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Andrew Posted on 10:33 am

Azure Updates – Number 47 – September 24, 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 unmanaged disks will be retired on 30 September 2025
Support for PostgreSQL version 11 in Azure Database PostgreSQL Single Server ends on 9 November 2024
Support for PostgreSQL version 11 in Azure Database PostgreSQL Flexible Server ends on 9 November 2024
Continuous delivery setting of Azure VM will be retired on 31 March 2023 ??? Use Azure DevOps to create pipelines
Deployment Center setting of Azure Kubernetes service (AKS) will be retired on 31 March 2023 ??? Use Automated Deployments to create pipelines
Public preview: Expanded feature regional availability for Azure NetApp Files backup
Public preview: Customer initiated storage account conversion
Public preview: Encryption scopes on hierarchical namespace enabled storage accounts
General availability: Improvements to Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) custom rules
General availability (update): Improved Append Capability on Immutable Storage for Blob Storage
Generally available: Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage
Generally available: Azure Ultra Disk Storage in Qatar Central
Generally available: New KMS DNS in Azure China Cloud
On 1 October 2025, the Log Analytics alert API in Azure Monitor will be retired
Generally available: Resizing of peered virtual networks
General availability: Azure Media Services low-latency live streaming
Generally available: Reserved capacity for Azure Backup Storage
Public preview: API Server VNET Integration for AKS private cluster
General availability: Read replica for Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server
General availability: Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server data encryption with CMK
Generally available: Fast restore for Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server
Public preview: Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server major version upgrade
Generally available: Multi-instance GPU support in AKS
Public preview: Azure Load Testing in UK South
Public preview: Azure Network Policy Manager for Windows server 2022 in AKS
Public preview: Operation abort
Public preview: Soft delete in Azure Container Registry
Public preview: Monitoring for Ampere Altra Arm???based VMs and AKS clusters
General availability: Update on metric alert rules on custom metrics
Generally available: Action groups can now be saved and processed within Europe
Public preview: gRPC support in Azure App Service
Generally available: Built-in Azure Monitor alerts for Azure Backup
Generally available: API Management DevOps Resource Toolkit v1.0.0
Public preview: Encrypt managed disks with cross-tenant customer-managed keys
General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 22.09 expected on September 22
Generally available: Azure Dedicated Host support for Ultra Disk Storage
General availability: Standard network features for Azure NetApp Files

Azure Blog

Future-ready IoT implementations on Microsoft Azure
Cegal and Microsoft break down data silos and offer open collaboration with Microsoft Energy Data Services
Azure Payment HSM achieves PCI PIN certification offering customers secure digital payments solutions in the cloud
Wipro and Microsoft partner on services and accelerators for the new Microsoft Energy Data Services
Microsoft shares what’s next in machine learning at NVIDIA GTC
New Azure Space products enable digital resiliency and empower the industry
Azure API for FHIR and Microsoft???s Power Platform help universities tackle COVID-19

Azure Sentinel Blog

IoT Entity Page – Enhance IoT/OT Threat Monitoring in Your SOC with Sentinel and Defender for IoT
Data Collection Rules Creation Impacting Sentinel UEBA ML Model
Introduction to Machine Learning Notebooks in Microsoft Sentinel
Microsoft Sentinel customizable machine learning based anomalies is Generally Available
Create and delete incidents in Microsoft Sentinel