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    July 2019

    19 Jul

    Introducing promotional pricing for the Basic Linux App Service Plan

    We’re excited to introduce a promotional price on the Basic app service plan for Linux, which depending on regional meters in your datacenter of choice, leads to a 66 percent price drop! In addition, we are also now offering a free App Service Plan for Linux, making starting out on App Service easier than ever!

    • App Service (Linux)
    • Web Apps Linux
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    17 Jul

    One Click Integration with Stream Analytics from Event Hubs

    With just 1 click, Event Hubs customers can easily visualize incoming streaming data and start writing Stream Analytics query from the Event Hubs portal.

    • Event Hubs
    • Stream Analytics
    • Features
    17 Jul

    Pattern Matching Function is now available in Stream Analytics

    With the new MATCH_RECOGNISE function, developers can easily define event patterns using regular expressions and aggregate methods to verify and extract values from the match.

    • Stream Analytics
    • Features
    17 Jul

    Stream Analytics supports output to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2

    Azure Stream Analytics now offers output adapter for egress to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2.

    • Stream Analytics
    • Data Lake Storage Gen2
    • Features
    17 Jul

    Stream Analytics offers native support for Parquet format

    Azure Stream Analytics now offers native support for Apache Parquet format when writing to Azure Blob storage or Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2.

    • Data Lake Storage Gen2
    • Stream Analytics
    • Blob storage
    • Features
    17 Jul

    Analytics as aggregates is now available in Stream Analytics

    Developers can now use aggregates such as SUM, COUNT, AVG, MIN and MAX directly with the OVER clause, without having to define a window.

    • Stream Analytics
    • Features
    17 Jul

    Authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities

    Now you can authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities.

    • Stream Analytics
    • Blob storage
    • Features
    15 Jul

    Azure Resource Graph is now generally available

    Azure Resource Graph, which enables exploration of your resources at scale, is now generally available for all Azure customers.

    • Azure Policy
    • Azure Blueprints
    • Azure Management Groups
    • Azure Cost Management
    • Features
    15 Jul

    New 48vCPUs Azure Virtual Machine sizes are now available

    New 48vCPUs sizes for the Dv3, Dsv3, Ev3, Esv3, Fsv2 and Lsv2 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) are now available so you can better match your workload requirements.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual machine scale sets
    • Features
    • Microsoft Inspire
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    15 Jul

    Azure Stream Analytics now offers native support for Apache Parquet format

    Stream Analytics now offers native support for Apache Parquet format when writing to Azure Blob storage.

    • Stream Analytics
    • Features
    • Microsoft Inspire
    • Services
    15 Jul

    Cognitive Services Form Recogniser prebuilt capability

    Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Features
    15 Jul

    Azure Container Registry—Support for scheduling in Container Registry Tasks

    Container Registry Tasks, which supports cloud build and graph execution of containers, now supports automated scheduling.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    15 Jul

    Azure Container Registry—Self diagnostic health check support in the Azure CLI

    Easily self-diagnose the most common issues with registry connectivity using Azure Container Registry Health Check APIs.

    • Container Registry
    • Features
    15 Jul

    Proximity placement groups are now in preview

    A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    15 Jul

    Multi-protocol Data Access for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in public preview

    New functionality that will enable you to manage the same data using either Blob APIs or Data Lake Storage Gen2 APIs is now available in preview.

    • Data Lake Storage Gen2
    • Blob storage
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Microsoft Inspire
    15 Jul

    MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB online and offline migrations are now available

    Migrate from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service.

    • Azure Database Migration Service
    • Features
    15 Jul

    Read replica across regions for Azure Database for MariaDB

    Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MariaDB. Create up to five read-only replica servers for every master server to scale out and balance read-heavy workloads across replica servers and Azure regions.

    • Azure Database for MariaDB
    • Features
    15 Jul

    Azure Cosmos DB .NET V3 SDK now generally available

    Azure Cosmos DB .NET V3 SDK incorporates performance improvements (including the new streaming API), a more intuitive, idiomatic programming model with developer-friendly APIs and new change feed pull and push programming models.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    15 Jul

    Azure DevTest Labs—Configure your lab to use a remote desktop gateway

    Use Azure DevTest Labs to configure a remote desktop gateway for your lab to ensure secure access to the virtual machines (VMs) without having to expose the RDP port.

    • DevTest Labs
    • Features
    15 Jul

    Azure Cosmos DB Java V3 SDK now available

    Now generally available, the Azure Cosmos DB Java V3 SDK features a new, more intuitive, idiomatic programming model with developer-friendly APIs, Reactor-based async programming model and added support for Azure Cosmos DB direct TCP transport protocols to increase performance and availability.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features

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