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Azure Updates – Number 62- April 22, 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

Support has ended for Gen 4 hardware on Azure SQL Database
Cognitive Services Custom Commands feature is being retired on April 30, 2026
App Service Environment version 1 and version 2 will be retired on 31 August 2024
General Availability: Support for Linux clients to use identity-based access to Azure file shares over SMB
Azure CycleCloud 8.4.0 release
Public preview: Azure Container Apps available in Azure China
Generally Available: Kubernetes 1.26 support in AKS
Public preview: AKS service mesh addon for Istio
Generally Available: Long term support version in AKS
Public preview: Fail Fast Upgrade on API Breaking change detection
Generally Available: Azure CNI Overlay for Linux
OpenCost for AKS cost visibility
GA: Azure Active Directory workload identity with AKS
Azure Service Operator stable release version 2.0 now available
Hotpatch is now available on preview images of Windows Server VMs on Azure with the Desktop Experience installation mode
Generally Available: Azure App Service – New Premium v3 Offerings
Public Preview: Isovalent Cilium Enterprise through Azure Marketplace
Regional expansion: Azure Elastic SAN Public Preview is now available in more regions.
Azure Storage Mover is now Generally Available
General Availability: Azure CNI Overlay
Retirement notice: transition to the Authentication methods policy for Azure Active Directory
Connect Azure Stream Analytics to Azure Data Explorer using managed private endpoint.
Use Stream Analytics to process exported data from Application Insights
Generally available: Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL REST APIs
Generally available: Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL cluster compute start and stop
Azure SQL???General availability updates for mid-April 2023
Azure Machine Learning – General Availability for April
Public preview: Node Resource Group (NRG) lockdown
General Availability: Azure App Health Extension – Rich Health States
General availability: Improved scaling model for Azure Functions with Target Based Scaling
General availability: Azure DevOps 2023 Q1
General availability: Read replicas for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server
Azure SQL???Public preview updates for mid-April 2023
Generally Available: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server in the Australia Central region.
Generally Available: New burstable SKUs for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
Public preview: Azure Container Apps offers new plan and pricing structure
Public Preview of query performance insight for Azure Database for PostgreSQL- Flexible Server
Generally available: Static Web Apps support for Python 3.10
Public preview: Azure Functions V4 programming model for Node.js
Public preview: Azure Container Apps supports user defined routes (UDR) and smaller subnets
General Availability: App Configuration geo-replication
Private Preview: Enable Trusted launch on your existing Azure Gen2 VMs
General Availability: NGINXaaS – Azure Native ISV Service
Public Preview: Azure Chaos Studio is now available in Sweden Central region
Azure Monitor managed service for Prometheus has updated our AKS add-on to support Windows nodes

Azure Blog

Unleash the power of APIs: Strategies for innovation
4 cloud cost optimization strategies with Microsoft Azure
Inside Azure for IT: 3 cloud strategies to navigate market uncertainty
Isovalent Cilium Enterprise in Azure Marketplace
Announcing the general availability of Azure CNI Overlay in Azure Kubernetes Service
How 5G and wireless edge infrastructure power digital operations with Microsoft
Manage your APIs with Azure API Management???s self-hosted gateway v2
5 reasons to join us at Securely Migrate and Optimize with Azure
The future of healthcare is data-driven
Announcing Project Health Insights Preview: Advancing AI for health data

Azure Sentinel Blog

Announcing Microsoft Sentinel All-in-One v2
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