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Monthly updates for February 2024

Feb 29

General Availability: Encryption at host for Premium SSD v2 and Ultra Disks is now available in more regions.

NOW AVAILABLE

Encryption at host for Premium SSD v2 and Ultra Disks is now available in Canada East, West Europe, South Central US and West US 3.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Feb 28

Public preview: Internet inbound for Network Virtual Appliances in Virtual WAN Hubs

IN PREVIEW

Public preview for internet inbound (Destination NAT) capabilities for Next-Generation Firewall Network Virtual Appliances deployed in the Virtual WAN hub. Destination NAT allows network administrators to publish applications to the broader internet through a public IP address assigned to a Firewall Network Virtual Appliance deployed in a Virtual WAN hub.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Features
Feb 28

Public preview: Azure Functions Support for HTTP Streams in Node.js

IN PREVIEW

Use this feature for use cases where real time exchange and interaction between client and server over HTTP connections is needed.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Feb 28

Public preview: Kubernetes 1.29 support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now try out Kubernetes 1.29 preview version with AKS and get ready for Kubernetes 1.29 GA in your production environment.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Feb 28

Public preview: OS SKU in-place migration for Linux nodes

IN PREVIEW

You can now migrate nodes from one Linux OS to another without having to create new nodes.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Feb 28

Generally Available: AKS support for node soak duration for upgrades

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now stagger AKS node upgrades and minimize application downtime.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Feb 28

Generally Available: Capacity Reservations support in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now better manage your changing workload demands by using capacity reservation groups.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Feb 28

GA: Istio-based service mesh add-on for Azure Kubernetes Service

NOW AVAILABLE

You can deploy an officially supported Istio addon for AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Feb 28

Public preview: Disable network policy in AKS for migration

IN PREVIEW

You can now temporarily disable your network policy engines to perform a migration.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Feb 28

Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for late-February 2024

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late-February 2024.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Feb 28

General availability: Latest PostgreSQL minor versions supported by Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now supports minor versions 16.1, 15.5, 14.10, 13.13, 12.17, 11.22 

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Feb 28

General availability: Azure SDKs support for Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

Now you can use Azure SDKs including .NET SDK, Go SDK, Java SDK, JavaScript SDK, and Python SDK to manage the lifecycle of Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL clusters.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Feb 28

General availability: Azure CLI support for Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

You can now use Azure CLI to manage the whole lifecycle of Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL clusters from provisioning to scaling to configuration changes and starting/stopping cluster compute.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Feb 27

General availability: Application Gateway for Containers

NOW AVAILABLE

Application Gateway for Containers is the next evolution to Application Gateway's Ingress Controller; bringing performance, scale, deployment, and feature enhancements.

  • Application Gateway for Containers
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
Feb 27

Enable replication for added VMware VM data disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery now supports enabling replication for data disks that you add to a VMware VM that's already enabled for disaster recovery.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
  • Features
Feb 26

Public preview: Azure Application Gateway introduces support for TLS and TCP protocols

IN PREVIEW

TLS and TCP protocol support now available through Azure Application Gateway.

  • Application Gateway
  • Services
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
Feb 26

Announcing NBCROW Compression in Kusto's TDS Implementation

NOW AVAILABLE

A new feature that reduces the data transfer for MSSQL queries on Kusto.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Feb 21

Sending a log search alert with cross tenant target resource will no longer be supported

NOW AVAILABLE

As of March 15, 2024, this behavior will change and sending a log search alert with a cross tenant target resource (except for the lighthouse case) will no longer be supported. Alerts will not be sent to unauthorized target resources, and log search alert rules with an unauthorized target will be ignored. This will ensure that only authorized users can receive and investigate log search alerts.

  • Alerts
  • Compliance
  • Features
Feb 20

Update records in a Kusto Database (public preview)

IN PREVIEW

The new .update command allows you to update records (rows) in a Kusto Database (either in Azure Data Explorer or in Fabric KQL Database). This is a new tool to help you build great data pipeline!

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
Feb 20

Public Preview: Regional Disaster Recovery by Azure Backup for AKS

IN PREVIEW

Customers can now utilize Azure Backup for AKS to recover their containerized applications and data during a regional disaster scenario.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

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