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Azure Cosmos DB receives query language and data processing improvements that could support more complex applications that previously could not be migrated to the service.

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A preview of the Windows Subsystem for Android was announced with the second Quality update in Feb. 2022.

Illustration shows original Direction’s recommendation for migrating from Windows 10 to Windows 11 and a revised migration path that accounts for features being continually added to the OS.

Including features and experience changes in Quality updates exposes organizations to additional risk by delaying implementation of necessary security updates.

Update research digest for May 2022.

Roadmap for Azure Static Web Apps service.

Microsoft announced plans to retire Azure Time Series Insights as of Mar. 2025, but also gave a nine-day notice for customers to deploy new supportable instances, impacting dev plans.

The Azure Database for MariaDB service has stalled; Directions recommends customers avoid deploying new instances until Microsoft releases details in May 2022.

Azure Data Lake Analytics is retiring on Feb. 29, 2024, when Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen 1 retires, which is no surprise as Analytics has a dependency on ADLS Gen 1.

Multiple options exist for customers looking to license Windows Server for their Azure Stack HCI hosts. This report compares the pros and cons of each.