ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

Title Summary Link
Azure Backup—Soft delete for SQL Server in Azure VM and SAP HANA Soft Delete for Azure Backup for SQL and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/workloadsoftdeletega/
Generate Azure Functions using Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code Using Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code, you can now generate Azure Functions. This will help you scaffold all the necessary functions for your API based on the API definitions. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/generate-azure-functions-using-azure-api-management-extension-for-visual-studio-code/
Reduce costs with new memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines certified for SAP HANA In June 2020, we announced general availability of Azure general purpose and memory optimized Virtual Machines based on the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) deliver up to roughly 20 percent CPU performance improvement compared to their predecessors, the Dv3 and Ev3 VM, depending on the workload. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/reduce-costs-with-new-memoryoptimized-azure-virtual-machines-certified-for-sap-hana/
New region added to Azure HDInsight Azure HDinsight is now generally available in UAE Central https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-hdinsight-is-now-available-in-the-uae-central/
Azure Security Center—News and updates for October 2020 New enhancements and updates made to Azure Security Center in October 2020. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/asc-october2020/
Power BI dynamic M query parameter support Power BI dynamic M query parameter allows users to explicitly inject filters at the designated place in the query and improve query performance by a few factors, especially when the report is built on top of a very big dataset, or using complex query logic. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/power-bi-dynamic-m-query-parameter-support/
At-scale migration automation support with Azure Migrate and Azure PowerShell Microsoft Azure is a key enabler of the digital transformation journey of our customers today. Customers are using Azure to spur business innovation and realizing how running in Azure makes them more resilient, more agile, and more efficient. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/atscale-migration-automation-support-with-azure-migrate-and-azure-powershell/
HoloLens 2 Development Edition is now available for purchase in the United States The Development Edition combines the capabilities of HoloLens 2 with Azure, Unity, and Pixyz to empower developers to build interactive experiences and render 3D holographic content with people, places, and things. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/hololens2-development-edition-is-now-available-in-the-us/
PowerShell support for Server Migration with Azure Migrate is now generally available Automate migration of VMware virtual machines to Azure using Azure Migrate and Azure PowerShell https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/powershell-support-for-server-migration-with-azure-migrate/
Azure HDInsight now supports Private Link in preview Azure HDInsight private link integration allows you to create VNET injected clusters with no public IP and access them using your own private endpoints. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-hdinsight-now-supports-private-link-in-preview/
Azure Monitor Application Insights Java 3.0 is now generally available Now you can monitor your Java apps without a single change of code – the Application Java agent can be enabled through just a couple of configuration changes, and will monitor Java applications in any environment. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/java-agent-application-insights-ga/
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 recursive access control list (ACL) update is generally available Set, update, or remove access control lists (ACLs) recursively for existing Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystem. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-data-lake-storage-gen2-recursive-access-control-list-acl-update-is-generally-available/

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