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Azure Updates – Number 90 – May 18, 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.

Happy long weekend to those of you who get an extra day! Enjoy a safe & dry Victoria Day!

Microsoft Sentinel Blog

PART 3 – Ingesting AWS GovCloud Microsoft Sentinel in Azure Commercial
SOC optimization: unlock the power of precision-driven security management
Microsoft Sentinel: Delivering value to your SOC
Send data to Microsoft Sentinel using Cribl Stream
Examining the Deception infrastructure in place behind

Azure Updates

Public preview: Sensitive data protection for Azure Front Door Web Application Firewall
Introducing GPT-4o: OpenAI?s new flagship multimodal model now in preview on Azure
Azure Front Door server variable enhancement generally available
Generally Available: Ubuntu 24.04 LTS for Azure Virtual Machines
Public Preview: Azure Site Recovery support for Azure Trusted Launch VMs (Windows OS)
Public preview: Azure Application Gateway v2 Basic SKU
General availability: Azure Bastion Developer SKU
Five Azure classic networking services will be retired on 31 August 2024
Cloud Services (classic) deployment model is retiring on 31 August 2024
Announcing the General Availability of GPT-4 Turbo with Vision on Azure OpenAI Service
New version of AKS extension in Visual Studio Code now available
Public preview: Initialization taints in AKS
GA: Support for disabling Windows outboundNAT in AKS
Public Preview: NFS Azure Files volume mount support in Azure Container Apps
General availability: Customer-managed keys on existing accounts
Public Preview: SQL Server on Azure VM storage configuration deployment experience with support for Premium SSD v2
General availability: Latest version of the TimeScaleDB extension on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
General availability: Latest PostgreSQL minor versions supported by Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
General Availability: Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer keyboard shortcuts
General availability: Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB RU supports version 5.0 and 6.0
General Availability: Microsoft Azure now available from new cloud region in Mexico
Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Italy North
Generally Available: Azure Red Hat OpenShift v4.14 at install time
Public Preview: Azure Storage Actions is now available in 14 more regions
Azure Front Door log scrubbing of sensitive data is generally available
General Availability – Azure API Center
Action needed: Update Azure Autoscale Notifications to using additional email addresses for notifications
Azure Governance Update – Management Groups

Microsoft Security Copilot Blog

Loop DDoS Attacks: Understanding the Threat and Azure’s Defense
Analyze your communications: Superhero to Organization Leader Analysis Prompt evolution
Grow with Copilot for Microsoft 365 – May 2024
Skilling snack: Advanced network security
Spatial Workflows in Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server