Updates archives

Monthly updates for May 2019

7 May

Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern

IN PREVIEW

Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern, enabling you to build stateful Azure Functions that map to an actor.

  • Azure functions
7 May

Azure Cosmos DB API for etcd in preview

IN PREVIEW

With a wire-protocol compatible API for etcd on top of Azure Cosmos DB, developers will automatically get highly reliable, globally distributed and highly available Kubernetes and K8 tools with no code changes or management required.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
6 May

IoT Plug and Play announcement at Build

IN PREVIEW

Today we’re announcing IoT Plug and Play, which is based on an open modeling language that allows developers to connect IoT devices to the cloud without having to write any code.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Azure IoT Central
6 May

Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management

  • Cost Management + Billing
6 May

Azure AD admin roles for B2C are in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2019

Announcing the public preview of new B2C Azure AD administrator roles for B2C tenants.

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
6 May

Red Hat Enterprise Linux BYOS images now available

IN PREVIEW

Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available as both BYOS and PAYG offers.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Linux Virtual Machines
6 May

Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

We are happy to announce Ephemeral OS disk in Public Preview. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures and are more concerned about the time it takes to deploy at scale or to reimage the individual VMs.

  • Managed Disks
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
6 May

Inline Code for Azure Logic Apps is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Committed to meet customers where they are, the new Inline code feature enables developers to write and execute simple ECMAScript (also known as JavaScript) right from within Logic Apps.

  • Logic Apps
6 May

RosettaNet connector and standard support is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Logic Apps provides the ability to send and receive RosettaNet based messages through RosettaNet connector, which supports the operations to decode or receive and encode or send messages.

6 May

Adaptive network hardening - now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Adaptive network hardening is now in public preview

  • Security Center
  • Security
6 May

Azure Container Instances Windows Server 2019 container support is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Instances (ACI) now supports Windows Server 2019 based containers in public preview

  • Azure Container Service
6 May

Public Preview of Azure Data Explorer capabilities to integrate deeper with ADLS Gen 2

IN PREVIEW

At Build, Azure Data Explorer will preview the capability for enterprises to query data from ADLS Gen 2 without ingesting data

  • Azure Data Explorer
6 May

Public Preview of tighter integration of Azure Data Explorer with Python and Spark

IN PREVIEW

Spark connector for Azure Data Explorer and ability to run inline Python and R as part of the query.

  • Azure Data Explorer
6 May

New features for Azure Machine Learning are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Features include:​ Open Datasets - Open Datasets are a collection of datasets from the public domain to accelerate the development of machine learning models built in Azure. Open Datasets integrates with Machine Leaning Studio or can be accessed from python notebooks in Azure Machine Learning Service.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Azure Open Datasets
6 May

Azure Policy for AKS is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Policy now has the capability of adding policy controls inside your AKS clusters including pods, namespaces and ingress

  • Azure Policy
6 May

Built-in support for Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos DB now in preview

IN PREVIEW

By using built-in support for Apache Spark and Jupyter notebooks, Azure Cosmos DB helps reduce time to insights by ingesting and serving data and running analytics against the local database replica in an Azure region.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
6 May

Hyperscale (Citus) is now in preview on Azure Database for PostgreSQL

IN PREVIEW

We’re excited to announce preview of Hyperscale (Citus), a new deployment option for Azure Database for PostgreSQL that scales out Postgres horizontally.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
6 May

HBase accelerated writes in Azure HDInsight is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

HBase accelerated writes significantly improves the value proposition for low-latency, high- throughput NoSQL workloads.

  • HDInsight
  • Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight
  • Apache Storm for HDInsight
6 May

Azure SQL Database serverless compute tier is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Database serverless is a new compute tier that optimizes price performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage.

  • Azure SQL Database
6 May

Group Targeting for Non-Azure Servers in Azure Update Management

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2019

Azure Update Management has released a new feature for public preview. Group targeting for non-Azure servers enables you to create dynamically resolved periodic update deployments for non-Azure servers.

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