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Azure Updates – Number 81 – January 13, 2024

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, Sentinel Blog, or the Microsoft Security Copilot Blog to see all the updates.

Azure Updates

General Availability: Customer-managed keys for Azure NetApp Files volume encryption
General Availability: Premium SSD v2 and Ultra disks support with Trusted launch
Azure Load Testing supports Web Driver Sampler plugin for Apache JMeter
Azure Load Testing supports fetching secrets from Azure Key Vault with access restrictions (private AKV)
Public Preview: Azure Data Explorer connector for Apache Flink
Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in UK West and Poland Central
Generally available: Zone Redundant Storage for Azure Disks is now available in more regions
Azure Stream Analytics No-code Editor: new features and improvements in Jan 2024
Azure Spring Apps Enterprise is now eligible for Azure savings plan for compute
General availability: Security Update for Azure Front Door WAF CVE-2023-50164

Azure Sentinel Blog

Leveraging CEF with Azure Monitor Agent (AMA) for GCP-Hosted Fortinet Firewall and Syslog Forwarder,
Use Azure DevOps to manage Sentinel for MSSPs and Multi-tenant Environments
Become a Microsoft Unified SOC Platform Ninja
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

Microsoft Security Copilot Blog

Lesson Learned #474:Identifying and Preventing Unauthorized Application Access to Azure SQL Database
Simplify your app journey with app advisor on ISV Hub
Identity in focus: Exploring the new ITDR experience within Microsoft Defender
Announcing Public Preview of Confidential VMs with Intel TDX in Azure Virtual Desktop