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January 2024

Jan 18

Private Preview: Upgrade existing Azure Gen1 VMs to Gen2-Trusted launch

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q1 2024

Support to upgrade existing Gen1 VMs to Trusted launch in preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Compliance
  • Security
  • Features

December 2023

Dec 13

Delaying Domain Front Block on Azure Front Door and CDN services

IN DEVELOPMENT

Azure Front Door and Azure CDN Standard from Microsoft (classic) are postponing the domain fronting blocking enforcement to January 22, 2024, and will add two log fields to help you check if your resources display domain fronting behavior by December 25, 2023.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 1

Application Insights Availability Tests TLS 1.3 Enablement

IN DEVELOPMENT

TLS 1.3 will be enabled for Availability Tests in Azure Monitor Application Insights starting on 4 December 2023

  • Application Insights
  • Azure Monitor
  • Compliance

November 2023

Nov 15

Azure Functions brings new flexibility with unlimited execution time

IN DEVELOPMENT

You can now request for access to try out Flex Consumption, a new Azure Functions hosting plan that provides fast scaling and networking features with a serverless billing model.

  • Azure Functions
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 1

TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS version for Azure Storage

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q4 2024

TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS version for Azure Storage

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Compliance
  • Security

October 2023

Oct 20

Changes to My Groups admin controls

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target retirement date: June 30, 2024

New settings will enable admins to restrict end users from viewing and editing security groups in My Groups. The existing settings that allow enabling or disabling of My Groups will be retired in June 2024.

  • Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD)
  • Security
  • Retirements

June 2023

Jun 13

Azure Virtual Desktop Insights Powered by the Azure Monitor Agent

IN DEVELOPMENT

Public preview of Azure Virtual Desktop Insights Powered by Azure Monitor Agent feature in Azure Virtual Desktop

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features

May 2023

May 15

Transition to Azure AD to query data from Azure Monitor application insights by 31 March 2026

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target retirement date: March 31, 2026

API keys for querying data from Azure Monitor application insights will be retired on 31 March 2026

  • Retirements
May 15

Switch to Azure AD authentication for application insights by 30 September 2025

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target retirement date: September 30, 2025

API keys used to stream live metrics telemetry into application insights will be retired on 30 September 2025.

  • Retirements
May 11

Alert processing rules fields update

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2023

Alert processing rules are a set of rules that allow for modifications to be made to fired alerts, distinct from alert rules which generate new alerts. With alert processing rules, you can add or remove action groups from your fired alerts.

  • Services
  • Compliance
  • Features
May 5

Retirement of SQL Server Native Client (SNAC) OLE DB provider for linked servers in Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target retirement date: June 01, 2023

All existing linked server objects configured to use SQLNCLI will automatically switch to using the fully compatible third (current) generation of provider – known as Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server or MSOLEDBSQL.

  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Retirements
  • Features

March 2023

Mar 29

HDInsight

IN DEVELOPMENT

Azure HDInsight for Apache Spark 3.3.0 is under development. 

  • Services
Mar 24

AKS will stop support for Windows Server 2019 on March 1 2026

IN DEVELOPMENT

Transition your Kubernetes workloads on Windows Server 2019 to Windows Server 2022 by March 1 2026.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Retirements
Mar 17

Retirement: Azure Database Migration Service (classic) - SQL Server scenarios deprecation

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target retirement date: March 15, 2026

Azure Database Migration Service (classic) - SQL Server scenarios will not be supported after March 15, 2026.

  • Azure Database Migration Service (classic)
  • Retirements

February 2023

Feb 6

In development: New planned datacenter region in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia Central)

IN DEVELOPMENT

The new datacenter region will also include Availability Zones, providing customers with high availability and additional tolerance to datacenter failures. 

  • Regions & Datacenters

October 2022

Oct 12

In development: Larger SKUs for App Service Environment v3

IN DEVELOPMENT

Using the new Isolated v2 SKUs, you can now run larger and more complex workloads.

  • App Service
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Oct 12

In development: Day 0 support for .NET 7

IN DEVELOPMENT

Day 0 support for .NET 7.0 on App Service.

  • App Service
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Oct 12

In development: Go language support

IN DEVELOPMENT

Go language (v1.18 and v1.19) natively supported on Azure App Service.

  • App Service
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

May 2022

May 24

In development: Dynatrace for Azure

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2022

Natively integrated SaaS solution that provides deep cloud observability, advanced AIOps, and continuous runtime application security capabilities on Azure.

  • Microsoft Build
  • Features

March 2022

Mar 28

In development: New planned datacenter region in India (India South Central)

IN DEVELOPMENT

Microsoft has announced plans to bring a new datacenter region to India, including availability zones.

  • Regions & Datacenters

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