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Andrew Posted on 10:38 am

Azure Updates – Number 49 – October 22, 2022

The post-MS Ignite 2022 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

Community support for Node 16 LTS is ending on 11 September 2023
App Service Environment version 1 and version 2 will be retired on 31 August 2024
Community support for PHP 8.0 is ending on 26 November 2023
Cloud Services (classic) deployment model is retiring on 31 August 2024
Generally available: SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage
General availability: Azure Premium SSD v2 Disk Storage
General availability: OpenTelemetry exporter for Azure Data Explorer
General availability: Stream Analytics no-code editor in Event Hubs
Generally available: Auto Extension upgrade for Arc enabled Servers
General availability: Azure savings plan for compute
General availability: Zone-redundant storage support by Azure Backup
Public preview: Exactly once delivery for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
Generally available: Azure Stream Analytics in one new region
In development: Introducing ExpressRoute Metro
Generally available: Kusto Trender
Public preview: Enhanced soft delete for Azure Backup
Public preview: Multi-user authorization for Backup vaults
Public preview: Immutable vaults for Azure Backup
General availability: Azure NetApp Files application volume group for SAP HANA
Generally available: Windows Admin Center for Azure Virtual Machines
General availability: Static IP configurations of private endpoints
General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 22.10 expected on October 25
General availability: Custom network interface name configurations of private endpoints
General availability: Azure Monitor predictive autoscale for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Generally available: Azure Site Recovery update rollup 64 – October 2022
Public preview: Computer Vision Image Analysis 4.0
Public preview: Microsoft Azure Deployment Environments
Generally available: Service Bus Explorer for the Azure portal
Public preview: Support for HANA System Replication in Azure Backup for HANA
Generally available: Control the minimum TLS version used with Azure Service Bus
Public preview: Job diagram simulator in VS Code
Public preview: Oracle to Azure migration with Database Migration Assessment for Oracle
Public preview: Azure Active Directory for Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server
Azure Machine Learning???Public preview updates for October 2022/Ignite
General availability: Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server with AMD compute
Public preview: MySQL extension for Azure Data Studio
Public preview: Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server auto scale IO
Public preview: Infrastructure encryption using customer managed key for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server
General availability: 16MB limit per document in Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB
Generally available: Azure Advisor score across all Azure regions
Generally available: Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
Public preview: Azure Resource Topology
Public preview: Integration of Azure Monitor Agent with Connection Monitor
Public preview: Azure Migrate – SQL Server migration assessment for migration or modernization
General availability: Azure Stack HCI new features release
Public preview: New Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set and Spot Virtual Machines capabilities
General availability: Azure Monitor Logs – capabilities to add value and lower costs
Public preview: Azure Monitor Logs – create granular level RBAC for custom tables
Public preview: Azure Monitor managed service for Prometheus
Public preview: Rules for Azure Kubernetes Service and Log Analytic workspace resources
Generally available: Azure Monitor agent migration tools
Generally available: Azure Monitor agent support for Windows clients
General availability: AMD confidential VM guest attestation
General availability: Confidential VM option for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
Public preview: Azure Managed Confidential Consortium Framework
Public preview: Confidential VM option for Azure Virtual Desktop
General availability: AMD-based confidential VMs for Azure Kubernetes Service
Public preview: Azure CNI Overlay mode in Azure Kubernetes Service
Public preview: Kubernetes apps on Azure Marketplace
Public preview: Azure Active Directory workload identity support in AKS
Generally available: Windows server 2022 host support in AKS
Generally available: 5,000 node scale in AKS
Generally available: Event Grid integration with AKS
General availability: Azure DNS Private Resolver ??? hybrid name resolution and conditional forwarding
Public preview: IP Protection SKU for Azure DDoS Protection
Public preview: Azure Kubernetes Service hybrid deployment options
Public preview: Planned maintenance feature for App Service Environment v3
In development: Larger SKUs for App Service Environment v3
In development: Day 0 support for .NET 7
In development: Go language support
Public preview: Stretched clusters for Azure VMware Solution
Generally available: Azure Hybrid Benefit for AKS and Azure Stack HCI
Public preview: Customer-managed keys for Azure VMware Solution
Generally available: Azure Automanage for Azure Virtual Machines and Arc-enabled servers
General availability: User-assigned managed identities for Azure Stream Analytics
General availability: Use managed identities to access Cosmos DB???from Stream Analytics
General availability: Azure Data Explorer output from Azure Stream Analytics
Generally available: Dapr support for managed identity in Azure Container Apps
Public preview: Azure Container Apps Azure Monitor integration
Public preview: Support for hybrid rendering with Next.js apps
Generally available: Dapr secrets API support
Public preview: Physical job diagram for Stream Analytics job troubleshooting
Public preview: Support for HANA Instance snapshot integrated with backint logs
Azure Functions support for Node 12 is ending on 13 December 2022
Integration Services Environment will be retired on 31 August 2024 ??? transition to Logic Apps Standard
General availability: New Azure proximity placement groups feature

Azure Blog

Leverage SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage to build a unified data lake
Azure Virtual WAN simplifies networking needs
Enterprise-grade DDoS protection for SMBs now available in preview
Visualize and monitor Azure & hybrid networks with Azure Network Watcher
Delivering consistency and transparency for cloud hardware security
Announcing Azure DNS Private Resolver general availability
How Microsoft Azure helps drive agility and optimization for your business
Modernize with Microsoft Cloud, the most complete developer platform
Drive efficiency through automation and AI with the Microsoft Cloud

Azure Sentinel Blog

What’s New in Sentinel Threat Hunting
Microsoft Sentinel: What’s New at Microsoft Ignite
UEBA Essentials solution now available in Content Hub!
Public preview announcement: Defender for IOT solution for Microsoft Sentinel
Announcing the enhanced Microsoft Sentinel AWS CloudTrail solution, powered by new MITRE-Based Rules