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Monthly updates for December 2021

Dec 8

Immutable storage with versioning for Blob Storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Immutable storage with versioning is now generally available. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable and protect all versions of a blob.

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features
Dec 8

Azure Monitor containers insights preview version for Azure Red Hat OpenShift v4.x will be retired by 31 May 2022

Target retirement date: May 31, 2022

Transition to Container Insights by 31 May 2022.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes
  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Retirements
Dec 8

Azure Machine Learning – December 2021 general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

A new feature now available in general availability includes Manage Azure Machine Learning resource using Hashicorp Terraform

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
Dec 7

India Central Availability Zones now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Availability Zones are now generally available in India Central. These three new zones provide customers with options for additional resiliency and tolerance to infrastructure impact.

  • Regions & Datacenters
Dec 7

Public preview availability of Virtual Machine restore points

IN PREVIEW

Take multi-disk consistent point in time snapshots of all the disks attached to a VM for backup and disaster recovery purposes.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Managed Disks
  • Snapshot Execution
  • Features
  • Services
Dec 6

Microsoft Defender for Cloud: General availability updates for November 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements and updates released for general availability (GA) in Microsoft Defender for Cloud in November 2021.

  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Security
  • Features
  • Services
Dec 6

Microsoft Defender for Cloud: Public preview updates for November 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Microsoft Defender for Cloud in November 2021.

  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Security
  • Features
  • Services
Dec 2

Public preview: FSLogix profiles support for Azure AD-joined VMs for Azure Virtual Desktop

IN PREVIEW

Create an Azure Files share to store FSLogix profiles and configure it to support Azure AD authentication.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Features
Dec 2

Public preview: Measure product effectiveness with new user analytics experience in Application Insights

IN PREVIEW

A new experience based on Google’s “HEART framework” helps you measure product effectiveness.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Dec 1

IaaS Agent extension full mode no restart for SQL VMs generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

SQL Server IaaS Agent extension can now be upgraded to full mode from lightweight mode without any service disruptions.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Features
Dec 1

SQL Server IaaS Agent extension for Linux SQL VMs generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

SQL Server IaaS Agent extension license management capabilities are now available for Ubuntu Linux virtual machines.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Features
Dec 1

Public preview: Azure Monitor action rules are now 'alert processing rules'

IN PREVIEW

We are enhancing the preview of alert processing rules with capabilities for richer at-scale management.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Dec 1

General availability: Audit Logs of Azure Monitor log queries

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor logs is announcing a new capability to collect audit logs about query execution

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Dec 1

General availability: Create AKS clusters without local user accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Disable local accounts for AKS cluster and use AAD only for more secure cluster access.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 1

General availability: AKS auto-certificate rotation

NOW AVAILABLE

You no longer need to monitor and manually rotate non-CA certificates on the AKS control plane and agent nodes for compliance or policy reasons.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Dec 1

General availability: AKS node image auto-upgrade

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS now handles the routine task of node image upgrade for you.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Dec 1

Azure Communication Services: Short code functionality for SMS now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Execute high-volume SMS campaigns in seconds with easy, automated short code functionality.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
Dec 1

General availability: New capabilities in Network Watcher Diagnostic tools to evaluate AVNM Security rules

NOW AVAILABLE

Through updates to Network Watcher Diagnostic tools, you now have the ability to view and evaluate AVNM security rules in addition to the existing support of NSG security rules.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

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