AzureTracks Azure News Update
Andrew Posted on 9:51 am

Azure Updates – Number 20 – September 25, 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

General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 21.09
Azure Functions runtime 4.0 is now in public preview
Public preview: Distributed tracing for Java apps on Azure Functions Linux
Announcing general availability of Azure AD-joined VMs support
Azure SQL Database: General availability updates for late September 2021
Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus) now includes PgBouncer version 1.16
Azure Database for MySQL: Azure Pipelines support in public preview
Azure Resource Health for Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server in public preview
Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server: Azure Pipelines in public preview
Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server: Terraform support in public preview
Public preview: At-scale management of Azure Monitor alerts in Backup center
General availability: Oracle consistent snapshots using Azure VM Backup
Public preview: Management Group Scope for Azure Reservations
General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in three new regions: Norway East, UAE North, and Germany West Central
Azure Stream Analytics: 3 new regions are now generally available
General Availability: Azure Virtual Desktop is now available in the Azure China cloud
Azure VMware Solution achieves FedRAMP High Authorization
JetStream Disaster Recovery for Azure VMware Solution now in public preview
Azure Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules now support Windows Server 2022
Public preview of v4 Cosmos DB extensions for Azure Functions
General availability: Azure Red Hat OpenShift support for OpenShift 4.8
Public preview: Custom policy definitions for AKS clusters
Public preview: Scale-down mode in AKS
General availability: AKS Run command
Azure??SQL???General availability updates for??mid-September 2021??
Azure Database for PostgreSQL???????Hyperscale (Citus): Japan West region now available
Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus) support for Citus 10.1 is generally available
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) supports PostgreSQL 11.13, 12.8, and 13.4 minor versions
Azure Cosmos DB: Azure Functions extension version 4.0 in public preview
Azure Machine Learning public preview announcements ??? Sep 2021
General availability: Azure IoT Central new and updated features???August 2021

Azure Blog

Enable industrial device connectivity with thousands of partner-provided Azure IoT Plug and Play device profiles
GAIA-X gets new support with European Eclipse Data Connector
Join us behind the scenes at Azure, thanks to the Well-Architected Framework
Video analytics at the edge, an ideal technology for 5G cloud monetization

Azure Sentinel Blog

Azure Sentinel To-Go! A Linux ???? Lab with AUOMS Set Up to Learn About the OMI Vulnerability ????
Azure Sentinel Notebooks Ninja Part 3: Overview of the Pre-built Notebooks – the Grand List
Hunting for OMI Vulnerability Exploitation with Azure Sentinel
Unusual MIRAI variant looks for mining infrastructure
Azure Sentinel Notebooks Ninja Part 2: Getting Started with Azure Sentinel Notebooks