AzureTracks Azure News Update
Andrew Posted on 10:56 am

Azure Updates – Number 33 – March 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

Operator Assistance in Azure MFA will be retired on 30 September 2023
Classic data export in Azure IoT Central will be retired by 31 March 2023
Public preview: User-assigned managed identities in Stream Analytics
Public preview: Intelligent cache for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse
Generally available: Azure Data Explorer supports multiple databases per data connection
General availability: Azure Machine Learning user-defined functions in Azure Stream Analytics
Templates functionality preview version in Azure portal will be retired on 31 March 2025
Review your VNET configurations that may be affected by IP address changes
Azure Time Series Insights will be retired on 31 March 2025
General availability: Inbound NAT rule now supports port management for backend pools
Update your Azure App Service apps to use Microsoft .NET 6 before 3 December 2022
Azure QnA Maker will be retired on 31 March 2025
Transition to using connection strings for data ingestion by 31 March 2025
Community support for Node 14 LTS is ending on 30 April 2023
Azure Data Lake Analytics will be retired on 29 February 2024
Generally available: Connect and manage devices in Azure IoT Central without models
In development: New planned datacenter region in Finland (Finland Central)
Public preview: Azure Container Registry on Azure Stack Hub
Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack Hub
General availability: Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC now upgraded
Five Azure classic networking services will be retired on 31 August 2024
Select Azure Dedicated Host SKUs will be retired on 31 March 2023
Extended support for Microsoft .NET Core 3.1 will end on 3 December 2022
IoT Hub on Azure Stack Hub public preview will be retired on 30 September 2022
Migrate to MQTT broker on Azure IoT Edge by 31 March 2023
Update your Azure SDK libraries by 31 March 2023
General availability: Enablement of combined security information registration for Azure Active Directory
Public preview: Azure Private Link support in Azure API Management
Premium Container SKU (public preview) will be retired on 30 June 2022
Azure Container Monitoring will be retired on 31 March 2025
Community support for Node 12 LTS is ending on 30 April 2022
Community support for .NET 5 is ending on 8 May 2022
Generally available: Azure Site Recovery update rollup 61 – March 2022
Generally available: Best practices assessment for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
Azure SQL???Public preview updates for mid-March 2022
General availability: Azure Database for MySQL???Flexible Server – New US government region
General availability: New extensions for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
General availability: New high availability regions???Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server???new US government regions
General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server supports PostgreSQL minor versions
General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL???Hyperscale (Citus) supports PostgreSQL minor versions
Public preview: Clustering Support for JBoss EAP on Azure App Service
Generally available: Support for private links in Azure Monitor agent
Public preview: Azure SignalR Service Premium Tier
Public preview: Azure App Configuration soft delete capability
Public preview: Protect Azure Static Web Apps environments with a password
Generally available: Azure Database for MySQL ??? Flexible Server in two new regions
Public preview: Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB partitioning Spark 3.1
Public preview: Trusted launch support for Virtual Machines using Ephemeral OS disks
Generally available: Pin analytics tile to dashboards in Azure IoT Central
General availability: Support for Private Link in Azure Digital Twins

Azure Blog

RISE with SAP on the Microsoft Cloud: A year in review
Cloud migration for medical imaging data using Azure Health Data Services and IMS
Manage port forwarding for backend pool with Azure Load Balancer
5 reasons to attend the Modernize and Migrate with Hybrid Cloud Flexibility digital event
Accelerate graphics-heavy workloads using NVads A10 v5 Azure
Azure confidential computing with NVIDIA GPUs for trustworthy AI
Azure HBv3 VMs for HPC now generally available with AMD EPYC CPUs with AMD 3D V-Cache
Secure your APIs with Private Link support for Azure API Management
Learn how Microsoft Circular Centers are scaling cloud supply chain sustainability
Microsoft launches Azure Health Data Services to unify health data and power AI in the cloud

Azure Sentinel Blog

Update Microsoft Sentinel VIP Users Watchlist from Azure AD group using playbooks
Common scenarios using Watchlists (with query examples)!
How to use Microsoft Sentinel’s SOAR capabilities with SAP
What???s new: Unified Microsoft SIEM and XDR GitHub Community
Microsoft Sentinel Support for Ingestion-Time Data Transformations