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May 2024

May 14

Public preview: Sensitive data protection for Azure Front Door Web Application Firewall

IN PREVIEW

Protect the sensitive data getting stored in your Web Application Firewall (WAF) using log scrubbing on Azure’s global Web Application Firewall running on Azure Front Door.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Features
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 14

Azure Front Door server variable enhancement generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Front Door supports capturing URL path and URL case transformation in rules set and server variable.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
May 13

Generally Available: Ubuntu 24.04 LTS for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, the latest Ubuntu LTS release from Canonical, is now available for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs)

  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
May 13

Public Preview: Azure Site Recovery support for Azure Trusted Launch VMs (Windows OS)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Site Recovery support for Windows Trusted launch VMs

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
  • Features
  • Compliance
May 13

Public preview: Azure Application Gateway v2 Basic SKU

IN PREVIEW

Designed for customers, especially developers or small enterprises who are looking for a cost-effective Application Load Balancer solution and don’t require high scalability and the advanced features.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Services
May 13

General availability: Azure Bastion Developer SKU

NOW AVAILABLE

The Bastion Developer SKU represents a novel, cost-effective, and streamlined version of the Bastion service.

  • Azure Bastion
  • Security
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
  • Features
May 10

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

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Cloud Services (classic) retiring in August 2024.

  • Retirements
May 10

Announcing the General Availability of GPT-4 Turbo with Vision on Azure OpenAI Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We are thrilled to announce the general availability of GPT-4 Turbo with Vision on the Azure OpenAI Service, which processes both text and image inputs and replaces several preview models. This multimodal model has already been used by customers in various industries to enhance efficiencies and innovate, with case studies to be featured at the upcoming Build conference. For deployment details and future enhancements, including JSON mode and function calling for image inputs, please refer to our Azure OpenAI Service resources and updates.

  • Azure OpenAI Service
  • Azure AI Vision
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 8

New version of AKS extension in Visual Studio Code now available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now take advantage of new enhancements available in version 1.4.3

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Visual Studio Code
  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
May 8

Public preview: Initialization taints in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now use node initialization taints in AKS e.g. in scenarios where you may need extra time to setup your nodes.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
May 8

GA: Support for disabling Windows outboundNAT in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now manually disable Windows outboundNAT when creating new Windows node pools in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
May 8

Public Preview: NFS Azure Files volume mount support in Azure Container Apps

IN PREVIEW

You can now mount NFS file shares in Azure Container Apps.

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Features
May 8

General availability: Customer-managed keys on existing accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Configure customer-managed keys for your existing Azure Cosmos DB account.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
May 8

Public Preview: SQL Server on Azure VM storage configuration deployment experience with support for Premium SSD v2

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Customers can now choose Premium SSD v2 for the Ebdsv5 and Ebsv5 virtual machine series with the additional ability to opt-in for NVMe support.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Features
May 8

General availability: Latest version of the TimeScaleDB extension on Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Upgrade to the latest TimeScaleDB extension on Azure for enhanced time-series data handling and improved performance.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
May 8

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

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now supports minor versions 16.2, 15.6, 14.11, 13.14, and 12.18.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
May 8

General Availability: Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer keyboard shortcuts

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Work Smarter: Enhance Productivity with Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer shortcut keys.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
May 8

General availability: Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB RU supports version 5.0 and 6.0

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB now supports MongoDB v5 and v6.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
May 7

Public preview: Standby pools for Virtual Machine Scale Sets with flexible orchestration

IN PREVIEW

Standby Pools for Virtual Machine Scale Sets with Flexible Orchestration provides the ability to reduce scale out latency and increase scale out performance.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features

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