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Azure Updates – Number 79 – December 16, 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.

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Azure Updates

Container insights recommended alerts (custom metrics) (preview) retirement moving up to 31 May 2024
General Availability – Snapshots feature of Azure App Configuration
Azure Event Grid releases public preview support for events from services like Microsoft Entra ID, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Teams.
Public Preview: IT Service Management Connector (ITSMC) is now certified with ServiceNow Vancouver?version
Retirement: Azure Container Apps preview API versions 2023-04-01-preview
Public Preview: New AKS cost views for standard and premium tier clusters
GA: Azure SQL Trigger for Azure Functions
Public preview: Node autoprovision support in AKS
Generally Available: AKS support for API breaking change detection
Generally Available: Azure Functions support on Apple Silicon Macs
General Availability: Connection audit logs for Enterprise tier caches for Azure Cache for Redis
Public Preview: Accelerated logs in Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server
Generally available: PostgreSQL 16 support in Azure Database for PostgreSQL ? Flexible Server
Public Preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server, enhanced disaster recovery features
GA: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for 5K Node limit by default for Standard tier clusters
General availability: Encryption with customer-managed keys in Azure Health Data Services
Generally available: Azure Site Recovery update rollup 69 – November 2023
Azure Event Grid system topics support for resource management and health resources now in Public Preview
Migration of Azure Virtual Network injected Azure Data Explorer cluster to Private Endpoints
Azure support plan offer extended to June 30, 2024

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