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Monthly updates for October 2023

Oct 31

General availability: Default Rule Set 2.1 for regional WAF with Application Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Increase your security posture and reduce false positives with Default Rule Set 2.1, now generally available on the regional WAF with Application Gateway

  • Application Gateway
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features
Oct 30

Public preview: Announcing the new Azure Bastion Developer SKU

IN PREVIEW

The Bastion Developer SKU represents a novel, cost-effective, and streamlined version of the Bastion service.

  • Azure Bastion
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features
Oct 30

New E-mail templates for Log search alerts - API version 2021-08-01 and up

NOW AVAILABLE

During November, we will replace log search alerts (API version 2021-08-01 and up) that uses non-common schema template with an upgraded and more informative email template.

  • Alerts
  • Action Groups
  • Services
  • Compliance
  • Features
Oct 30

Generally available: Azure Blob Storage Cold Tier support on Blob Batch operations

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob Batch operations now support Azure Blob Storage Cold Tier.

  • Hot/Cool/Cold Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
Oct 26

General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 23.10 expected on November 8

NOW AVAILABLE

Participate in retail evaluation now to ensure compatibility. The Azure Sphere team has also updated the trusted keystore of Azure Sphere devices, resulting in an additional reboot for production devices.

  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
Oct 26

Public preview: Traffic Splitting for Azure Static Web Apps

IN PREVIEW

Split traffic to your Azure Static Web Apps across multiple environments to gradually rollout features and compare versions being tested.

  • Features
Oct 26

Public preview: Snippets for Azure Static Web Apps

IN PREVIEW

Inject snippets into your website’s pages to add analytics, customizations and integrations, or to optimize performance without changing your source code.

  • Features
Oct 25

GA: Performance optimizations for the isolated worker model in .NET Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

Major cold start improvements are available to .NET apps on the Azure Functions isolated worker model.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Oct 25

GA: Service Bus message settlement in isolated worker model for .NET Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

Functions using the ServiceBusTrigger can perform message settlement actions in the isolated worker model for .NET applications

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Oct 25

Public preview: Disable Secure Shell (SSH) support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

You can now disable secure shell (SSH) in AKS

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Oct 25

GA: Bring our own keys (BYOK) on Ephemeral OS Disk

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now encrypt OS and Data disks of your AKS nodes in production with your own managed keys.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Security
  • Features
Oct 25

Public preview: Azure NetApp Files standard storage with cool access

IN PREVIEW

Azure NetApp Files standard storage with cool access is now in public preview. With the new cool access feature, you can enable standard volumes with the ability to transparently store data more cost-effectively on Azure storage accounts based on its access pattern.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
Oct 25

Protect SQL Server 2014 workloads with Extended Security Updates

Target availability: Q4 2023

SQL Server 2014 will reach its end of ten-year product lifecycle on July 9th, 2024. To provide you with the flexibility to stay secure while you plan for the future, we are announcing SQL Server 2014 Extended Security Updates.

  • SQL Server – Azure Arc
  • Features
Oct 25

Public preview: Built-in Azure Monitor alerts for Azure Site Recovery

IN PREVIEW

Learn about the new and improved alerting capabilities offered for Azure Site Recovery, via Azure Monitor

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
Oct 25

General availability: Storage auto-grow & online disk scaling for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

With auto-grow enabled, Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server will automatically increase the size of your provisioned storage.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Oct 25

General availability: Latest PostgreSQL minor versions supported by Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now supports minor versions 15.4, 14.9, 13.12, 12.16, 11.21.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Oct 25

Public preview: Flush data operation for Azure Cache for Redis

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Basic, Standard, and Premium tier caches now support a built-in flush operation that can be started as a management operation.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features
Oct 25

General availability: Azure Synapse Link for existing MongoDB collections

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB enables near real time analytics, now available for existing MongoDB collections in Azure Cosmos DB for Mongo DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Oct 25

Public preview: Update channel for Basic, Standard and Premium Caches

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Receive early updates by configuring the update channel for your Basic, Standard and Premium tier cache instances.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features
Oct 25

General availability: Azure Synapse Link compatibility with Cosmos DB continuous backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2023

Now Azure Cosmos DB customers using continuous backup can enable Synapse Link in their database accounts.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features

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