Monthly updates for December 2021
The Azure Percept November update includes fixes related to security.
You can now scan your Snowflake artifacts including streams, columns, stored procedures, and functions/pipes.
If you have processes or tools to detect accidental deletion of files and directories for your Azure Data Lake Storage accounts, you can now also restore the deleted objects using soft delete for blobs capability. During the retention period that you specify, you can now restore a soft-deleted object to its state at the time it was deleted.
Placement policies enable admins to specify constraints or rules when allocating Virtual Machines within an Azure VMware Solution private cloud. With this update, the creation and assignment of vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) rules for running Virtual Machines in an Azure VMware Solution SDDC has been simplified and is now executable directly from the Azure Portal for cloud admin roles.
Automated key rotation in Key Vault allows security officers to improve data security.
General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL for December 2021.
A new, simple, and flexible offer for Azure Stack HCI customers to acquire Windows Server guest licensing now for $0 while in public preview.
Developers can simplify the cross-channel user experiences within their applications with Azure Communication Services UI Library.
You can now enable and use GitOps to manage configuration and applications in AKS clusters.
Improve database performance by running IO tasks concurrently using the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK async support capability.
New Toolkit certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.
Choose Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Single Server, Flexible Server, or Hyperscale (Citus) as an output for your Azure Stream Analytics jobs to store real time analytical data.
Take advantage of several new and improved Kubernetes related capabilities via the Microsoft Defender for Containers offering.
Use Azure diagnostic settings to log information on all client connections to your Azure Cache for Redis instance.
New regional availability of Azure HPC Cache expands access to low-latency compute.
The new release includes Slurm and VMSS improvements as well as seven new bug fixes.
Azure Storage: Secure access to storage account from a virtual network/subnet in any region now in public preview
This preview enables secure access to your storage account by configuring virtual network rules in the storage firewall that allow access from subnets in any Azure region of your choice.
Azure Storage: Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) conditions with principal attributes now in public preview
Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use Azure AD custom security attributes for principals in role assignment conditions for Azure Storage, along with resource and request attributes.
Improving customer interactions across apps with Microsoft Teams and Azure Communication Services interoperability.
Target availability: Q4 2023
Transition to the new Azure 'HDInsight API 2021-06-01' before 30 November 2024.
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