ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

Title Summary Link
General availability: Azure ExpressRoute: 5 New Peering Locations Available ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider. The service is now available in 5 new peering locations. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/erlocations/
General availability: IoT Hub service API support for Azure Active Directory based access control IoT Hub support for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is now generally available for service APIs. This means you can secure your service connections to IoT Hub with much more flexibility and granularity.

Azure gains 100th compliance offering—protecting data with EU Cloud Code of Conduct Azure has achieved adherence to the EU Cloud Code of Conduct (EU Cloud CoC), the only General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) code of conduct approved by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). The EU Cloud CoC also marks the 100th compliance offering for Azure, more than any other cloud provider, providing customers a high level of assurance through controls, evidence, and verification. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-gains-100th-compliance-offering-protecting-data-with-eu-cloud-code-of-conduct/
General availability: 99.99% availability for Azure Key Vault Key Vault is now being offered at a 99.99% availability SLA, an improvement over our previous 99.9% SLA.  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/9999-uptime-for-azure-key-vault/
Public Preview: Azure Percept DK May (2105) software update is available Azure Percept DK May (2105) SW update is available. The Azure Percept May update includes improvements for example to security, log rotation fixes, and provisioning experience. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/apdk2105update/
Azure Stream Analytics: 5 new regions are now generally available Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed, real-time analytics service designed to help you analyze and process fast moving streams of data that can be used to get insights, build reports, or trigger alerts and actions. The service is now available in 5 new regions. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/2021regions/
Search made simple: native Elastic integration with Azure—now in preview As part of Microsoft Azure’s commitment to empowering customers to migrate and modernize their applications and run in the cloud, we work with partners to achieve this vision. Today, we are announcing the preview release of the Elastic offering on Azure. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/search-made-simple-native-elastic-integration-with-azure-now-in-preview/
Generally available: Azure Health Bot adds new regions and languages for it’s systems checker Azure Health Bot's new regions empower customers to build critical business applications by hosting database in the same region as the application stack and close to customers for better performance. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/generally-available-azure-health-bot-adds-new-regions-and-languages-for-it-s-systems-checker/
Windows Virtual Desktop web client to end support for Internet Explorer 11 on September 30, 2021 Beginning September 30, 2021, the Windows Virtual Desktop web client will no longer support IE 11. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/windows-virtual-desktop-web-client-to-end-support-for-internet-explorer-11-on-september-30-2021/
Enable your mission-critical workloads with SUSE on Azure—sign up for SUSECON Microsoft is participating in SUSECON and bringing the latest technical integrations and support to SUSE Linux users. We will share the latest innovation that enables mission-critical SUSE workloads to migrate and operate in Azure during the event. We will cover the latest advancement of SAP on Azure with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, enabling high-performance computing for specialized workloads, the latest feature updates with SQL on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and more. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/enable-your-missioncritical-workloads-with-suse-on-azure-sign-up-for-susecon/
Azure Sphere 21.05 will not be released – 21.06 coming in June This month, Azure Sphere will not release an updated OS or SDK for 21.05. The next software update will be generally available in June. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-sphere-2105/
Ground processing with space data 5x faster with Azure Over the past year, Microsoft has teamed with Ball Aerospace to develop the prototype for the Commercially Augmented Space Inter Networked Operations (CASINO) Program Office demonstrating agile cloud processing capabilities in support of the United States Space Force. For increasingly distributed mission environments, Microsoft Azure delivers the processing power and analysis necessary for these large datasets. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/ground-processing-with-space-data-5x-faster-with-azure/

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