ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

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Learn about the latest innovations: Inside Azure Datacenter Architecture At Spring Ignite 2021, I presented the “Inside Azure Datacenter Architecture” session to give a tour of the latest innovations around how Azure enables intelligent, modern, and innovative applications at scale in the cloud, on-premises, and on the edge. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/learn-about-the-latest-innovations-inside-azure-datacenter-architecture/
AzCopy v10.9.0 now in public preview: import from GCP to Azure Block Blobs AzCopy v10.9.0 now in preview supports Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to Microsoft Azure Storage Block Blob imports. This version also includes scanning logs which can help in debugging. 

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azcopy-v1090-is-now-in-preview-import-from-gcp-to-azure-block-blobs/
General availability: Enhanced Azure Dashboards experience for pinned Log Analytics parts Log Analytics enhances pinned parts Azure Dashboards experience. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/enhanced-azure-dashboards-experience-for-pinned-log-analytics-parts/
Public preview: IPv6 Support for ExpressRoute Private Peering This support will unlock hybrid connectivity for you as you expand into new, IPv6-dependent markets or transition to IPv6 in your own networks. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/eripv6/
5 reasons Databricks runs best on Azure For any organization running big data workloads in the cloud, exceptional scale, performance, and optimization are essential. Databricks customers have multiple choices for their cloud destination. Azure Databricks is the only first-party service offering for Databricks, which provides customers with distinct benefits not offered in any other cloud. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/5-reasons-databricks-runs-best-on-azure/
Perform at-scale, agentless SQL server discovery and assessment with Azure Migrate Moving on-premises infrastructure, databases, and applications to Azure is key to the success of your cloud migration and modernization journey, and we are committed to simplifying that process. With… https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/perform-atscale-agentless-sql-server-discovery-and-assessment-with-azure-migrate/
Expanding our DR scenarios to new zonal capabilities with Azure Site Recovery Azure provides high availability, disaster recovery, and backup solutions that can enable your applications to meet business availability requirements and recovery objectives. We continue to build upon our portfolio of resilient services by bringing zonal capabilities for improved business continuity and disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/expanding-our-dr-scenarios-to-new-zonal-capabilities-with-azure-site-recovery/
Azure Container Registry now available in Norway East region Azure Container Registry is now generally available in Norway East region. Azure Container Registry handles private Docker container images as well as related content formats, such as Helm charts, OCI artifacts, and images built to the OCI image format specification. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-container-registry-now-available-in-norway-east-region/
Scale cloud adoption with modular designs for enterprise-scale landing zones Tailwind Traders requires an initial implementation of landing zones with fully integrated governance, security, and operations from the start. The enterprise-scale architecture provides prescriptive guidance coupled with Azure best practices, developed largely by Microsoft architects and the broader Cloud Solutions Unit technical community. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/scale-cloud-adoption-with-modular-designs-for-enterprisescale-landing-zones/
Public preview: Announcing the new Power BI embedded analytics playground Check out the new Power BI embedded analytics playground (public preview). You can find in the new playground experiences for developer and non-developers to get first-hand experience of Power BI embedded analytics. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/power-bi-embedded-analytics-playground-preview/
General availability: IoT Hub Azure portal extension update If you're using IP filter, add your computer's IP address to the allow list to keep using IoT Hub in Azure portal. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/iot-hub-portal-extension-update/
General availability: New VM series supported by Azure Batch Take advantage of new VM sizes that are now available when creating your Batch pools, including the latest HPC and GPU sizes. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-batch-new-vm-series-march2021/
General availability: Publishing VM Images from Shared Image Gallery to Azure Marketplace ISVs can capture their images directly into Shared Image Gallery and select those images for publishing with an inline experience in Partner Center in just two steps. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-publishing-vm-images-from-shared-image-gallery-to-azure-marketplace/
Advancing Azure business continuity management If you ask three people what a service is, you may get three different answers. At Microsoft, we define a service (business process or technology) as a means of delivering value to customers (first or third party) by facilitating outcomes customers want to achieve. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/advancing-azure-business-continuity-management/
Public preview: Service Tags for User Defined Routing Simplify route creation and management by using Service Tags to represent multiple IP ranges in a single route. Utilize over 60 tags representing ranges for Microsoft and Azure service. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-service-tags-for-user-defined-routing/
Azure Automation is now available in UK West Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-automation-in-uk-west-region/
Strengthen and optimize compliance in Azure Security Center The Regulatory Compliance dashboard in Azure Security Center is an excellent tool for helping organizations understand their compliance posture relative to industry standards. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/strengthening-compliance-in-azure-security-center/
General availability: Stream Analytics runs on Azure Stack Hub Stream Analytics now is available on Azure Stack Hub as an IoT Edge module, supporting native input and output adapters, such as Event Hub and IoT Hub. It allows customer to build truly hybrid data solutions. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/asaonstackhub/

Shhhh – this is all automated using Logic Apps, Event Hubs and AI

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