07 Aug August 2021 Azure Updates – Week 1
Get the latest updates on Azure products and features to meet your cloud investment needs.
Azure Backup now provides the capability to move long term retention(LTR) recovery points to low-cost archive tier for SQL Server for Azure VM.
Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server enables the creation of a high availability server in the same zone as the primary server.
General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in early August 2021.
Private DNS integration zone integration for Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server in public preview
Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server now supports private DNS zone integration in preview.
Prepay and commit to Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server for one- or three-years’ worth of steady hourly service consumption at a lower per-hour price point.
The public preview Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server (Preview) is now supported in two additional regions—West US and Germany West Central.
Public preview of Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now offers reserved instance pricing
Prepay and commit to one- or three- years’ worth of steady hourly service consumption on Hyperscale (Citus) for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open-source Postgres database.
Private DNS zone integration is now available for Flexible Server on Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) support for PostgreSQL versions 13.3 and 12.7 in public preview
Hyperscale (Citus) now supports the latest PostgreSQL minor versions 13.3 and 12.7 for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open-source Postgres database on Azure.
Benefit from new features and enhancements in OpenShift release 4.7.
You can inventory installed applications, roles and features and perform dependency analysis on discovered Windows & Linux servers without installing any agents.
Configure Azure Defender to view and manage your security concerns for SQL Server on Azure virtual machines.
General availability: Azure Monitor IT Service Management Connector is now certified with ServiceNow Quebec version
The Azure IT Service Management Connector is certified on the Quebec version of ServiceNow, enabling alerts integration with ITSM products.
Leverage advanced features in Azure Monitor like customer-managed key, Lockbox, infrastructure encryption for lower capacity reservation commitment.
Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in early August 2021.
Scheduled Query Rules API version 2021-02-01-preview is now available and is replacing API version 2020-05-01-preview.
HDInsight is now generally available for Australia Central customers.
You can now use Private Link for Azure Managed HSM to protect sensitive traffic between different Azure and on-premises services.
Use Azure AD based authentication for Automation public endpoints
Execute Automation runbooks for production scenarios using PowerShell 7.1
Onboard Azure automation hybrid workers using hybrid extension for Azure and Arc machines
Achieve higher reliability and resiliency through Availability Zones in Azure Automation.
Use the latest Az modules in the Automation runbooks
ExpressRoute Global Reach allows you to link ExpressRoute circuits in different locations together to make a private network between your on-premises networks.