Monthly updates for January 2022
The ‘Create alert rule’ experience has been simplified and converted into a step wizard, which is now generally available.
Data intensive AKS workloads can now take advantage of Azure ultra disks.
You can now create FIPS 140-2 enabled node pools in AKS
You can now run Windows workloads on containerd in AKS
Azure Kubernetes (AKS) now supports several new upgrade events to help customers understand and view their upgrade status in the portal or via the CLI.
You no longer need to specify the exact Kubernetes patch version number in your setup.
New compliance certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) is now available in the Central India and East Asia regions to distribute your Postgres database across multiple machines using sharding.
Generally available: Azure IoT Edge tools for Visual Studio extension now supports Visual Studio 2022
Download and install the Azure IoT Edge tools for Visual Studio extension that includes latest features and .NET 6 support in Visual Studio 2022.
Participate in the retail evaluation now to ensure full compatibility. The OS evaluation period provides 14 days for backward compatibility testing.
Lower prices for Azure confidential computing virtual machines
Extend your Static Web App with a zero-config enterprise-grade edge powered by Azure Front Door.
Get more flexibility for your on-premises BGP connections to Azure and create BGP-enabled VPN connections between Azure and other cloud providers.
Upgrade to Standard SKU Load Balancer easily through a simple PowerShell script and take advantage of enhanced capabilities.
Now available in West US 3 region, Azure Ultra Disk Storage provides high-performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your most-demanding workloads such as SAP HANA and top tier databases.
Summary of key automation updates for Azure Backup in 2021
Target availability: Q1 2022
You can now use Azure Policy to enable Azure Site Recovery for your VMs at scale and ensure organizational standards.
Update your network access control rules if you see Traffic Manager health probes with new IP addresses.
Semantic Search, a feature of Azure Cognitive Search, is now available for direct configuration in the Azure Portal.
Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL
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