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General availability: Azure Sphere version 21.04 expected on April 29, 2021

Published date: April 15, 2021

The Azure Sphere OS update 21.04 is now available for evaluation in the Retail Eval feed. This evaluation release includes an OS update only; it does not include an updated SDK. The Retail feed will continue to deliver OS version 21.03 until we release 21.04 for general availability in two weeks.


Notes about this release

  • Areas of special focus for compatibility testing with 21.04 should include apps and functionality utilizing:
    • Any wolfSSL calls, as it has been upgraded to version 4.7.
    • Wi-Fi connectivity as the background scanning process had been upgraded.
  • 21.04 includes updates to mitigate against the following CEVs:
    • CVE-2021-28460
    • CVE-2021-22876
    • CVE-2021-22890
  • RF tools version 21.01 is compatible with OS version 21.04.


More information

The retail evaluation period provides 14 days for backwards compatibility testing. During this time, please verify that your applications and devices operate properly with this release before it is deployed broadly via the Retail feed.  See our blog post, The most important testing you'll do: Azure Sphere Retail Evaluation, to learn how to get the most from the evaluation period. To learn about Azure Sphere OS feeds and setting up an evaluation device group, see Azure Sphere OS feeds and Set up devices for OS evaluation.

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