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Azure Updates – Number 78 – December 2, 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

Standard and High-Performance VPN Gateway SKUs will be retired on 30 September 2025
Pod Security Policy is being deprecated with AKS 1.25 and 2023-06-01 API version
Azure Object Anchors Retirement
Azure Spatial Anchors Retirement
Application Insights Availability Tests TLS 1.3 Enablement
General Availability: Azure Automation supports PowerShell 7.2 runbooks
Announcing General Availability of Microsoft Defender for APIs
Public Preview: Create and manage Azure Monitor managed Prometheus rules in Azure portal
Extended support for .NET 6 (LTS) ends on 12 November 2024
Extended support for .NET 7 (STS) ends on 14 May 2024
General Availability – Azure Backup for AKS
Public Preview: Kafka Input and Output with Azure Stream Analytics
Public preview: Schema migration for target Azure SQL DB
Public Preview Preview: Protocol Buffers (Protobuf) with Azure Stream Analytics
General availability: Azure Portal experience for Azure Database Migration Service
General availability: SKU recommendation in Azure SQL Migration extension – Azure Data Studio
General Availability: pgvector 0.5.1 extension
Public Preview: Server logs for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
General availability: Time travel in Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB
General availability: Change data capture in Azure Cosmos DB analytical store
General Availability of Azure App Configuration Kubernetes Provider
General Availability: User and group quota management in Azure NetApp Files
General Availability: Standard network features support in US Gov regions
Generally available: Azure Static Web Apps now supports .NET 8
Public Preview: Encryption using Customer Managed Keys for Backup Vaults
Generally Available: Azure Red Hat OpenShift in Italy North
General availability: Azure Monitor Application Insights Browser SDK Loader for Node.js
General Availability: Encryption at host for Premium SSD v2 and Ultra Disks
Azure Web PubSub support for Socket.IO now generally available
Generally Available: Collect Syslog from AKS nodes using Azure Monitor Container Insights
Part numbers from EA invoice are now added to the cost and usage file.
Part numbers from EA invoice are now added to the cost and usage file.
Generally available: Delete Jobs API to support bulk delete in Azure Digital Twins
General availability: Encryption with customer-managed keys in Azure Health Data Services

Azure Sentinel Blog

Identifying Adversary-in-the-Middle (AiTM) Phishing Attacks through 3rd-Party Network Detection
Microsoft Sentinel: Public preview of Microsoft Defender for Cloud to Defender XDR integration
Elevating Cybersecurity Intelligence with Microsoft Sentinel’s Enrichment Widgets
Microsoft Sentinel Partner Solution Contributions update – Ignite 2023
Introducing a Unified Security Operations Platform with Microsoft Sentinel and Defender XDR