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Data intensive AKS workloads can now take advantage of Azure ultra disks.
You can now create FIPS 140-2 enabled node pools in AKS
You can now run Windows workloads on containerd in AKS
Azure Kubernetes (AKS) now supports several new upgrade events to help customers understand and view their upgrade status in the portal or via the CLI.
You no longer need to specify the exact Kubernetes patch version number in your setup.
You can now enable and use GitOps to manage configuration and applications in AKS clusters.
Take advantage of several new and improved Kubernetes related capabilities via the Microsoft Defender for Containers offering.
Disable local accounts for AKS cluster and use AAD only for more secure cluster access.
You no longer need to monitor and manually rotate non-CA certificates on the AKS control plane and agent nodes for compliance or policy reasons.
AKS now handles the routine task of node image upgrade for you.
Automated solution templates to run IBM WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty on Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), jointly developed with IBM, are now available in the Azure Marketplace.
An automated solution template to run Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), jointly developed with Oracle, is now available in the Azure Marketplace.
New DCsv3 and DCdsv3-series Azure Virtual Machines transform the state-of-the-art for confidential workloads.
Use the service mesh capabilities from Open Service Mesh (OSM) integrated natively with the AKS managed service offering.
Easily integrate secrets stores into your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) so you can securely access your secrets via the container’s file system.
Use Azure Service Operator to provision resources within Kubernetes and implement self-service resource provisioning for your application developers.
AKS will now take care of GMSA configuration, as well as maintaining trust during scale operations in the Windows nodepool.
You can now easily provision Dapr on AKS clusters. No need to download Dapr tooling and manually installing and managing the runtime on AKS clusters.
Easily stop node pools and restart with a single command.
You can now quickly install Azure Service Operator for your AKS clusters using Visual Studio Code extension for AKS by passing on Service Principal credentials.
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