Important upcoming changes to Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Important

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On this page, you'll learn about changes that are planned for Defender for Cloud. It describes planned modifications to the product that might impact things like your secure score or workflows.

If you're looking for the latest release notes, you'll find them in the What's new in Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Planned changes

Planned change Estimated date for change
Recommendation to enable diagnostic logs for Virtual Machine Scale Sets to be deprecated December 2022
The policy Vulnerability Assessment settings for SQL server should contain an email address to receive scan reports is set to be deprecated December 2022

Recommendation to enable diagnostic logs for Virtual Machine Scale Sets to be deprecated

Estimated date for change: December 2022

The recommendation Diagnostic logs in Virtual Machine Scale Sets should be enabled is set to be deprecated.

The related policy definition will also be deprecated from any standards displayed in the regulatory compliance dashboard.

Recommendation Description Severity
Diagnostic logs in Virtual Machine Scale Sets should be enabled Enable logs and retain them for up to a year. This enables you to recreate activity trails for investigation purposes when a security incident occurs or your network is compromised. Low

The policy Vulnerability Assessment settings for SQL server should contain an email address to receive scan reports is set to be deprecated

Estimated date for change: December 2022

The policy Vulnerability Assessment settings for SQL server should contain an email address to receive scan reports is set to be deprecated.

The Defender for SQL vulnerability assessment email report will still be available and existing email configurations won't change after the policy is deprecated.

Next steps

For all recent changes to Defender for Cloud, see What's new in Microsoft Defender for Cloud?.