ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

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Azure Database for PostgreSQL ending support for PostgreSQL version 9.6 on 11 November 2021 Community support for Azure Database PostgreSQL version 9.6 ends on 11 November 2021 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-postgresql-ending-support-for-postgresql-version-96-on-11-november-2021/
Earlier versions of Analysis Services client libraries will retire on 30 June 2021 Update your Analytics Services client libraries to version or higher by 30 June 2021. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/earlier-versions-of-analysis-services-client-libraries-will-retire-on-30-june-2021/
Azure Batch Transcription and Customization Rest API v2 will be retired by 29 February 2024 Update your code that uses Azure Batch Transcription and Customization Rest API. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-batch-transcription-and-customization-rest-api-v2-will-be-retired-by-29-february-2024/
Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – February 2021 February brings two big releases for Azure Government—general availability support for Pay-As-You-Go subscriptions and the cost allocation preview. You'll also see informational insights and a new download experience in the cost analysis preview, new ways to save with Azure, learning videos, and documentation to help you troubleshoot unexpected charges. We hope you find these updates useful. Let us know what you'd like to see next! https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-cost-management-and-billing-updates-february-2021/
Demystifying cloud economics Migrating to the cloud is an evolution, and it is important to think differently about how you consume resources. As you're building a business case in your organization, it is critical to step back and understand the cloud's key constructs and transform your mindset. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/demystifying-cloud-economics/
AKS legacy Azure AD integration will be retired on 29 February 2024 Transition to AKS Managed Azure AD by 29 February 2024. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/aks-legacy-azure-ad-integration-will-be-retired-on-29-february-2024/
Accelerating Department of Defense mission workloads with Azure As the Azure engineering team continues to deliver a rapid pace of innovation for defense customers, we’re also continuing to support Department of Defense (DoD) customers and partners in delivering new capabilities to serve mission needs. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/accelerating-department-of-defense-mission-workloads-with-azure/
Azure Site Recovery update rollup 54 is now generally available – February 2021 The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides provides fixes, updated replication support, and download links for Site Recovery components. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/site-recovery-update-rollup-54-february-2021/
A deep dive into serverless applications on Power Apps and Azure In 2021, each month, we will be releasing a monthly blog covering the webinar of the month for the Low-code application development (LCAD) on Azure solution. LCAD on Azure is a new solution to demonstrate the robust development capabilities of integrating low-code Microsoft Power Apps and the Azure products you may be familiar with.   https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/a-deep-dive-into-serverless-applications-on-power-apps-and-azure/
Jenkins plug-ins for Azure are being retired on 29 February 2024 Start using Azure CLI for a better experience integrating with Azure service. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/jenkins-plugins-for-azure-are-being-retired-on-29-february-2024/
Action required: Switch to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 by 29 February 2024 Migrate to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/action-required-switch-to-azure-data-lake-storage-gen2-by-29-february-2024/
Azure Application Gateway analytics will be retired on 29 February 2024 Transition to Azure Monitor Network Insights workbook. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-application-gateway-analytics-will-be-retired-on-29-february-2024/
Update your Azure Media Services REST API and SDKs to v3 by 29 February 2024 We’ll be retiring version 2 of the Azure Media Services API and the associated client SDKs on 29 February 2024. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/update-your-azure-media-services-rest-api-and-sdks-to-v3-by-29-february-2024/
The GS5 Azure Virtual Machines will no longer be SAP HANA Certified on 28 February 2022  Start using E64ds_v4 before 28 February 2022. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/the-gs5-azure-virtual-machines-will-no-longer-be-sap-hana-certified-on-28-february-2022/
Introducing private Azure marketplace—simplified app governance and deployment Azure Marketplace offers thousands of industry-leading apps and services from Microsoft and partners, certified and optimized to run on Azure. Azure Marketplace makes it easy to find, try, and buy the solutions you need confidently and quickly drive business outcomes. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/introducing-private-azure-marketplace-simplified-app-governance-and-deployment/
Community support for Python 3.6 is ending on 23 December 2021 App Service support for Python 3.6 is ending on 23 December 2021. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/community-support-for-python-36-is-ending-on-23-december-2021/
General availability: Data flows in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse now support Reserved Instances Azure Data Factory (ADF) and Azure Synapse Analytics (Synapse) now offer discounted pricing on data flows based on 1-year and 3-year reservations. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-data-flows-in-azure-data-factory-and-azure-synapse-now-support-reserved-instances/
We’re retiring Classic Application Insights on 29 February 2024 Transition to workspace-based Application Insights. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/we-re-retiring-classic-application-insights-on-29-february-2024/
Microsoft plans to establish first datacenter region in Indonesia Microsoft increases its investment in Indonesia’s digital economy, with plans to establish its first datacenter region in the country. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/microsoft-plans-to-establish-first-datacenter-region-in-indonesia/
Please upgrade your Azure AD Connect sync to a newer version by 29 February 2024 We’re retiring older versions of Azure Active Directory Connect. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/please-upgrade-your-azure-ad-connect-sync-to-a-newer-version-by-29-february-2024/
Automating quota management with Azure Quota REST API Enterprises are increasingly defined by the applications they use and build to run their core business processes, including the customer experiences they provide. Across all sectors, we see how companies like challenger banks, online healthcare providers, e-commerce providers, and other startups are winning customers by providing new applications. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/automating-quota-management-with-azure-quota-rest-api/
General availability: Azure Cognitive Services Translator releases nine new languages Azure Cognitive Services Translator is releasing nine new languages for text translation: Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azeri, Khmer, Lao, Myanmar, Nepali, and Tigrinya. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-cognitive-services-translator-releases-nine-new-languages/
We are retiring Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics v2.x on 29 February 2024 Transition to Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics v3. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/we-are-retiring-azure-cognitive-services-text-analytics-v2x-on-29-february-2024/
The G5 and GS5 Azure VMs will no longer be hardware-isolated on 28 February 2022 G5 and GS5 Azure Virtual Machines will no longer be isolated. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/the-g5-and-gs5-azure-vms-will-no-longer-be-hardwareisolated-on-28-february-2022/
We’re retiring Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor (classic) on 29 February 2024 Transition to the new Connection Monitor in Azure Network Watcher. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/we-re-retiring-azure-network-watcher-connection-monitor-classic-on-29-february-2024/
We are retiring Classic Azure Migrate on 29 February 2024 Transition to Azure Migrate by 29 February 2024. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/we-are-retiring-classic-azure-migrate-on-29-february-2024/
E-commerce on Azure increases security with Payment Card Industry Three-Domain Secure compliance More customers than ever are shopping from home in the current health environment, and companies are responding by rapidly deploying cloud-based e-commerce solutions. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/e-commerce-on-azure-increases-security-with-payment-card-industry-three-domain-secure-compliance/
Azure Stack Edge Pro FPGA is retiring on 29 February 2024 Upgrade to the new Azure Stack Edge Pro GPU devices. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-stack-edge-pro-fpga-is-retiring-on-28-february-2024/
Azure Batch ‘CloudServiceConfiguration’ pools will be retired on 29 February 2024 Transition to Azure Batch Virtual Machine pool configuration by 29 February 2024. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-batch-cloudserviceconfiguration-pools-will-be-retired-on-29-february-2024/
We’re retiring Network Performance Monitor on 29 February 2024 Transition to the new Connection Monitor in Azure Network Watcher. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/we-re-retiring-network-performance-monitor-on-29-february-2024/
Migrate SAP systems faster with Cloud Move for Azure by SNP Cloud Move for Azure enables automated and precise cloud sizing through the detailed analysis of an existing SAP system, mapping it to a new environment in Azure with full cost transparency. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/migrate-sap-systems-faster-with-cloud-move-for-azure-by-snp/
Start using new alerts in Azure Monitor for Azure Government Cloud Classic alerts in Azure Monitor will be retired on 29 February 2024 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/start-using-new-alerts-in-azure-monitor-for-azure-government-cloud/
Update your scripts to use Az PowerShell modules by 29 February 2024 We'll retire AzureRM PowerShell modules on 29 February 2024. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/update-your-scripts-to-use-az-powershell-modules-by-29-february-2024/
The E64i_v3 & E64is_v3 Azure VMs will not be hardware-isolated on 28 February 2022 E64i_v3 & E64is_v3 Azure VMs will no longer be isolated. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/the-e64iv3-e64isv3-azure-vms-will-not-be-hardwareisolated-on-28-february-2022/
Azure Automation is now available in UAE Central Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-automation-in-uae-central-region/
Azure Batch rendering VM images & licensing will be retired on 29 February 2024 Azure Batching rendering VM images & licensing are being retired. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-batch-rendering-vm-images-licensing-will-be-retired-on-29-february-2024/
We’re retiring the standard version of Custom Voice on 29 February 2024 Upgrade to Custom Neural Voice. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/we-re-retiring-the-standard-version-of-custom-voice-on-29-february-2024/
Update the Azure Cosmos DB Java SDK by 29 February 2024 We’ll be retiring version Sync 2.x of the Azure Cosmos DB Java SDK. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/update-the-azure-cosmos-db-java-sdk-by-29-february-2024/
Power BI Connector for Azure Databricks is now generally available Announcing the general availability of the Power BI connector for Azure Databricks, for Power BI Service and Power BI Desktop 2.85.681.0. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/power-bi-connector-for-azure-databricks-is-now-generally-available/
Start using new alerts in Azure Monitor for Azure China 21Vianet Classic alerts in Azure Monitor will be retired on 29 February 2024. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/start-using-new-alerts-in-azure-monitor-for-azure-china-21vianet/

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