More than 36 general availability (GA) announcements were made at Microsoft Ignite in the past week. 21 of them coming from Azure and some closely related services.


  • Azure Sentinel gets more than 30 new connectors overing a raft of new services including Dynamics, Salesforce, and Cisco Umbrella. Improvements in data ingestion, analytics, and playbooks are also announced.
  • Azure Machine Learning gets new role based access controls.
  • Azure Stream Analytics is now generally available and supports dedicated clusters in single-tenant.
  • Azure Cache for Redis, now has two additional tiers; Enterprise and Enterprise Flash.
  • Azure Resource Mover, is a new capability allowing you to migrate their applications from one region to another once a new region is launched or to take advantage of region with availability zones.
  • Azure Communication Services, will be generally available in a few weeks after a preview period that started in September.
  • Private Azure Marketplace service, allows organization to limit which solutions their users find from the broader Azure Marketplace.
  • Azure Arc now supports the management of Kubernetes clusters.
  • Centralised backup supports now virtual machines, SQL on Azure, HANA and Azure Files.
  • Azure Remote Rendering, is generally available for performing the compute intensive rendering, then streaming them in real-time to devices.
  • Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop is also generally available in the coming weeks.

Azure Active Directory

Minor Updates

  • Public IP addresses when changed between SKUs now maintain the IP address without it changing.
  • Guided experience for selecting the right load balancing option will make it’s way to the portal.
  • More complete peering and Global Reach configuration with ExpressRoute Portal.