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May 2020

30 May

Azure Text Analytics—Opinion mining is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Opinion mining is now available in preview. A feature of sentiment analysis, it provides more granular information on the opinions related to aspects of a product or service mentioned in a review.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
26 May

Azure Monitor for VMs is now in preview in US Gov Virginia

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It’s also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
19 May

Static Web Apps single page hosting option available in App Service now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Static Web Apps is a simplified hosting option for developers building modern web apps with static front-ends and dynamic back-ends powered by serverless APIs.

  • App Service
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
19 May

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
  • QnA Maker
  • Speaker Recognition
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services

April 2020

16 Apr

Azure Analysis Services – Improved query replica synchronisation now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Analysis Services features improved query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments with client queries distributed across one or more query replicas, reducing response times for high concurrency workloads.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
16 Apr

Azure Analysis Services – Query interleaving is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Query interleaving in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Query interleaving helps to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios where a lot of queries are submitted close to each other.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
14 Apr

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. These are relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique, and are based on many-to-many relationships in Power BI.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
14 Apr

Azure Analysis Services calculation groups are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Calculation groups for Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. Use them to declutter the user interface and improve the overall navigation experience for your users.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services

March 2020

23 Mar

Azure Security Center – Protection for Azure Kubernetes Service is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Azure Security Center is expanding its container security features to protect Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Security Center
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
6 Mar

Improved resource governance for Azure Analysis Services

Today, we are excited to announce the release of two enhancements concerning the memory governance options of Azure Analysis Services. Specifically, the enhancements improve the accuracy of the…

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Services
4 Mar

Azure DevTest Labs – Security alerts for lab environments

NOW AVAILABLE

View Azure Security Center alerts for your Azure Resource Management environments deployed through the Azure DevTest Service.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Security

February 2020

7 Feb

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment analysis v3 now supports Korean

IN PREVIEW

The sentiment analysis v3 feature of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now supports Korean in addition to English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German and Dutch.

  • Text Analytics
  • Features

January 2020

18 Jan

Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new Azure Analysis Services setting (in preview) improves performance and consistency of query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
6 Jan

Minimum virtual machine sizing for Azure HDInsight cluster head nodes

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning 6 April 2020, customers will be able to choose only 4-core or higher virtual machines (VMs) as head nodes for the new HDInsight clusters. Existing clusters will continue to run as expected.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • Services

November 2019

14 Nov

Release of Microsoft Secure Code Analysis toolkit to help you build secure code

NOW AVAILABLE

With the Microsoft Security Code Analysis extension, you can infuse security analysis tools including Credential Scanner, BinSkim and others into your Azure DevOps continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

  • Security Center
  • Security
5 Nov

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New languages added to sentiment analysis

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Cognitive Services Text Analytics' sentiment analysis v3 now supports 10 languages including English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Dutch.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services
5 Nov

Azure Functions integration with Azure Monitor Logs is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions now offers an integration with Azure Monitor Logs, enabling a more consistent observability of Azure resources and integration with external monitoring tools.

  • Azure functions
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services
4 Nov

Azure Monitor – Application change analysis updates

IN PREVIEW

A number of new capabilities for Azure Monitor application change analysis have been added, including at-scale onboarding, richer diagnostics, impact analysis and more new features.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
4 Nov

Azure Monitor Workbooks is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor Workbooks gives you a single tool that can combine text, analytic queries, metrics and parameters into a rich interactive report that you can share with your team members.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
4 Nov

Easier diagnostics and logging with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) diagnostics help you troubleshoot and diagnose problems with your AKS clusters.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite

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