In July, Microsoft announced plans for ending Windows support for PHP. They will support current versions, but next will be without official support. excerpt from the official statement:
We know that the current cadence is 2 years from release for bug fixes, and 1 year after that for security fixes. This means that PHP 7.2 will be going out of support in November. PHP 7.3 will be going into security fix mode only in November. PHP 7.4 will continue to have another year of bug fix and then one year of security fixes. We are committed to maintaining development and building of PHP on Windows for 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 as long as they are officially supported. We are not, however, going to be supporting PHP for Windows in any capacity for version 8.0 and beyond.
Another interesting news is that Google is launching Confidential VMs. Confidential VMs are built on top of Shielded VMs. They support images such as Ubuntu v18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, etc. Infoq.com says:
Confidential VMs is the first product in Google Cloud’s Confidential Computing portfolio. Other prominent cloud vendors such as Microsoft and Amazon already initiated their confidential computing approaches.
More about this you can read here.