Azure updates

Learn about important Azure product updates, roadmap, and announcements. Subscribe to notifications to stay informed.

RSS feed

September 2018

Sep 4

Azure Data Box: Expanded availability, plus support for NFS and RBAC

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Data Box service is now available for data ingestion to France regions, along with support for NFS and RBAC.

August 2018

Aug 22

G-series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

G-series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

Aug 20

A_V2 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

A_V2 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

July 2018

Jul 31

General availability: Linux on App Service Environment

NOW AVAILABLE

We're excited to announce the general availability of Linux on App Service Environment, which combines the features from App Service on Linux and App Service Environment.

  • App Service
Jul 17

General availability: vCore-based purchasing model for SQL databases and elastic pools

NOW AVAILABLE

The vCore-based purchasing model for elastic pools and single databases is generally available.

Jul 16

Batch services and advanced routing services for Azure Maps

IN PREVIEW

New features and batch services are available for Azure Maps. They support the needs of large-scale enterprises with high volumes of concurrent users, along with users who need advanced functionality.

  • Mobile Services
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Internet of Things
Jul 16

New in Azure Maps: API, map control modules, imagery, and styling features

NOW AVAILABLE

New features are available for Azure Maps customers.

  • App Service
  • Mobile Services
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Internet of Things

May 2018

May 19

Enterprise administrators can view reserved instances in the Azure portal

Azure Enterprise Agreement administrators can now see their Azure reservations in the Azure portal.

  • Virtual Machines
May 4

Preview: The vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database is extended with additional compute and storage options

IN PREVIEW

The vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database offers additional compute and storage configurations.

  • Azure SQL Database

April 2018

Apr 25

General availability: Azure Container Instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Instances is generally available, with a decreased price, an improved Azure portal experience, new features, and expanded regions.

  • Container Instances
Apr 4

Preview: A flexible new way to purchase Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

The preview of the vCore-based purchasing model released with Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now available for elastic pools and single databases.

March 2018

Mar 19

ClearDB removal from the Azure Marketplace

ClearDB will transition Azure-based customers currently billed by Microsoft to a direct billing model with ClearDB. You'll no longer be able to create or upgrade a ClearDB database.

  • Access Control Service
  • App Service
  • Security

February 2018

Feb 27

Power BI Workspace Collections is being retired

Because you can now embed more Power BI features in your apps by using Power BI Embedded, the Power BI Workspace Collections service is being retired.

  • Power BI Embedded

November 2017

Nov 16

General availability: Azure Reserved VM Instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Reserved VM Instances are generally available.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets

October 2017

Oct 23

Public preview: Twice the performance and unlimited columnar storage with SQL Data Warehouse

IN PREVIEW

Announcing a new, faster performance tier for Azure SQL Data Warehouse for compute-intensive analytical workloads.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Oct 6

Public preview: Azure subscription cost reporting and analysis for enterprise customers

Azure EA users can view and analyze their subscription costs across different pivots in the Azure portal.

June 2017

Jun 15

General availability: Fast Failover and TCP Probing in Azure Traffic Manager

NOW AVAILABLE

In Azure Traffic Manager, two new features related to endpoint health are now generally available: Fast Failover and TCP Probing.

  • Traffic Manager

May 2017

May 10

Azure Enterprise Agreement Support Plan Upgrade Offer extended until June 30, 2018

The Enterprise Agreement Support Plan Upgrade Offer is being extended. For Azure customers who use an Enterprise Agreement, this offer provides an additional level of access to support from Microsoft.

March 2017

Mar 31

General availability: Azure Monitor

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor, the central source and pipeline for monitoring data from Azure, is now generally available.

  • Azure Monitor
Mar 17

L-Series storage-optimized virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

L-Series virtual machines are optimized for storage-intensive workloads and offer four new VM sizes.

  • Virtual Machines

Azure at Ignite

Resources

Download the quarterly Azure Updates retrospective.

2019 Q3

2019 Q2

Read the Azure blog for the latest news.

Blog

Tell us what you think of Azure and what you want to see in the future.

Provide feedback

Azure is available in more regions than any other cloud provider.

Check product availability in your region