Microsoft Connect(); 2018 news and highlights

Learn about important Azure product announcements.

Integration

API Management bring your own cache is in preview

Bring your own cache feature enables you to use external Redis-compatible cache with API Management in the Consumption Tier.

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Internet of Things

Azure Machine Learning service is now available

Azure Machine Learning service, a cloud service that enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy machine learning models, is now generally available.

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S1 Tier Now Available

S1 Pricing Tier now available for large-scale deployments.

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JavaScript support for Durable Functions is now available

Orchestrate your serverless workflows programmatically using the Durable Functions extension to the Azure Functions runtime, which will support JavaScript in general availability (GA) to be used for production workloads.

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New key capabilities added to Time Series Insights to meet your IoT needs

Time series-optimized long term storage, time series model for data contextualization, and a comprehensive analytics experience are now available in preview.

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API Management flexible subscriptions is in preview

API Management consumption tier users can now create subscriptions at different levels, and subscriptions are no longer required to be associated with a developer account.

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Version 3.0 of the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK in preview

The Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK helps developers build Azure Cosmos DB applications with the SQL API and perform various operations more easily. The preview of version 3.0 is now available for download or to provide feedback on GitHub. The SDK targets .NET Standard 2.0 and has many new features including a new, intuitive object model, support for streams, and other performance improvements.

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Azure Functions, Python support is in preview

Azure Functions now supports Python development on the Functions 2.0 runtime.

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Azure Cosmos DB new shared database offer now available

Throughput provisioned at the database level now starts at 400 RU/s per database and can be shared across any or all containers within a database.

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Azure Stream Analytics on IoT Edge is now available

Azure Stream Analytics on IoT Edge empowers developers to deploy near-real-time analytical intelligence closer to IoT devices so that they can unlock the full value of device-generated data.

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New updates to Azure IoT Remote Monitoring

A series of updates to the Azure IoT Remote Monitoring solution accelerator is now available. This includes features such as integration of Time Series Insights to allow for root cause analysis, or roles-based access control through Azure Active Directory.

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New updates to Azure IoT device simulation

Announcing the latest update to Azure IoT device simulation, which highlights our continued investment in the vital IoT simulation space.

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Serverless Community Library

The Serverless Community Library is an open-source set of prebuilt components based on common use cases using Functions and Logic Apps.

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API Management bring your own cache is in preview

Bring your own cache feature enables you to use external Redis-compatible cache with API Management in the Consumption Tier.

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CORS Support in Azure Cosmos DB

Now generally available, Azure Cosmos DB offers service level, global CORS (cross-origin resource sharing) support which enables web browser-based applications to directly connect to Azure Cosmos DB. CORS is an HTTP (hyper-text transfer protocol) feature that enables web applications running on one domain to request resources from another domain. This new support offers functionality and security for cross-origin requests to developers using Azure Cosmos DB via the JavaScript SDK.

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Azure Functions, Consumption plan for Linux - Public Preview

Azure Functions will now support consumption plan for deploying to Linux.

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Mobile

S1 Tier Now Available

S1 Pricing Tier now available for large-scale deployments.

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API Management flexible subscriptions is in preview

API Management consumption tier users can now create subscriptions at different levels, and subscriptions are no longer required to be associated with a developer account.

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API Management bring your own cache is in preview

Bring your own cache feature enables you to use external Redis-compatible cache with API Management in the Consumption Tier.

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Networking

Public preview: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MariaDB

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MariaDB are in public preview.

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Web

S1 Tier Now Available

S1 Pricing Tier now available for large-scale deployments.

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API Management flexible subscriptions is in preview

API Management consumption tier users can now create subscriptions at different levels, and subscriptions are no longer required to be associated with a developer account.

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API Management bring your own cache is in preview

Bring your own cache feature enables you to use external Redis-compatible cache with API Management in the Consumption Tier.

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