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Azure Updates – Number 75 – October 21, 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

Changes to My Groups admin controls
Generally available: Zone Redundant Storage for Azure Disks is now available in more regions
Default outbound access for VMs in Azure will be retired??? updates and more information
General Availability: Azure AI Content Safety
Public Preview: VMSS Automatic Instance Repairs – Reimage, Restart Repair Actions
Azure Machine Learning – General Availability for October
Azure Machine Learning – Public Preview for October
Azure Functions support for Python 3.8 is ending on 14 October 2024
Windows Server 2012/R2 reaches end of support
Generally Available: Azure Dedicated Host – Resize
Breaking Change Notice: Virtual Machine Scale Set Default Orchestration Mode changing from Uniform to Flexible on PowerShell, Azure CLI
Private Preview: Regional Disaster Recovery by Azure Backup for AKS
General Availability: Azure Private Link for MySQL ??? Flexible Server
General Availability: Universal cross-region read replica on Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server
General availability: Azure SQL updates for early-October 2023
Announcing Public Preview of Azure API Management Pricing Tiers: Basic v2 and Standard v2
Azure Files has been improved to support all valid Unicode characters
ExpressRoute Traffic Collector is now generally available
LSA payload update for fixes on 15-Jan
Public Preview: Azure Chaos Studio has Query-Based Dynamic Targets

Azure Sentinel Blog

What???s New: Introducing Microsoft Sentinel Web Session Essentials Solution.
Fortifying Your Defenses: How Microsoft Sentinel Safeguards Your Organization from BEC Attacks
Accelerating Zero Trust Alignment with Microsoft Sentinel
Microsoft Sentinel’s new incident experience is generally available!
Introducing Microsoft Sentinel Optimization Workbook