ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

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Public preview: Azure Purview is now available in the Central India region Azure Purview is now available in public preview in the Central India region. You can now provision Azure Purview accounts in these regions as a public preview offering. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-purview-available-in-public-preview-in-central-india/
Public preview: Announcing platform support migration of Azure Cloud Services (classic) to Azure Resource Manager Seamless, fully orchestrated, no downtime for most scenarios and minimal effort migration path for your existing Cloud Services (classic) deployments. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/cloud-services-arm-migration/
Public preview: Start VM on connect feature for Windows Virtual Desktop You can now keep your VMs deallocated to save cost and have it automatically start up when a user connects. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-start-vm-on-connect-feature-for-windows-virtual-desktop/
New Azure Cloud Services deployment model now generally available Use Azure Cloud Services (extended support), now generally available, to increase regional resiliency and gain access to new capabilities that the Azure Resource Manager-based deployment model provides. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/new-azure-cloud-services-deployment-model-now-generally-available/
Insights and best practices to run business-critical applications on Azure In September 2020, we analyzed the major challenges that IT organizations face when managing current mission-critical infrastructures. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/insights-and-best-practices-to-run-businesscritical-applications-on-azure/
What I Wish I Knew: Manufacturing leaders offer firsthand IoT adoption advice The manufacturing industry’s digital transformation is accelerating as companies increase their use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve efficiency and address common factory challenges. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/what-i-wish-i-knew-manufacturing-leaders-offer-firsthand-iot-adoption-advice/
Public preview: Azure Monitor container insights support for Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes extension model Azure Monitor for Containers is updating to use the Arc Extension Model for Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Arc. This support is currently in public preview. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azcoinarcextension/
Leverage enterprise-scale reference implementations for your cloud adoption Tailwind Traders takes advantage of prescriptive guidance coupled with best practices for your Azure control plane by using the enterprise-scale architecture. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/leverage-enterprisescale-reference-implementations-for-your-cloud-adoption/
Cloud Services (extended support) is generally available, migration tool in preview Today, we are announcing the general availability of Cloud Services (extended support), which is a new Azure Resource Manager (ARM)-based deployment model for Azure Cloud Services. The platform-supported tool for migrating existing cloud services to Cloud Services (extended support) also goes into preview today. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/cloud-services-extended-support-is-generally-available-migration-tool-in-preview/
Azure Automation is now available in South India Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-automation-in-south-india-region/
Azure Active Directory B2C in Australia is available in public preview Provide a customized digital experience to all your customer and consumers with Azure Active Directory B2C now in public preview in Australia. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-active-directory-b2c-in-australia-is-available-in-public-preview-2/
Deepen the value chain for geospatial earth imagery on cloud using Azure Orbital Azure Orbital, a managed ground station service, enables customers to communicate to, control their satellite, process data, and scale operations directly in Microsoft Azure. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/deepen-the-value-chain-for-geospatial-earth-imagery-on-cloud-using-azure-orbital/
Public preview: Announcing Azure STIG solution templates to accelerate compliance for DoD Announcing the availability of Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) solution templates for both Windows and Linux on the Azure Marketplace (commercial) and Azure Government Marketplace. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-announcing-azure-stig-solution-templates-to-accelerate-compliance-for-dod/

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