Release Notes for Azure Data Manager for Agriculture Preview

Azure Data Manager for Agriculture Preview is updated on an ongoing basis. To stay up to date with the most recent developments, this article provides you with information about:

  • The latest releases
  • Known issues
  • Bug fixes
  • Deprecated functionality
  • Plans for changes

We provide information on latest releases, bug fixes, & deprecated functionality for Azure Data Manager for Agriculture Preview monthly.


Microsoft Azure Data Manager for Agriculture is currently in preview. For legal terms that apply to features that are in beta, in preview, or otherwise not yet released into general availability, see Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews.

Microsoft Azure Data Manager for Agriculture requires registration and is available to only approved customers and partners during the preview period. To request access to Microsoft Data Manager for Agriculture during the preview period, use this form.

July 2023

Weather API update:

We deprecated the old weather APIs from API version 2023-07-01. The old weather APIs have been replaced with new simple yet powerful provider agnostic weather APIs. Have a look at the API documentation here.

New farm operations connector:

We've added support for Climate FieldView as a built-in data source. You can now auto sync planting, application and harvest activity files from FieldView accounts directly into Azure Data Manager for Agriculture. Learn more about this here.

Common Data Model now with geo-spatial support:

We’ve updated our data model to improve flexibility. The boundary object has been deprecated in favor of a geometry property that is now supported in nearly all data objects. This change brings consistency to how space is handled across hierarchy, activity and observation themes. It allows for more flexible integration when ingesting data from a provider with strict hierarchy requirements. You can now sync data that may not perfectly align with an existing hierarchy definition and resolve the conflicts with spatial overlap queries. Learn more here.

June 2023

Use your license keys via key vault

Azure Data Manager for Agriculture supports a range of data ingress connectors. These connections require customer keys in a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model. You can use your license keys safely by storing your secrets in the Azure Key Vault, enabling system identity and providing read access to our Data Manager. Details are available here.

Sensor integration as both partner and customer

Now you can start pushing data from your own sensors into Data Manager for Agriculture. It's useful in case your sensor provider doesn't want to take steps to onboard their sensors or if you don't have such support from your sensor provider. Details are available here.

May 2023

Understanding throttling

Azure Data Manager for Agriculture implements API throttling to ensure consistent performance by limiting the number of requests within a specified time frame. Throttling prevents resource overuse and maintains optimal performance and reliability for all customers. Details are available here.

April 2023

Audit logs

In Azure Data Manager for Agriculture Preview, you can monitor how and when your resources are accessed, and by whom. You can also debug reasons for failure for data-plane requests. Audit Logs are now available for your use.

You can connect to Azure Data Manager for Agriculture service from your virtual network via a private endpoint. You can then limit access to your Azure Data Manager for Agriculture Preview instance over these private IP addresses. Private Links are now available for your use.

BYOL for satellite imagery

To support scalable ingestion of geometry-clipped imagery, we've partnered with Sentinel Hub by Sinergise to provide a seamless bring your own license (BYOL) experience. Read more about our satellite connector here.

March 2023

Key Announcement: Preview Release

Azure Data Manager for Agriculture is now available in preview. See our blog post here.

Next steps

  • See the Hierarchy Model and learn how to create and organize your agriculture data here.
  • Understand our APIs here.