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Azure Updates – Number 82 – January 27, 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 Sentinel Blog

Unleash the full potential of User and Entity Behavior Analytics with our updated workbook
Querying Watchlists
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

Azure Updates

Cloud Services (classic) deployment model is retiring on 31 August 2024
New Features for graph-match KQL Operator: Enhanced Pattern Matching and Cycle Control
Public Preview: Azure Automation Runtime environment & support for Azure CLI commands in runbooks
Automatic Image Creation using Azure VM Image Builder is now generally available
General availability: Azure Data Explorer adds new geospatial capabilities
Generally Available: Azure Monitor VM Insights Dependency Agent support for RHEL 8.6 Linux VMs
Generally available: FHIR service integration with Azure Active Directory B2C
Azure Advisor integration with Azure Monitor Log Analytics Workspace
Public Preview: Circuit Breaker in Azure API Management
Public Preview: Load Balancer in Azure API Management
Azure Spring Apps Feature Update Q4 2024: Spring Cloud Gateway supports a response cache and more
Private Preview: Support for Azure VMs using Premium SSD v2 in Azure Site Recovery
Private Preview: Upgrade existing Azure Gen1 VMs to Gen2-Trusted launch
General Availability: Azure Database for MySQL Import feature for Azure Database for MySQL Single to Flexible Server migrations
Public preview: Partition merge now supports shared throughput databases
General Availability: Azure Virtual Network encryption

Microsoft Security Copilot Blog

Auto Rollout of Conditional Access Policies in Microsoft Entra ID
Image Analysis in Power BI ? Using AI Services Vision API
Azure Arc-Enabled Kubernetes now available on Azure Marketplace!
Windows Server Insider Preview 26040 is out – and so is the new name
Introducing Windows Server 2025!