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Mar 20

Generally available: Application Gateway (v2) IPv6 support

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Application Gateway v2 enables dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) connectivity from the clients, providing more flexible and reliable access to the backend Applications.

  • Application Gateway
  • Services
  • Features
  • Security
Mar 19

General availability: Listener TLS certificates management in the Azure portal

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now manage the TLS certificates associated with Listeners through Azure portal.

  • Application Gateway
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
  • Security
Mar 19

Generally available: Azure Health Data Services DICOM service with Azure Data Lake Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

With the integration of Azure Data Lake Storage and the DICOM service, organizations can now enjoy full control over their imaging data and increased flexibility for accessing and working with that data through the Azure storage ecosystem and APIs.

  • Azure Health Data Services
  • Services
Mar 19

Operator and CRD support with Azure Managed Prometheus

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor managed service for Prometheus will support CRD-based configs for scrape jobs to collect metrics from workloads running in your AKS cluster. With this new update, customers can use custom resources (service monitor and pod monitor) to configure metric collection with Managed Prometheus.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Managed Prometheus
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 19

Microsoft open sources Retina: A cloud-native container networking observability platform

NOW AVAILABLE

The Microsoft's Azure Container Networking team is announcing Retina, a cloud-native container networking observability platform that enables Kubernetes users, admins, and developers to visualize, observe, debug, and analyze Kubernetes’ workload traffic irrespective of Container Network Interface (CNI), operating system (OS), and cloud.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Network Watcher
  • Services
  • Open Source
  • Features
Mar 19

Billing for Azure Monitor stateful log search alerts

IN PREVIEW

Starting from May 1, 2024, you will be charged for stateful log alerts in Azure Monitor.

  • Compliance
  • Services
  • Features
Mar 18

Public preview: Kubernetes AI Toolchain Operator (KAITO) add-on for AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now choose from preset LLMs with images hosted by AKS and split inferencing across multiple lower-GPU count VMs

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Generally Available: Cost analysis add-on for AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now better understand the infra costs associated with running applications at the namespace and cluster levels and identify opportunities to optimize resource utilization through an Azure native experience.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Open-Source Fleet Workload Placement Scheduling and Override

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now schedule workloads in Fleet based on cost and availability of resource heuristics.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Open Source
Mar 18

Generally Available: Windows Gen 2 VM support in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

YOu can now use Gen 2 VM SKUs for Windows nodepools in AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Public preview: Windows GPU support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now run GPU workloads, such as machine learning, video encoding, large simulations, and gaming, on Windows nodepools in AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Generally Available: Kubernetes 1.29 support in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now take advantage of Kubernetes 1.29 version with AKS in production environment.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Generally Available: Custom kubelet configuration for Windows in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now modify default values for kubelet parameters when using Windows nodepools in AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Public preview: Azure CNI static block IP allocation support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now scale beyond the current 65k Pod IPs and scale up to 1 Million Pods.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Public preview: Deployment safeguards in AKS

You can now use deployment safeguards to implement Kubernetes best practices and get warnings on deployment or deny the deployment of manifest files that are not following best practices.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Generally Available: Azure CNI overlay dual stack Support in AKS (Linux only)

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now deploy AKS clusters in dual stack mode which now enables resource connection through IPv4 or IPv6.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Generally Available: VM IP based load balancer in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now choose IP-based backend pool membership for new or existing clusters in AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Generally Available: Host Network Security Group (NSG) control in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now directly configure allowed ports in your nodepool settings.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Security
Mar 18

Generally Available: HostPort auto assign in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS now lets you deploy pods without manually specifying host ports.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 18

Generally Available: Instance level Public IP tags in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now utilize Azure routing preference for your cluster, public node IPs in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Security

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