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SQL Database
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In late November 2022, the following updates and enhancements were made to Azure SQL: Boost performance for demanding applications with a new 128 vCore option on standard-series hardware in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance. Perform online database copy and database move operations across Azure SQL Managed Instances.
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-sql-public-preview-updates-for-late-november-2022/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-sql-public-preview-updates-for-late-november-2022/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
In late November 2022, the following updates and enhancements were made to Azure SQL: Use transactional replication to replicate data from Azure SQL Managed Instance to tables in remote databases, or vise-versa. Use time series capabilities to analyze data that changes over time, using time-windowing, aggregation, and filtering capabilities in SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance.
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-sql-general-availability-updates-for-late-november-2022/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-sql-general-availability-updates-for-late-november-2022/
General Availability
11/30/2022
Enhanced metrics for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server allows more fine-grained monitoring and alerting on your databases. Each metric is emitted at a one-minute frequency and has up to 93 days of history. You can configure alerts on the metrics and can also access the new dimension metric, allowing you to split and filter the metrics data by using the allowed dimension such as database name, state, etc. Take advantage of these enhanced metrics to better visualize and correlate the performance of your Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server databases with your application. The new enhanced metrics need to be enabled in the Azure portal for both new and existing Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server.
https://gist.github.com/varun-dhawan/ac56513f22912786075300ca7e2380a7
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-enhanced-metrics-for-azure-database-for-postgresql-flexible-server/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL now supports cross-region asynchronous replication of data from one cluster to another cluster. This feature allows read-heavy workloads to scale out and load balance across independently configured read-only replicas which can also be promoted to independent read-write clusters. These features can provide you with increased read performance and more precise resource utilization for better cost efficiency and higher availability through support for cross-region disaster recovery.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/cosmos-db/postgresql/concepts-read-replicas
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-crossregion-read-replicas-for-azure-cosmos-db-for-postgresql/
General Availability
11/30/2022
Using the pg_azure_storageextension, you can interact with Azure Blob Storage containers directly from Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL. Container contents can be listed and fetched using the COPY command and a flexible API. Save time implementing custom data upload pipelines without requiring additional infrastructure and leverage efficient networking between Azure services using a flexible API to make complex data pipelines easier to automate. Currently supported formats include .tsv, .csv, binary, text, and transparent decompression of .gzip compressed file.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/cosmos-db/postgresql/howto-ingest-azure-blob-storage
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-azure-blob-storage-integration-with-azure-cosmos-db-for-postgresql/
General Availability
11/30/2022
Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL now has support for the latest version of Citus 11.1. This version can be used with new and existing clusters running either PostgreSQL 14 or PostgreSQL 15. With support for Citus 11.1, you can perform more scale out operations without blocking writes and providing better availability. This includes distributing tables, isolating tenants and increasing shard count. This feature allows you to enjoy faster background cluster rebalancing with improved reliability with this release.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/cosmos-db/postgresql/reference-versions
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-azure-cosmos-db-for-postgresql-citus-111-support/
General Availability
11/30/2022
You can now select the latest major version PostgreSQL 15 in Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL for a new cluster. Existing clusters can be upgraded to PostgreSQL 15 using the in-place upgrade feature. With PostgreSQL 15 available on Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL clusters, you can benefit from improved in-memory and on-disk sorting algorithms, improved flexibility in regular expressions via new functions, and query performance improvements such as SELECT DISTINCT that now can be executed in parallel among other improvements.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/cosmos-db/postgresql/howto-upgrade
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-postgresql-15-support-in-azure-cosmos-db-for-postgresql/
General Availability
11/30/2022
Azure offers a unique capability of mounting Blob Storage (or object storage) as a file system to a Kubernetes pod or application using BlobFuse or NFS 3.0 options. This allows you to use blob storage with a number of stateful Kubernetes applications including HPC, Analytics, image processing, and audio or video streaming. Not only that, if your application ingests data into Data Lake storage on Azure Blobs, you can now directly mount and use it with AKS. Previously, you had to manually install and manage the lifecycle of the open-source Azure Blob CSI driver including deployment, versioning, and upgrades. You can now use the Azure Blob CSI driver as a managed addon in AKS with built in storage classes for NFS and BlobFuse, reducing the operational overhead and maximizing time to value.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/aks/azure-blob-csi?tabs=NFS
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-azure-blob-csi-driver-support-in-aks/
General Availability
11/30/2022
Azure Functions can be invoked when a row in a SQL database is created, updated, or deleted through the Azure SQL trigger for Azure Functions, now available in public preview for C# functions. The Azure SQL trigger is compatible with Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and SQL Server. Additionally, Azure SQL bindings for Azure Functions have expanded input and output binding support to Java, PowerShell, Python, JavaScript, and C# functions. With Azure SQL bindings, data can be input from a database to the function with an input binding and data can be output from the function to the database with an output binding.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/azure-functions/functions-bindings-azure-sql?tabs=in-process%2Cextensionv4&pivots=programming-language-csharp
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-sql-trigger-for-azure-functions/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
We are delighted to announce the preview of Cross Subscription Restore of Azure Virtual machines. Cross Subscription Restore allows you to restore Azure Virtual Machine, through create new or restore disks, to any subscription (honoring the RBAC capabilities) from the restore point created by Azure Backup. By default, Azure Backup restores to the same subscription where the restore points are available. With this new feature, you can gain the flexibility of restoring to any subscription under your tenant if restore permissions are available. You can trigger Cross Subscription Restore for managed Azure Virtual Machines only from vault and not from snapshots. Cross Subscription Restore is also supported for Restore with Managed System Identities (MSI). It is unsupported for Encrypted Azure VMs and Trusted Launch VMs.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/backup/backup-support-matrix-iaas#backup-azure-cross-subscription-restore
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/preview-cross-subcription-restore-for-azure-virtual-machines/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
A new version of Azure Quota REST API support for service limits (quotas) is now available in Public preview. Use this new feature to programmatically manage the service limits (quotas) of Azure Virtual Machines (cores/vCPU), Networking, Azure HPC Cache and Azure Purview services. Take advantage of this capability to query current usage and quotas for the supported resources and update these limits, when needed. For the resources currently supported, the Quota API provides an easier way to quickly get current limits, current usage, and request quota increases. Request quota increases and enumerate current quotas by subscription, provider, and location seamlessly.
https://learn.microsoft.com/rest/api/quota/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-quota-rest-api-2/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
Azure Monitor agent is the way to collect text and IIS files for Log Analytics. Today we are happy to introduce the long-awaited Custom Log and IIS Log collection capability. This new capability is designed to enable customers to collect their text-based logs generated in their service or application. Likewise, Internet Information Service (IIS) logs for a customers’ service can be collected and transferred into a Log Analytics Workspace table for analysis. These new collection types will enable customers to migrate from other competing data collection services to Azure Monitor.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/azure-monitor/agents/data-collection-text-log
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-azure-monitor-agent-custom-and-iis-logs/
General Availability
11/30/2022
Day 0 support for .NET 7.0 on App Service means that developers are immediately unblocked to try, test, and deploy .NET apps targeting the version of .NET accelerating time-to-market on the platform they know and use today. It is expected to be available in Q2 FY23.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/app-service/quickstart-dotnetcore?tabs=net60&pivots=development-environment-vs
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-day-0-support-for-net-70-on-app-service/
General Availability
11/30/2022
A new set of capabilities is now available in Azure Monitor Logs allowing you to fully customize the shape of the data you ingest, as well as a new API to completely ingest custom data! With these new features, you will be able to add a custom ingestion-time transformation to data following into Azure Monitor Logs. These transformations can be used to set up ingestion-time extraction of fields and parsing of complex logs, obfuscation of sensitive data, removal of unneeded fields or even dropping full events for cost control, and many more advanced possibilities. Not only will you be able to apply these transformations to data collected through Diagnostic Settings, AMA and MMA agents, Sentinel Connectors, and many others, but you will also be able to completely custom data you send to our new custom logs API. Aside from being able to specify an ingestion-time transformation on data you send to this new API, you will also now be able to explicitly define the schema for your custom table (including support for dynamic data structures) and take advantage of AAD authentication and ARM RBAC management!
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/azure-monitor/essentials/data-collection-transformations
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-azure-monitor-logs-custom-log-api-and-ingestiontime-transformations/
General Availability
11/30/2022
For the first time ever, Go language (v1.18 and v1.19) is natively supported on Azure App Service, helping developers innovate faster using the best fully managed app platform for cloud-centric web apps. The language support is available as an experimental language release on Linux App Service in November 2022.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/app-service/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-go-language-support-on-azure-app-service/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
Azure App Service is regularly updated to provide new runtime versions to allow web app developers to take advantage of the latest runtime features and security fixes. We are now adding support for Python 3.10, PHP 8.1 and Node 18, giving them a choice of more versions of the latest and fastest growing web app development languages available.
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-new-versions-supported-for-languages-and-frameworks-in-azure-app-service/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-new-versions-supported-for-languages-and-frameworks-in-azure-app-service/
Updated Features
11/30/2022
We understand that customers want to engage with businesses on their preferred channel of communication - enabled by voice, video, chat, and SMS – at their preferred time and convenience. Businesses need to reduce context switching overhead for their employees with optimal business processes, and ideally with deeply integrated communication features in their existing tools. With the preview of call automation from Azure Communication Services, businesses can build custom calling workflows within their applications using developer libraries to optimize their business processes and boost customer satisfaction. REST APIs provide a programmable interface that abstracts the complexity of telephony systems. Developers can use these APIs to program calls for transactional workflows like proactively calling for school closures, outage alerts and web-based click-to-call experiences or for complex interactive workflows such as resolving flight changes and orchestrating conversational AI call flows.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-communication-services/ignite-2022-developer-capabilities-and-tools-to-drive-better/ba-p/3650343
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-call-automation-capabilities-for-azure-communication-services/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
The Azure HX series and HBv4 series virtual machines (VMs) are now in preview in the East US region. These VMs, powered by AMD 4th gen EPYCTM “Genoa” CPUs, improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of a variety of memory performance bound, compute bound, and massively parallel workloads. These new VMs deliver more performance, value-adding innovation, and cost-effectiveness to every Azure HPC customer. Included with these is the new 400 gigabit InfiniBand, offering greater support for offload of MPI collectives, optimized real-world latencies due to congestion control intelligence, and enhanced adaptive routing capabilities. Begin using the new HX series and HBv4 series virtual machines today for workloads like CFD, finite element analysis, frontend and backend EDA, rendering, molecular dynamics, computational geoscience, weather simulation, and financial risk analysis.
https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/do-more-with-less-using-new-azure-hx-and-hbv4-virtual-machines-for-hpc/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-hx-series-and-hbv4-series-virtual-machines/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
Azure Container Apps is a serverless containers platform for microservices. It has a rich set of commands in the Azure CLI for managing and deploying container apps. The “az containerapp up” command can build and deploy local source code to Azure Container Apps in a single command. Previously, “az containerapp up” required a Dockerfile to build a container image. "az containerapp up” now supports building container images from source code without a Dockerfile. Popular languages and runtimes, including .NET, Python, and Node.js are supported. This feature is currently in preview.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/container-apps/containerapp-up
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-build-and-deploy-to-azure-container-apps-without-a-dockerfile-from-the-azure-cli/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
Azure Container Apps now supports, in public preview, a new Azure Pipelines task that builds and deploys container apps from Azure DevOps. By integrating this task into their pipelines, customers can enable continuous delivery of their source code to Azure Container Apps. The Azure Pipelines task builds source code in a repository into a container image, pushes it to Azure Container Registry, and deploys it to Container Apps. The task uses a Dockerfile if one is provided. If there is no Dockerfile, it can still build a container image from source code for supported languages and runtimes, including .NET, Python, and Node.js.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/container-apps/azure-pipelines
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-pipelines-task-to-build-and-deploy-to-azure-container-apps/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
By integrating this task into their workflows, customers can enable continuous delivery of their source code to Azure Container Apps. The GitHub action builds source code in a repository into a container image, pushes it to Azure Container Registry, and deploys it to Container Apps. The action uses a Dockerfile if one is provided. If there is no Dockerfile, it can still build a container image from source code for supported languages and runtimes, including .NET, Python, and Node.js.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/container-apps/github-actions
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-github-action-to-build-and-deploy-to-azure-container-apps/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
Azure Container Apps now supports restricting inbound traffic by IP addresses. This feature, currently in preview, allows container apps to restrict inbound HTTP or TCP traffic by allowing or denying access to a specific list of IP address ranges.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/container-apps/ingress?tabs=bash#ip-access-restrictions
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-inbound-ip-restrictions-support-in-azure-container-apps/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
Durable Functions is an extension of Azure Functions that lets you write stateful functions in a serverless compute environment. Durable Functions in Azure Functions now supports .NET 7.0 running in the isolated worker process in preview. Note that this release also supports .NET 6.0 and .NET Framework.
https://github.com/microsoft/durabletask-dotnet#usage-with-azure-functions
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-durable-functions-support-for-net-70-isolated-model/
Preview Features
11/30/2022
To ensure that Azure can provide the best level of security for our customers’ data, Azure Resource Manager will be deprecating support for incoming requests coming over TLS 1.1 and other older security protocols by Fall 2023. As such, to avoid any interruptions in your connections with Azure, we highly recommend that you migrate to TLS 1.2 and remove any dependencies on older protocols in your operating systems and work environments. Azure Resource Manager already supports TLS 1.2; customers currently using this version will be unaffected by this move. However, we will require HTTPS connections coming from all customers to use TLS 1.2, and we will no longer provide backwards compatibility to older security protocols. To maintain your connections to Azure Resource Manager, please update your operating systems, development libraries, frameworks, and all other solutions to their latest versions to support TLS 1.2.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/azure-resource-manager/management/tls-support
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/arm-tls-12-migration/
Retiring Features
11/16/2022
Azure Backup now allows to backup confidential VMs without confidential OS disk encryption and confidential VMs having confidential OS disk encryption using Platform Managed Keys. Feature details: Backup is supported in all regions where confidential VMs are currently available. Backup of confidential VMs is only supported using Enhanced Policy. Cross-region Restore and Item Level Restore are unsupported. Backup of confidential VMs having confidential OS disk encryption using Customer Managed Key is currently unsupported.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/backup/backup-support-matrix-iaas#vm-compute-support
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/limited-preview-azure-backup-support-for-confidential-virtual-machines-using-platform-managed-keys/
Preview Features
11/16/2022
A new bot protection rule set (Microsoft_BotManagerRuleSet_1.0) is now generally available for Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) with Azure Application Gateway. Added to this updated rule set are three bot categories - good, bad, and unknown. Bot signatures are managed and dynamically updated by Azure WAF. The default action for bad bot groups is set to Block, for the verified search engine crawlers group it’s set to Allow, and for the unknown bot category it’s set to Log. You may overwrite the default action with Allow, Block, or Log for any type of bot rule.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/web-application-firewall/ag/ag-overview#bot-mitigation
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-bot-manager-rule-set-10-on-regional-azure-web-application-firewall/
General Availability
11/16/2022
Encrypting managed disks with cross-tenant customer-managed keys (CMK) enables you to encrypt managed disks with customer-managed keys using Azure Key Vault hosted in a different Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant. Many service providers building Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings on Azure want to give their customers the option of managing their own encryption keys. Customers of service providers can now use cross-tenant customer-managed keys to manage encryption keys in their own Azure AD tenant and subscription using Azure Key Vault. As a result, they will have complete control of their customer-managed keys and their data.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/virtual-machines/disks-cross-tenant-customer-managed-keys?tabs=azure-portal
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-encrypt-managed-disks-with-crosstenant-customermanaged-keys/
General Availability
11/16/2022
Azure Quota REST API support for service limits (quota) is now available in preview for you to manage your quota programatically. Use Azure REST Quota APIs to manage service limits (quotas) for Azure Virtual Machines (cores/vCPU), Networking, Azure HPC Cache, and Azure Purview services. For the resources currently supported, the Quota API provides an easier way to quickly get current limits, current usage, and request quota increases. Request quota increases and enumerate current quotas by subscription, provider, and location seamlessly.
https://learn.microsoft.com/rest/api/reserved-vm-instances/quotaapi?branch=capacity
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-quota-rest-api/
Preview Features
11/16/2022
Azure’s regional Web Application Firewall (WAF) with Application Gateway running the Bot Protection rule set and Core Rule Set (CRS) 3.2 or higher now supports setting actions on a rule-by-rule basis. This gives you greater flexibility when deciding how the WAF handles a request that matches a rule’s conditions. The following per rule actions are supported: Allow: The request passes through the WAF and is forwarded to the back end. No further lower priority rules can block this request. Block: The request is blocked and WAF sends a response to the client without forwarding the request to the back end. Log: Request is logged in the WAF logs and WAF continues evaluating lower priority rules. Anomaly Scoring: This is the default action for the Core Rule Set where total anomaly score is incrementally increased when a rule with this action is matched.
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-per-rule-actions-on-regional-web-application-firewall/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-per-rule-actions-on-regional-web-application-firewall/
General Availability
11/16/2022
The new Predefined and CustomV2 policies are now generally available. The newer policies come with TLS 1.3 support, providing improved security and performance benefits, thus fulfilling the needs of your enterprise security policies. These are introduced keeping in mind hardened TLS configuration with v1.2 and ECDHE-based cipher suites at a minimum. You may use out-of-the-box Predefined policies or build your own by using the CustomV2 policy. Visit our documentation to find out more on the new policies, supported minimum protocol versions and the cipher suites. With these released, the default policy for new deployments will also be updated soon.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/application-gateway/application-gateway-ssl-policy-overview
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/tls1-3-application-gateway-ga/
General Availability
11/16/2022
We have released an update to the trusted keystore of Azure Sphere devices which will result in all devices (regardless of whether they are on the Retail or Retail Eval feed) installing this update and rebooting. This small update does not change the OS version.
https://learn.microsoft.com/azure-sphere/deployment/deployment-microsoft-feeds
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-azure-sphere-tks-updated-os-version-2211-expected-on-december-1/
General Availability
11/16/2022