higher) to Ubuntu Pro on your existing Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) without redeployment or downtime.

  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Open Source

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