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Monthly updates for September 2022

Sep 21

Public preview: Encryption scopes on hierarchical namespace enabled storage accounts

IN PREVIEW

You can now use separate encryption keys for each customer in a single hierarchical namespace enabled storage account.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Services
Sep 20

General availability: Improvements to Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) custom rules

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2022

Azure regional Web Application Firewall (WAF) supports operators “Any” and “GreaterThanOrEqual”, improving WAF tuning capabilities. Azure's global WAF now supports geo-match filtering using the socket address in addition to remote address.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
Sep 20

General availability (update): Improved Append Capability on Immutable Storage for Blob Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Immutable storage for Blob Storage on containers now includes a new append capability.

  • Features
Sep 20

Generally available: Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2022

Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available. Immutable storage provides the capability to store data in a write once, read many (WORM) state.

  • Features
Sep 19

Generally available: New KMS DNS in Azure China Cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

All Azure Windows VMs provisioned in Azure China Cloud after December 15, 2022, will be activated via azkms.core.chinacloudapi.cn, which points to two new KMS IP addresses, 159.27.28.100 and 163.228.64.161.

  • Operating System
  • Services
Sep 19

Generally available: Azure Ultra Disk Storage in Qatar Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Ultra Disk Storage provides high-performance along with sub-millisecond latency for your most demanding workloads, now available in Qatar Central Azure.

  • Ultra Disk Storage
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Sep 16

On 1 October 2025, the Log Analytics alert API in Azure Monitor will be retired

Target retirement date: January 10, 2025

On 1 October 2025, the Log Analytics alert API in Azure Monitor will be retired.

  • Retirements
  • Compliance
Sep 15

Generally available: Resizing of peered virtual networks

NOW AVAILABLE

You can use this feature to resize or update the IP address of your peered virtual networks without removing the peering.

  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Peering Service
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 15

General availability: Azure Media Services low-latency live streaming

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Media Services is announcing the general availability of low-latency HLS with glass-to-glass latency between 4-7 seconds with support for automatic transcriptions and digital rights management.

  • Media Services
  • Features
Sep 14

Generally available: Reserved capacity for Azure Backup Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Reserved capacity for Azure Backup Storage is now available.

  • Azure Backup
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
Sep 14

Public preview: API Server VNET Integration for AKS private cluster

IN PREVIEW

You can now use an API Server VNet Integration to ensure network traffic between your API server and your node pools remains on the private network only.

  • Security
  • Features
Sep 14

General availability: Read replica for Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Provision up to 10 read replicas for high availability (HA) enabled servers in Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server.

  • Open Source
  • Features
Sep 14

Public preview: Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server data encryption with CMK

IN PREVIEW

Encrypt your data with customer-managed keys (CMK) to enable an extra layer of security for data at rest.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
Sep 14

Generally available: Fast restore for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Perform restores from the backup snapshot directly to speed up the overall provisioning time for your restored server with fast restore.

  • Open Source
  • Features
Sep 14

Public preview: Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server major version upgrade

IN PREVIEW

Upgrade your instance of Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server from version 5.7 to 8.0.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Features
Sep 14

Generally available: Multi-instance GPU support in AKS

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now run your AKS production workloads using the A100 GPU SKU.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 14

Public preview: Azure Load Testing in UK South

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Testing is in public preview in UK South.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Services
Sep 14

Public preview: Operation abort

IN PREVIEW

Stop an ongoing cluster or agentpool operation in emergency situations.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 14

Public preview: Azure Network Policy Manager for Windows server 2022 in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now add Azure network policies to Windows 2022 server in AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Sep 14

Public preview: Soft delete in Azure Container Registry

IN PREVIEW

You can now restore deleted artifacts from your Azure Container Registry.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Container Registry
  • Features

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