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    July 2019

    Jul 11

    Azure Ephemeral OS Disk is now Generally Available

    Announcing the general availability of Ephemeral OS disk which enables faster reimage of your VMs to its original state as well as enabling you to create thousands of VMs at scale with Shared Image Gallery.

    Jul 11

    Azure Migrate is now a central hub to start, execute and track your migration journey

    Azure Migrate is now enhanced and can help you discover, assess, and migrate applications, infrastructure, and data from your on-premises environments to Azure. You can centrally track progress of your migration journey across multiple Microsoft and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) tools in Azure Migrate.

    Jul 10

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment v3 available in public preview

    The latest release of the Text Analytics API's sentiment capability (v3) provides a significant improvement in detecting positive, neutral, and negative sentiment of text documents. It is available in public preview Central Canada, East Asia, and Central US.

    Jul 10

    SQL Server Registry available: Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 / 2008 R2

    July-9 2019 marks the official last day of SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 support. Customers that need to remain on SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for some additional time can leverage Extended Security Updates (ESUs). To obtain security updates for SQL Server on-premises or hosted environments, customers must first register the eligible SQL Server instances in their own SQL Server Registry.

    Jul 9

    Update to Azure SQL Database serverless provides even greater price optimization

    The minimum configurable auto-pause delay has decreased to 1 hour providing even greater price optimization opportunities for serverless databases.

    Jul 9

    Large storage for Azure Database for MySQL now in preivew

    We are excited to announce support for up to 16TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview.

    Jul 9

    Large storage for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now in preivew

    We are excited to announce support for up to 16TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now in preview.

    Jul 8

    Update 19.06 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.06 quality release is now available via the Retail feed.

    Jul 8

    General Availability: Non-Azure Groups for Azure Update Management

    Today we’re happy to announce the general availability of Non-Azure group targeting for Azure Update Management. This feature enables dynamic targeting of patch deployments to non-Azure…

    Jul 8

    Apache Spark 2.4 and Apache Kafka 2.1 support on Azure HDInsight

    Azure HDInsight now supports Apache Spark 2.4 and Apache Kafka 2.1. You can choose the Spark or the Kafka version that you want during cluster creation in the Azure portal. Both updates come with several new features, hundreds of bug fixes and improvements.

    Jul 5

    Azure DevOps adds new features including bi-directional traceability between Releases and Jira issues

    We are releasing the Azure Pipelines for Jira app to the Atlassian marketplace. The integration adds links to Jira issues as work items deployed with the releases and allows you to view deployment details directly in Jira issues.

    Jul 4

    Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows public preview adds parameter support

    Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows provides a code-free design environment for building and operationalizing ETL data transformations at scale. Now, the ADF team has added parameter support for Data Flows, enabling flexible & reusable data flows that can be called dynamically from pipelines.

    Jul 3

    Azure Data Factory upgrades Teradata connector to enable new features and enhancement

    Azure Data Factory upgraded the Teradata connector with new feature adds and enhancement, including built-in Teradata driver, out-of-box data partitioning to performantly ingest data from Teradata in parallel, and more.

    Jul 3

    Application Insights is Generally Available in China East 2

    Azure Application Insights is now generally available in China East 2 Region.

    Jul 3

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Refresh Release is now available

    The bugs identified in 6.5 Release of the Service Fabric runtime has been fixed in this refresh release and started rolling out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK updates. For more details, please read the release notes.

    Jul 3

    Azure Monitor Log now supports log search on multiple Azure resources

    Many Azure services added support for new and easier way to search their logs

    Jul 1

    Introducing B12, B16 & B20 - new larger B-series VM sizes with flexible CPU usage

    We have released three new B-series sizes: B12ms, B16ms and B20ms. These are lower cost VMs with flexible CPU usage.

    Jul 1

    Azure Cosmos DB ExpressRoute BGP Community now available

    We are now announcing the addition of the Azure Cosmos DB community on ExpressRoute, which will allow for regional advertisements of Azure Cosmos DB.

    Jul 1

    Azure Data Factory logs now available as dedicated tables in Azure Monitor Logs

    A new logging mode in Diagnostic Settings for an Azure Logs target, starting with Azure Data Factory, will allow you to take advantage of improved ingestion latency, query performance, data discoverability, and more!

    Jul 1

    Azure Monitor for Containers: Enhanced search on live data and other updates available

    Feature Updates enhanced search on live data, node storage/network performance on AKS, and data collection filter