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Andrew Posted on 12:47 pm

Azure Updates – Number 21 – October 9, 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: Dynamic concurrency in Azure Functions
General availability: Azure Monitor container insights portal experience update
Public preview: Standard network features for Azure NetApp Files
Reminder: Azure Service Management API for Messaging Services will be retired on 1 November 2021
General availability: Azure Sphere version 21.10 expected on Oct. 20, 2021
Azure Functions Python 3.9 support is now generally available
Windows 11 is now generally available on Azure Virtual Desktop
South Africa North Availability Zones now generally available
Korea Central Availability Zones now generally available
Azure Applied AI Services | Latest public preview enhancements to Azure Form Recognizer
Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for September 2021
General availability: Azure NetApp Files waitlist removal
Public preview of Azure NetApp Files Backup capability
Azure NetApp Files Datastores for Azure VMware Solution is coming soon
HCX Enterprise Edition is now generally available for Azure VMware Solution
Azure VMware Solution now available in Brazil South and East US 2 regions
Azure Stream Analytics: 2 new regions are now generally available
General availability: Azure DevOps September 2021 updates
Azure Maps Geolocation Service is now generally available
General availability: Announcing the release of Swiss German dialect speech recognition support
Object replication in public preview for Premium Block Blob Storage
General availability: Azure Data Factory managed virtual network
Azure Site Recovery update rollup 58 is now generally available – September 2021
General availability: Enable hierarchical namespace for existing Azure Storage accounts
Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Extension for Azure and Arc-enabled servers now in public preview
Az module support in Azure Automation is now available
Azure Purview is now generally available
Azure IoT middleware for FreeRTOS in general availability
Norway East Availability Zones now generally available
Azure Site Recovery: Upgrade to TLS 1.2 or later by November 15, 2021 – for improved security

Azure Blog

Microsoft named as a Leader in 2021 Gartner?? Magic Quadrant??? for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service
New Azure VMware Solution updates and global expansion drives customer success
The wait (list) is over: Azure NetApp Files is enterprise-ready in your Azure portal
Microsoft named a Leader in 2021 Gartner?? Magic Quadrant??? for data integration tools
Advancing reliability through a resilient cloud supply chain
Streamline your DDoS management with new Azure Firewall Manager capabilities
Microsoft partners with the EDM Council to empower Chief Data Officers to achieve more in the cloud
Govern your data wherever it resides with Azure Purview
Azure Cost Management and Billing updates ??? September 2021

Azure Sentinel Blog

Simple Row-Based Access Workbook: Lab Walk-Through with Azure Sentinel and Azure Data Explorer (ADX)
The Azure Sentinel Anomalies Simulator
Querying WHOIS/Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) with Azure Sentinel and Azure Functions
Monitoring Azure Sentinel Analytical Rules – Push Health Notifications
General Availability of Azure Sentinel Threat Intelligence in Public and Azure Government??cloud