AzureTracks Azure News Update
Andrew Posted on 9:19 am

Azure Updates – Number 7 – March 27, 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: Service Tags for User Defined Routing
General availability: Stream Analytics runs on Azure Stack Hub
General availability: New VM series supported by Azure Batch
General availability: IoT Hub Azure portal extension update
Public preview: Announcing the new Power BI embedded analytics playground
AzCopy v10.9.0 now in public preview: import from GCP to Azure Block Blobs
Public preview: IPv6 Support for ExpressRoute Private Peering
Azure Automation is now available in UK West
Azure Container Registry now available in Norway East region
General availability: Publishing VM Images from Shared Image Gallery to Azure Marketplace
General availability: Enhanced Azure Dashboards experience for pinned Log Analytics parts
HBv3-Series VMs now generally available in East US, South Central US, and West Europe
Azure Sphere OS version 21.03 is now available for evaluation
Directory scoped shared access signatures (SAS) generally available
Azure Data Explorer performance update (EngineV3) is now generally available
Public preview: App Service Managed Certificates now supports apex domains
Service Broker message exchange for Azure SQL Managed Instance in public preview
General availability: Azure Data Explorer (ADX) Performance Updates
Machine Learning Services on Azure SQL Managed Instance now generally available
General availability: Dynamic data masking granular permissions for Azure SQL and Azure Synapse Analytics
Azure Monitor SQL insights for Azure SQL in public preview
Long-term backup retention (LTR) for Azure SQL Managed Instance in public preview
Generally available: Monitor your spending through forecasted cost alerts with Azure Cost Management and Billing
Azure API Management support for request and response validation policies has??reached general availability.??
Limited preview: Make workloads on AMD-backed virtual machines confidential without recompiling code
Azure Storage Explorer v1.18.0 is now generally available
General availability: Media Services adds new “StandBy” mode for Live Events to speed up start times from warm state
General availability: Media Services introduces new security features
Azure IoT Central new and updated features???February 2021
Brazil South Availability Zones now generally available
Azure expands PCI DSS certification

Azure Blog

Scale cloud adoption with modular designs for enterprise-scale landing zones
5 reasons Databricks runs best on Azure
Strengthen and optimize compliance in Azure Security Center
Expanding our DR scenarios to new zonal capabilities with Azure Site Recovery
Advancing Azure business continuity management
Perform at-scale, agentless SQL Server discovery and assessment with Azure Migrate
Learn about the latest innovations: Inside Azure Datacenter Architecture
Limited-time free quantities offer for Azure Synapse Analytics
Our commitment to expand Azure Availability Zones to more regions
Accelerate your cloud adoption with the start small and expand landing zone

Azure Sentinel Blog

Web Shell Threat Hunting with Azure Sentinel
Best practices for migrating detection rules from ArcSight, Splunk and QRadar to Azure Sentinel
What???s new: Automation rules
Monitoring the Software Supply Chain with Azure Sentinel
What???s new: Alert Enrichment ??? Custom Details and Entity Mapping