AzureTracks Azure News Update
Andrew Posted on 10:18 am

Azure Updates – Number 31 – February 26, 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.

Azure Updates

Generally available: Updated navigation menu in Azure IoT Central
Generally available: Utilize multiple backups per day for Azure Files in Azure Backup
Public preview: Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise
Public preview: Elastic and Azure Spring Cloud integration
Generally available: Azure NetApp Files new region and cross-region replication
Public preview: Azure NetApp Files – application consistent snapshot tool v5.1
Public preview: WordPress enhancements for App Service
Generally available: Direct enterprise agreement on Azure Cost Management and Billing
Generally available: Log Analytics data export in Azure Monitor
General availability: Custom retention for AzureActivity and Usage data tables
Public preview: New capabilities for Azure Monitor logs
Public preview: Cost Management anomaly detection for subscriptions
General availability: Application Gateway mutual authentication
General availability: Localization available in Azure Purview
Public preview: Resource configuration changes
Public preview: Cross region virtual machine restore points
General availability: Automatically delete a VM and its associated resources simultaneously
In development: Price sheet download as a zip file
Generally available: New learning content on the Azure IoT Central homepage
Public preview: Azure Machine Learning February 2022 announcements
Generally available: Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus) new certifications
General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus) additional regions available
Generally available: Virtual Machine level disk bursting supports additional VM types
Public preview: Azure Tables extension for Azure Functions
General availability: Developer portal widget for embedding custom HTML code
Generally available: Alert processing rules in Azure Monitor
Public preview: App Service Environment v3 Migration Feature
Public preview: Azure Monitor predictive autoscale for Azure virtual machine scale sets
Generally available: Hotpatch for Windows Server virtual machines
Public preview: Kubernetes v1.23 support in AKS
Now available: CIS benchmarks for Kubernetes
General availability: Azure tags support in AKS
General availability: Azure Sphere version 22.02 expected on Feb 28, 2022
Public preview: OCR supports 164 languages in the Cognitive Services Computer Vision

Azure Blog

Seamless integration of observability platform with Microsoft Azure
Observability from cloud to edge in Azure
Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise is now available in preview
Manage Linux anywhere with improved Azure Hybrid Benefit and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure
Microsoft Azure???s first Azure HPC + AI Day
Advancing Azure Virtual Machine availability monitoring with Project Flash

Azure Sentinel Blog

Joint forces – MS Sentinel and the MITRE framework
New! Normalization is now built-in Microsoft Sentinel
What’s New: Search, Basic Ingestion, Archive, and Data Restoration are Now in Public Preview
What???s Next in Microsoft Sentinel?
Microsoft Sentinel – SAP User Master Data