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Andrew Posted on 10:51 am

Azure Updates – Number 30 – February 12, 2022

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.

That’s right…we made it to bi-weekly post #30! Thanks for checking in with me over the past year and a bit! I’m looking forward to the new challenges of 2022, and sharing some new articles and experiences along the way!

Azure Updates

Generally available: Find developer resources easily with the IoT Central GitHub repository
Generally available: Improved getting started material in Azure IoT Central documentation
Generally Available: Search results page improvements in Azure IoT Central
Generally available: Azure Site Recovery update rollup 60 – January 2022
Public preview: Azure Bastion now supports file transfer via the native client
Generally Available: Recovery points extended to 15 days with Azure Site Recovery
Generally available: Regional deployments for all new and existing IoT Central applications
Private preview: AKS cluster persistent volume backup
Generally available: Azure IoT Edge supports Ubuntu Server 20.04 and ARM64
Microsoft Defender for Cloud: Public preview updates for January 2022
Microsoft Defender for Cloud: General availability updates for January 2022
Public preview: Microsoft Azure Communication Services Telephony capabilities in Denmark and UK
General Availability: IoT Edge monitoring with Azure Monitor
General Availability: The Azure Sphere OS 22.01 release is cancelled
General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus): Private access support
Public preview: Anomaly Detector adds synchronous multivariate detection and improved anomaly interpretation
General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus) new certifications
General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) supports PostgreSQL minor versions
General availability: Enhanced storage configuration with tempdb
General availability: Deployment enhancements for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
General availability: Automated backup enhancements for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
General availability: Azure SQL updates for early February 2022
Public preview: Azure SQL updates for early February 2022
General availability: Azure Cache for Redis active geo-replication in enterprise tiers
Public preview: Custom virtual network support in Azure Container Apps
Generally available: PowerShell on Linux OS in Azure Functions
Generally available: Azure Monitor diagnostic settings for Azure Storage
Public preview: Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) update
Generally available: Improved Syslog RFC compliance using the new Azure Monitor agent
Generally available: Azure Monitor agent extension support for automatic upgrade extension feature
Public preview: Test action groups in Azure Monitor
Public preview: Execute Azure Monitor Logs connector on an exact time range
Generally available: Azure PostgreSQL backup with long term retention
Generally available: Azure Monitor Diagnostic settings for Azure Storage
Public Preview: Microsoft Azure Payment HSM Service

Azure Blog

Migrating your files to Azure has never been easier
Learn how open source plays a key role in Microsoft???s cloud strategy with Inside Azure for IT
Genomic analysis on Galaxy using Azure CycleCloud
IoT adoption remains strong in the Asia-Pacific region as organizations broaden usage
Announcing the public preview of Microsoft Azure Payment HSM service
Improve your security defenses for ransomware attacks with Azure Firewall
Azure Cost Management and Billing updates ??? January 2022
The intersection of edge computing, telecommunications networks, and the cloud
Enabling Zero Trust with Azure network security services
New performance and logging capabilities in Azure Firewall

Azure Sentinel Blog

Log sources and analytics rules coverage workbook: see how your tables are being used
What’s New: Consolidating Apache Log4j-related insights across Multiple Tenants and Workspaces
Microsoft Sentinel ??? continuous threat monitoring for GitHub
The Codeless Connector Platform
Modernize Log Management with the Maturity Model for Event Log Management (M-21-31) Solution