Azure AD Application Proxy gets updates:
- it now just uses ports 80 and 443
- you can restrict outbound traffic by DNS names (*.msappproxy.net and *.servicebus.windows.net)
and we can tune timeout for backend applications up to 180 seconds.
Azure SQL Database standard elastic pools can now deliver up to 3000 eDTU. The feature is still in preview.
There’s hope for CSP partners that are struggling to better delegate admin rights on customer subscriptions.
- The “Template deployment” marketplace item is now visible and let’s you deploy ARM templates
- You can run the Azure Shell in delegated mode. To do that you must first register in the azure portal the Microsoft.Storage provider
We finally have the new Azure Backup Server bits, basically they’re now aligned with DPM 2016 in terms of features set (tape management excluded). So we now have vCenter/ESXi support, modern storage, SQL/SHP/WS 2016 support and so on. There are few interesting blog posts if you’re interested in more information:
- Protect Windows Server 2016 and vCenter/ESXi 6.5 using Azure Backup Server
- Introducing Modern Backup Storage with Azure Backup Server on Windows Server 2016
- Protect Windows Server System State to cloud with Azure Backup!
The linux agent now ingest custom log using “sudo_tail”, this fixes a nasty issue when the omsagent user doesn’t have the proper permissions on the logs to be ingested.
The long waited customer driven DR solution between Azure datacenters is now in public preview.
SCOM 2016 APM agent bug with .net fw 2.0 is solved in UR3, isn’t it? Well almost, there are still issues open.
Take this advice from Kevin for you SCOM 2016 deployment health.