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July 2020

Jul 21

Secure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) pods with Azure Policy (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

To improve the security of your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster, secure your pods with Azure Policy (in preview). Users can choose from a list of built-in options and apply those policies to secure pods.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Policy
  • Features
Jul 21

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for containerd runtime is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports creation of clusters and node pools with containerd, an industry-standard container runtime, in preview. Containerd enhances pod creation speed as well as stability.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jul 21

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own control plane managed identity

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own identities for the control plane managed identity.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jul 21

AKS-managed Azure Active Directory support is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)-managed Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) support is now generally available.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Features
  • Security
Jul 9

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through DCSv2 SKUs (private preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through integration with DCSv2 SKU node pools powered by Intel SGX.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security

June 2020

Jun 24

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for proximity placement groups is now available

IN PREVIEW

Better support for latency-sensitive workloads in critical business scenarios.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jun 17

Azure Monitor for Containers support for Azure Arc is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Containers is now extending monitoring support for Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Arc. This support is currently in preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Services
Jun 15

Private AKS clusters are now generally available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Government customers can now use private AKS clusters for additional security.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
Jun 15

Azure Monitor for containers now supports log collection on AKS Windows node pools (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

Starting with agent version ciprod05262020, Azure Monitor for containers will collect logs (std/stderr) for the containers running on AKS clusters with Windows node pools.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
Jun 10

Windows Server containers in AKS is now available in Azure Government

IN PREVIEW

Windows Server containers in AKS is now available in Azure Government.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 10

Azure Kubernetes Service upgrade improvements are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Two new AKS upgrade capabilities that will improve the granularity and efficiency of regular Kubernetes upgrade operations are now in preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jun 10

Azure Kubernetes Service—Integrated application gateway feature now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Application Gateway ingress controller (AGIC), a managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller, is now available to use as the ingress (inbound) traffic load-balancer for Kubernetes pods within an AKS cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

May 2020

May 19

Support for Windows containers Azure Container Networking Interface on Azure Stack Hub coming soon in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Windows containers and Azure Container Networking Interface on in AKS engine deployed Kubernetes clusters will soon be available in private preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Build
May 13

Optional Uptime SLA now available for Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS now offers an optional uptime SLA.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Pricing & Offerings

April 2020

Apr 28

Managed identity support in AKS is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

With managed identities, there’s no need to manage your own service principals or rotate credentials often.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Apr 28

Azure Advisor integration with AKS now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

By analyzing your AKS configuration and usage telemetry, Azure Advisor can recommend solutions that help improve the performance, high availability, and security of your AKS cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Apr 28

Azure Private Link for AKS is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Private Link is now generally available. Use it to isolate your Kubernetes API server within your Azure virtual network, enabling fully private communication with the managed Kubernetes control plane hosted by AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Apr 28

Windows Server containers in AKS now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Run Linux and Windows workloads side-by-side in a single cluster with AKS support for Windows Server containers.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Apr 15

Azure Spot support for Azure Kubernetes Service is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Take advantage of underused capacity as a way to achieve significant cost savings.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features

March 2020

Mar 23

Azure Security Center—Protection for Azure Kubernetes Service is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure Security Center is expanding its container security features to protect Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Security Center
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services

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