AzureTracks Azure News Update
Andrew Posted on 9:08 am

Azure Updates – Number 2 – January 30, 2021

A summary update on Azure News that includes updates released from Microsoft Azure related to Azure, Architecture, Compute, and Sentinel topics. I’ll provide links to all the resource updates with each item. Hopefully this will save you some time digging around to find recent releases and changes.

Updates will include preview and general availability announcements, news, and technical articles published in the listed topic areas for the previous 2 week snapshot.

Azure Updates

General availability: Azure Machine Learning Output Datasets
Public preview: Azure Machine Learning Data Labeling ??? Image Instance Segmentation
Azure Sphere version 21.01 is now available
Azure Service Fabric Mesh Preview Retirement
Azure API Management Updates – January, 2021
Resource instance rules for access to Azure Storage now in public preview
Azure Cognitive Services Translator – Inuktitut language text translation now available
99.99% uptime for Azure Active Directory Premium customers is coming April 1st, 2021
Germany West Central Availability Zones now generally available
South Central US Availability Zones now generally available
Confluent Cloud Integration with Azure is now generally available
Python 3.9 in Azure Functions is now in public preview
Azure Data Factory is now available in two additional regions
General availability: Azure HDInsight extends capabilities for encryption of data in transit and at rest
New Azure Cloud Services deployment model in public preview
Generally available: Copy Blob support over private endpoints in Azure Storage
Azure Boards – New enhancements to Delivery Plans 2.0
Public preview: Automatic Cluster Upgrades in AKS
Public preview: Azure Log Analytics in UAE Central & Japan West
Public preview: Application Insight in Japan West
Public preview: Prevent Shared Key authorization on Azure Storage accounts
Azure Automation is now available in Switzerland West
General availability: Azure Log Analytics in Germany West Central, UAE North, & Switzerland West
General availability: Application Insight in Germany West Central, UAE North, & Switzerland West
App Service Authentication portal experience is now in public preview
Azure Monitor Network Insights is now generally available
Changes in Azure Monitor Logs for the AzureDiagnostics table is now available
Automatic tracking of click events with Application Insights is now available
Public preview of Linux Diagnostics Agent 4.0
General availability: Optional Uptime SLA for Azure Kubernetes Service private clusters
Public preview: Azure Key Vault CSI driver support in Azure Kubernetes Service
Azure Cosmos DB: Multiple region Availability Zones support with single-region write now generally available
LIKE keyword support now generally available in Azure Cosmos DB
Azure Cosmos DB Management with PowerShell cmdlets is now generally available
Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves now in public preview
Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows available for public preview
Azure Site Recovery update rollup 53 is now available – January 2021
The Azure Quota REST API to manage service limits (quotas) is now generally available
Azure Monitor ITSM Connector for ServiceNow ITOM with Secure Export
Backup for Azure Managed Disk is in limited preview
Azure Backup: Encryption at rest using customer-managed keys is now generally available

Azure Blog

Automate application lifecycle management with GitHub Actions
Azure Cost Management and Billing updates ??? January 2021
Azure Availability Zones in the South Central US datacenter region add resiliency
Introducing seamless integration between Microsoft Azure and Confluent Cloud
4 reasons customers are asking service partners for Azure Lighthouse
Build regionally resilient cloud services using the Azure Resource Manager
Key customer benefits of the expanded SAP and Microsoft partnership

Azure Sentinel Blog

Protecting your DocuSign Agreements with Azure Sentinel
Bring Threat Intelligence from IntSights Using TAXII Data Connector
What???s new: Dedicated clusters for Azure Sentinel
What???s new: Managed Identity for Azure Sentinel Logic Apps connector
Handling ingestion delay in Azure Sentinel scheduled alert rules