AzureTracks Azure News Update
Andrew Posted on 9:07 am

Azure Updates – Number 36 – May 7, 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

Azure VM insights guest health (preview) will be retired on 30 November 2022
Update your IoT Edge devices on Raspberry Pi OS Stretch
Public preview: Control the minimum TLS version used with Azure Service Bus
General availability: Virtual Network NAT health checks available via Resource Health
Generally available: Enhancements to Azure Web Application Firewall
Public preview: Event Grid enables user authorization to create partner topics
Public preview: Static Web Apps support for preview environments in Azure DevOps
General availability: Object replication on premium blob storage and rule limit increased
Azure Video Analyzer (preview) will be retired on 30 November 2022
General availability: Azure Machine Learning announcements for March 2022
Public preview: Azure Machine Learning announcements for March 2022
Public preview: Azure Machine Learning announcements for April 2022
Azure Machine Learning Reinforcement Learning preview will be retired on 30 June 2022
Generally available: Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault
Public preview: Azure Lab Services April 2022 update
Generally available: Azure Functions Linux Elastic Premium plan increased maximum scale-out limits
Public preview: Azure Compute Gallery feature ???community gallery???
Generally available: Azure SQL Database storage limits increase for selected compute sizes
Azure SQL???Generally available updates for late April 2022
Azure SQL???Public preview updates for late April 2022
Generally available: Azure Database for MySQL ??? Flexible Server higher burstable compute
Generally available: Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Hyperscale (Citus) now includes PgBouncer 1.17
Public preview: Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra enhancements
Generally available: Database templates in Azure Synapse Analytics
General availability: Azure Synapse Link now supports existing Azure Cosmos DB containers
General availability: Azure Cosmos DB portal???Azure Synapse Link seamless Power BI
General availability: Unique partial indexes in Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB
Public preview: Azure Storage as share in Windows Code in App Service
Public preview: Azure Functions now supports PowerShell 7.2
Public preview: Static Web Apps now supports Gitlab and Bitbucket for CI/CD
Public preview: Azure Static Web Apps now support skipping API builds
Generally available: Scale-down mode in AKS
Generally available: Node pool snapshot
Generally available: Group Managed Service Accounts security policy support on Windows
Public preview: Azure Container Apps built-in authentication Microsoft Azure Container Apps
Generally available: Controls to block domain fronting behavior on customer resources

Azure Blog

Azure Health Data Services: Engineering product for partners
Streamline Azure workloads with ExpressRoute BGP community support
Customize your secure VM session experience with native client support on Azure Bastion
Intelligent application protection from edge to cloud with Azure Web Application Firewall
Announcing new investments to help accelerate your move to Azure
Azure Cost Management and Billing updates ??? April 2022
Enhance your classroom experience with Azure Lab Services???April 2022 update

Azure Sentinel Blog

Using Microsoft Teams Adaptive Cards to enhance incident response in Microsoft Sentinel
Export Microsoft Sentinel Playbooks or Azure Logic Apps with Ease
Transferring Microsoft Sentinel scheduled alert rules between different workspaces using PowerShell
New watchlist actions available for watchlist automation using Microsoft Sentinel SOAR
Announcing the Microsoft Sentinel: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 Solution