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Azure Updates – Number 87 – April 6, 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.

Microsoft Sentinel Blog

Enhance the ingestion of AWS CloudWatch logs into Microsoft Sentinel with AWS Lambda
[What’s New] Easily migrate to Microsoft Sentinel with the new SIEM migration experience
Create Codeless Connectors with the Codeless Connector Builder (Preview)
How to Set Up Sentinel Data Connectors for Kubernetes and GitHub
Monitoring Kubernetes Clusters, Image Build Environment and Container Registries with Sentinel

Azure Updates

Action recommended: Prepare for model version retirement in Azure OpenAI
Azure Virtual Network Manager Security Admin Rule generally available in 45 regions
General Availability of Azure Logic Apps connectors for IBM Mainframe and Midranges
Public Preview of Azure OpenAI and AI Search in-app connectors for Logic Apps (Standard)
Public Preview: Resiliency Review on Azure Advisor
Generally Available: AKS cost views
Announcing General Availability of Azure API Management Basic v2 and Standard v2 Tiers
GA: Azure API Management Developer Portal Unveils Enhanced Features for Increased Developer Productivity
Public preview: ExpressRoute Metro for High Resiliency
Public preview: Azure Backup supports long term retention for backup of Azure Database for MySQL? Flexible Server
Public Preview: Azure Backup enables vaulted backups for Azure Files for comprehensive data protection.
Begin using Azure Monitor?based dashboards in Azure API Management before the built-in analytics dashboards are retired on 15 March 2027
Migrate your Git Repository to automated deployments with APIOps by 15 March 2025
Long Audio API will be retired on 31 March 2027 ? Migrate to the new batch synthesis API
Azure CycleCloud support for Chef run_lists and cookbooks in cluster-init projects is ending on 31 March 2025
Migrate to Azure AI Document Intelligence v3.1 GA version
Custom .Net deserializer for Azure Stream Analytics will be retired on 30 September 2024.
We’re retiring Memory Optimized Data Flows in Azure Data Factory – use General Purpose for better performance at a lower price.
Custom .net deserializer for Azure Stream Analytics will be retired on 30 September 2024
Azure HDInsight 5.0 will be retired on 31 March 2025
Retirement notice: Windows Server 2022 will retire with k8s 1.34 in March 2027
Retirement notice: The legacy Azure Storage C++ client libraries will be retired on 29 March 2025
Azure Maps Web SDK Map Control version 2.0.x and Azure Maps Service Module will be retired on 30 September 2026
Retirement: Support for .NET 6 ends on 12 November 2024?upgrade your Azure Functions apps to .NET 8
Retirement: Support for the in-process model for .NET apps in Azure Functions ends 10 November 2026.
Standard_NC6s_v3, Standard_NC12s_v3 and Standard_NC24s_v3 Azure virtual machines will be retired on September 30, 2025
Standard_NC24rs_v3 virtual machines will be retired on March 31st, 2025
Support for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for Batch pools will be retired on 23 April 2025
Support for Basic and Standard A-series VM families support will be retired on 31 August 2024 for Batch pools
Every-write AOF persistence on Azure Cache for Redis Enterprise and Enterprise Flash will be retired on 1 April 2025
General availability: Availability zone volume placement for Azure NetApp Files
Azure Sphere version 24.03 and Azure Sphere (Integrated) are now generally available
Preview: Improved throughput performance on Azure Disks? Standard SSD
GA: Azure Logic Apps Designer for Consumption
Public Preview: Safety evaluations for generative AI applications in Azure AI Studio
Generally available: Microsoft Dev Box?in Southeast Asia, Brazil South, South Africa North, and Switzerland North?
GA: Azure SQL Trigger support for Azure Functions
General Availability: Azure Files geo-redundancy for standard large file shares
Generally Available: Free managed certificates on Azure Container Apps
Public preview: Support for Key Vault Certificates in Azure Container Apps
Public preview: PowerShell 7.4 support for Azure Functions
Public Preview: Azure Container Apps OpenTelemetry Agent support
Azure Front Door (classic) will be retired on 31 March 2027
General availability: Azure SQL updates for late-March 2024
Public Preview: Azure SQL updates for late-March 2024
Public Preview: Real-time text translation using the azure_ai extension in Azure Database for PostgreSQL
Public Preview: Invoke Azure Machine Learning models using the azure_ai extension
General availability: Migration service in Azure Database for PostgreSQL
General availability: Rate Limiting on ExpressRoute Direct Circuits
Public Preview: On-demand capacity reservations for Specialty SKUs
Public preview: Change partition key of a container in Azure Cosmos DB (NoSQL API)
Public Preview: Azure SQL Database Mirroring in Microsoft Fabric
Azure Static Web Apps distributed functions capability now in Public Preview
Breaking Changes to Azure API Management Workspaces
General Availability: Automatic Scaling for App Service Web Apps
Preview: New Features in Azure Container Storage
Public Preview: Agentless multi-disk crash consistent backup by Azure Backup for VM

Microsoft Security Copilot Blog

Evento Gratuito: Global AI Bootcamp 2024 – Rio de Janeiro
Microsoft Defender for Cloud support for Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server – GA
Armchair Architects: What Is Responsible AI?
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