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Andrew Posted on 11:04 am

Azure Updates – Number 3 – Feb 13, 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. Presented is a subset of news that is highlighted here, visit Azure Blog or Azure Updates Blog to see all the updates.

Azure Updates

Public preview: Azure Cost Management + Billing???s cost allocation now available in Azure Government
Azure Backup for SAP HANA: Soft limit increased from 2 TB to 8 TB
New planned datacenter region in Georgia (East US 3)
Azure Databricks Achieves DoD Impact Level 5 (IL5) on Microsoft Azure Government
Versions no longer required for Key Vault references in App Service and Azure Functions
General availability: Azure mobile app now supports Azure Government
General availability: Ingest up to 10 files and blobs with the new Azure Data Explorer intuitive UX
Azure Automation is now available in Japan West
Announcing Power BI Embedded Generation 2 public preview
OCR support for 73 languages in the Cognitive Services Computer Vision public preview
General availability: Soft delete for Azure file shares is now on by default for new storage accounts
Append blob support for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in limited public preview
172 Azure offerings achieve HITRUST certification
Azure achieves its first PCI 3DS certification
IT Service Management Connector (ITSMC) is now certified with ServiceNow Paris version
General availability: Application Insight in UAE Central & Japan West
Azure Event Grid is now in public preview for Azure Cache for Redis
General availability: Azure Log Analytics in UAE Central & Japan West
New Azure Monitor Agent available on latest Linux distros and new regions
Public preview: Azure Log Analytics in Australia Central 2
General availability: Stop/start functionality for Azure Database for MySQL
Support for Azure API Management certificates in Azure Key Vault has reached general availability.
Additional IOPS feature for MySQL – Flexible Server in public preview
Microsoft Azure Attestation is now generally available
Support for more workloads, tag based policies now in Backup Center public preview
Azure Security Center???Public preview updates for January 2021
Azure Security Center???General availability updates for January 2021

Azure Blog

Microsoft will establish its next U.S. datacenter region in Georgia???s Fulton and Douglas Counties
Connecting Azure to the International Space Station with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Back up Linux virtual machines running mission-critical workloads
Azure Defender for App Service introduces dangling DNS protection
Icertis boosts performance over 80 percent and lowers costs on Azure SQL
Azure DDoS Protection???2020 year in review
Innovations for a more secure U.S. microelectronics supply chain
Azure Resource Graph unlocks enhanced discovery for ServiceNow

Azure Sentinel Blog

Categorizing Microsoft alerts across data sources in Azure Sentinel
Bring Remediation Steps into Azure Sentinel
Migrating QRadar offenses to Azure Sentinel
Automatically disable On-prem AD User using a Playbook triggered in Azure
What’s New: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Workbook in Public Preview