Monthly updates for October 2021
Logic Apps Standard was released at Ignite 2020 and since then we have added a lot of features to enable better enterprise integration between mission critical systems on cloud, on premises, and in a hybrid way with runtime available on Azure, Azure Arc and locally. This post includes capabilities now available in public preview.
Querying Delta Lake format using the T-SQL language in Azure Synapse is generally available.
Azure Backup now supports configuring multiple backups per day for Azure Files via backup policy. You can achieve RPO (Recovery Point Objective) up to 4 hours using Azure Files snapshot-based backup solution.
You now can choose where to store Ephemeral OS disks, either in VM temp disk or on VM cache. This enables Ephemeral OS disks to be created on more VM sizes that have sufficient temp disks.
You can now run Logz.io as a service on Azure through the Azure Marketplace. This offer provides you with seamless experience to provision Logz.io accounts and configure Azure resources to send logs to Logz.io from Azure portal. Leverage best-in-class provisioning, onboarding, and management experience in Azure with unified billing for the Logz.io on Azure service through the Azure Marketplace.
General availability: Azure Functions extensions for Blobs, Queues, Event Hubs, Service Bus, and Event Grid
The new triggers and bindings contain a number of improvements, including support for identity-based connections.
Azure Data Explorer Insights provides comprehensive monitoring of your clusters by delivering a unified view of your cluster performance, usage, ingestion operations, cache, and more.
Zerto Disaster Recovery is now available and supported with Azure VMware Solution, delivering data protection and disaster recovery services that eliminate data loss and downtime for vSphere virtual machines running on Azure VMware Solution environment.
You can now opt-in and use this feature while deploying Spot VMs using Virtual Machine Scale Sets. This new feature will automatically try to restore an evicted Spot VM to maintain the desired target compute capacity (e.g., number of VMs) in a scale set.
Private Link NSG public preview support has extended regional availability to Asiaeast, Australiaeast, Japaneast, Canadacentral, Europenorth, Koreacentral, Brazilsouth, Uksouth, US South, US North, France Central.
Private Link Network Security Group public preview support has extended regional availability to Asiaeast, Australiaeast, Japaneast, Canadacentral, Europenorth, Koreacentral, Brazilsouth, Uksouth, US South, US North, France Central
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021, the operating system offering for embedded and IoT device has gone RTM for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Azure Government customers can use Azure Red Hat OpenShift to build cloud-native applications
Integration of Azure Key Vault with Azure Policy has reached general availability and is now ready for production use. Azure Policy provides the ability to place guardrails on Key Vault and its objects to ensure they are compliant with your organizations security recommendations and compliance regulations. It allows you to perform real time policy-based enforcement and on-demand compliance assessment of existing secrets in your Azure environment.
IPv6 support for ExpressRoute Private Peering is now generally available with ExpressRoute circuits and Azure environments globally.
Version 21.10 is a feature update for the Azure Sphere OS, the SDK, supporting tools, and customer documentation.
Azure Backup support to move backups for SQL and SAP HANA databases running in Azure VMs into the Archive tier, via Azure portal and Azure CLI, is also generally available.
Azure Monitor Log Analytics and Application Insights support for Availability Zones is now generally available in West US 2
Azure Monitor Log Analytics and Application Insights are now support Availability Zones capability in West US 2.
Azure Advisor analyzes the Azure Data Explorer cluster configurations and usage telemetry and offers personalized and actionable recommendations to help you optimize your cluster. Advisor is designed to help you save you time on the cluster optimization. The recommendations include suggested actions you can take right away, postpone, or dismiss.
Log Analytics, a feature of Azure Monitor, is now generally available for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyzing their services for health and usage in West US 3, Korea South, and Canada East.
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