ICYMI: All blogs and updates from Azure last week

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Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – September 2021 This is an exciting month for organizations using Azure reservations – you can now scope your reservations to a management group for even more savings. You'll also find a new cost view optimized around the products and services you use, new previews in Cost Management Labs for scheduled emails and better multitasking, as well as 7 new savings opportunities and video and documentation updates. Read on for the details and let us know what you think! https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-cost-management-and-billing-updates-september-2021/
General availability: Azure Data Factory managed virtual network Azure Data Factory managed virtual network provides you with a more secure and manageable data integration solution. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-data-factory-managed-virtual-network-now-available/
Azure IoT middleware for FreeRTOS in general availability Announcing the release of a solution to simplify the connection of devices running FreeRTOS to Azure IoT services. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-iot-middleware-for-freertos-in-general-availability/
Norway East Availability Zones now generally available Azure Availability Zones are now generally available in the Norway East region. These three new zones provide customers with options for additional resiliency and tolerance to infrastructure impact. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/norway-east-availability-zones-now-generally-available/
Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Extension for Azure and Arc-enabled servers now in public preview Onboard Azure Automation User Hybrid Runbook Worker based on VM extension platform for Azure Virtual machines and Arc-enabled servers. The extension-based platform leverages Azure Active Directory authentication. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/automation-user-hybrid-extension-support/
Azure Site Recovery: Upgrade to TLS 1.2 or later by November 15, 2021 – for improved security Azure Site Recovery: Upgrade to TLS 1.2 or later by November 15, 2021 for improved security of replication data. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/asr-tls-upgrade/
Advancing reliability through a resilient cloud supply chain Microsoft’s cloud supply chain is essential to deliver the infrastructure—servers, storage, and networking gear—that enables cloud reliability and growth. Our vision is for cloud capacity to be available like a utility so that customers can seamlessly turn it on when and where they need it. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/advancing-reliability-through-a-resilient-cloud-supply-chain/
Streamline your DDoS management with new Azure Firewall Manager capabilities As customers continue to adopt a Zero Trust security approach in their digital transformation, they often prefer a way to manage their network security policies and resources in one central place. Today, we are announcing that Azure Firewall Manager now supports managing Azure DDoS Protection Standard for virtual networks. This support is now in preview. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/streamline-your-ddos-management-with-new-azure-firewall-manager-capabilities/
Object replication in public preview for Premium Block Blob Storage Object replication allows you to replicate your premium block blob data at the blob level from one storage account to another anywhere in the Azure. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/object-replication-in-public-preview-for-premium-block-blob-storage/
Govern your data wherever it resides with Azure Purview Today, we are excited to announce that Azure Purview is generally available. Every organization can now build a unified data governance solution to maximize the value of their data in the cloud. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/govern-your-data-wherever-it-resides-with-azure-purview/
Azure Purview is now generally available The Azure Purview Data Map and Data Catalog are generally available. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-purview-is-now-generally-available/
General availability: Enable hierarchical namespace for existing Azure Storage accounts Accelerating value through data analytics by enabling the Azure Data Lake Storage hierarchical namespace for existing Azure Storage accounts is now generally available. The benefits of the ADLS hierarchical namespace in providing enhanced performance and features that are dedicated to maximizing the value of data analytics is well established. You can now get this benefit for existing accounts and data by enabling the hierarchical namespace in place. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/general-availability-enable-hierarchical-namespace-for-existing-azure-storage-accounts/
Az module support in Azure Automation is now available Azure Automation now supports Az-module by default for all new Automation Accounts. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-automation-az-module-support/
Azure Site Recovery update rollup 58 is now generally available – September 2021 The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides fixes and download links for Site Recovery components. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-site-recovery-update-rollup-58-is-now-generally-available-september-2021/
Microsoft partners with the EDM Council to achieve more in the cloud Microsoft recently announced a strategic collaboration with the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council to further support its investment in building end-to-end cloud data management solutions for multi-cloud and hybrid environments. https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/microsoft-partners-with-the-edm-council-to-achieve-more-in-the-cloud/

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