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    June 2019

    Jun 20

    Public Preview: Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for Azure Virtual Machines

    Azure Backup is an enterprise-scale, zero-infrastructure solution that protects SQL Server VM in Azure without the need to deploy and manage any backup infrastructure. This offering is already generally available for more recent SQL Server versions , and today we are excited to announce Azure Backup support for EOS SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 in public preview.

    Jun 20

    Public Preview: Immersive Reader, an Azure Cognitive Service

    Immersive Reader is an Azure Cognitive Service for developers who want to embed inclusive capabilities into their apps for enhancing text reading and comprehension for users regardless of age or ability.

    Jun 19

    VM Health feature now supports new OS' and is available in new regions

    VM Health feature included in Azure monitor for VMs is now available for VMs that are running on Windows 2012 R2 and 2019. Additionally, VM Health feature is also available in cases where the associated workspace is in SEA (South East Asia), UKS (UK South), and CCAN (Canada Central) regions.

    Jun 18

    Azure Bastion - RDP and SSH over SSL - now available for Preview

    Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.

    Jun 12

    Advanced Data Security available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

    Advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities using just a few simple steps.

    Jun 12

    Azure Cosmos DB—Direct connectivity support for Java Async SDK is now in preview

    The Azure Cosmos DB Async Java SDK now supports direct mode connectivity, available in version 2.4 and higher.

    Jun 12

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL support for PostgreSQL 11 is now in preview

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of PostgreSQL, version 11.

    Jun 12

    Intelligent Performance for Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview

    Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for Intelligent Performance, which includes three distinct features—query store, query performance insights, and performance recommendations.

    Jun 12

    Intelligent Performance for Azure Database for MariaDB is now in preview

    Azure Database for MariaDB now provides preview support for Intelligent Performance, which includes query store, query performance insights, and performance recommendations.

    Jun 12

    Azure Database for MariaDB read replica is in preview

    Azure Database for MariaDB now provides preview support for asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MariaDB server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for MariaDB servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region.

    Jun 12

    New developer portal in API Management is now in preview

    The developer portal is where app developers discover the APIs, learn how to use them, sign up to acquire access, try them out interactively, and stay alerted of changes.

    Jun 10

    Public preview of calculation groups in Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    We are pleased to announce calculation groups are now officially in public preview for Azure Analysis Services!

    Jun 10

    Public preview of many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services allow relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique.

    May 2019

    May 31

    Azure Sphere 19.05 Release Unlocks new features in the MT3620

    Update 19.05 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

    May 29

    IoT Hub device telemetry events in Event Grid - public preview

    IoT Hub expands its capabilities as an event source in Event Grid by enabling subscribing to device telemetry events.

    May 29

    Events up to 1MB in Event Grid - public preview

    Public preview of support for larger events, now up to 1MB.

    May 29

    Event Grid can now publish events to Service Bus

    Service Bus is now available as an event handler in Event Grid.

    May 29

    Azure Container Registry—Helm 3 support is now in preview

    Helm 3 support is now in preview. This update brings support for storing Helm 3 charts, the next version of Helm, which brings an improved security model, and a new Lua based scripting engine.

    May 29
    May 29

    Azure App Configuration is now available in preview

    Azure App Configuration provides a service to centrally manage application settings and helps secure their accesses. In addition, it helps developers to ship code faster by being able to easily “flight” their features in production using feature flags.

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