A man holding a megaphone -Updates

Last Updated on March 25, 2024 by Arnav Sharma

September 7, 2023:

  • Azure Load Testing Resource Mobility: Azure has enhanced the Load Testing feature by allowing users to move Azure Load Testing resources across different resource groups and subscriptions. This ensures that users don’t lose any test or test run data during the transition, providing more flexibility in resource management.

  • Expansion of Azure Premium SSD v2 Disk Storage: Azure’s Premium SSD v2 Disk Storage, known for its advanced general-purpose block storage capabilities, has expanded its availability to more regions. This ensures that users across different geographies can leverage its high-performance storage solution with optimal price performance.

September 13-20, 2023:

  • Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry Integration: Azure introduced OpenTelemetry-based Distro for Node.js and Python in Azure Monitor. This allows developers to utilize OpenTelemetry-based instrumentation with vendor-neutral APIs. The integration empowers users to gather metrics, logs, and distributed traces in Azure Monitor application insights seamlessly.

  • GitHub Advanced Security for Azure DevOps: Azure DevOps has now integrated GitHub Advanced Security. This integration enables users to activate GitHub Advanced Security features such as code scanning, secret scanning, and dependency scanning. It also facilitates a connection to Microsoft Defender for Cloud, enhancing the security of DevOps processes.

  • Azure Service Fabric 10.0 Release: Azure announced the 10.0 release of Azure Service Fabric. This release brings forth new features and improvements in quality, ensuring a more robust and efficient service fabric environment for users.

  • Azure Monitor Logs Connector Enhancement: Azure has made it easier for users to authenticate the Azure Monitor logs connector in Logic App. By enabling managed identity authentication and granting it permissions, users can now query data from Log Analytics workspace or Application Insights component without the need for additional authentication steps.

  • Defender for Storage Malware Scanning: Azure introduced Malware Scanning in Defender for Storage. This feature enables organizations to detect and prevent potential malware distribution events. It offers content scanning upon upload and near real-time malware detection, all powered by Microsoft Defender Antivirus technologies.

September 21, 2023:

  • Azure Update Manager General Availability: Formerly known as the Update Management Center, the Azure Update Manager has now reached general availability. This tool provides users with a centralized platform to manage and deploy updates across their Azure environment.

September 27, 2023:

  • Enhancements in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS): Azure introduced several updates for AKS, including features like Vertical Pod Autoscaling add-on, AKS image cleaner, and dedicated table support for AKS diagnostics logs. These enhancements aim to provide a more efficient and streamlined Kubernetes service experience.

  • Custom Partitioning in Azure Synapse Link: Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB now supports custom partitioning. Users can partition data in the analytical store using specific keys, optimizing query performance and data load times.

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