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May 2024

May 16

General availability: ExpressRoute Seamless Gateway Migration

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute customers can now deploy a second gateway to the Gateway Subnet. This will enable a seamless migration to an Az-enabled Gateway SKU and upgrade your Public IP configurations.

  • ExpressRoute Gateways
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
May 15

The availability of Azure compute reservations will continue until further notice

NOW AVAILABLE

Initially planned to end on January 1, 2024, the availability of Azure compute reservation exchanges for Azure Virtual Machine, Azure Dedicated Host and Azure App Service has been extended until further notice.

  • Pricing & Offerings
May 15

General Availability: Data API builder

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Add a feature-rich data API to an Azure database or on-prem database using Microsoft's open-source Data API builder.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
May 14

Azure Front Door server variable enhancement generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Front Door supports capturing URL path and URL case transformation in rules set and server variable.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
May 13

Generally Available: Ubuntu 24.04 LTS for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, the latest Ubuntu LTS release from Canonical, is now available for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs)

  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
May 13

General availability: Azure Bastion Developer SKU

NOW AVAILABLE

The Bastion Developer SKU represents a novel, cost-effective, and streamlined version of the Bastion service.

  • Azure Bastion
  • Security
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
  • Features
May 10

Announcing the General Availability of GPT-4 Turbo with Vision on Azure OpenAI Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We are thrilled to announce the general availability of GPT-4 Turbo with Vision on the Azure OpenAI Service, which processes both text and image inputs and replaces several preview models. This multimodal model has already been used by customers in various industries to enhance efficiencies and innovate, with case studies to be featured at the upcoming Build conference. For deployment details and future enhancements, including JSON mode and function calling for image inputs, please refer to our Azure OpenAI Service resources and updates.

  • Azure OpenAI Service
  • Azure AI Vision
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 8

New version of AKS extension in Visual Studio Code now available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now take advantage of new enhancements available in version 1.4.3

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Visual Studio Code
  • SDK and Tools
  • Open Source
May 8

GA: Support for disabling Windows outboundNAT in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now manually disable Windows outboundNAT when creating new Windows node pools in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
May 8

General availability: Customer-managed keys on existing accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Configure customer-managed keys for your existing Azure Cosmos DB account.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
May 8

General availability: Latest version of the TimeScaleDB extension on Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Upgrade to the latest TimeScaleDB extension on Azure for enhanced time-series data handling and improved performance.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
May 8

General availability: Latest PostgreSQL minor versions supported by Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now supports minor versions 16.2, 15.6, 14.11, 13.14, and 12.18.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
May 8

General Availability: Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer keyboard shortcuts

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Work Smarter: Enhance Productivity with Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer shortcut keys.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
May 8

General availability: Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB RU supports version 5.0 and 6.0

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB now supports MongoDB v5 and v6.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
May 7

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Italy North

NOW AVAILABLE

Now available in Italy North region, Azure Ultra Disk Storage provides high-performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your most-demanding workloads.

  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
May 7

Generally Available: Azure Red Hat OpenShift v4.14 at install time

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift version 4.14 is now available at install time.

  • Services
  • Features
May 6

General Availability: Microsoft Azure now available from new cloud region in Mexico

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft has announced the opening of its first hyper-scale cloud region in Mexico.

  • Security
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
May 6

Azure Front Door log scrubbing of sensitive data is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Front Door supports removing sensitive data from Azure Front Door access log.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Features
May 6

General Availability - Azure API Center

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

Azure API Center is now generally available, providing a centralized solution to manage the challenges of API sprawl, which is exacerbated by the rapid proliferation of APIs and AI solutions. Azure API Center offers a unified inventory for seamless discovery, consumption, and governance of APIs, regardless of their type, lifecycle stage, or deployment location.

  • API Management
  • Features
May 2

Azure Governance Update - Management Groups

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning May 3, 2024, Azure will start enabling the root management group for tenants that have not enabled it yet. Using Azure management groups leverages best practices when applying Azure Policy and having it pre-enabled reduces the initial set up work to follow the best practices. 

  • Azure Management Groups
  • Azure Policy
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Management

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