#Azure notable updates weeks 49-52/22
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by Daniele Grandini
1w ago
After a long leave let’s try to catch what happened in the last month of 2022. Azure Arc now previews Azure Container Apps on any connected AKS cluster, let’s keep expanding Azure on prem to build a solid platform to eventually move to the full Azure. Speaking of AKS Azure backup now previews the capability of protecting data stored in persistent volumes on a K8s cluster. Azure Sphere Security Service now enables EU customers to process and store image files and device crash dump files within the EU as desired. Azure Storage Mover–A managed migration service for Azure Storage is now in preview ..read more
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#Azure notable updates weeks 45-48/22
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by Daniele Grandini
2M ago
Microsoft has been confirmed for the ninth year in a row in the leaders quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services by Gartner and for the first time is leading the completeness of Vision. It comes to no surprise we have the 3 major players in the leaders quadrant. And Microsoft is also a leader in Life Cycle API Management, even if in this case that space is really crowded. A few notable news that will help in managing your Azure environment: with Azure backup you can now preview restore VMs in different subscriptions licensing costs for SQL Server on Virtual Machines and Manag ..read more
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#Azure notable updates weeks 41-42/22
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by Daniele Grandini
3M ago
This week has been Ignite week, so many announcements, many previews and many Generally Available solutions. It’s not always easy to pick the most notable updates, to do this I chose to skip announcements without a delivery date, even if they are key to understand the future I’ll have time to report on them once they enter the preview phase. AI is everywhere and it is now ready to reach a broader audience a large part of this post is focused on this topic. In this respect the new Azure Machine Learning registries can have an impact in promoting models, pipelines and in general ML related artif ..read more
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#Azure notable updates weeks 38-40
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by Daniele Grandini
4M ago
Policy analytics for Azure Firewall, now in public preview, provides enhanced visibility into traffic flowing through Azure Firewall Encryption scopes enable you to manage encryption with a key that is scoped to a container or an individual blob. You can use encryption scopes to create secure boundaries between data that resides in the same storage account but belongs to different customers. This is available also for hierarchical namespace enabled storage accounts. Notable GAs features: Updating the address space for peered virtual networks Immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage ..read more
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#Azure notable updates weeks 35-37
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by Daniele Grandini
4M ago
Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader once again in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools. This is a strategic market and the leaders quadrant is pretty crowded, notably AWS is not there. On the plus side Gartner cites reduced complexity and great interoperability thanks to Azure ecosystem integration, broad uses cases and an effective go to market strategy, on the minus cost predictions and below average error reporting and debugging. For companies that implement an highly segmented security strategy, the ability to encrypt storage accounts with key vaul ..read more
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#Azure notable updates weeks 33-34/22
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by Daniele Grandini
5M ago
Microsoft is a Leader in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services this is an important achievement with Microsoft head to head with Google and AWS with more market share, but accordingly to Gartner a little behind in technologies. Worth a read. Following the success of GitHub CodeSpaces, we have now in public preview “Microsoft Dev Box“. Microsoft Dev Box is a managed service that enables developers to create on-demand, high-performance, secure, ready-to-code, project-specific workstations in the cloud. This is seriously interesting for developer teams, now it’s just a matte ..read more
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#Azure notable updates weeks 29-32/22
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by Daniele Grandini
6M ago
Resumable restore improves SQL Managed Instance database migrations experience, avoiding to restart migrations from scratch in case of interruptions. The feature is in preview. It is super clear the old log analytics agent is doomed in favor of Azure Monitor Agent (AMA), so it comes with no surprise you ca now (preview) enable VM Insights using AMA. Azure Backup is ready to move to Azure Monitor alerting from the old log analytics based alerting solution we have today. The new alerting experience is in preview. Azure monitor related previews are not finished yet, Azure Monitor for SAP adds to ..read more
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#Azure notable updates weeks 24-28/22
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by Daniele Grandini
6M ago
Identity as we all know it’s a key asset for all digital transactions and Microsoft has been historically a leader for identity for businesses. Still it lacked a comprehensive view of identity life cycle, it tried with MIIS/MIM but it was an half cocked tentative. Now, also through acquisitions, Microsoft launches Microsoft Entra and it is definitely worth a look: Secure access for a connected world—meet Microsoft Entra – Microsoft Security Blog Microsoft Entra Permissions Management is now generally available! – Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft Entra workload Identities Use cloud groups ..read more
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#Azure notables updates weeks 22-23/22 (Build)
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by Daniele Grandini
8M ago
So we had another Build, as usual insightful and inspirational. In this installment the GA releases will be treated at a bare minimum to leave space for previews and announcements. We finally started to seriously invest in AI, this is a first step towards adding proper AI to every software solution we’re going to release. So here are the great news from Build: Azure Bot Service and Power Virtual Agents (PVA) Power Virtual Agents will be incorporating additional Azure Bot Service Composer capabilities such as a new authoring canvas, rich responses, event-driven and contextual trigge ..read more
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#Azure notable updates weeks 19-21/22
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by Daniele Grandini
9M ago
Verifiable credentials in Azure AD  are now available to everyone with an Azure AD subscription (the new authentication method is in preview). Verifiable credentials is a new W3C standard that enables end-users to easily present digital credentials representing their employment, education, or other endorsements in a tamperproof, secure, and verifiable manner. Azure Private DNS Resolver enables you to query Azure Private DNS Zones from an on-premises environment and vice versa without provisioning IaaS-based DNS solutions. Customers will no longer need to provision IaaS-based solution ..read more
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