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May 2024

May 21

Public Preview Azure OpenAI Semantic Caching policy in Azure API Management

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

We're excited to announce the Public Preview for the Azure OpenAI Semantic Caching policy in Azure API Management! This innovative feature empowers customers to optimize token usage by leveraging semantic caching, which intelligently stores completions for prompts with similar meanings.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 21

GA Circuit Breaker in Azure API Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

The circuit breaker, now generally available in Azure API Management, is seamlessly integrated to provide customers with an easy-to-use solution for enhancing the resilience of their API environments.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 21

GA OData API type in Azure API Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We're thrilled to announce the general availability of the OData API type in Azure API Management. This exciting addition extends Azure API Management's capabilities to include OData APIs, allowing users to apply standard API protections such as authentication, authorization, and rate limiting, alongside OData-specific policies for request validation.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 21

GA Load Balancer in Azure API Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

The General Availability of the Load Balancer feature in Azure API Management is here! Now, customers can effortlessly create a pool of backends and efficiently distribute the load across multiple endpoints. By establishing backend pools, users can seamlessly balance the load across various backends when integrating multiple backends for an API.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 21

GA Support for gRPC APIs in Azure API Management Self-hosted Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We're thrilled to announce the general availability of gRPC support in Azure API Management through the self-hosted gateway. This exciting feature empowers customers to seamlessly manage their gRPC services as APIs within Azure API Management.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 21

GA Azure OpenAI Emit Token Metric policy in Azure API Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We're thrilled to announce the General Availability of the Azure OpenAI Emit Token Metric policy in Azure API Management! This new feature enables customers to effortlessly configure token usage metrics to be sent directly to Azure Application Insights, providing insights into the utilization of Azure OpenAI models across various applications and teams.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 21

GA Import Azure OpenAI enpoints as an APIs in Azure API Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We're excited to announce the General Availability of the Import Azure OpenAI as an API feature in Azure API Management! With this new capability, customers can seamlessly import Azure OpenAI endpoints as an API with just a single click, streamlining the entire process.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 21

GA Azure OpenAI Token Limit Policy in Azure API Management

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We're excited to announce the General Availability of the Azure OpenAI Token Limit Policy in Azure API Management! This feature empowers customers to effectively manage and enforce limits on API consumers based on their usage of OpenAI tokens.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 21

Experimentation capabilities for Azure App Configuration now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Enables online experimentation for web, mobile, and Generative AI apps

  • App Configuration
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
  • Features
May 17

App Service Environment version 1 and version 2 will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Migrate to App Service Environment v3 by 31 August 2024.

  • App Service
  • Retirements
May 14

Introducing GPT-4o: OpenAI’s new flagship multimodal model now in preview on Azure

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Microsoft is thrilled to announce the launch of GPT-4o, OpenAI’s new flagship model, now available on Azure AI in preview. This groundbreaking multimodal model integrates text, vision, and audio capabilities, setting a new standard for generative and conversational AI experiences. GPT-4o is available now in Azure OpenAI Service, in preview, with support for text and image. Azure OpenAI Service customers can explore GPT-4o’s extensive capabilities through a preview playground in Azure OpenAI Studio starting today in two regions in the US. This initial release focuses on text and vision inputs to provide a glimpse into the model's potential, paving the way for further capabilities like audio.

  • Azure OpenAI Service
  • Azure AI services
  • Services
  • Features
May 6

General Availability - Azure API Center

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure API Center is now generally available, providing a centralized solution to manage the challenges of API sprawl, which is exacerbated by the rapid proliferation of APIs and AI solutions. Azure API Center offers a unified inventory for seamless discovery, consumption, and governance of APIs, regardless of their type, lifecycle stage, or deployment location.

  • API Management
  • Features

April 2024

Apr 19

App Service Environment version 1 and version 2 will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Migrate to App Service Environment v3 by 31 August 2024.

  • App Service
  • Retirements
Apr 2

Announcing General Availability of Azure API Management Basic v2 and Standard v2 Tiers

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We're thrilled to announce the General Availability of Azure API Management's newest pricing tiers – Basic v2 and Standard v2. The Azure API Management v2 pricing tiers represent a significant leap forward, offering a comprehensive range of capabilities tailored to projects of all sizes, from small-scale endeavors to large-scale enterprise applications. Importantly, these new v2 pricing tiers are available alongside our existing Azure API Management classic pricing tiers, ensuring continuity for users. It's worth noting that the Azure API Management classic pricing tiers remain actively supported and invested in.  

  • API Management
  • Pricing & Offerings

March 2024

Mar 29

Azure Maps Web SDK Map Control version 2.0.x and Azure Maps Service Module will be retired on 30 September 2026

Target retirement date: September 30, 2026

Azure Maps Web SDK Map Control version 2.0.x and Azure Maps Service Module will be retired on 30 September 2026

  • Azure Maps
  • Retirements
Mar 25

General Availability: Automatic Scaling for App Service Web Apps

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure App Service is pleased to announce general availability of the "Automatic Scaling" feature.

  • App Service
  • App Service (Linux)
  • Features
Mar 22

Azure Maps Native SDK for Android and iOS will be retired on 31 March 2025 – transition to use Azure Maps Web SDK in a web view

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

Azure Maps Native SDK for Android and iOS will be retired on 31 March 2025

  • Azure Maps
  • Retirements
Mar 15

Visual Studio App Center retirement

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

Visual Studio App Center is scheduled for retirement on March 31, 2025.

  • App Center
  • Retirements

February 2024

Feb 5

Mount Azure Storage as a local share in App Service Linux Now supports NFS

NOW AVAILABLE

NFS support is now available for App Service Linux code and container when mounting a Azure File share as a local share for the web app. 

  • App Service
  • Features

January 2024

Jan 22

Public Preview: Circuit Breaker in Azure API Management

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Customers now have the capability to configure the circuit breaker property in the backend resource, providing protection for a backend service against being overwhelmed by excessive requests.

  • API Management
  • Features

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