ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

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Privileged Identity Management with Azure Lighthouse enables Zero Trust Recent incidents from ransomware to supply chain compromises have shown both the interconnectedness of our digital world and the critical need to secure these digital assets from attackers, criminals, and other hostile third parties. To achieve this, our customers need Zero Trust security and least privilege access for users and resources. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/privileged-identity-management-with-azure-lighthouse-enables-zero-trust/
Public Preview: Form Recognizer container support Announcing the public preview release of Form Recognizer containers. Form Recognizer is now also available in the following docker containers – Layout, Business Card, ID Document, Receipt, Invoice and Custom containers for you to run locally. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/announcing-form-recognizer-container-support/
General availability: Updates to secrets configuration options in App Service and Azure Functions App Service and Azure Functions have been updated to better support management of secrets as part of your secure application development process. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-updates-to-secrets-configuration-options-in-app-service-and-azure-functions/
Public preview of OWASP Core Rule Set 3.2 for Azure Web Application Firewall Try our new rule set and increased limits with OWASP Core Rule Set 3.2, now in public preview for Azure Web Application Firewall. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-of-owasp-core-rule-set-32-for-azure-web-application-firewall/
IoT Hub IP address change notification IoT Hub will be updating the underlying infrastructure and will go through an internal service update. The update will change the underlying DNS record for IoT Hub, resulting in a change of the IP address. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/iothubupdate/
Power your genomic data analysis on Azure with Azure CycleCloud At Microsoft, we recognize the challenges faced by the genomics community and are striving to build an ecosystem that can facilitate genomics computing work for all. We’ve focused our efforts on three main core areas: research and discovery in genomics data, building out a platform to enable rapid automation and analysis at scale, and optimized and secure pipelines at a clinical level. One of the core Azure services that has enabled us to leverage an HPC environment to perform the genomic analysis is Azure CycleCloud. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/power-your-genomic-data-analysis-on-azure-with-azure-cyclecloud/
Direct routing for Azure Communication Services now available in public preview Developers will be able to use or extend their existing telephony infrastructure to the calling capabilities they build with Azure Communication Services. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/direct-routing-for-azure-communication-services-now-available-in-public-preview/
Azure Sphere version 21.07 Update 1 is now available for evaluation Participate in the retail evaluation of 21.07 Update 1 now to ensure full compatibility. The OS evaluation period for 21.07 continues for 14 days for backward compatibility testing. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-sphere-version-2107-update-1-is-now-available-for-evaluation/
App Service Environment v3 now generally available App Service Environments v3 is now available with no stamp fee and a simplified deployment experience for isolated workloads. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/app-service-environment-v3-now-generally-available/
General availability: Transition to Cloud Services (extended support) with new migration tool Accelerate your transition to Cloud Services (extended support) in Azure Resource Manager (ARM) using the new tool that provides a seamless and fully orchestrated migration of your Cloud Services (classic) deployments. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/cloud-services-arm-migration-ga/
Advancing resiliency threat modeling for large distributed systems All service engineering teams in Azure are already familiar with postmortems as a tool for better understanding what went wrong, how it went wrong, and the customer impact of the related outage. For today’s post in our Advancing Reliability blog series, we share insights into our journey as we work towards advancing our postmortem and resiliency threat modeling processes. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/advancing-resiliency-threat-modeling-for-large-distributed-systems/
Virtual Machine (VM) bursting is now generally available on more VM types Virtual Machine (VM) bursting is now available for the following virtual machines: Dsv4, Dasv4, Ddsv4, Esv4, Easv4, Edsv4, Fsv2 and B-series virtual machines. VM bursting enables customers’ workloads to handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision their virtual machine. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/virtual-machine-vm-bursting-is-now-generally-available-on-more-vm-types/
Upgrade to Azure Communication Services Calling JavaScript SDK 1.1.0 by 31 July 2021 We’ve updated JavaScript SDK 1.1.0 to address browser calling applications compatibility. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/upgrade-to-azure-communication-services-calling-javascript-sdk-110-by-31-july-2021/

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