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April 2024

Apr 10

General availability: Extensible key management using Azure Key Vault for SQL Server on Linux

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Extensible key management (EKM) using Azure Key Vault in SQL Server on Linux is now generally available from SQL Server 2022 CU12 onwards.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Features
Apr 1

Public Preview: Azure Backup enables vaulted backups for Azure Files for comprehensive data protection.

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Azure Backup now supports transferring Azure Files backups to the vault for comprehensive protection against severe data loss scenarios like ransomware attack.

  • Security
  • Features

March 2024

Mar 29

Retirement notice: The legacy Azure Storage C++ client libraries will be retired on 29 March 2025

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: March 29, 2024

Legacy Azure Storage C++ client libraries will be retired on 29 March 2025. Before that date, you’ll need to transition to the latest version of the Azure Storage C++ client libraries.

  • SDKs
  • Storage Accounts
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Support for Basic and Standard A-series VM families support will be retired on 31 August 2024 for Batch pools

Target retirement date: September 01, 2024

End of life for Basic and Standard A-series VM families support in Batch pools on 31 August 2024

  • Batch
  • Retirements
Mar 27

General Availability: Azure Files geo-redundancy for standard large file shares

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

Azure Files geo-redundancy for 100TiB standard SMB file shares is now generally available.

  • Azure Files
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Mar 25

Preview: New Features in Azure Container Storage

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Storage is a fully managed volume orchestration service built natively for containers. New capabilities include support for Temp SSD, simplified installation via AKS CLI, and scalable storage for cost-efficient workload management.

  • Azure Container Storage
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Mar 22

Basic and Standard A-series VMs on HDInsight will retire on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

On 31 August 2024, Azure will retire Basic and Standard A-series VMs as announced earlier on 24 August 2021. Before 31 August 2024, you need to migrate your HDInsight A series VMs to Av2-series VMs, which provide more memory per vCPU and faster storage on solid-state drives (SSDs). To avoid service disruptions, migrate your workloads from Basic and Standard A-series VMs to Av2-series VMs before 31 August 2024.

  • HDInsight
  • Retirements
Mar 21

Private Preview: Force detach zone redundant disks during zone outage

IN DEVELOPMENT

Force detach zone redundant disks during zone outage and take advantage of ZRS ability to achieve an RPO of 0.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Features
Mar 21

Public Preview: Next generation of general purpose service tier for Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

The next generation of general purpose service tier brings improved performance, 32 TB storage and higher database density.

  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Azure SQL
  • Features
Mar 19

Generally available: Azure Health Data Services DICOM service with Azure Data Lake Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

With the integration of Azure Data Lake Storage and the DICOM service, organizations can now enjoy full control over their imaging data and increased flexibility for accessing and working with that data through the Azure storage ecosystem and APIs.

  • Azure Health Data Services
  • Services
Mar 18

Public preview: Azure Modeling and Simulation Workbench

IN PREVIEW

Azure Modeling and Simulation Workbench is a new service that provides a fully managed work environment for engineering development, accelerating project startup, and enabling secure collaboration between development teams.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Azure Modeling and Simulation Workbench
  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
Mar 11

Generally available: Azure Blob Storage Cold Tier in Poland Central, Qatar Central and Azure China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob Storage Cold Tier in generally available in Poland Central, Qatar Central and Azure China.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool/Cold Blob Storage Tiers
  • Features
Mar 7

General Availability: App Service Backup and Restore over Azure Virtual Network

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers can now use custom backups, to back up their web app's files and configuration data to a firewall-protected storage account.

  • Features
Mar 7

Generally available: Service Level Agreements on Azure Blob Storage Cold Tier

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob Storage Cold Tier has published Service Level Agreements.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Hot/Cool/Cold Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features
Mar 5

Public preview: New Generation AMD VMs - Dasv6/Easv6/Fasv6

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Azure introduces the latest AMD-based VMs in public preview for the D, E, and F series VMs, built on the 4th Generation AMD EPYC™ (Genoa) CPU.

  • Pricing & Offerings

February 2024

Feb 29

General Availability: Encryption at host for Premium SSD v2 and Ultra Disks is now available in more regions.

NOW AVAILABLE

Encryption at host for Premium SSD v2 and Ultra Disks is now available in Canada East, West Europe, South Central US and West US 3.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Feb 28

General availability: Azure SDKs support for Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

Now you can use Azure SDKs including .NET SDK, Go SDK, Java SDK, JavaScript SDK, and Python SDK to manage the lifecycle of Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL clusters.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Feb 28

General availability: Azure CLI support for Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

You can now use Azure CLI to manage the whole lifecycle of Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL clusters from provisioning to scaling to configuration changes and starting/stopping cluster compute.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Feb 20

Public Preview: Azure Storage Actions — Serverless storage data management

IN PREVIEW

Azure Storage Actions is a fully managed platform that helps you automate data management tasks for Azure Blob Storage and Azure Data Lake Storage.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Hot/Cool/Cold Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Management
  • Features
Feb 19

Generally available: Support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability for the support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Features

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