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January 2022

Jan 19

General availability: Ultra disks support on AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

Data intensive AKS workloads can now take advantage of Azure ultra disks.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jan 19

General availability: FIPS enabled node pool in Azure Kubernetes

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now create FIPS 140-2 enabled node pools in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Gallery
Jan 19

Generally available: Containerd support for Windows in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now run Windows workloads on containerd in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jan 19

Generally available: Azure Kubernetes support for upgrade events

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jan 19

Public preview: Kubernetes version alias support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You no longer need to specify the exact Kubernetes patch version number in your setup.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

December 2021

Dec 15

Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service configuration management with GitOps

IN PREVIEW

You can now enable and use GitOps to manage configuration and applications in AKS clusters.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Dec 15

Public preview: Microsoft Defender for Containers adds new capabilities for Kubernetes

IN PREVIEW

Take advantage of several new and improved Kubernetes related capabilities via the Microsoft Defender for Containers offering.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Dec 1

General availability: Create AKS clusters without local user accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Disable local accounts for AKS cluster and use AAD only for more secure cluster access.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 1

General availability: AKS auto-certificate rotation

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Dec 1

General availability: AKS node image auto-upgrade

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS now handles the routine task of node image upgrade for you.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

November 2021

Nov 2

General availability: Run IBM WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty on ARO and AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

General availability: Run Oracle WebLogic Server on Azure Kubernetes Service

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Public preview: Azure Virtual Machines DCsv3 and DCdsv3-series now available

IN PREVIEW

New DCsv3 and DCdsv3-series Azure Virtual Machines transform the state-of-the-art for confidential workloads.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Virtual Machines
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
  • Features
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Open Service Mesh add-on for AKS is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use the service mesh capabilities from Open Service Mesh (OSM) integrated natively with the AKS managed service offering.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

General availability: AKS support for Secrets Store CSI driver

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily integrate secrets stores into your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) so you can securely access your secrets via the container’s file system.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Azure Service Operator v2 release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Service Operator to provision resources within Kubernetes and implement self-service resource provisioning for your application developers.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Public preview: gMSAv2 security policy support for Kubernetes workloads on Windows

IN PREVIEW

AKS will now take care of GMSA configuration, as well as maintaining trust during scale operations in the Windows nodepool.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Public preview: Dapr extension for AKS

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Public preview: AKS node pool user start/stop feature

IN PREVIEW

Easily stop node pools and restart with a single command.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Install Azure Service Operator via Visual Studio Code extension for AKS

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.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite

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