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March 2021

Mar 3

Azure trusted launch for Virtual Machines now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure offers trusted launch as a seamless way to bolster the security of Generation 2 VMs. Designed to protect against boot kits, rootkits, and kernel-level malware, trusted launch is comprised of secure boot, virtual trusted platform module (vTPM), and boot integrity monitoring.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 3

Automatic VM guest patching is now in public preview for Linux VMs

IN PREVIEW

Automatic VM guest patching provides safe and automatic patching for virtual machines to simplify update management and maintain security compliance.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Features
Mar 3

Public preview: Azure Purview Resource Set configuration enhancements

IN PREVIEW

You can now customize how Azure Purview Data Catalog assets are grouped into resource sets and are named as well.

  • Azure Purview
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 3

New orchestration mode for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Increase the availability at scale of business-critical applications with new Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets features. Simplify workload deployment, management, and scalability with Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode, now in public preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 3

Public preview: Register Azure subscriptions and Resource Groups with Azure Purview

IN PREVIEW

Manage your data with greater ease by using Azure Purview to register multiple sources at the same time.

  • Azure Purview
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management
Mar 3

Improve Azure Spot Virtual Machines runtime and simulate evictions with new features in public preview

IN PREVIEW

New Azure Spot Virtual Machines capabilities – ‘try & restore’ and REST APIs to simulate VM evictions - are now in public preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 3

General availability: Azure API Management now has named values integration with Azure Key Vault

NOW AVAILABLE

API Management’s named values can now be stored and managed in Azure Key Vault.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 3

Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Perform common management operations on your Azure API Management service instances without switching away from Visual Studio Code.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 3

On-demand capacity reservations in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Reserve compute capacity and obtain a capacity SLA for Azure virtual machine deployments with on-demand capacity reservations.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 2

Generally available: Plan your migration to Azure VMware Solution using Azure Migrate

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Migrate assessments for Azure VMware Solution with improved node sizing logic is now generally available.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Mar 2

Confidential computing nodes (DCSv2) on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing capability now available on AKS for your container workloads.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
  • Features
Mar 2

Azure Remote Rendering is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Build immersive mixed reality experiences with Azure Remote Rendering, now generally available. Use it to enable high fidelity 3D visualization of objects and view models with a billion or more polygons without decimation.

  • Microsoft Ignite
Mar 2

Microsoft Power Fx: The open-source low-code programming language is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Reduce development costs and time using the new public preview features in Microsoft Power Fx.

  • Power Apps
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 2

Multiple new features for Azure VPN Gateway in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Take advantage of multiple new enhancements and features that are now available in Azure VPN Gateway.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 2

Azure Object Anchors is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

In many of today's mixed reality scenarios, there is a need to align digital content with physical objects. Azure Object Anchors, now in preview, eliminates the need for markers or manual holographic alignment within mixed reality applications.

  • Spatial Anchors
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 2

General availability: Application insights no-code enablement on Node.js Linux App Service Environments

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor application insights App Service integration on Node.js Linux environments provides no-code enablement of application insights via Azure portal, PowerShell, or ARM Templates.

  • App Service
  • Azure Monitor
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 2

Public preview: At scale discovery and assessment for SQL Server migration to Azure SQL

IN PREVIEW

Azure Migrate now has unified discovery and assessment for SQL Server natively within the Azure Migrate experience.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Mar 2

Azure Percept in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing preview of Microsoft Azure Percept, a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform with added security for creating edge artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Mar 2

General availability of Persistent Volume monitoring & Reports tab in Container Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Container Insights from Azure Monitor now enables you to monitor the capacity of the Persistent Volumes. You can visualize via workbooks, query, and write alerts. You can now access all your Kubernetes related visualizations such as Node-disk, Node-network, Workloads, & Persistent Volume, and many more in new Reports (tab).

  • Azure Monitor
  • Disk Storage
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Mar 2

Device Update for IoT Hub in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Streamline device management with Device Update for IoT Hub, now in public preview

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

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