ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

Title Summary Link
Azure Policy for Key Vault now supports keys, secrets, and certificates Get a deeper view into your organization's security posture, configure daily automated audits, and start enforcing best practices in under 5 minutes. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/keyvaultpolicy/
Public preview: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL DB general purpose tier Make your general purpose databases and elastic pools resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/zone-redundant-configuration-for-azure-sql-db-general-purpose-tier/
Azure Site Recovery update rollup 51 – October 2020 The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides provides fixes, updated Linux support for the Mobility service, and download links for Site Recovery components. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/site-recovery-update-rollup-51-october-2020/
Increased functionalities to 1-click on Azure Data Explorer is now generally available 1-click capabilities for intuitive semi-automatic table and ingestion experiences in Azure Data Explorer is generally available. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-data-explorer-1click-is-now-in-general-availability/
Azure API Management updates- October 2020 Regular Azure API Management service updates including new features, bug fixes, changes and other improvements. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-api-management-updates-october-2020/
Log Analytics Linux Agent for Fall 2020 now available A new release of the Linux Agent is now available with support fixes and a new troubleshooting tool. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/log-analytics-agent-for-linux-fall-2020-now-available/
Microsoft plans to establish new cloud datacenter region in Austria The new region is anticipated to include Microsoft Azure, with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to follow. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/microsoft-plans-to-establish-new-cloud-datacenter-region-in-austria/
Azure Blob storage lifecycle management now supports blob versions management You can now use Azure Blob storage lifecycle management to automatically transition old blob versions to a cooler storage tier (hot to cool, hot to archive, or cool to archive) or delete old blob versions to optimize for cost. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-blob-storage-lifecycle-management-now-supports-blob-versions-management/
Solving IoT device security at scale through standards Edge Compute Node protection profile (ECN PP)—now available—guides you to engineer, claim, evaluate, and consume device security for IoT. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/solving-iot-device-security-at-scale-through-standards/
Introducing the Microsoft Azure Modular Datacenter The Microsoft Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) is designed to support datacenter scale scenarios for humanitarian aid, disaster response, and other needs for high-intensity, secure cloud computing in challenging environments. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/introducing-the-microsoft-azure-modular-datacenter/
Multiple new features for Azure VPN Gateway in public preview Take advantage of multiple new enhancements and features that are now available in Azure VPN Gateway. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/multiple-new-features-for-vpn-gateway-in-public-preview/
Azure Key Vault Event Grid integration is now available Azure Key Vault is now an events publisher with Azure Event Grid, enabling developers to subscribe to events about keys, certificates, and secrets changes. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-key-vault-event-grid-integration-is-now-available/
Quickly get started with samples in Azure Synapse Analytics To further accelerate time to insight in Azure Synapse Analytics, we are introducing the Knowledge center to simplify access to pre-loaded sample data and to streamline the getting started process for data professionals. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/quickly-get-started-with-samples-in-azure-synapse-analytics/
Azure role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure Key Vault data plane authorization is now in preview Achieve unified management and access control across Azure resources, Azure Key Vault and keys, certificates, and secrets. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-rolebased-access-control-rbac-for-azure-key-vault-data-plane-authorization-is-now-in-preview/
Fluent Bit connector for Azure Storage to support Azure Data Explorer streaming In collaboration with Fluent Bit, we are releasing a new output plugin for Azure Blob Storage. The connector can output both block blobs and append blobs to an Azure storage account. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/fluent-bit-connector-for-azure-storage-to-support-azure-data-explorer/

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