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Public Preview: Azure App Health Extension - Rich Health States - Application Health Extension, Rich Health States allows for more detailed health reporting on your VM applications.

Public preview: Azure Database for MySQL - Logic Apps and Power Automate integration - Use the Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server connector to connect to MySQL data and build with Power Automate and Logic Apps.

Azure Machine Learning Generally availability updates for January 2023 - New features in GA include the ability to place customized tags, search for machine learning assets, isolate network for managed online endpoints, build custom metrics views, and simplify data security.

Azure Machine Learning - Public preview announcements for January 2023 - New features now available in Public Preview include the ability to build an end-to-end training pipeline with no-code, recover a deleted workspace, and identify root causes of pipeline failure.

General Availability: Active Directory Connector for Arc-enabled SQL MI - Active Directory Connector (ADC) for Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance is now available to perform Active Directory authentication.

Public preview: Tribal Group events available to Azure Event Grid customers - You can now subscribe to events Tribal Group applications and automate your processes based on Tribal Group application state changes.

Generally available: Azure Active Directory authentication for SQL Server 2022 - Customers with SQL Server 2022 can enable Azure Active Directory authentication, single sign-on, unify SQL Server authentication and leverage multi-factor authentication.

Public Preview of Viewing SQL Server Databases via Azure Arc - Surfaces all the active databases and their configurations for each of the Arc-enabled SQL Servers in Azure.

Public Preview: Microsoft Purview access policies for SQL Server 2022 - Author policies that govern the access to Active Directory users directly from Azure to all your SQL Server 2022 data sources at scale.

Public Preview: Azure Automation Visual Studio Code Extension - Use the Azure Automation extension to perform local authoring and management of automation runbooks using VS Code

General availability: IoT Edge Metrics Collector 1.1 - This refresh updates the module’s dependencies and base image.


Marcos Nogueira
Azure MVP
Twitter: @mdnoga