Service Lifecycle

  • Every service in Azure follows its own service lifecycle
  • Public preview is a ‘beta’ stage of the service available to general public use
  • Features can also be in preview stages
  • Designed for testing, not production solutions
  • General availability is a ‘production’ release of the service

Public Preview Key Info

  • No SLA
  • Some services have no support coverage
  • Limited region availability
  • Limited functionality
  • Pricing changes
  • Direction changes
  • Azure Portal Previews (
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