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April 2024

Apr 10

Public Preview: Long-term retention for Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

The feature will allow you to retain/manage backups for up to 10 years in the standard tier according to your compliance and auditing needs.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Apr 10

Public Preview: Mirroring Azure Cosmos DB in Microsoft Fabric

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Get near-real time analytics on your Azure Cosmos DB data in Microsoft Fabric with zero-ETL.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Apr 9

Run Azure Load Testing on Azure App Service web apps

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Load test your web apps directly from Azure App Service in Azure portal.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Web Apps
  • Features
Apr 8

Public preview: Backup and restore of virtual machines with private endpoint enabled disks

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup can now help you back up virtual machines using private endpoint-enabled disks. You can now also specify network settings to be used by the restored disks while initiating the restore process.

  • Azure Backup
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
Apr 2

Public Preview of Azure OpenAI and AI Search in-app connectors for Logic Apps (Standard)

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

We're thrilled to announce two new built-in connectors for Azure Logic Apps: Azure OpenAI and Azure AI Search. With the increasing adoption of AI technologies, there's a growing demand to integrate these capabilities seamlessly into Logic Apps workflows. To address this need, we're launching the Public Preview of these connectors, bridging the gap between Logic Apps and AI.

  • Logic Apps
  • Features
Apr 2

Public Preview: Resiliency Review on Azure Advisor

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Improve your workload’s resiliency and optimize your cloud deployments by reviewing recommendations on Advisor

  • Services
  • Management
  • 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 28

Public Preview: Safety evaluations for generative AI applications in Azure AI Studio

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Measure your generative AI application’s susceptibility to jailbreak attacks and to producing unsafe content, so you can implement effective mitigations and go from prototype to production with confidence.

  • Azure AI Studio
  • Features
Mar 27

Public preview: Support for Key Vault Certificates in Azure Container Apps

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Key Vault to store and manage your own TLS/SSL certificates for use with Azure Container Apps.

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Security
  • Features
Mar 27

Public preview: PowerShell 7.4 support for Azure Functions

IN PREVIEW

You can now develop apps using PowerShell 7.4 locally and deploy them to Azure Functions

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Mar 27

Public Preview: Azure Container Apps OpenTelemetry Agent support

IN PREVIEW

You can now use open-source standards to send your app’s data.

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Features
Mar 27

Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for late-March 2024

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late-March 2024.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Mar 27

Public Preview: Real-time text translation using the azure_ai extension in Azure Database for PostgreSQL

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Text translation right within SQL facilitates building intelligent multilingual applications on Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Mar 27

Public Preview: Invoke Azure Machine Learning models using the azure_ai extension

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Invoke Azure Machine Learning models in real-time from SQL in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Mar 27

Public Preview: On-demand capacity reservations for Specialty SKUs

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

You can now reserve capacity with SLA for following Specialty VM sizes, Mv3 series, NC-series (v3 and newer), NV-series (v2 and newer), and Lsv2 series

  • Pricing & Offerings
Mar 27

Public preview: Change partition key of a container in Azure Cosmos DB (NoSQL API)

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

The ability to change the partition key of a container in Azure Cosmos is now available in preview for NoSQL API.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Mar 26

Public Preview: Azure SQL Database Mirroring in Microsoft Fabric

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q1 2024

Mirroring Azure SQL Database provides an easy experience to continuously replicate SQL DB data directly into Microsoft Fabric.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Mar 26

Azure Static Web Apps distributed functions capability now in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Reduced latency by distributing managed functions to regions of high demand.

  • Static Web Apps
  • Features

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