#Azure notable updates week 26/20

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) introduces (preview) proximity placement groups. This way all the worker nodes can be placed in the same datacenter and thus “near” in networking terms. Database engine auditing for Azure Database for MariaDB and MySQL is now GA. It allows to ingest audit logs to record database activity and events such as […]

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#Azure notable updates week 25/20

Azure Monitor now can leverage Azure Arc to reach your on-premises workloads. While you can monitor non Azure VMs today even without Arc, leveraging Arc allows you to discover and automatically manage agents on VMs. Also you can now use Azure Monitor for Containers to monitor Kubernetes clusters managed through Arc. Both features are now […]

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#Azure notable updates week 24/20

Azure Files support for authentication with on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is finally GA. It makes the migration from on-premises to cloud extremely simple as the existing Windows ACLs can be seamlessly carried over to Azure Files and continue to be enforced for authorization. Speaking of Azure File shares, soft delete enters the […]

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#Azure notable updates week 23/20

In the SQL data platform you can now set the minimal required TLS version, you can do that for MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MySQL. The setting is also available for Azure SQL database and Synapse Analytics. Last week I posted on Azure Image Builder, the strictly related Azure Shared Image Library service has now announced a […]

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#Azure notable updates week 22/20

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now supports Proximity Placement Groups (PPG) deployed Virtual Machines. ASR will do its best to obey the PPG placement in case of VMs failover to another region. Azure Key vault introduces a new method to import HSM generated keys into Azure, improving the BYOK scope of applicability. The new method enables […]

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