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Azure Updates – Number 63 – May 6, 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

Retirement of SQL Server Native Client (SNAC) OLE DB provider for linked servers in Azure SQL Managed Instance
General availability: Azure IoT Edge supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
Public preview: Azure Cold Storage
Public Preview: Palo Alto Networks SaaS Cloud NGFW Integration with Virtual WAN
Generally Available: Ebsv5 and Ebdsv5 NVMe-enabled VM sizes
Generally Available: Azure Backup Server V4
Generally available: Serverless SQL for Azure Databricks
Preview: Cloud Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Palo Alto Networks – an Azure Native ISV Service
Generally available: Zone Redundant Storage for Azure Disks is available in Southeast Asia, Australia East and Qatar Central.
Generally available: Azure Event Hubs Dedicated self-serve scalable clusters for mission critical Kafka, AMQP and HTTPs workloads
Application Gateway V1 will be retired on 28 April 2026??? Transition to Application Gateway V2
New Azure Virtual Desktop features to answer our customers??? top needs
Public Preview : Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL Data Encryption with Customer Managed Keys
Update your IoT Edge devices on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
General availability: Microsoft Azure available from new cloud region in Poland
Azure SQL???General availability updates for late-April 2023??
Azure Advisor VM/VMSS right-sizing recommendations with custom lookback period
General Availability: Centrally Managed Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server
Public Preview: Azure API Management and Microsoft Defender for APIs integration
Continuous Language ID in Azure Speech Service
Public Preview: Azure Monitor Metrics Dataplane API released
Generally available: Azure Monitor alerts now suggests signals to alert on
Generally Available: Operation Abort in AKS
Generally Available: Inbound IP restrictions for Azure Container Apps
Public preview: Session affinity for Azure Container Apps
Generally Available: TCP support for Azure Container Apps
Generally available: Synthetic GraphQL
Generally available: API Management Authorizations
Public Preview: Support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Backup
Azure Service Fabric 9.1 Third Refresh Release
Generally available: Cross-region service endpoints for Azure Storage
Preview: Introducing DCesv5 and ECesv5-series Confidential VMs with Intel TDX

Azure Blog

Microsoft Cost Management updates???April 2023
Preparing for future health emergencies with Azure HPC
Azure Virtual WAN introduces its first SaaS offering
Secure your cloud environment with Cloud Next-Generation Firewall by Palo Alto Networks, an Azure Native ISV Service???now in preview
ISC 2023: Experience the power of HPC in the cloud with Microsoft Azure
Managing IP with Microsoft Azure and Cliosoft
What???s new in Azure Data & AI: Helping organizations manage the data deluge
Choose the best global distribution solution for your applications with Azure

Azure Sentinel Blog

Create, Edit, and Monitor Data Collection Rules with the Data Collection Rule Toolkit
Announcing Public Preview of Microsoft Sentinel in Azure China 21Vianet
What???s New: Introducing Microsoft Sentinel DNS Essentials solutions.
RSAC 2023: Microsoft Sentinel empowering the SOC with next-gen SIEM
Announcing Microsoft Sentinel All-in-One v2