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April 2024

Apr 2

Announcing General Availability of Azure API Management Basic v2 and Standard v2 Tiers

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We're thrilled to announce the General Availability of Azure API Management's newest pricing tiers – Basic v2 and Standard v2. The Azure API Management v2 pricing tiers represent a significant leap forward, offering a comprehensive range of capabilities tailored to projects of all sizes, from small-scale endeavors to large-scale enterprise applications. Importantly, these new v2 pricing tiers are available alongside our existing Azure API Management classic pricing tiers, ensuring continuity for users. It's worth noting that the Azure API Management classic pricing tiers remain actively supported and invested in.  

  • API Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 1

GA: Azure API Management Developer Portal Unveils Enhanced Features for Increased Developer Productivity

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2024

The API Management developer portal is an automatically generated, fully customizable website with the documentation of your APIs. It's where API consumers can discover your APIs, learn how to use them, request access, and try them out. We recently improved the portal editor interface to boost your productivity and enhance the interactions with your favorite features and tools.  

  • Features
Apr 1

Public preview: ExpressRoute Metro for High Resiliency

IN PREVIEW

ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider. With ExpressRoute, you can establish connections to Microsoft cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • ExpressRoute Circuits
  • Services
  • Features
Apr 1

Public preview: Azure Backup supports long term retention for backup of Azure Database for MySQL– Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Now you can retain backups for up to 10 years by defining your own backup and retention policy for MySQL- Flexible server.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Database for MySQL flexible servers
  • Compliance
  • Security
  • 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

Begin using Azure Monitor–based dashboards in Azure API Management before the built-in analytics dashboards are retired on 15 March 2027

Target retirement date: March 15, 2027

The classic built-in analytics dashboards will be retired on 15 March 2027.

  • Retirements
Mar 29

Migrate your Git Repository to automated deployments with APIOps by 15 March 2025

Target retirement date: March 15, 2025

The Git repository feature in Azure API Management will be retired 15 March 2025

  • Retirements
Mar 29

Long Audio API will be retired on 31 March 2027 – Migrate to the new batch synthesis API

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2027

Long Audio API will be retired on March 31, 2027

  • Features
Mar 29

Azure CycleCloud support for Chef run_lists and cookbooks in cluster-init projects is ending on 31 March 2025

Target retirement date: April 01, 2025

End of Life Announcement for Chef Run_lists and Cookbooks in Azure CycleCloud Cluster-Init Projects on 31 March 2025

  • Retirements
Mar 29

Migrate to Azure AI Document Intelligence v3.1 GA version

Target retirement date: August 31, 2026

Azure AI Document Intelligence v2.0 API will be retired on 31 August 2026

  • Retirements
Mar 29

Custom .Net deserializer for Azure Stream Analytics will be retired on 30 September 2024.

Target retirement date: September 30, 2024

Custom .Net deserializer for Azure Stream Analytics will be retired on 30 September 2024.

  • Retirements
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Mar 29

We're retiring Memory Optimized Data Flows in Azure Data Factory - use General Purpose for better performance at a lower price.

Target retirement date: April 01, 2027

We're retiring Memory Optimized Data Flows in Azure Data Factory

  • Retirements
Mar 29

Custom .net deserializer for Azure Stream Analytics will be retired on 30 September 2024

Target retirement date: October 01, 2024

Custom .net deserializer for Azure Stream Analytics will be retired on 30 September 2024. After that date, it won't be possible to use the feature. Please transition to a JSON, AVRO, or CSV built-in deserializer by that date.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Azure HDInsight 5.0 will be retired on 31 March 2025

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

Azure HDInsight 5.0 for cluster shapes Kafka, Interactive Query, and Spark will retire on 31 March 2025. HDInsight, 5.1 is Generally available from November 1, 2023, this release contains all the latest versions of supported software. It comes with all the improvements made in open-source versions and the integrations from Microsoft.

  • HDInsight
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Retirement notice: Windows Server 2022 will retire with k8s 1.34 in March 2027

Target retirement date: March 15, 2027

Windows Server 2022 will be retired on 15 March 2027

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Retirements
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

Azure Maps Web SDK Map Control version 2.0.x and Azure Maps Service Module will be retired on 30 September 2026

Target retirement date: September 30, 2026

Azure Maps Web SDK Map Control version 2.0.x and Azure Maps Service Module will be retired on 30 September 2026

  • Azure Maps
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Retirement: Support for .NET 6 ends on 12 November 2024—upgrade your Azure Functions apps to .NET 8

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: November 12, 2024

Upgrade your Azure Functions apps to .NET 8

  • Azure Functions
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Retirement: Support for the in-process model for .NET apps in Azure Functions ends 10 November 2026.

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: November 10, 2026

Migrate your .NET apps in Azure Functions to the isolated worker model

  • Azure Functions
  • Retirements
Mar 29

Standard_NC6s_v3, Standard_NC12s_v3 and Standard_NC24s_v3 Azure virtual machines will be retired on September 30, 2025

Standard_NC6s_v3, Standard_NC12s_v3 and Standard_NC24s_v3 Azure virtual machines will be retired on September 30, 2025

  • Retirements

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