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Azure Updates – Number 83 – February 10, 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

Upcoming Content Hub AMA supported Data Connectors
Create Tasks Repository in Microsoft Sentinel
What’s New: CrowdStrike Falcon Data Replicator V2 Data Connector is now Generally Available!
Unleash the full potential of User and Entity Behavior Analytics with our updated workbook
Querying Watchlists

Azure Updates

Public Preview: Azure NetApp Files Standard Network Features – Edit Volumes in US Gov Regions
Generally available: Support for up to 100 TB of storage for the FHIR service
Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Canada East
General availability: Topology
Mount Azure Storage as a local share in App Service Linux Now supports NFS
Announcing General Availability to migrate Virtual Network injected Azure Data Explorer Cluster to Private Endpoints
Support for log alert rules that use cross-workspace queries with resource names or qualified name identifiers will be retired on 31 May 2024
Azure Virtual Network Manager security admin rule generally available in 30 regions
Azure Virtual Network Manager topology view now generally available
Private Preview: Azure Site Recovery support for Azure Trusted Launch VMs (Windows OS)
Generally Available: Azure Stack HCI latest feature release
Generally Available: Continuous model monitoring in Azure Machine Learning
Announcing General Availability of Azure Monitor Metrics Data Plane API
Public Preview: Azure API Center ? January Updates
Public preview: Istio add-on for AKS now supports plug-in certificate authority (CA)
Generally Available: Support for Cross Region Restore for PostgreSQL backups
Public preview: Upgrade support in Istio add-on for AKS
Public Preview: New major version of durable Functions extension
Public Preview: Azure Functions Support for Java 21 on Linux
Generally Available: Azure Container Apps supports additional TCP ports
Public Preview: Distributed tracing v2 for durable Functions
Visual Studio Code extension update for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Public preview: Node OS API options feature for AKS
Public preview: Disable Secure Shell (SSH) support in AKS
Generally Available: Outbound type migration in AKS
Generally Available: Kube-reserved resource optimization in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
General availability: PgAudit in Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
General Availability: Read replica in special regions with Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
General availability: Azure SQL updates for late-January 2024
General Availability: Server logs for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
Public preview: Azure SQL updates for late-January 2024
General availability: Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL Customer-managed keys (CMK)
General availability: Israel Central region added to Azure HDInsight
General availability: Italy North region added to Azure HDInsight
Public preview: ExpressRoute guided portal experience for multi-site resiliency
Public Preview: Azure Business Continuity Center is now available in all regions
Improved exports experience
Generally available: Up to 50 test fail criteria in Azure Load Testing
Azure Red Hat OpenShift January 2024 updates
Preview: Selectable search parameter capability for the FHIR service in Azure Health Data Services
Cloud Services (classic) deployment model is retiring on 31 August 2024

Microsoft Security Copilot Blog

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