I’m really pumped up about today’s news as it’s something new we’ve never tried before.
A ton of you have let us know that it’s critically important you get information around new Azure AD feature releases and plan-for-change communications so you can better plan and maintain your IT infrastructure. We’ve never had a good system in the past to do that as we’ve optimized our systems for maximum agility and innovation and release notes take time and central coordination. But we know you REALLY need these detailed notes, so I’m really happy to share that we’ve come up with a model for publishing detailed release notes (What’s new), and our first set has just gone live this week.
You can find all release notes at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/whats-new.
We’ll be covering all type of releases in these notes, including:
- New features
- Changed features
- Plan-for-change updates (including deprecations, changes to your environment, UX changes, and more)
- Bug fixes
A few more details
To begin with, we’ll be publishing release notes monthly while we work the kinks out of the system. Plan-for-change communications or any known issues will be published out of cycle. Once we have the process ironed out, our goal will be to publish release notes once every two weeks.
We’re always looking for feedback, and that goes for our release notes, too. You can share your thoughts with us on these notes in the “Comments” section on our documentation site – we’ll take your feedback and incorporate it as we can to make these notes as useful as possible. Thanks for your continued support, and be sure to let us know what you think!
Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)
Director of Program Management
Microsoft Identity Division