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Public preview: Incremental snapshots for Ultra Disk Storage - To ensure business continuity, incremental snapshots for Ultra Disks are now available in public preview in the Sweden Central and US West 3 Azure region.

Generally available: Indirect enterprise agreement on Azure Cost Management and Billing - Manage your enrollment hierarchy, view account usage, and monitor costs directly from the Azure Cost Management and Billing menu on the Azure portal (for indirect enterprise agreement customers)

General availability: Application security groups support for private endpoints - Application security groups (ASGs) support for private endpoints is now generally available.

General availability: Mount Azure Storage as a local share in App Service Windows Code - Mounting Azure Storage File share as a network share in Windows code (non-container) in App Service is now generally available.

General Availability: 5 GB Put Blob - Maximum Put Blob size is now increasing to 5 GB

Public Preview: Container insights support for AKS hybrid clusters - Container insights now supports AKS hybrid clusters

Classic VM retirement: extending retirement date to September 1st 2023 - Extended migration period for your IaaS VMs from Azure Service Manager to Azure Resource Manager. Please complete the migration by 1 September 2023.

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


Marcos Nogueira
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