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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 19

Cloud Services (classic) deployment model is retiring on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Cloud Services (classic) retiring in August 2024.

  • Cloud Services
  • Retirements
Apr 19

Generally available: Bulk delete operation for the FHIR service in Azure Health Data Services

NOW AVAILABLE

The bulk delete operation allows deletion of FHIR resources across different levels, enabling healthcare organizations to comply with data retention policies while providing asynchronous processing capabilities.

  • Services
Apr 19

Public Preview – DR for Shared Disks – Azure Site Recovery

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Now you can use the benefits of Shared Disk for your mission-critical applications such as SQL FCI, SAP ASCS, Scale-out File Servers, etc., while ensuring business continuity and disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery.

  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
  • Compliance
Apr 18

Azure Data Box Disk is now available with hardware encryption

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Data Box Disk is now Generally Available with hardware encryption.

  • Storage Explorer
  • Data Box
  • Data Box Disk
  • Azure Data Box
  • Features
Apr 18

General availability: HBv4-series & HX-series VMs are now available in Sweden Central.

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv4 virtual machines (VMs) are optimized for various HPC workloads such as computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, frontend and backend EDA, rendering, molecular dynamics, computational geoscience, weather simulation, and financial risk analysis. HX-series Virtual Machines (VMs) are optimized for large memory HPC workloads such as backend EDA, finite element analysis, computational geoscience, and big data analytics.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Apr 18

Azure Machine Learning data collector is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Machine Learning data collector provides real-time logging of input and output data from models that are deployed to managed online endpoints or Kubernetes online endpoints. This data can be seamlessly used for model monitoring, debugging, or auditing, thereby providing observability into the performance of your deployed models.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Services
Apr 18

GA: Azure Monitor log search alerts support managed identities

NOW AVAILABLE

A common challenge for developers is the management of credentials for applications to use when connecting to resources. Managed identities provide an automatically managed identity in Microsoft Entra ID. Applications can use managed identities to obtain Microsoft Entra tokens without having to manage any credentials.

  • Alerts
  • Features
Apr 18

Using Azure Virtual Network Manager network groups in security admin rules is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Using your Azure Virtual Network Manager network groups in the source and/or destination of security admin rules is now in public preview, enabling users to achieve network isolation across different environments and manage network segments more easily at scale.

  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Security
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
Apr 17

Action recommended: Prepare for model version retirement in Azure OpenAI

Action recommended: Prepare for model version retirement in Azure OpenAI

  • Services
  • Retirements
Apr 17

Azure Machine Learning - General Availability for April 2024

NOW AVAILABLE

Three features now available in GA enable you to seamlessly log inference data to a central location, set up event-driven applications, processes, or workflows based on Azure Machine Learning events, and utilize lifecycle management of features from creation through archival.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
Apr 16

General availability: Azure Virtual Network encryption availability in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Virtual Network encryption is a feature of Azure Virtual Networks. Virtual network encryption allows you to seamlessly encrypt and decrypt traffic between Azure Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Network
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
  • Features
Apr 15

Announcing Public Preview of Query editor in Azure Monitor Metrics

IN PREVIEW

Public Preview of Query editor in Azure Monitor Metrics is now Available! Get started with Query editor to access advanced querying capabilities within Azure Monitor Metrics. With the Query Editor's seamless integration of the widely adopted Prometheus Query Language (PromQL), customers can unlock advanced querying capabilities within their Azure Monitor Workspace. With PromQL, you can now efficiently analyze Prometheus metrics, identify trends, troubleshoot issues, and optimize resource utilization for better performance and reliability.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Metrics
  • Managed Prometheus
  • Features
Apr 15

Generally available: Azure Site Recovery update rollup 73 - April 2024

NOW AVAILABLE

This article describes the improvements for the latest version of Azure Site Recovery components. 

  • Features
Apr 15

Azure Event Grid support for last will & testament (LWT) capabilities now in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Ensures predictable and reliable flow of communication among MQTT clients during unexpected disconnections.

  • Event Grid
  • Features
Apr 15

GA: New Property for Disks-LastOwnershipUpdateTime

NOW AVAILABLE

Introducing LastOwnershipUpdateTime for Disks in Azure Portal, PowerShell, and CLI. It indicates the last state change time for the Disk, useful for tracking its current state and when it was last updated.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Features
Apr 11

General availability: Azure SQL updates for mid-April 2024

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in mid-April 2024.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Apr 10

Azure Red Hat OpenShift April 2024 updates

NOW AVAILABLE

New features include support for ARO in Azure Terraform provider, ability to bring your own NSG, new GPU instance types for Day 2 operations, and more!

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Features
Apr 10

General availability: Extensible key management using Azure Key Vault for SQL Server on Linux

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Extensible key management (EKM) using Azure Key Vault in SQL Server on Linux is now generally available from SQL Server 2022 CU12 onwards.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Features
Apr 10

General Availability: Virtual private network (VPN) with Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

For enhanced security in your virtual network architectures where outbound connectivity is not allowed.

  • Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra
  • Features

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