ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

Title Summary Link
Announcing general availability of Azure AD-joined VMs support You can now deploy Azure AD-joined VMs in your host pools for Azure Virtual Desktop. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/announcing-general-availability-of-azure-adjoined-vms-support/
Azure Database for MySQL: Azure Pipelines support in public preview Deploy a SQL file or inline script to push changes to one or more databases with Azure Pipelines for Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server using Azure CLI tasks. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-mysql-azure-pipelines-support-in-public-preview/
Enable industrial device connectivity with thousands of partner-provided Azure IoT Plug and Play device profiles Recently we dramatically expanded our ability to support faster operational technology (OT) to cloud connectivity for up to 80 percent of all industrial equipment as part of our collaboration with key players in our partner ecosystem. Simply said, connecting existing industrial assets to the cloud just got a lot easier and you’ll save thousands of dollars in labor costs while dramatically accelerating your IoT project. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/enable-industrial-device-connectivity-with-thousands-of-partnerprovided-azure-iot-plug-and-play-device-profiles/
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) now includes PgBouncer version 1.16 Create a Hyperscale (Citus) server group and use PgBouncer 1.16 as a part of this server group by connecting to port 6432 for connection to the coordinator. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-postgresql-hyperscale-citus-now-includes-pgbouncer-version-116/
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server: Azure Pipelines in public preview Deploy a SQL file or inline script to push changes to one or more databases with Azure Pipelines for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server using Azure CLI tasks. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-postgresql-flexible-server-azure-pipelines-in-public-preview/
Azure Resource Health for Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server in public preview With Azure Resource Health, diagnose and get support for service problems that affect Flexible Server for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-resource-health-for-azure-database-for-postgresql-flexible-server-in-public-preview/
Azure Functions runtime 4.0 is now in public preview Azure Functions 4.0 includes support for .NET 6. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-functions-runtime-40-is-now-in-public-preview/
General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in three new regions: Norway East, UAE North, and Germany West Central Reduce spending by storing cold data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-azure-archive-storage-now-available-in-three-new-regions-norway-east-uae-north-and-germany-west-central/
GAIA-X gets new support with European Eclipse Data Connector Transmitting data from one organization to another is a technical problem that has been solved in innumerable ways. What is different about this project? The Eclipse Dataspace Connector (EDC) is a European open source project made up of components that enable multicloud, policy-based, federated data sharing based on European data sovereignty principles. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/gaiax-gets-new-support-with-european-eclipse-data-connector/
Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server: Terraform support in public preview Generate automated configuration files used with Terraform to automate provisioning and configuration on your Flexible Server for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, a managed service running the open source Postgres database. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-database-for-postgresql-flexible-server-terraform-support-in-public-preview-2/
General availability: Oracle consistent snapshots using Azure VM Backup Azure Backup provides packaged pre-post scripts for Oracle VMs that can be used to instantly backup, create instant clones, reduce backup storage cost, and performance impact. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/oracle-consistent-snapshots-using-azure-vm-backup-generally-available/
Public preview: Management Group Scope for Azure Reservations You can now purchase and change existing reservations to scope them to a management group. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/mgscopereservations/
General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 21.09 This quality release includes an upgrade to the Linux Kernel and bug fixes in the Azure Sphere OS. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-azure-sphere-os-version-2109/
Public preview: Distributed tracing for Java apps on Azure Functions Linux Distributed tracing for Java apps on Azure Functions can now be enabled through Azure portal. This integration provides additional insights into end-to-end transactions that were not previously supported, completes the application map, which aggregates many transactions to show a topological view your system, and lets you detect and diagnose performance bottlenecks. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/public-preview-distributed-tracing-for-java-apps-on-azure-functions-linux/
Public preview: At-scale management of Azure Monitor alerts in Backup center You can now manage your Azure Monitor alerts via Backup center. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/atscale-management-of-azure-monitor-alerts-in-backup-center/
Azure SQL Database: General availability updates for late September 2021 General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late September 2021. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-sql-database-general-availability-updates-for-late-september-2021/

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