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General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in mid-November 2022.
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.
Start using the new policies with TLS 1.3 for your Azure Application Gateway to improve security and performance.
Azure's regional Web Application Firewall on Application Gateway now supports customizing actions per rule. This new functionality allows you greater control over how the Web Application Firewall handles incoming traffic.
This rule set provides you enhanced protection against bots and provides granular control over bots detected by WAF by categorizing bot traffic as good, bad, or unknown bots.
Target availability: Q4 2022
Use Azure REST Quota APIs to manage the service limits (quotas) for Azure VMs, HPC Cache, Purview services, and networking.
Protect your data by encrypting Premium SSD, Standard SSD, and Standard HDD managed disks with cross tenant customer-managed keys.
You can use this feature to back up confidential VMs using Platform Managed Keys.
Target retirement date: September 01, 2023
Azure Resource Manager will be deprecating support for TLS 1.1 and older in Fall 2023. To maintain an uninterrupted connection with Azure Resource Manager, update your operating systems and work environments to support TLS 1.2.
Azure Managed HSM now supports SSL/TLS Offload for F5 and Nginx.
Azure Front Door Standard and Premium supports enabling managed identities for Azure Front Door to access Azure Key Vault.
Wayfinding in Azure Maps Creator enables you to provide your users with the shortest path between two points within a facility.
You can use this feature to migrate Azure Front Door (classic) to Azure Front Door Standard and Premium with zero downtime.
You can now use this feature to upgrade your Azure Front Door Standard profile to Premium tier without downtime.
New GA features include the ability to automate auto-shutdown/auto-start schedules, configure and customize a compute instance, seamlessly build NLP/vision models, and assess AI systems.
Target retirement date: March 30, 2023
Azure Percept DK and support from associated Azure services will be retired on March 30th, 2023.
New public preview features include reading Delta Lakes in fewer steps, debugging and monitoring training jobs, and performing data wrangling.
Deploy Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server workloads in two new China regions.
Multivariate Anomaly Detection will allow you to evaluate multiple signals and the correlations between them to find sudden changes in data patterns.
Assess, get right-sized Azure recommendations for Azure migration targets, and migrate databases offline from on-premises SQL Server to Azure SQL Database.
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