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Azure Updates – Number 53 – December 17, 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 NetApp Files cross-zone replication
General availability: Azure Arc-enabled servers in Azure China
Generally Available: Azure Dedicated Host – Restart
General availability: Feature enhancements to Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Public preview: Build a business case with Azure Migrate
General availability: Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server data encryption with CMK
General availability: Azure AD authentication with Azure Database for MySQL ??? Flexible Server
General availability: Azure Cosmos DB Azure Functions extension version 4
Generally available: Updated API names for Azure Cosmos DB
General availability: Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL now available in new regions
Public Preview: Materialized view for Azure Cosmos DB for Apache Cassandra
General availability: JSON support in Azure Cache for Redis Enterprise tiers
Public Preview: Azure Site Recovery Higher Churn Support
Public preview: Azure Arc enabled Azure Container Apps
Public preview: Azure Functions support for Python 3.10
Generally Available: Azure Functions Extension Bundle v4
Generally Available: Durable Functions support for Java
Generally Available: Azure Functions support for Java 17
Public preview: New UX for the AKS DevX Extension for Visual Studio Code
Generally available: Static Web Apps Diagnostics
Generally Available: Kubernetes 1.25 support in AKS
Azure SQL???General availability updates for mid-December 2022
Public preview: Performance improving features for Azure Service Bus premium
Public preview: Use tag inheritance for cost management
Public preview: Log compaction support in Azure Event Hubs
General availability: Stream Analytics no-code editor updates in December 2022
Public preview: Processor diagram in Physical Job Diagram for Stream Analytics job troubleshooting
Public preview: New Memory Optimized VM sizes – E96bsv5 and E112ibsv5
General Availability: Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker Extension
Generally available: Azure Site Recovery update rollup 65 – November 2022

Azure Blog

Learn how Microsoft datacenter operations prepare for energy issues
Microsoft Azure CLX: A personalized program to learn Azure
Forrester study finds 228 percent ROI when modernizing applications on Azure PaaS
Microsoft sponsors OWASP ModSecurity CRS to improve application security
Start learning Azure today with new role-based skill guides
Azure Storage Mover???A managed migration service for Azure Storage
Microsoft Azure’s defense in depth approach to cloud vulnerabilities
3 key cloud adoption trends in migrating and modernizing workloads
Improve speech-to-text accuracy with Azure Custom Speech
Microsoft and Isovalent partner to bring next generation eBPF dataplane for cloud-native applications in Azure

Azure Sentinel Blog

MSTICPy Hack Month – January 2023
What’s New: More NEW Microsoft Sentinel SOAR solutions
Azure Active Directory Identity Protection user account enrichments removed: how to mitigate impact
What???s new: Run playbooks on entities on-demand
Arm Your Microsoft Sentinel Platform with Industry-Leading Cyber Threat Intelligence from CYFIRMA