Monthly updates for March 2021
This quality release of the Azure Sphere OS includes bug fixes and updates to mitigate against the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) mentioned in the article.
Public preview: Azure Event Grid now provides support for delivery headers and additional advanced filters among other updates
Azure Event Grid now supports as a public preview release additional advanced filters, setting customer headers on requests delivering events, configuring TTL on messages delivered to Azure Storage Queues, and setting system-assigned managed identities on regional System Topics.
Target availability: Q2 2021
Upcoming changes to Azure SQL Managed Instance will improve workload performance and reduce unnecessary resource utilization.
Use Azure Private Link to connect to an Azure Cache for Redis instance from your virtual network via a private endpoint to eliminate data exposure to the public internet.
Customers can now leverage guidance jointly developed with IBM to run WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
Network insights in Azure Monitor now supports monitoring Azure ExpressRoute resources out of the box without any additional configuration or setup.
Azure Static Web Apps, currently in public preview, now supports building and deploying apps with Azure DevOps.
Service Mesh capabilities to be natively integrated with AKS via the Open Service Mesh add-on.
Benefit from the new features in Kubernetes 1.20, now supported by AKS in general availability.
With new regions announced for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server, you can control multiple configuration parameters for fine-grained database tuning with a simpler developer experience to accelerate end-to-end deployment.
Make your serverless Azure SQL databases resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.
Now available in preview support, Azure Monitor insights and Azure Monitor workbooks makes it easier to visualize and customize metrics for dynamic monitoring of your Azure Cosmos DB resource.
You can now opt-in to have your node image auto-upgraded when a new AKS node image becomes available
You can now invoke commands in an AKS cluster for just-in-time access when you are not on the cluster private network.
Support for 73 languages, prebuilt ID model, invoice line item extraction, tagging as table, and lots more - Now in Azure Form Recognizer public preview, part of Azure Cognitive Services
General availability: Virtual machine (VM) level disk bursting available on all Dsv3 and Esv3 families
Virtual machine (VM) level disk bursting enables your workloads to handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision your virtual machine. The feature is now enabled on all Dsv3-series and Esv3-series virtual machines.
Now in public preview, use the 'connect' command for Azure CLI for Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server to test connections and run basic queries.
Now in public preview, use the 'connect' command for Azure CLI for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server to test connections and run basic queries.
General availability: Networking for Key Vault references on Windows in App Service and Azure Functions
Key Vault references in App Service and Azure Functions now support accessing vaults with network access controls from Windows apps with virtual network integrations.
With this update, we are including temporary changes that will impact the process to acquire Azure Pipelines free grants. New users will have to send an email and provide additional information to get free CI/CD.
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