20 Dec Azure Updates – December 13-17 2021
Get the latest updates on Azure products and features to meet your cloud investment needs.
The new release includes Slurm and VMSS improvements as well as seven new bug fixes.
New regional availability of Azure HPC Cache expands access to low-latency compute.
Use Azure diagnostic settings to log information on all client connections to your Azure Cache for Redis instance.
Take advantage of several new and improved Kubernetes related capabilities via the Microsoft Defender for Containers offering.
Choose Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Single Server, Flexible Server, or Hyperscale (Citus) as an output for your Azure Stream Analytics jobs to store real time analytical data.
Dec 15 Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus): New toolkit certifications generally available
New Toolkit certifications are now available on Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.
Improve database performance by running IO tasks concurrently using the Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK async support capability.
You can now enable and use GitOps to manage configuration and applications in AKS clusters.
Developers can simplify the cross-channel user experiences within their applications with Azure Communication Services UI Library.
A new, simple, and flexible offer for Azure Stack HCI customers to acquire Windows Server guest licensing now for $0 while in public preview.
General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL for December 2021.
Automated key rotation in Key Vault allows security officers to improve data security.
Placement policies enable admins to specify constraints or rules when allocating Virtual Machines within an Azure VMware Solution private cloud. With this update, the creation and assignment of vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) rules for running Virtual Machines in an Azure VMware Solution SDDC has been simplified and is now executable directly from the Azure Portal for cloud admin roles.
If you have processes or tools to detect accidental deletion of files and directories for your Azure Data Lake Storage accounts, you can now also restore the deleted objects using soft delete for blobs capability. During the retention period that you specify, you can now restore a soft-deleted object to its state at the time it was deleted.
You can now scan your Snowflake artifacts including streams, columns, stored procedures, and functions/pipes.