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January 2021

Jan 21

Public preview: Automatic Cluster Upgrades in AKS

IN PREVIEW

AKS simplifies the task of deploying new Kubernetes releases by enabling users to configure automatic cluster upgrades.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jan 21

General availability: Optional Uptime SLA for Azure Kubernetes Service private clusters

NOW AVAILABLE

Financially backed uptime SLA for AKS private clusters is now available.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jan 21

Public preview: Azure Key Vault CSI driver support in Azure Kubernetes Service

IN PREVIEW

Azure Key Vault provider for Secrets Store CSI driver allows you to get secret contents stored in an Azure Key Vault instance. Azure Key Vault simplifies the task of securing and using cryptographic keys and other secrets with AKS. With this new feature, you can use the Secrets Store CSI driver interface to mount secrets into Kubernetes pods while benefiting from the increased security and control via the Azure Key Vault. AKS customers can use this new capability to mount enterprise grade external secrets stores to AKS pods, thereby simplifying access to secrets, keys, and certificates in a secure manner. You can now mount secrets stored in Azure Key Vault into Kubernetes pods.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features

December 2020

Dec 22

Azure Monitor for Containers support for Private Clusters now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now view live monitoring data for private clusters.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Dec 9

Public preview: Azure Monitor for containers new Reports(tab) & deployment live logs

IN PREVIEW

Now access all your Kubernetes related visualizations such as Node-disk, Node-network, Workloads & Persistent Volume, and many more in new Reports(tab). As part of this update you can also view, search, and filter pod Live Logs of AKS deployments for quick troubleshooting.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
Dec 9

General availability: AKS resources view

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure portal now provides a Kubernetes resource view that improves the developer experience and simplifies dev/test scenarios.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Dec 9

Public preview: AKS pod identity

IN PREVIEW

Access cloud resources securely from AKS applications using Azure Active Directory (AAD).

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Dec 9

Azure Stack Edge Kubernetes system is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stack Edge includes a managed Kubernetes environment so you can deploy your containerized apps to the edge with the click of a button.

  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Arc
  • Features

November 2020

Nov 17

Azure Kubernetes Service updates for November 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS updates in general availability include ephemeral OS disk support, AKS containerd support, maxSurge support, Kubernetes 1.19 support, and more.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
Nov 11

Support for Oracle WebLogic Server on Azure Kubernetes Service is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

This initial release of solutions jointly developed between Microsoft and Oracle enables you to bring your WebLogic workloads to a managed Kubernetes service on Azure.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
  • Features

October 2020

Oct 28

General Availability: Azure Spot on Azure Kubernetes Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Spot with Azure Kubernetes Service to save on compute costs for workloads that can tolerate interruptions

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Oct 28

General Availability: Azure Kubernetes Service support for proximity placement groups

NOW AVAILABLE

Co-locate agent nodes and minimize node-to-node latency with AKS support for proximity placement groups.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

September 2020

Sep 30

New features for Windows Server containers in Azure Kubernetes Service

IN PREVIEW

Learn about new Windows Server container related capabilities in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 30

Confidential computing nodes (DCSv2) support on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Orchestrate your container applications with hardware based isolation and data-in-use protection through Intel SGX enclaves. Supporting both enclave aware containers and confidential containers (unmodified container apps)

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

GA: Azure Kubernetes Service mutate default storage class feature

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS users now have the flexibility to use a different storage class instead of the default storage class.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Visual Studio Code extension diagnostics + periscope

IN PREVIEW

This Visual Studio Code extension enables developers to use AKS periscope and AKS diagnostics in their development workflow to quickly diagnose and troubleshoot their clusters.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

GA: Azure Kubernetes Service support for new base image Ubuntu 18.04

NOW AVAILABLE

Ubuntu 18.04 is now the default Node Operating System on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Public preview: Azure role-based access control (RBAC) for Kubernetes authorization

IN PREVIEW

Achieve unified management and access control across Azure resources, AKS, and Kubernetes resources.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

GA: Policy add-on for Azure Kubernetes Service

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now set policies beyond the Azure Resource Manager level and drive in-depth compliance across pods, namespaces, ingress, and other Kubernetes resources.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Policy
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Public preview: AKS start/stop cluster feature

IN PREVIEW

Customers can save on time and costs by using the start/stop AKS clusters.

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

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