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May 2020

May 11

Azure File Sync is removing support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in August 2020

Target retirement date: August 01, 2020

Azure File Sync service will remove support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in August 2020.

  • File Storage
  • Retirements

April 2020

Apr 21

Custom views with view designer are migrating to Azure Monitor workbooks

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: July 01, 2022

Azure Monitor is making changes to the custom views experience in Log Analytics Workspaces. Beginning March 2020, we will be replacing the View Designer tool with Azure Monitor Workbooks. Workbooks provide a flexible canvas for data analysis and the creation of rich visual reports within the Azure portal. They allow you to tap into multiple data sources from across Azure and combine them into unified interactive experiences.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Retirements
Apr 14

IoT Hub deprecation of support for TLS 1.0/1.1 is postponed

NOW AVAILABLE

The deadline for IoT Hub deprecation of support for transport layer security (TLS) 1.0/1.1 is postponed indefinitely. IoT Hub will continue to support TLS 1.0/1.1 until further notice to ensure compatibility with existing applications and devices.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service
  • Retirements
  • Security
Apr 1

Azure SQL Database—Subnet delegation enforcement for managed instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: May 01, 2020

Beginning May 1, 2020, you'll be able to deploy managed instances only to subnets delegated to the Microsoft.Sql\managedInstance resource provider.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Retirements

March 2020

Mar 23

Unmanaged Azure Active Directory accounts update for March 2021

Target retirement date: March 31, 2021

Beginning March 31, 2021, Microsoft will no longer support the redemption of invitations by creating unmanaged Azure AD accounts and tenants for B2B collaboration scenarios.

  • Retirements
Mar 12

Azure DNS private zones preview API is being deprecated

During public preview release, private DNS zones were created using dnszones ARM resource with zoneType property set to Private. The GA resource model makes use of privateDnsZones resource type instead of dnszones. Support for zones created using the preview API will be completely removed on June 30, 2020 and you must immediately migrate these private DNS zones to the latest resource model.

  • Azure DNS
  • Retirements
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
Mar 10

Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Microsoft Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Azure recommends all customers complete migration towards solutions that support transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 and to make sure that TLS 1.2 is used by default.

  • Compliance
  • Retirements
  • Security

February 2020

Feb 28

Service Management REST APIs and support will be retired on November 1, 2021

Target retirement date: November 01, 2021

To continue using Service Bus, Relay, and Event Hubs, please move your APIs to Azure Resource Manager.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Retirements
Feb 28

Migrate your IaaS resources to Azure Resource Manager by March 1, 2023

Target retirement date: March 01, 2023

We encourage you to make the switch to Azure Resource Manager to take advantage of the many feature enhancements in ARM.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Feb 27

Azure Site Recovery data encryption feature will be retired April 30, 2022

Target retirement date: April 30, 2022

This will be replaced by the more advanced Encryption at Rest with Azure Site Recovery, which uses Storage Service Encryption (SSE).

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Retirements
Feb 27

We are retiring Azure AD Domain Services classic VNET support on March 1, 2023

Target retirement date: March 01, 2023

In 2017, Azure AD Domain Services became available to host in an Azure Resource Manager network. Since then, we have been able to build a more secure service using the Azure Resource Manager‘s modern capabilities.

  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Retirements
  • Security
Feb 26

We’re retiring some Azure Site Recovery support options on March 1, 2023

Target retirement date: March 01, 2023

As we continue to invest in Azure Site Recovery (ASR) capabilities, we are going to focus our engineering efforts on disaster recovery to Azure scenarios.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Retirements
Feb 26

Azure StorSimple 8000/1200 series will no longer be supported starting December 31, 2022

Target retirement date: December 31, 2022

Microsoft has been expanding the portfolio of Azure Hybrid storage capabilities with new services for data tiering and cloud ingestion, providing more options to customers for storing data in Azure in native formats. In conjunction with this, support for the following StorSimple versions will end December 31, 2022.

  • StorSimple
  • Retirements
Feb 25

A8 – A11 Azure Virtual Machine sizes will be retired on March 1, 2021

Target retirement date: March 01, 2021

We recommend moving your high performance computing (HPC) workloads to another HPC Virtual Machine size.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
Feb 24

Cognitive Services Bing Speech API is being retired November 1, 2021

Target retirement date: November 01, 2021

To continue providing speech recognition and translation capabilities in your current Bing Speech applications, you’ll need to migrate them to Speech Services and the Speech SDK

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Retirements
Feb 24

We are retiring Azure Media Analytics preview processors on June 1, 2020

Target retirement date: June 01, 2020

We’ve made significant investments to Video Optical Character Recognition, Face Detector, and Content Moderator, as a part of the general availability of Azure Media Services: Video Indexer.

  • Media Services
  • Retirements
Feb 12

Move from App Center Auth and Data Preview services to alternative Azure services before 3 May 2020

Target retirement date: May 04, 2020

The long-term path is for developers to use the native Azure services as a backend for mobile apps, namely: Azure Active Directory B2C, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Notification Hubs.

  • Visual Studio App Center
  • Retirements

December 2019

Dec 18

Azure SQL Database Gen 4 hardware approaching end of life in 2020

Target retirement date: December 18, 2019

Azure SQL Database is beginning the decommissioning process of Gen 4 Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell)-based CPUs and is transitioning to Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz and Intel SP8160 (Skylake) processors for all new deployments.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Retirements
  • Services
Dec 4

Azure Active Directory B2C is deprecating login.microsoftonline.com

Target retirement date: December 04, 2020

On December 4th, 2020, the login.microsoftonline.com endpoint will be deprecated for accessing B2C tenants. Existing tenants will need to move onto B2Clogin.com before that date, and all functionality will remain the same on the B2Clogin.com endpoint.

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
  • Retirements

November 2019

Nov 25

API Apps Icon Removed from Azure Marketplace Web category in the Azure Portal

Target retirement date: November 25, 2019

The API Apps icon in the Web category of the Azure Marketplace has been removed from the Azure Portal. Since API Apps and Web Apps have the same functionality, the API Apps icon has been removed.

  • App Service
  • Web Apps
  • Features
  • Retirements

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