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June 2023

Jun 8

General availability: Inbound ICMPv6 pings and traceroute are now supported on Azure Load Balancer

NOW AVAILABLE

Ping and traceroute to both IPv4 and IPv6 frontend of a Standard Public Load Balancer like you natively would on an on-premises device without any external software needed.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
Jun 8

Public preview: Azure Front Door Standard/Premium in Azure Government

IN PREVIEW

Azure Front Door Standard/Premium is the new Azure native, modern cloud content delivery network (CDN) catering to both dynamic and static content delivery acceleration with enhanced security and a simple and predictable pricing model.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features
Jun 8

Announcing the new Azure Container Registry libraries

NOW AVAILABLE

We’re pleased to announce that version 1.1.0 of the Azure Container Registry (ACR) libraries for .NET, Java, JavaScript/TypeScript, and Python are now generally available.

  • SDK and Tools
Jun 7

Public preview: Azure Container Instances(ACI) Spot containers

IN PREVIEW

You can now take advantage of unused Azure computing with Azure Container Instances (ACI)

  • Azure Container Instances
  • Features
Jun 6

Public Preview: Azure AD Support for Azure Files SMB shares REST API

IN PREVIEW

With this announcement, cloud native and modern applications that use REST APIs to access Azure SMB shares can utilize identity-based authentication and authorization to access file shares.

  • Azure Files
  • SDKs
  • Storage Accounts
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Jun 6

Generally available: Private Link support for Application Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Application Gateway Private Link allows you to connect your workloads over a private connection spanning across VNets and subscriptions

  • Application Gateway
  • Azure Private Link
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features
Jun 6

Generally available: Multiple backups per day for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Protect Azure Virtual Machines with Recovery Point Objective (RPO) as low as four hours.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Jun 6

General availability: New KQL function to enrich your data analysis with geographic context

NOW AVAILABLE

KQL introduces a new function to retrieve country, state, city, and coordinates from IP addresses using GeoLite2 data. Find out how to use geo_info_from_ip_address() and what it can do for your data analysis.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Jun 5

Generally available: Azure Data Explorer Kusto Emulator on Linux

NOW AVAILABLE

The Kusto Emulator is now available as a Linux Docker Container!

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Jun 5

Public Preview: Azure Chaos Studio is now available in West US 2 region

IN PREVIEW

Azure Chaos Studio is now available in West US 2 region.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 1

Public preview: Introducing NGads V620-series VMs optimized for cloud gaming

IN PREVIEW

VGads V620-series virtual machines (VMs), now in public preview in the East US2, Europe west, and West US3 regions, enable service providers to build differentiated cloud gaming experiences.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jun 1

General Availability: Isovalent Cilium Enterprise through Azure Marketplace

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2023

Isovalent Cilium Enterprise is now generally available through Azure Marketplace.

  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
Jun 1

Generally available: Jobs API to support bulk import in Azure Digital Twins

NOW AVAILABLE

GA release for bulk import support for Azure Digital Twins

  • Azure Digital Twins
  • Features
Jun 1

Generally available: 8TB memory Mv2 Virtual Machine

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2023

Mv2 8TB Memory virtual machine is generally available now for your in-memory workloads.

  • Features
Jun 1

General availability: Azure Load Balancer per VM limit removal

NOW AVAILABLE

Increase resiliency, higher availability, and flexibility by utilizing more than 2 Standard Load Balancers per VM.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
Jun 1

Azure Support Plan Offer extended to December 31, 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

The existing Azure Support offer is being extended. The promotion will run from July 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

  • Services

May 2023

May 31

Generally available: Azure Files scalability improvement for Azure Virtual Desktop and other workloads that open root directory handles

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2023

Azure Files has increased the root directory handle limit per share from 2,000 to 10,000 for standard and premium file shares.

  • Azure Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
May 31

Now Available: Resource-centric log queries in the Azure Monitor Query libraries

NOW AVAILABLE

Resource-centric log query support is available in the latest stable release of the Azure Monitor Query client libraries. Query logs by Azure resource ID using .NET, Go, Java, JavaScript, or Python.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • SDKs
  • SDK and Tools
May 31

Generally available: Zone Redundant Storage for Azure Disks is now available in more regions.

NOW AVAILABLE

Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) for Azure Disks is now available on Azure Premium SSD and Standard SSD in Brazil South, UK South, East US, East US 2, and South-Central US.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
May 30

General availability: Azure Sphere version 23.05 is delayed, new OS will be issued to Retail Eval

NOW AVAILABLE

Participate in the retail evaluation now to ensure full compatibility. The OS evaluation period provides 14 days for backward compatibility testing.

  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools

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