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Azure Updates – Number 55- January 14, 2023

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 Automation Visual Studio Code Extension
General availability: IoT Edge Metrics Collector 1.1
General Availability: Azure Active Directory authentication for exporting and importing Managed Disks
Generally available: Azure Ultra Disk Storage in Switzerland North and Korea South
General Availability: AzAcSnap 7 — Azure Application Consistent Snapshot tool updates
Public preview: Azure Synapse Runtime for Apache Spark 3.3
At-scale monitoring for Azure Site Recovery with Backup center
Public Preview: Azure Cosmos DB to Azure Data Explorer Synapse Link
Public preview: Capture Event Hubs data with Stream Analytics no-code editor in Delta Lake format
Azure VM backup: General availability updates for Dec, 2022
Generally Available: Azure Red Hat OpenShift in Brazil Southeast
General availability: Apache log4J2 sink to Azure Data Explorer
General Availability: Azure Sphere support for European Data Boundary
Public Preview: IT Service Management Connector (ITSMC) is now certified with ServiceNow Tokyo version
Azure Backup for SAP HANA: General availability updates for Dec 2022
Private Preview: Featured Clothing
General availability: Encryption using CMK for Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server
Public preview: Azure Cosmos DB V2 Connector for Power BI

Azure Blog

Azure Confidential Computing on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors with Intel TDX
Microsoft named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Public Cloud Development and Infrastructure Platforms, 2022
Microsoft named a Leader in 2022 Gartner?? Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines

Azure Sentinel Blog

What’s New: Fusion Incident Investigation Notebook
A Look at Different Options for Storing and Searching Sentinel Archived Logs
Switching to Key Vault Secrets usage for Function App based Microsoft Sentinel Data Connectors
MSTICPy Hack Month – February 2023
What’s New: More NEW Microsoft Sentinel SOAR solutions