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    Monthly updates for February 2015

    Feb 28

    Marketplace improvements for Azure preview portal

    Read about marketplace improvements for the Azure portal.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Management
    Feb 27

    SDK support for Azure Logs

    The Azure Insights NuGet package allows you to retrieve logs that are exposed in the Azure Preview Portal.

    • Management
    • SDK and Tools
    Feb 27

    Audit Logs in Azure Preview Portal

    The Azure Preview Portal now supports Audit Logs.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Feb 24

    General availability: Latest service version for Azure SQL Database in Asia

    This service update introduces near-complete SQL Server engine compatibility, greater support for larger databases, a new S3 performance level, and 25 percent more Premium performance for the same cost.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Feb 19

    Full PowerShell Cmdlet Support for Azure Automation

    This release adds support for 23 new Windows PowerShell cmdlets for managing Azure Automation.

    • Automation
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    Feb 18

    Azure Backup increases features and supports additional DPM workloads

    Azure Backup added support for an increased number of policies and long-term retention. Offline Backup uses the Azure Import service to reduce the time needed to load large backup copies. SharePoint, Exchange, and Windows client operating systems are supported DPM workloads that can be backed up to Azure.

    • Azure Backup
    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    • Services
    Feb 18

    Public preview: Azure Mobile Engagement

    This is an SaaS-delivered, data-driven user-engagement platform that enables real-time fine-grain user segmentation, app user analytics, and contextually-aware smart-push notifications and in-app messaging across all connected devices.

    • Services
    Feb 18

    Public preview: Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Database

    Dynamic Data Masking is a policy-based security feature that helps limit the exposure of data by returning masked data to unprivileged users who run queries over designated database fields (for example, credit card numbers).

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    • Services
    Feb 18

    Preview: HDInsight on Linux

    HDInsight supports deploying to Linux clusters.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    Feb 18

    Hadoop Connector now available for Azure Cosmos DB

    The Hadoop Connector for Azure Cosmos DB allows users to perform complex analytics jobs on data within the Apache Hadoop framework.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    • Services
    Feb 18

    HDInsight available on more virtual machine sizes

    HDInsight is available on additional virtual machine sizes.

    • Features
    Feb 18

    General availability: Apache Storm on HDInsight

    Apache Storm on Azure HDInsight is available, and it makes doing real-time analytics simple.

    • HDInsight
    Feb 18

    Updated Visual Studio tools for Apache Hive

    Visual Studio Tools are updated for Apache Hive.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    Feb 18

    Generally availability: Cluster scaling for HDInsight

    HDInsight supports cluster scaling without deleting or re-creating the clusters.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    Feb 18

    General availability: HDInsight 3.2 supports Hadoop 2.6 and HDP 2.2

    Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2 with Hadoop 2.6 is now generally available in Azure HDInsight.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    Feb 18

    General availabilty: Azure Machine Learning

    This service offers cloud-based advanced analytics designed to simplify and streamline machine learning for business.

    • Machine Learning Studio
    • Services
    Feb 18

    Application Insights supports collecting custom metrics and properties

    Visual Studio Application Insights supports collecting custom metrics, events, and properties.

    • Application Insights
    • Features
    Feb 11

    Important changes to the Web Service publishing process in Machine Learning

    We updated and simplified the web service publishing workflow.

    • Machine Learning Studio
    • Features
    Feb 4

    Azure Batch client library for .NET updated

    The Batch client library for .NET is updated to fix some major customer issues.

    • Batch
    • SDK and Tools
    Feb 4

    New region available for Azure Automation: Japan East

    Azure Automation is available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in East U.S., Southeast Asia, and West Europe.

    • Automation
    • Regions & Datacenters

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