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Azure Updates – Number 59 – March 11, 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: Accelerated Connections for Network Virtual Appliances now in Azure Marketplace
Private Preview: Azure Backup enables vaulted backups for Azure Files for comprehensive data protection.
GA: Spot Priority Mix
General availability: Yocto Kirkstone recipes for IoT Edge 1.4 LTS
Public Preview: Azure Backup enables vaulted backups for Azure Blob for comprehensive data protection.
Generally available: Azure Ultra Disk Storage in the China North 3 Azure region
Public Preview: Azure Monitor managed service for Prometheus now supports querying PromQL
Public Preview: Collect Syslog from AKS nodes using Azure Monitor – Container Insights
Generally available: App Insights Extension for Azure Virtual Machines and VM Scale Sets
Public Preview: Data sharing lineage and search for Azure Storage in Microsoft Purview
Generally Available: Model Serving on Azure Databricks
More transactions at no additional cost for Azure Standard SSD
Generally available updates for early March 2023
Generally Available: Azure Monitor Logs now supports Availability Zones in Canada Central, France Central and Japan East
Azure SQL???General availability updates for early March 2023
Disclosure: In-tree disk and file drivers will no longer be supported starting in Kubernetes v1.26
Azure Virtual Network Manager Event Logging now in public preview
New Azure for Operators products and partner programs released
Public preview: Azure PostgreSQL migration extension for Azure Data Studio
General availability: Power BI with Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server
Generally available: Burstable compute for single node configurations for Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
Now Available: Azure Monitor Ingestion client libraries
General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in West US 3
Public Preview: Azure Monitor container insights offers customizable cost optimization settings
General availability: New enhanced connection troubleshoot
Public preview: Login and TDE-enabled database migrations with Azure Database Migration Service
Generally available: 4 TiB, 8 TiB, and 16 TiB storage per node for Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
Public preview: Confidential containers on ACI
GA: Online live resize of persistent volumes
Public preview: Pod sandboxing in AKS
Public preview: Caching in ACR
Public Preview: Auto vacuum metrics for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
Public preview: AKS NodeOSUpgrade channel
General Availability: Customer Initiated Storage Account Conversion
General availability: Scale improvements and metrics enhancements on Azure???s regional WAF

Azure Blog

ChatGPT is now available in Azure OpenAI Service
Monitor Azure Virtual Network Manager changes with event logging
4 best-practices to keep your Windows Server estate secure and optimized
Discover the latest innovations at Azure Open Source Day 2023
Exploring open-source capabilities in Azure AI
Announcing a renaissance in computer vision AI with Microsoft’s Florence foundation model
Azure WAF guided investigation Notebook using Microsoft Sentinel for automated false positive tuning
Microsoft Cost Management updates???February 2023
Azure VMware Solution in Microsoft Azure Government streamlines migration efforts
Agile teams align and get to market faster with Mural and Microsoft

Azure Sentinel Blog

[Coming soon] Microsoft Sentinel out-of-the-box content centralization!
Tutorial: Get started with Azure WAF investigation Notebook
ACSC Essential 8 ??? Health Report in Microsoft Sentinel
Anomaly detection and Explanation with Isolation Forest and SHAP using Microsoft Sentinel Notebooks
Designs for Accomplishing Microsoft Sentinel Scalable Ingestion