AzureTracks Azure News Update
Andrew Posted on 10:06 am

Azure Updates – Number 15 – July 17, 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

Azure VMware Solution now generally available in the Australia Southeast region
Azure Automation support for User Assigned Managed Identities is now in public preview
General availability: Azure IoT Central new and updated features???June 2021
Session and cache provider using Azure Cosmos DB in general availability
Limited preview: Migrate your Azure Data Lake Storage from Gen1 to Gen2 using the Azure Portal
Azure Maps Creator v1 preview will be retired on 6 September 2021
Public preview: Azure Service Bus support for large messages
General availability: Deliver a secure hybrid workplace with Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365
General availability: Azure Spring Cloud Pricing Model Change
Free Extended Security Updates only on Azure for Windows Server 2012 /R2and SQL Server 2012
Public preview: API Management and Event Grid integration
Azure SQL enabled by Azure Arc generally available on July 30, 2021
Public preview: Azure Spring Cloud New Relic One integration and additional feature updates
General availability: Application Insights integration with App Services for Java & Node.js apps
Azure Machine Learning public preview announcements July 2021
Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves for Azure SQL Database in general availability
Call recording in public preview for Azure Communication Services
Insights and workbooks for Azure Cosmos DB now in general availability
Azure AD authentication for Application Insights
Public preview: Create AKS clusters without local user accounts
Public preview: New Application Insights standard test for synthetic monitoring
General availability: New Azure Monitor built-in policy for Log Analytics workspace and linked automation account
Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) smart defaults
Public preview: Event Grid integration with AKS
Now available: Azure Purview product glossary
Disk pool for Azure VMware Solution now in public preview
General availability: Azure API Management updates – July 2021
General availability: Azure Automation Customer Managed Keys
Azure Bastion Standard SKU public preview
General availability: HPC Cache for NVME-based Storage, Storage Target Management, and HIPAA Compliance
HPC Cache on E-Series VMs Support of Blob NFS 3.0 now generally available
Azure Sphere version 21.07 Update 1 is now available for evaluation
General availability: Updates to secrets configuration options in App Service and Azure Functions
General availability: Transition to Cloud Services (extended support) with new migration tool
App Service Environment v3 now generally available
Direct routing for Azure Communication Services now available in public preview
Public preview of OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set 3.2 for Azure Web Application Firewall
Upgrade to Azure Communication Services Calling JavaScript SDK 1.1.0 by 31 July 2021
IoT Hub IP address change notification
Public Preview: Form Recognizer container support
Virtual Machine (VM) level disk bursting is now generally available on more VM types
Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM) integration with Azure Lighthouse is now in public preview

Azure Blog

Accelerate your Azure migration and modernization journey with expanded programs and offers
Drive growth with the most partner-focused business platform
Innovate from cloud to edge on your terms with Azure
Manage RDP and SSH connectivity at scale with Azure Bastion
Deliver scalable, cost-effective Disk Storage for Azure VMware Solution
Enhance your cloud skills and accelerate digital transformation with Inside Azure for IT
Accelerate big data analytics with the Spark 3.0 connector for SQL Server???now generally available
Advancing application reliability with the Azure Well-Architected Framework
Privileged Identity Management with Azure Lighthouse enables Zero Trust
Advancing resiliency threat modeling for large distributed systems

Azure Sentinel Blog

What???s New: Azure Sentinel Hunting supports ADX cross-resource queries
Azure Sentinel Solutions for Partners: Build Combined Value for a Wider Audience
Watchlist is now Generally Available
What’s new: ASIM Authentication, Process, Registry and enhanced Network schemas
Testing the New Version of the Windows Security Events Connector with Azure Sentinel To-Go!