AzureTracks Azure News Update
Andrew Posted on 10:04 am

Azure Updates – Number 24 – November 20, 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

Dynamic allocation for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse now generally available
General availability: Increased connection limit for VPN Gateways
Public preview: Azure Virtual Machines DCv3-series now available in Europe West and North
General availability: New Sweden Central region added to Azure HDInsight
Azure VMware Solution now generally available in the France Central Azure Region
Public preview: Azure SQL bindings for Azure Functions
JetStream Disaster Recovery for Azure VMware Solution now generally available
General availability: Azure Machine Learning updates – November 2021
Public preview: Azure Machine Learning updates – November 2021
Virtual machines selector now generally available
Public preview: Monitor Spring Boot apps in Azure Spring Cloud with AppDynamics
Public preview: Azure Spring Cloud start and stop, bring your own persistent storage, and Service Connector
SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage – now in public preview
General availability: Copy data to/from Azure Data Explorer using Azure Data Factory or Synapse Analytics
General availability: Azure API Management updates- October 2021
East Asia Availability Zones now generally available
Public preview: Run Command ??? Execute PowerShell or shell scripts on Virtual Machines and Scale Sets
General availability: Microsoft Azure available from new cloud region in Sweden
General availability: NFSv4.1 support on Azure Files
Azure VMware Solution is now generally available in Japan West Azure Region
Public preview: VM Applications ??? Manage and deploy applications to Virtual Machines and Scale Sets
General availability: Citrix supports Virtual Apps and Desktop Service on Azure VMware Solution
General availability: Azure Archive rehydration priority update
SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines: Multi subnet high availability generally available
Azure??SQL???Public preview updates for??mid-November 2021
Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus) support for Citus 10.2 generally available
Azure Security Center: General availability updates for October 2021
Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for October 2021
Azure??SQL???General availability updates for??mid-November 2021??
Azure Cosmos DB: Names indexes for Cassandra API now in general availability
Azure Cosmos DB: Glowroot support for Cassandra API in general availability
Azure Backup for Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Single Server: Long-term retention??generally available
Azure Database for MySQL ??? Flexible Server: Terraform support is generally available
Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus): PostgreSQL 14 support in general availability
Application Insights auto-instrumentation for .NET6 App Services
Azure App Service support for .Net 6 now generally available
Azure Web PubSub service now generally available
Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server is now generally available
Public preview: Azure Bastion native client support
Public preview: Azure Sphere expands SoC portfolio with NXP i.MX 93-CS family
General availability: Azure Data Explorer cache policy hot windows
PowerShell on Linux SKU in Azure Functions is now available in public preview
Generally available: Azure Functions runtime 4.0
.NET 6.0 in Azure Functions is now generally available
General availability: Build and deploy full-stack .NET 6.0 apps with Azure Static Web Apps
General availability: ExpressRoute now supports Azure Virtual Desktop Shortpath RDP over Private Peering

Azure Blog

Forging a path from telco to cloud with Microsoft Azure
Microsoft and AT&T are accelerating the enterprise customer???s journey to the edge with 5G
Bringing commercial innovations in chip design to national security
Build real-time web apps with Azure Web PubSub???now generally available
Join Azure at the Design Automation Conference (DAC)
Microsoft expands its AI-supercomputer lineup with general availability of the latest 80GB NVIDIA A100 GPUs in Azure, claims 4 spots on TOP500 supercomputers list
Enhance third-party NVA availability with Azure Gateway Load Balancer???now in preview
5 reasons to attend the Azure IaaS Day digital event
Discover what???s new to Microsoft database services???recap from Microsoft Ignite
Azure high-performance computing at Supercomputing 2021

Azure Sentinel Blog

Creating your first Microsoft Sentinel Notebook

Announcing the Microsoft Sentinel: Microsoft Insider Risk…

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Using Code Snippets to build your own Sentinel Notebooks

Learning with the Microsoft Sentinel Training Lab

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Enable Continuous Deployment Natively with Microsoft…

Hunt with MITRE ATT&CK techniques using refreshed hunting…

Customize your hunting experience with MITRE ATT&CK…

What’s new: Microsoft Sentinel Deception Solution

How to use Microsoft Sentinel Near Real Time detections

Introducing Microsoft Sentinel Content hub!

Detecting Emerging Threats with Microsoft Sentinel Fusion

Detection tuning – “Making the tuning process simple – one…

Hunting for potential network beaconing patterns using…

Security big data analytics with Azure Synapse and…