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Azure Updates – Number 71 – August 27, 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

Quick create Azure Front Door endpoints for Azure Storage accounts
General Availability: Improve VM resiliency with Azure Advisor’s Availability Zone recommendation.
General Availability: AzAcSnap 9 ??? Azure Application Consistent Snapshot tool updates
Public preview: Rate-limit rules for Application Gateway Web Application Firewall
Generally available: Cross Subscription Restore for Azure Virtual Machines
Retirement: Azure Container Apps preview API versions 2022-06-01-preview and 2022-11-01-preview
Generally available: 40MB/s/TiB and 500MB/s/TiB performance tiers for Azure Managed Lustre
General availability: Azure Front Door Standard/Premium in Azure Government
Public Preview: Custom NFSv4.1 ID Domain in Azure NetApp Files
Public Preview: Azure Elastic SAN Updates: Private endpoints & shared volumes
Generally Available: SDK type bindings in Azure Functions
Generally Available: Application Insights integration for the Azure Functions .NET worker
Generally Available: Durable Functions for Python v2 Programming Model
Generally Available: Kubernetes 1.27 support in AKS
Generally available: Azure Key Vault references for secrets in Azure Container Apps
Generally Available: Private Link service integration
Generally available: Secrets volume mounts for Azure Container Apps
Generally available: Session affinity for Azure Container Apps
Generally available: Init containers in Azure Container Apps
Generally Available: Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) in Azure Container Apps
Public Preview: Azure Active Directory integration with Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
General availability: Simplified flush operation for caches using active geo-replication
General availability: 99th percentile latency metric in Azure Cache for Redis
Public Preview: Storage auto-grow & online disk scaling for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server
General availability: Terraform support for Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
Public preview: Azure VNet flow logs
General Availability: Incremental snapshots for Premium SSD v2 Disk and Ultra Disk Storage
Azure Machine Learning – Public Preview for August
Public Preview: Azure NetApp Files Cloud Backup for Virtual Machines
Generally available: Azure Load Testing in Japan East and Brazil South
Public preview: Azure Mv3 Medium Memory (MM) Virtual Machines
General Availability : Help API provides access to self-help diagnostics
Public Preview: Azure Backup now supports Cross Region Restore for PostgreSQL backups
Public preview: New Monitoring and Logging Updates in Azure Firewall
General availability: New Monitoring and Logging Updates in Azure Firewall
Azure Sphere (Integrated) Public Preview

Azure Blog

Microsoft and Accenture partner to tackle methane emissions with AI technology

Cloud Cultures, Part 2: Global collaboration in Sweden

Efficiently store data with Azure Blob Storage Cold Tier — now generally available

Azure Sentinel Blog

Introducing Microsoft Sentinel Optimization Workbook
Manage Access to Microsoft Sentinel Workbooks with Lower Scoped RBAC
Help Protect your Exchange Environment With Microsoft Sentinel
Automate tasks management to protect your organization against threats
Taking Entity Investigation to the Next Level: Microsoft Sentinel???s Upgraded Entity Pages