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Azure Updates – Number 76 – November 4, 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

Game Dev VM Marketplace Application will be retired on February 1st, 2024
Public Preview: Azure integration with Canonical?s Snapshot Service for safe deployment
Generally available: Azure Premium SSD v2 Disk Storage is now available in more regions
TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS version for Azure Storage
GA: gRPC support on Azure App Service
General availability: Default Rule Set 2.1 for regional WAF with Application Gateway
Public preview: Announcing the new Azure Bastion Developer SKU
New E-mail templates for Log search alerts – API version 2021-08-01 and up
Generally available: Azure Blob Storage Cold Tier support on Blob Batch operations
General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 23.10 expected on November 8
Public preview: Traffic Splitting for Azure Static Web Apps
Public preview: Snippets for Azure Static Web Apps
GA: Performance optimizations for the isolated worker model in .NET Azure Functions
GA: Service Bus message settlement in isolated worker model for .NET Azure Functions
Public preview: Disable Secure Shell (SSH) support in AKS
GA: Bring our own keys (BYOK) on Ephemeral OS Disk
Public preview: Azure NetApp Files standard storage with cool access
Protect SQL Server 2014 workloads with Extended Security Updates
Public preview: Built-in Azure Monitor alerts for Azure Site Recovery
General availability: Storage auto-grow & online disk scaling for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
General availability: Latest PostgreSQL minor versions supported by Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
Public preview: Flush data operation for Azure Cache for Redis
General availability: Azure Synapse Link for existing MongoDB collections
Public preview: Update channel for Basic, Standard and Premium Caches
General availability: Azure Synapse Link compatibility with Cosmos DB continuous backup
General availability: PostgreSQL 16 production support in Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
The availability of Azure compute reservations exchanges extended until at least July 1st, 2024
Microsoft Security email update and Resources for Azure AD rename to Microsoft Entra ID

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