Cloud Tracker on Azure: What’s new in Azure (September 2021)

Cloud Tracker on Azure: What’s new in Azure

This month for Azure we've got vulnerabilities, deprecations, and a lot of platform updates. Ready to get up to speed?

Author: David Tucker


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This month for Azure we’ve got vulnerabilities, deprecations, and a lot of platform updates. Ready to get up to speed?

For full notes of all the resources, announcements and tools mentioned in this video, follow the links below:

Guidance for OMI Vulnerabilities - https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2021/09/16/additional-guidance-regarding-omi-vulnerabilities-within-azure-vm-management-extensions/

Azure Virtual Machines capacity reservations in public preview - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/guarantee-capacity-access-with-ondemand-capacity-reservations-now-in-preview/

Flexible orchestration for virtual machine scale sets in preview - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/flexible-virtual-machine-scale-sets

Azure App Service support for Availability Zones is GA - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/how-to-zone-redundancy

Mount Azure Storage for Linux App Service apps is GA - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/mounting-azure-storage-as-a-local-share-for-web-apps-deployed-on-app-service-is-generally-available/

AKS support for Kubernetes 1.21 is GA - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-aks-support-for-kubernetes-121-2/

AKS Run command is GA - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-aks-run-command/

AKS support for CSI storage driver is GA - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-csi-storage-driver-support-on-azure-kubernetes-service/

Public DNS support for private Azure Kubernetes Service clusters is GA - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-public-dns-support-for-private-azure-kubernetes-service-clusters/

Scale-down mode in AKS in Preview - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/scale-down-mode

Public preview: Custom policy definitions for AKS clusters - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-custom-policy-definitions-for-aks-clusters/

Cosmos DB Continuous backup with point in time restore is GA - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/continuous-backup-restore-introduction

Cosmos DB extensions for Azure Functions V4 in public preview - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-of-v4-cosmos-db-extensions-for-azure-functions/

PLATFORM UPDATES

Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise Tier in private preview - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/private-preview-azure-spring-cloud-enterprise/

Azure Route Server is now GA - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/route-server/overview

Azure Static Web Apps adds public preview support for Private Endpoints - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/static-web-apps/private-endpoint

Azure Monitor support for Availability Zones is GA - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/generally-available-azure-monitor-support-for-availability-zones/

Azure Disk Storage Zone redundant storage is GA - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/improve-availability-with-zoneredundant-storage-for-azure-disk-storage/

Azure SQL Migration extension in Azure Data Studio in public preview - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-sql/announcing-azure-sql-migration-extension-for-azure-data-studio/ba-p/2703295

Azure Blob storage Last access time tracking is GA - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-blob-storage-last-access-time-tracking-now-generally-available/

General availability: Azure Archive Storage events for easy rehydration of archived blobs - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-azure-archive-storage-events-for-easy-rehydration-of-archived-blobs/



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About the author

David is a Webby Award winning cloud development consultant that focuses on cloud native web, mobile, and IoT applications. For over fifteen years as a consultant David has led custom software development on emerging platforms for companies such as FedEx, AT&T, Sony Music, Intel, Comcast, Herman Miller, Principal Financial, and Adobe (as well as many others). David regularly writes and speaks on the digital landscape with published works for O’Reilly and Lynda.com. He has written for Mashable, Smashing Magazine, and VentureBeat, and he has spoken at events like AdTech, Interop, and Adobe Max.

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