Azure Updates – December 06-10 2021

Azure Updates

Azure Updates – December 06-10 2021

Get the latest updates on Azure products and features to meet your cloud investment needs.

Dec 6 Microsoft Defender for Cloud: Public preview updates for November 2021

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Microsoft Defender for Cloud in November 2021.


Dec 6 Microsoft Defender for Cloud: General availability updates for November 2021

New enhancements and updates released for general availability (GA) in Microsoft Defender for Cloud in November 2021.


Dec 7 Public preview availability of Virtual Machine restore points

Take multi-disk consistent point in time snapshots of all the disks attached to a VM for backup and disaster recovery purposes.


Dec 7 India Central Availability Zones now generally available

Azure Availability Zones are now generally available in India Central. These three new zones provide customers with options for additional resiliency and tolerance to infrastructure impact.


Dec 8 Azure Machine Learning – December 2021 general availability

A new feature now available in general availability includes Manage Azure Machine Learning resource using Hashicorp Terraform


Dec 8 Azure Monitor containers insights preview version for Azure Red Hat OpenShift v4.x will be retired by 31 May 2022

Transition to Container Insights by 31 May 2022.


Dec 8 Immutable storage with versioning for Blob Storage is now generally available

Immutable storage with versioning is now generally available. Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable and protect all versions of a blob.


Dec 9 Azure HDInsight 2018-06-01 preview API will be retired on 30 November 2024

Transition to the new Azure ‘HDInsight API 2021-06-01’ before 30 November 2024.


Dec 9 General availability: Azure Communication Services interoperability with Microsoft Teams

Improving customer interactions across apps with Microsoft Teams and Azure Communication Services interoperability.


Dec 9 Azure Storage: Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) conditions with principal attributes now in public preview

Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use Azure AD custom security attributes for principals in role assignment conditions for Azure Storage, along with resource and request attributes.


Dec 9 Azure Storage: Secure access to storage account from a virtual network/subnet in any region now in public preview

This preview enables secure access to your storage account by configuring virtual network rules in the storage firewall that allow access from subnets in any Azure region of your choice.


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