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Andrew Posted on 10:23 am

Azure Updates – Number 25 – December 4, 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: FSLogix profiles support for Azure AD-joined VMs for Azure Virtual Desktop
Public preview: Measure product effectiveness with new user analytics experience in Application Insights
IaaS Agent extension full mode no restart for SQL VMs generally available
SQL Server IaaS Agent extension for Linux SQL VMs generally available
Public preview: Azure Monitor action rules are now ‘alert processing rules’
General availability: Audit Logs of Azure Monitor log queries
General availability: Create AKS clusters without local user accounts
General availability: AKS auto-certificate rotation
General availability: AKS node image auto-upgrade
Azure Communication Services: Short code functionality for SMS now available in public preview
General availability: New capabilities in Network Watcher Diagnostic tools to evaluate AVNM Security rules
Public preview: Azure NetApp Files application volume group for SAP HANA
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now generally available
Azure Load Testing now available in public preview
Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server: Geo-redundant backup and restore in public preview
General availability: Azure HDInsight API version updated
General availability: Data transformation at Export in Azure IoT Central
General availability: Secure Data Egress via Managed Identity in Azure IoT Central
General availability: VPN Gateway NAT
General availability: Wildcard listener on Application Gateways
Public preview refresh: Azure IoT Central REST API new and updated endpoints
Private preview: Root cause analysis, new telemetry, & alerts for SAP NetWeaver in AMS
Public preview: New SAP HANA telemetry in AMS
General availability of custom OpenID providers in App Service and Azure Functions
Azure Scheduler will be retired on 31 January 2022
In development: New planned datacenter region in Belgium (Belgium Central)
General availability: Improved legends in IoT Central Analytics charts
Public preview: Azure Virtual Machines DCasv5 and ECasv5-series now available
Public preview: Node.js 16 in Azure Functions
Azure Site Recovery update rollup 59 is now generally available – November 2021

Azure Blog

4 reasons to attend the Put Responsible AI into Practice Azure digital event
5 reasons Azure Databricks is best for Hadoop workloads
Azure Cost Management and Billing updates ??? November 2021
Introducing Azure Load Testing: Optimize app performance at scale
SONiC opens more opportunities for network innovation
Scaling for the future of ophthalmology with artificial intelligence powered by Azure Healthcare APIs
Advancing service resilience in Azure Active Directory with its backup authentication service
Microsoft expands cloud services with two new datacenters in Wyoming
Simplify connectivity, routing, and security with Azure Virtual WAN

Azure Sentinel Blog

MSTICPy Hackathon – January 2022
Unlock value from your incidents using advanced incident search
Investigating Suspicious Azure Activity with Microsoft Sentinel
Microsoft Sentinel – SAP continuous threat monitoring with UEBA entity pages
Creating your first Microsoft Sentinel Notebook