ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

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Azure Machine Learning public preview announcements – August 2021 New features Cross Location Compute, Hierarchical Time Series, and Compute Instance auto-shutdown and auto-start capabilities are now available in preview in Azure Machine Learning. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-machine-learning-public-preview-announcements-august-2021/
Azure DDoS Protection—2021 Q1 and Q2 DDoS attack trends In our 2020 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) retrospective, we highlighted shifts in the very active cyberthreat landscape. With the huge surge in internet activity, particularly with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, DDoS attacks have ramped up significantly in both volume and complexity. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-ddos-protection-2021-q1-and-q2-ddos-attack-trends/
General availability: Azure IoT Central new and updated features—July 2021 July updates include enhancements to device information displays and new features to help you manage your IoT Edge devices. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-iot-central-new-and-updated-features-july-2021/
General availability: Azure VPN Client for macOS Azure VPN Client for macOS enables you to utilize features of Azure AD natively, such as multi-factor authentication, conditional access, and user-based policies for you Mac clients. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-ga-of-azure-vpn-client-for-macos/
General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 21.08 expected on Aug 25 Participate in the retail evaluation now to ensure full compatibility. The OS evaluation period provides 14 days for backward compatibility testing. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-azure-sphere-os-version-2108-expected-on-aug-25/
Automatic Azure VM extension upgrade capabilities now generally available Automatic extension upgrade provides safe and automatic upgrades for extensions on Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets, keeping your environments more secure and up to date. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/automatic-extension-upgrade-now-available/
Public preview: Containerize apps and migrate to AKS and Azure App Service with Azure Migrate Azure Migrate: App Containerization helps you containerize and migrate ASP.NET and Java web applications to Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure App Service. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-containerize-apps-and-migrate-to-aks-and-azure-app-service-with-azure-migrate/
Public preview: Azure Percept DK July (2107) software update is available The Azure Percept July update includes fixes related to security, Wi-Fi/Network, and OOBE UI localization. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/apdk2107update/
Accelerate application modernization with Azure Migrate: App Containerization As organizations embark on cloud-centric business transformation to become more agile and operationally efficient, application modernization is fast becoming a cornerstone to realize these goals. In this blog, we will see how the Azure Migrate: App Containerization tool helps you accelerate application modernization as you migrate applications to Azure. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/accelerate-application-modernization-with-azure-migrate-app-containerization/
General availability: Introducing global disaster recovery via Azure Site Recovery Replicate your virtual machines to any Azure region on the planet to safeguard your applications from disaster. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/global-dr-with-asr/
Public preview: Discovery and assessment for ASP.NET web apps with Azure Migrate Secure your connection to Azure Migrate services with Azure Migrate Private Link https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-discovery-and-assessment-for-aspnet-web-apps-with-azure-migrate/
General availability: GitHub Codespaces and github.dev GitHub Codespaces is now available to all GitHub Teams and GitHub Enterprise Cloud customers. Everyone can also leverage github.dev to browse GitHub repositories and make lightweight code changes. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-github-codespaces-and-githubdev/
How to re-size Azure virtual networks that are peered—now in preview Virtual networks in Azure have had a long-standing constraint where any address space change on it is only allowed if the virtual network does not have any peerings. I am thrilled to announce that this limitation is lifted, and customers can freely re-size their virtual networks without incurring any downtime. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/how-to-resize-azure-virtual-networks-that-are-peered-now-in-preview/

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