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Azure Updates – Number 51 – November 19, 2022

A summary update on Azure News that includes updates released from Microsoft Azure related to Azure, Architecture, Compute, and Sentinel topics. Every update is linked to it’s original Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Sentinel or other blog source. Hopefully this will save you some time digging around to find recent releases and changes.

Updates 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

Public preview: Azure SQL trigger for Azure Functions
General availability: Arm-based VMs now available in four additional Azure regions
General availability: DR secondary free with SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
Public preview: License Geo-redundant Disaster Recovery for SQL Managed Instance for free
Generally available: Azure SQL Managed Instance backup portability to SQL Server 2022
Generally available: Azure Synapse Link for SQL
Generally available: Azure SQL Managed Instance link for SQL Server 2022
Public preview: Azure SQL Managed Instance feature wave updates for November 2022
General availability: Azure SQL Managed Instance feature wave updates for November 2022
Azure SQL???Public preview updates for mid-November 2022
Azure SQL???General availability updates for mid-November 2022
General availability: Azure Sphere TKS updated; OS version 22.11 expected December 1
General availability: TLS 1.3 with Application Gateway
General availability: Per Rule Actions on regional Web Application Firewall
General availability: Bot Manager Rule Set 1.0 on regional Web Application Firewall
Public preview: Use Azure Quota REST APIs to manage service limits (quotas)
Generally available: Encrypt managed disks with cross-tenant customer-managed keys
Limited preview: Azure Backup support for confidential VMs using Platform Managed Keys
Azure Resource Manager ??? Migrating to TLS 1.2 with Deprecation of Outdated Security Protocols
Public preview: Microsoft Azure Managed HSM TLS Offload Library
Public preview: Azure Front Door integration with managed identities
Public preview: Azure Maps Creator feature – Wayfinding
Public preview: Azure Front Door zero downtime migration
Public preview: Upgrade from Azure Front Door Standard to Premium tier
Azure Machine Learning???Generally availability updates for November 2022
Azure Percept DK Retirement Announcement
Azure Machine Learning???Public preview updates for November 2022
General availability: Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server in new China regions
General availability: Multivariate Anomaly Detection
Public preview: Azure SQL Database offline migrations in Azure SQL Migration extension
General availability: Retryable writes in Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB
Public preview: Intra-account container copy for Azure Cosmos DB
General availability: New cost recommendations for Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Generally available: Static Web Apps support for preview environments in Azure DevOps
Generally available: Static Web Apps support for Gitlab and Bitbucket
Generally available: Static Web Apps support for stable URLs for preview environments
Generally available: Static Web Apps support for skipping API builds
Public preview: Azure Static Web Apps now Supports Node 18
Generally available: Azure NetApp Files datastores for Azure VMware Solution
Public preview: Rotate SSH keys on existing AKS nodepools
Generally available: Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) update
General availability: Manage your Log Analytics Tables in Azure Portal
General availability: Azure Automation supports Availability zones
Generally available: Increasing Azure Synapse Analytics Spark performance up to 77%
Generally available: Block domain fronting behavior on newly created customer resources
Generally available: Functions now supports .NET 7 in an isolated worker process
Generally available: Azure Static Web Apps now fully supports .NET 7
Generally available: New node sizing for Azure VMware Solution
General availability: Virtual Machine software reservations
Public preview: Exporting ISE and Consumption Logic Apps to Standard SKU
General availability: Default Rule Set 2.1 for Azure Web Application Firewall

Azure Blog

Expanding AI technology for unstructured biomedical text beyond English
Microsoft named a Leader in 2022 Gartner?? Magic Quadrant??? for Full Life Cycle API Management
Any developer can be a space developer with the new Azure Orbital Space SDK
Announcing new capabilities for Azure Firewall
AI and the need for purpose-built cloud infrastructure
NBA and Microsoft team up to transform fan experiences with cloud application modernization
Empowering ISVs to build and sell with the Microsoft Cloud
How IoT, AI, and Digital Twins are helping achieve sustainability goals
Do more with less using new Azure HX and HBv4 virtual machines for HPC
New Project Flash Update: Advancing Azure Virtual Machine availability monitoring

Azure Sentinel Blog

What’s new: Monitor the health of your automation rules and playbooks
Update to Microsoft Sentinel’s Technical Playbook for MSSPs is now available (v1.5.1)
Microsoft is named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event
Upcoming changes to the CommonSecurityLog table
What’s New in Sentinel Threat Hunting