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Azure Updates – Number 19 – September 11, 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.

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Azure Updates

Zone redundant storage (ZRS) for Azure Disk Storage now generally available
Apache Spark 3.1 for Azure Synapse Analytics now generally available
General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 21.09 expected on Sept 22
Screen Capture Protection for Azure Virtual Desktop is now generally available
On-demand capacity reservations for Azure Virtual Machines now in public preview
Public preview: Automatic scaling with Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode
Azure App Service support for Availability Zones reaches general availability
General availability: Azure Files now supports SMB 3.1.1
SMB Multichannel for Azure Files is generally available
General availability: Azure Files supports storage capacity reservations for premium, hot, and cool tiers
Public preview of Private Link UDR Support
Public preview of Private Link Network Security Group Support
General availability: Azure Route Server
General availability: Azure DevOps August 2021 updates
Upgrade to the latest version of Azure AD Connect before 31 August 2022
General availability: Azure API Management updates – August 2021
General availability: Update in policy compliance for Azure Kubernetes Policies
Custom AKS policy support – now public preview
Private preview: Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise
Azure Machine Learning now generally available in Japan West
Azure SQL Migration extension in Azure Data Studio in public preview
Windows Server IoT 2022 now generally available
General availability: Enabling Load Balancing for IBM WebSphere on Azure Virtual Machines
Public preview: Monitor Spring Boot applications end-to-end using Dynatrace
General availability: Azure App Configuration now offers increased hourly request limit
General availability: Change performance tiers for Azure Premium SSDs with no downtime
General availability: Automatic key rotation of customer-managed keys for encrypting Azure disks
Generally available: Azure Monitor support for Availability Zones
General availability: Cross service queries between Azure Monitor and Azure Data Explorer
Azure??SQL – General availability updates for??early September 2021??
Azure??SQL – Public preview updates for??early September 2021
Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus) now supports PostgreSQL 11.12 minor version
Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server automated intelligent tuning
Azure Database for PostgreSQL???????Hyperscale (Citus): Germany West Central??region generally available??
Azure AD Graph is retiring on 30 June 2022
Run Commands for Azure VMware Solution now in public preview
Azure Functions support for Node 10 is ending on 30 September 2022
Azure Functions support for PowerShell 6 is ending on 30 September 2022
Azure Functions support for Node 6 is ending on 28 February 2022
General availability: Azure Backup Offline backup with Azure Data Box
Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for August 2021
Azure Security Center: General availability updates for August 2021
Public preview: Simplified disaster recovery for VMware machines using Azure Site Recovery
General availability: Azure ExpressRoute: New ExpressRoute Direct locations available
General availability: Azure ExpressRoute: New ExpressRoute peering locations available
General availability: New Azure Batch capabilities

Azure Blog

Boost your network security with new updates to Azure Firewall
Improve availability with zone-redundant storage for Azure Disk Storage
Guarantee capacity access with on-demand capacity reservations???now in preview
4 ways AI, computer vision, and related technologies expand IoT solutions
Monitor Spring Boot applications end-to-end using Dynatrace
Announcing Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise???fully managed VMware Tanzu components and advanced configurability for Spring Boot apps
Azure Cost Management and Billing updates ??? August 2021
5 reasons to attend the Azure data governance digital event

Azure Sentinel Blog

What’s New: Azure Sentinel – SOC Process Framework 8 Part Video Series!
Check the health of your exported Azure Sentinel logs in your ADX cluster
Azure Sentinel Ninja Training – the Sept 2021 update
Introducing: Azure Sentinel Data Exploration Toolset (ASDET)
Alert enrichment “how to reduce incident triage and investigation times using dynamic alert details???