ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

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Azure Health Bot adds eight new regions with additional language support, including India to support pandemic response Azure Health Bot empowers developers in healthcare organizations to build and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) powered, compliant, conversational healthcare experiences at scale. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-health-bot-adds-eight-new-regions-with-additional-language-support-including-india-to-support-pandemic-response/
Action Required: Migrate your Azure Blockchain Service data by 10 September 2021 Migrate your data to the ConsenSys Quorum Blockchain Service. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/action-required-migrate-your-azure-blockchain-service-data-by-10-september-2021/
General availability | Azure NetApp Files : Application Consistent Snapshot tool (AzAcSnap) AzAcSnap is a command-line tool for simplifying data protection for third-party databases in Linux environments https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-azure-netapp-files-application-consistent-snapshot-tool-azacsnap/
Develop production-scale modern web apps quickly with Azure Static Web Apps Azure Static Web Apps was first announced in preview in May 2020 and today we are happy to announce the general availability of Azure Static Web Apps, including a free plan for easy product exploration and a standard plan for advanced capabilities supported by an enterprise Service Level Agreement (SLA). The Azure Static Web Apps hosting service aligns with the growing demand from consumers and businesses to establish a web presence with global reach and minimal effort. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/develop-production-scale-modern-web-apps-quickly-with-azure-static-web-apps/
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) managed PgBouncer in public preview PgBouncer, a popular connection pooler for Postgres, is now part of the Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) managed service. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-postgresql-hyperscale-citus-managed-pgbouncer-in-public-preview/
General availability: VNET peering support for Azure Bastion You can now deploy Azure Bastion in a peered Virtual Network (VNet), enabling RDP/SSH connectivity to virtual machines deployed in a peered Virtual network (VNet) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-vnet-peering-support-for-azure-bastion/
Azure Static Web Apps is now generally available Azure Static Web Apps, now includes a standard plan for advanced capabilities supported by an enterprise Service Level Agreement (SLA). https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-static-web-apps-is-now-generally-available/
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server (public preview) managed PgBouncer in public preview PgBouncer, a popular connection pooler for Postgres, is now part of the Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server (preview) managed service. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-postgresql-flexible-server-public-preview-managed-pgbouncer-in-public-preview/
General availability: Enable Azure Site Recovery (ASR) while creating Azure Virtual Machines With ASR, you can now protect your business-critical Azure virtual machines from regional outages at the time of VM creation. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/enable-asr-create-vm/
General availability: Azure DevOps updates for May 2021 There are several new announcements for May 2021 including repos as protected resource in YAML pipelines and updates to Delivery Plans 2.0. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-git-repositories-can-now-be-treated-as-protected-resources-in-yaml-pipelines/
Zone redundant storage (ZRS) option for Azure managed disks in public preview Now available in public preview in West Europe, North Europe, West US 2, and France Central, Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) option for Azure managed disks protect disks from zonal failures which may occur due to natural disasters or hardware issues. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/zone-redundant-storage-zrs-option-for-azure-managed-disks-in-public-preview/
General availability: Azure API Management updates – May 2021 A regular Azure API Management service update was started on May 5, 2021, and included the following new features, bug fixes, and other improvements. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-api-management-updates-may-2021/
General availability: Azure IoT Central new and updated features—April 2021 April updates include API general availability, new guidance articles, dashboard updates, IoT Edge updates, and device connectivity events. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-iot-central-new-and-updated-features-april-2021/
Capacity calculator with Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB now generally available Use the Azure Cosmos DB capacity calculator to estimate your RU/s for your API for MongoDB workloads. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/capacity-calculator-with-azure-cosmos-db-api-for-mongodb-now-generally-available/
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server with managed PgBouncer in preview PgBouncer, a popular connection pooler for Postgres, is now part of the Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server managed service https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-postgresql-flexible-server-with-managed-pgbouncer-in-preview/
Low-code development series: Modernize your IoT future with Azure and Microsoft Power Platform This month’s webinar is “Unlock the Future of Azure IoT through Power Platform.” In this blog, I will briefly recap LCAD on Azure, provide an overview of IoT on Azure and Azure Functions, how to pull an Azure Function into Power Automate, and how to integrate your Power Automate flow into Power Apps. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/lowcode-development-series-modernize-your-iot-future-with-azure-and-microsoft-power-platform/
Azure Purview now supports Private Endpoints in public preview Add a layer of security and network isolation to your Purview account. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/purviewpe/
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server (public preview) support for PostgreSQL 13 PostgreSQL 13 for Azure Database for Postgres – Flexible Server includes multiple enhancements now in preview. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-postgresql-flexible-server-public-preview-support-for-postgresql-13/
The public preview of Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server now supported in new regions Provision new Flexible Server deployments in France Central and Brazil South regions for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/the-public-preview-of-azure-database-for-postgresql-flexible-server-now-supported-in-new-regions/
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server (public preview) supports PostgreSQL minor versions The latest PostgreSQL minor versions 13.2, 12.6, and 11.11 are now supported by Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server (in preview) and include security and bug fixes. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-postgresql-flexible-server-public-preview-supports-postgresql-minor-versions/
Public preview: Azure Database for MySQL– Flexible Server: Announcing SSL enforcement and minimum TLS version choice Now you can choose to enforce encrypted connection or Transport Layer Support version on Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-mysql-flexible-server-announcing-ssl-enforcement-and-minimum-tls-version-choice/
Public preview: Application Gateway Mutual Authentication Application Gateway now supports fronted mutual authentication and listener specific SSL policies. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-application-gateway-mutual-authentication/
Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server: PowerShell Module in public preview Use PowerShell to manage dependent resources and Azure Database for MySQL- Flexible Servers. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-mysql-flexible-server-powershell-module-in-public-preview/
General availability: Announcing lower pricing for provisioned throughput on Azure Ultra Disks Provisioned throughput price on Azure Ultra Disks is reduced by 65% in all regions where Ultra Disks are available https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-announcing-lower-pricing-for-provisioned-throughput-on-azure-ultra-disks/
Public preview of Azure VPN Client for macOS Azure VPN Client for macOS enables customers to utilize features of Azure AD natively, such as multi-factor authentication, Conditional Access, and user-based policies for their Mac clients. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-of-azure-vpn-client-for-macos/

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