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Azure Updates – Number 5 – March 6, 2021 – Ignite Special

A summary update on Ignite March 2021 Azure News that includes updates released from Microsoft Azure related to Azure, Architecture, Compute, and Sentinel topics. Links to all the resource updates with each item. Hopefully this will save you some time digging around to find recent releases and changes. There was so many releases this past week that I wanted to post a supplementary update to help everyone with their weekend reading materials!

If you didn’t have a chance to view some sessions already, go ahead and watch the recorded ones – there is excellent content from this very special virtual Ignite right here:

Azure Updates

General availability: Azure monitor for containers now supports Pods & Replica set live logs in AKS resource view
Azure VMware Solution now generally available in the Southeast Asia region
Azure Sphere version 21.02 is now available
Public preview: Azure Purview Bulk Edit enhancements
General availability: New Simplified NSX networking experience for Azure VMware Solution
Azure trusted launch for Virtual Machines now in public preview
Automatic VM guest patching is now in public preview for Linux VMs
Public preview: Azure Purview Resource Set configuration enhancements
New orchestration mode for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets now in public preview
Public preview: Register Azure subscriptions and Resource Groups with Azure Purview
Improve Azure Spot Virtual Machines runtime and simulate evictions with new features in public preview
General availability: Azure API Management now has named values integration with Azure Key Vault
Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code now generally available
On-demand capacity reservations in public preview
Generally available: Plan your migration to Azure VMware Solution using Azure Migrate
Confidential computing nodes (DCSv2) on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is generally available
Azure Remote Rendering is now generally available
Microsoft Power Fx: The open-source low-code programming language is in public preview
Multiple new features for Azure VPN Gateway in public preview
Azure Object Anchors is now in public preview
Public preview: At scale discovery and assessment for SQL Server migration to Azure SQL
General availability: Application insights no-code enablement on Node.js Linux App Service Environments
Azure Percept in public preview
General availability of Persistent Volume monitoring & Reports tab in Container Insights
Device Update for IoT Hub in public preview
Azure Stream Analytics Dedicated now generally available
Public preview: Azure Purview Data Catalog now supports hierarchical glossary
Public preview: Scan and classify Amazon AWS S3 data using Azure Purview
Scan and view lineage of data stored in Teradata, SAP ERP, and Oracle DB using Azure Purview
Public preview: Azure Purview powered search in Azure Synapse Analytics workspaces
Azure Cosmos DB: Continuous backup with point in time restore in public preview
Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB supports version 4.0
Azure SQL auditing to Log Analytics and Event Hub are now generally available
Role-based access control (RBAC) with Azure Active Directory (AAD) on Azure Cosmos DB in public preview
Public preview: Azure Route Server
Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: Azure Synapse serverless SQL pool support in general availability
Public preview: Containerize and migrate apps to Azure Kubernetes Service with Azure Migrate: App Containerization
Azure Machine Learning – Public preview announcements Ignite, March 2021.
General availability: Assessments for migration to Azure VMware Solution
Azure Machine Learning – Generally available announcements at Ignite, March 2021.
Azure Machine Learning – Arc enabled machine learning
Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra service now in public preview
Azure SQL auditing of Microsoft operations is now in general availability
Public preview: Azure Communication Services interoperability with Microsoft Teams
Public preview: Change performance tiers for Premium SSD managed disks with no downtime
Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) option for Azure managed disks in limited preview
Public preview: Automatic key rotation of customer-managed keys for encrypting Azure managed disks
Public preview: Announcing new capabilities for Azure Automanage
Windows Server 2022??is now available in preview.
Limited preview: Azure Backup now supports archive tier for backup of Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Server in Azure VMs
Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes is now generally available
General availability: App Gateway ingress controller add-on for AKS
General availability: Just-In-Time Access support in AKS
Public preview: Calico Windows support in AKS
Public preview: Planned maintenance windows in AKS
General availability: Encrypted customer managed keys policy for AKS
General availability: Conditional Access feature integration with AKS
General availability: Public IP per node capability in AKS
Public preview: Announcing Azure Synapse Pathway: Accelerate your data warehouse migration
Public preview: Maintenance window for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance
Backup Center is now generally available
Public preview: Dynamic IP allocation & enhanced subnet support in AKS
New Enterprise and Enterprise Flash tiers for Azure Cache for Redis now generally available
Azure Spring Cloud: General availability of Managed Virtual Network and Autoscale
Advance notifications for Azure SQL Database now in public preview
General availability: Deploy WebLogic on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using custom Docker images
Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is now generally available
New planned datacenter region in China (China North 3)
Azure Monitor Alerts for Azure Backup is in public preview
Backup Reports is now generally available
On-demand disk bursting for Premium SSDs now in public preview
General availability: Announcing private Azure Marketplace
Azure Sphere OS version 21.02 Update 1 is now available for evaluation
Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for February 2021
Azure Security Center: General availability updates for February 2021
Azure Backup for SAP HANA: Incremental backup is now generally available
Azure Backup: Operational backup for Azure Blobs is now in public preview
Event Hubs on Azure Stack Hub for disconnected scenarios is now generally available

Azure Blog

New Azure region coming to China in 2022
Enable resilience and accelerate growth with your Azure migration
Developer Velocity: Key lessons from digital leaders on software excellence for 2021 and beyond
Empowering every developer to innovate with Azure
Apply AI to your most critical business needs with new Azure AI capabilities
Accelerate IT innovation with new Windows Server on Azure updates
Improving agility, performance, and resilience with new Azure infrastructure capabilities
Connecting customers and businesses with Azure Communication Services and Microsoft Teams
Innovate across hybrid and multicloud with new Azure Arc capabilities
Azure Percept: Edge intelligence from silicon to service

Azure Sentinel Blog

Microsoft Ignite 2021: Blob and File Storage Investigations
Visibility of Azure key vault activity in Sentinel Azure Key Vault Workbook
Utilize Watchlists to Drive Efficiency During Azure Sentinel Investigations
Microsoft Ignite 2021: What’s New in Azure Sentinel
30+ New Azure Sentinel Data Connectors

Azure Architecture Blog

Azure Migrate Blog