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Azure Updates – Number 61 – April 8, 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

General availability: Read replicas for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server
Generally available: Large disk support for disaster recovery of Hyper-V VMs using Site Recovery
Public Preview: Support for Azure VMs using Ultra disks in Azure Backup
General availability: IP Protection SKU for Azure DDoS Protection
Public preview: Private Application Gateway v2
Public preview update: Azure Automation supports PowerShell 7.2 and Python 3.10 runbooks
General Availability: New General-Purpose VMs – Dlsv5 and Dldsv5
Action recommended: Implement disaster recovery strategies for your Azure App Service web apps by 31 March 2025
The ???managed??? IoT Edge solution on Azure stack Edge will be retired on March 31, 2024. Transition your IoT Edge workloads to an IoT Edge solution running on a Linux VM on Azure Stack Edge.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server will be retired???migrate to Flexible Server by 28 March 2025
Action Required: Transition to DCR-based KQL transformations by 31 March 2026???
Azure CDN will be retiring Azure CDN Standard from Akamai on 31 October 2023 ??? transition to another CDN profile to avoid service interruption
SQL Server connector???s V1 actions and triggers will be retired on 31 March 2024 ??? transition to SQL Server connector???s V2 actions and triggers
Retirement notice: Migrate from Public Peering by March 31, 2024
Classic experience to protect VMware machines using Azure Site Recovery will be retired on 30 March 2026
Transition to built-in Azure Monitor alerts for Recovery Services vaults in Azure Backup by 31 March 2026
Azure Image Builder Portal Functionality now available
Azure Service Fabric 9.1 Second Refresh Release
Generally available: Mount Azure Files and ephemeral storage in Azure Container Apps
Azure Maps is now HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant
Public Preview: Simplified flush operation for caches using active geo-replication
Public Preview: In-place scaling for enterprise caches
Public preview: AKS support for Kubernetes 1.26 release
Public Preview: Storage in-place sharing in Microsoft Purview in additional regions
Public Preview: Connection audit logs for Enterprise tier caches
Azure HDInsight for Apache Kafka 3.2.0 is now available for public preview.
Generally Available: Larger SKUs for App Service Environment v3
Preview: customer managed key encryption for Enterprise tier caches
Azure SQL???General availability updates for late-March 2023
Generally available: Azure Premium SSD v2 Disk Storage in East US 2, North Europe and West US 2
Generally available: Azure Monitor Alerts now support duplicating alert rules
Multi-Column Distribution for Dedicated SQL pools is now available!
Public Preview: Azure Migrate – Discover ASP.NET & Java web apps and assess ASP.NET in all environments
General availability: Microsoft Purview DevOps policies for Azure SQL Database
Generally available: New Azure Monitor audit logging policy released
General availability: Migration feature with Azure Database for PostgreSQL ??? Flexible Server
Azure HDInsight for Apache HBase 2.4.11 is now available for public preview.
Public Preview: Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore
Generally available: nconnect support for Azure Files NFS v4.1 shares
Generally available: Azure Site Recovery – Migrate Azure Automation account’s authentication from Run As accounts to Managed Identity
Generally available: Resource governance for client applications in Azure Event Hubs
Generally available: Simpler way to renaming Network Interface (NIC) and Disks for protected VMs in Azure Site Recovery
Public Preview: Azure Chaos Studio is now available in Brazil South region

Azure Blog

Discover an Azure learning community with Microsoft Learn rooms
Defend against DDoS attacks with Azure DDoS IP Protection
The Net Zero journey: Why digital twins are a powerful ally
Announcing Azure Firewall enhancements for troubleshooting network performance and traffic visibility
What???s new in Azure Data & AI: Azure is built for generative AI apps
Microsoft Cost Management updates???March 2023
Enhanced Azure Arc integration with Datadog simplifies hybrid and multicloud observability

Azure Sentinel Blog

Advanced Workbook Concepts with Workbooks 202
What’s new with Microsoft Sentinel at Secure
What???s new: Sentinel Solution for SAP BTP
What???s New: Introducing Microsoft Sentinel Network Session Essentials solution
[Coming soon] Microsoft Sentinel out-of-the-box content centralization!