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Now in preview, M-series and Fsv2-series are new hardware options in Azure SQL Database specialised for workloads requiring very high compute or memory scale, or very fast CPU speed.
Today we are introducing a new capability in Security Center that allows customers to create automation configurations leveraging Azure Logic Apps and to create policies that will automatically trigger them based on specific ASC findings such as Recommendations or Alerts.
The Regulatory Compliance dashboard provides insights into your compliance posture based on Security Center assessments. The dashboard shows how your environment complies with controls and requirements designated by specific regulatory standards and industry benchmarks, and provides prescriptive recommendations for how to address these requirements.
Azure Security Center can now scan container images in Azure Container Registry for vulnerabilities. The image scanning works by parsing the container image file, then checking to see whether there are any known vulnerabilities (powered by Qualys).
Security Center is expanding its support in the container space to one of the fastest growing services in Azure – Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
Applications that are installed in virtual machines could often have vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach of the virtual machine. We are announcing that the Security Center Standard tier includes built-in vulnerability assessment for virtual machines for no additional fee.
To support Security Center’s fast growth in the marketplace and meet our customers’ demands around threat protection, cloud security posture and enterprise-scale deployment and automation, our team has delivered many new capabilities, as well as working with some new partners that are part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.
Azure Security Center’s support for threat protection and vulnerability assessment for SQL DBs running on IaaS virtual machines (VMs) is now in preview
Azure Security Center now supports custom policies (in preview). Our customers have been wanting to extend their current security assessments coverage in Security Center with their own security assessments based on policies that they create in Azure Policy. With support for custom policies, this is now possible.
In order to enable enterprise-level scenarios on top of Security Center, it’s now possible to consume Security Center alerts and recommendations in additional places other than the Azure portal or API.
Azure Serial Console is coming to Government Cloud, with the same functionality and same GUI.
Using the new subscription diagnostic settings, it’s now possible to stream every type of activity log for your subscription to Azure Monitor Logs, Event Hub and Azure Storage.
A number of new capabilities for Azure Monitor application change analysis have been added, including at-scale onboarding, richer diagnostics, impact analysis and more new features.
The ability to specify CPU and memory thresholds for the Application Insights Profiler is now available, so you now have better control of when to collect traces.
For customers who have ASP.NET applications hosted on Azure Virtual Machines running IIS, we’re adding a new “codeless” onboarding method that uses an agent and doesn’t require access to the code.
The network insights feature (in preview) in Azure Monitor provides a single dashboard that gives you visibility into network topology, dependencies, health and other key metrics for related network resources.
The ability to see live performance metrics and live deployments in Azure Monitor for containers for your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster is now available. Together with the live events and live logs features, you can get a near real-time performance and health view of your AKS cluster and troubleshoot issues faster.
With the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Dev Spaces and GitHub Actions pull request flow, you can easily test your pull request changes in the context of a broader application. Automatically create review apps before any changes are merged into the repo’s main branch.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now enables you to use Dev Spaces to run and debug a service locally, while still being able to connect to the other services and resources it depends on in the cloud as if it was running in the Kubernetes cluster.
Azure Arc-enabled API Management allows customers to leverage a self-hosted API gateway that expands API Management support for hybrid and multi-cloud environments and enables Azure customers to efficiently and securely manage APIs hosted on-premises and across clouds from a single API Management service in Azure.
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