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    Monthly updates for May 2019

    7 May

    Azure Cosmos DB API for etcd 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
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    6 May

    IoT Plug and Play announcement at Build

    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
    • Microsoft Build
    6 May

    Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

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

    • Cost management
    • Management
    • Microsoft Build
    6 May

    Azure AD admin roles for B2C are in public preview

    Target availability: Q2 2019

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

    • Azure Active Directory B2C
    • Management
    6 May

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux BYOS images now available

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

    • Virtual Machines
    • Red Hat Linux
    • Linux Virtual Machines
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source
    • Operating System
    • Pricing & Offerings
    6 May

    Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in Public 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
    • Features
    6 May

    Inline Code for Azure Logic Apps is 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
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    • Services
    6 May

    RosettaNet connector and standard support is now 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.

    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    • Services
    6 May

    Adaptive network hardening - now in public preview

    Adaptive network hardening is now in public preview

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    6 May

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

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

    • Azure Container Service
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    6 May

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

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

    • Azure Data Explorer
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    • Services
    6 May

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

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

    • Azure Data Explorer
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source
    6 May

    New features for Azure Machine Learning are now 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 service
    • Azure Open Datasets
    • Microsoft Build
    6 May

    Azure Policy for AKS is now in public preview

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

    • Azure Policy
    • Management
    6 May

    Built-in support for Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos DB now 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
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    6 May

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

    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
    • Features
    6 May

    HBase accelerated writes in Azure HDInsight is now 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
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source
    • Services
    6 May

    Azure SQL Database serverless compute tier is now 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
    • Features
    6 May

    Group Targeting for Non-Azure Servers in Azure Update Management

    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.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    6 May

    New services and capabilities in Azure Cognitive Services

    New services and capabilities are available in preview through Azure Cognitive Services.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Microsoft Build

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