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February 2023

Feb 1

General Availability: Microsoft Azure Load Testing is now Generally Available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Testing is now Generally Available. Get started with Azure Load Testing today.

  • Services
Feb 1

Generally available: Azure Digital Twins in West US 3, Qatar, Japan, and Korea

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Digital Twins is now available in 14 Azure regions worldwide including West US 3, Qatar Central, Japan East, and Korea Central.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Feb 1

Generally available: New storage backend for Durable Functions — Microsoft Netherite & MSSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use storage providers other than Azure Storage for Durable Functions.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Feb 1

Generally Available: Azure Functions support for Node.js 18

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use the latest version of Node.js with Azure Functions.

  • Features
Feb 1

Generally Available: Azure Kubernetes Service introduces two pricing tiers: Free and Standard

NOW AVAILABLE

Identify and use the most appropriate AKS tier for your projects.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
Feb 1

Now Available: Azure Databricks is generally available in China North 3

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Databricks is now generally available in China North 3. 

  • Azure Databricks
  • Regions & Datacenters
Feb 1

Generally available: Azure Digital Twins in West US 3, Qatar, Japan, and Korea

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Digital Twins is now available in 14 Azure regions worldwide including West US 3, Qatar Central, Japan East, and Korea Central.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Feb 1

General availability: Trusted launch for Azure VMs in Azure for US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Allows you to enable secure boot, vTPM, virtualization-based security, and Microsoft Defender for Cloud integration, providing additional layers of defense against sophisticated threats.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Feb 1

Azure Web PubSub Premium tier reaches General Availability

NOW AVAILABLE

New plan offers greater resiliency, scalability, and flexibility - helping you add real-time two-way communication to your web and mobile apps.

  • Azure Web PubSub
  • Features
Feb 1

Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Azure Government is now Generally Available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is now generally available for Azure Government customers (federal, state, local governments, and their partners).

  • Features
Feb 1

Azure SQL Gen 4 hardware approaching end of life 31 March 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: January 31, 2023

Intel E5-2673 (Haswell) v3-based CPUs used in Gen 4 hardware will no longer be supported after 31 March 2023. Transition to newer compute hardware for your Azure SQL databases and instances.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Retirements

January 2023

Jan 30

Generally available: Apply Azure storage access tiers to append blobs and page blobs with blob type conversion

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2023

Convert append blobs and page blobs to block blobs so that you can apply access tiers.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Features
Jan 24

Generally available: Indirect enterprise agreement on Azure Cost Management and Billing

NOW AVAILABLE

Manage your enrollment hierarchy, view account usage, and monitor costs directly from the Azure Cost Management and Billing menu on the Azure portal (for indirect enterprise agreement customers)

  • Microsoft Cost Management
  • Management
Jan 24

General availability: Application security groups support for private endpoints

NOW AVAILABLE

Application security groups (ASGs) support for private endpoints is now generally available.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Jan 24

General availability: Mount Azure Storage as a local share in App Service Windows Code

NOW AVAILABLE

Mounting Azure Storage File share as a network share in Windows code (non-container) in App Service is now generally available.

  • App Service
  • Features
Jan 24

General Availability: 5 GB Put Blob

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2022

Maximum Put Blob size is now increasing to 5 GB

  • Compliance
Jan 18

Azure Machine Learning - Generally availability updates for January 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

New features in GA include the ability to place customized tags, search for machine learning assets, isolate network for managed online endpoints, build custom metrics views, and simplify data security. 

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
Jan 18

General Availability: Active Directory Connector for Arc-enabled SQL MI

NOW AVAILABLE

Active Directory Connector (ADC) for Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance is now available to perform Active Directory authentication.

  • Services
  • Features
Jan 18

Generally available: Azure Active Directory authentication for SQL Server 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers with SQL Server 2022 can enable Azure Active Directory authentication, single sign-on, unify SQL Server authentication and leverage multi-factor authentication.

  • Services
  • Features
Jan 12

General availability: IoT Edge Metrics Collector 1.1

NOW AVAILABLE

This refresh updates the module's dependencies and base image.

  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Services

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