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August 2021

Aug 6

Az module support in Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q4 2021

Use the latest Az modules in the Automation runbooks

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Management
Aug 6

Availability Zone support for Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2022

Achieve higher reliability and resiliency through Availability Zones in Azure Automation.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 6

Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Extension for Azure and Arc machines is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2021

Onboard Azure automation hybrid workers using hybrid extension for Azure and Arc machines

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 6

Powershell 7 support in Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q4 2021

Execute Automation runbooks for production scenarios using PowerShell 7.1

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
Aug 6

Azure AD support for Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2021

Use Azure AD based authentication for Automation public endpoints

  • Automation
  • Security
  • Features
  • Management

July 2021

Jul 14

Free Extended Security Updates only on Azure for Windows Server 2012 /R2and SQL Server 2012

IN DEVELOPMENT

Learn how you can take advantage of free Extended Security only Azure for workloads running on Windows Server 2012/R2 and SQL Server 2012 releases.

  • Pricing & Offerings

June 2021

Jun 14

Call recording for Azure Communication Services coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Call recording for Azure Communication Services helps to simplify and improve the recording process during calls.

  • Features
Jun 14

Direct routing for Azure Communication Services coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Developers will be able to use or extend their existing telephony infrastructure to the calling capabilities they build with Azure Communication Services.

  • Features

May 2021

May 25

Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server: Azure Free offer coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Beginning in June 2021, enjoy the Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server B1ms compute SKU and 32GB storage free offer for the first 12 months.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
  • Management
May 25

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server: Azure Free offer coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Utilize the B1ms compute SKU and 32GB storage free offer (coming June 2021) on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
  • Management

March 2021

Mar 31

Azure SQL Managed Instance - A performance optimization change to default settings is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2021

Upcoming changes to Azure SQL Managed Instance will improve workload performance and reduce unnecessary resource utilization.

  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Features
Mar 2

New planned datacenter region in China (China North 3)

IN DEVELOPMENT

The new data center region China north 3 will be launched in China in 2022. The new region will have Availability Zones to improve the high availability and tolerance to datacenter failures.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters

February 2021

Feb 24

Microsoft plans to establish first datacenter region in Indonesia

IN DEVELOPMENT

Microsoft increases its investment in Indonesia’s digital economy, with plans to establish its first datacenter region in the country.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Feb 17

Azure NetApp Files | Volume hard quota change

IN DEVELOPMENT

The Azure NetApp Files behavior of volume and capacity pool provisioning will change to a manual and controllable mechanism beginning March 15th, 2021. This means that application users will have more control over provisioned capacity pool space and associated cost.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Microsoft Ignite
Feb 11

New planned datacenter region in Georgia (East US 3)

IN DEVELOPMENT

Microsoft has announced plans to bring a new datacenter region, East US 3, to Georgia, including Availability Zones.

  • Regions & Datacenters

January 2021

Jan 26

99.99% uptime for Azure Active Directory Premium customers is coming April 1st, 2021

IN DEVELOPMENT

SLA for Azure AD is increasing the up-time commitment to 99.99% for Azure AD Premium customers to support the need for an Identity service with high resilience and low interruptions.

  • Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Jan 6

Activity Log Alerts - Change in "Description" property in the alert payload now in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2020

Starting April 1, 2021, the fired alert property "Description“ will contain the alert rule description. A new property “Activity Log Event Description“ added to the Activity Log fired Alert payload that will replace the old property "Description“.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Jan 5

Microsoft to establish new datacenter region in Chile

IN DEVELOPMENT

The new region is anticipated to include Microsoft Azure, with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to follow.

  • Regions & Datacenters

December 2020

Dec 7

Microsoft to establish new datacenter region in Denmark

IN DEVELOPMENT

The new region is anticipated to include Microsoft Azure, with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to follow.

  • Regions & Datacenters

November 2020

Nov 24

Microsoft to establish its first datacenter region in Sweden

IN DEVELOPMENT

The new region is anticipated to include Microsoft Azure, with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform to follow.

  • Regions & Datacenters

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