ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

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Azure Data Share Preview API versions will no longer be supported starting August 1, 2021 Beginning August 1, 2021, you will no longer be able to access Azure Data Share preview API versions (2018-11-01-preview, 2020-06-01-preview) through REST API or SDK. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-data-share-preview-api-versions-will-no-longer-be-supported-starting-august-1-2021/
A fluent new look for the Azure icon As your ally in the cloud, our Azure mission is to deliver thoughtfully designed products and services that equip you to solve challenges and invent what’s next. Our ability to meet your business and innovation needs is in part due to our growth mindset—which extends from front-end user experiences to small details like graphics and icons. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/a-fluent-new-look-for-the-azure-icon/
General availability: Custom Translator—May new features, improvements and bug fixes Review the Microsoft Custom Translator new features, improvements, bug fixes, and new/refreshed models for May 2021. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/ctmay2021/
Append blob support in Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available Applications can now create append blobs in addition to block blobs in Azure Data Lake Storage accounts and append to them using Append Block operations. Applications that need to add information to existing files efficiently and continuously can leverage append blobs. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/append-blob-support-in-azure-data-lake-storage-is-now-generally-available/
Azure Security Center: Public preview updates for April 2021 Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure Security Center in April 2021. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/asc-april2021-2/
General availability: Azure Log Analytics UI updates May 2021 Azure Log Analytics for May 2021 include a new and updated experience for custom logs management and pinned parts filter integration. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-log-analytics-ui-updates-may-2021/
General availability: Multiple features for Azure VPN Gateway Take advantage of multiple new enhancements and features that are now generally available in Azure VPN Gateway. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-multiple-new-features-for-azure-vpn-gateway/
Azure Blob storage—NFS 3.0 protocol support public preview now expands to all regions Starting today, Azure Blob Storage NFS 3.0 preview supports general purpose v2 (GPV2) storage accounts with standard tier performance in all publicly available regions.   https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-blob-storage-nfs-30-protocol-support-public-preview-now-expands-to-all-regions/
Azure Backup: Operational backup for Azure Blobs is now generally available Operational backup for Azure Blobs gives you a managed data protection solution for block blobs in your storage accounts. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-backup-blob-op-backup-ga/
Public preview: AKS support for Secrets Store Container Storage Interface Access your secrets securely via the container's file system. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-aks-support-for-secrets-store-container-storage-interface/
Azure Security Center: General availability updates for April 2021 New enhancements and updates released for general availability (GA) in Azure Security Center in April 2021. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/asc-april2021-1/
Prevent Shared Key authorization for an Azure Storage account Enhance secure access to Azure Storage accounts with Prevent Shared Key authorization. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/prevent-shared-key-authorization-for-an-azure-storage-account/
New NPv1 virtual machines are now generally available New Xilinx Alveo U250 FPGA NPv1 VMs are now generally available in West US 2, East US, West Europe, and Southeast Asia. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/new-npv1-virtual-machines-are-now-generally-available/
Azure Storage — Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) now available for preview Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use ABAC in Azure Storage for Blobs and ADLS Gen2 by defining conditions on role-assignments based on resource and request attributes. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-storage-abac-preview/
General availability: Azure Maps- new Gen2 pricing model available Get new Azure Maps features and potential cost savings with Gen2 pricing. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-azure-maps-new-gen2-pricing-model-available/

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