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Azure Updates – Number 26 – December 18, 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 of Snowflake connector for Azure Purview
Soft delete for blobs capability for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available
Placement polices now generally available for Azure VMware Solution
Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault is now in public preview
Azure??SQL???General availability updates for??December 2021
Public preview: Windows Server guest licensing offer for Azure Stack HCI
General availability: UI Library for Azure Communication Services
Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service configuration management with GitOps
Azure Cosmos DB: Python SDK async IO support in public preview
Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus): New toolkit certifications generally available
Azure Stream Analytics jobs to write to Azure Database for PostgreSQL in public preview
Public preview: Microsoft Defender for Containers adds new capabilities for Kubernetes
Azure Cache for Redis: Diagnostics for connected clients is generally available
Azure HPC Cache now generally available in Germany West Central and US West 3
Azure HPC ??? CycleCloud 8.2.1 is now generally available
Azure Storage: Secure access to storage account from a virtual network/subnet in any region now in public preview
Azure Storage: Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) conditions with principal attributes now in public preview
General availability: Azure Communication Services interoperability with Microsoft Teams
Azure HDInsight 2018-06-01 preview API will be retired on 30 November 2024
Immutable storage with versioning for Blob Storage is now generally available
Azure Monitor containers insights preview version for Azure Red Hat OpenShift v4.x will be retired by 31 May 2022
Azure Machine Learning ??? December 2021 general availability
India Central Availability Zones now generally available
Public preview availability of Virtual Machine restore points
Microsoft Defender for Cloud: General availability updates for November 2021
Microsoft Defender for Cloud: Public preview updates for November 2021

Azure Blog

Microsoft named a Leader in 2021 Gartner?? Magic Quadrant??? for Cloud DBMS Platforms
Updates to Azure Files: NFS v4.1, higher performance limits, and reserved instance pricing
Microsoft named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise iPaaS, 2021
Geospatial imagery unlocks new cloud computing scenarios on Azure
New satellite connectivity and geospatial capabilities with Azure Space
Expand hybrid management tools with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure
New resources and tools to enable product leaders to implement AI responsibly

Azure Sentinel Blog

What???s New: Detecting Apache Log4j vulnerabilities with Microsoft Sentinel
Advanced KQL Framework Workbook – Empowering you to become KQL-savvy
Microsoft Sentinel Jupyter Notebooks knowledge check test
Microsoft Sentinel – SAP continuous threat monitoring workbooks
Announcing the Microsoft Sentinel: Zero Trust (TIC3.0) Solution