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October 2020

14 Oct

Azure Cognitive Services has achieved human parity in image captioning

NOW AVAILABLE

Computer Vision, part of Azure Cognitive Services, now offers an updated image captioning capability that has achieved human parity based on the Novel Object Captioning at Scale (NOCAPS) benchmark.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
14 Oct

T-digest extension for Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus)

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, the algorithm used in the open source t-digest extension allows high performance percentile calculations on sizable distributed analytical workloads with improved accuracy.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
14 Oct

SQL Server on Virtual Machines: Machine Learning with Microsoft R Open 4.0.2 now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest update for Microsoft R Open 4.0.2 (downloadable for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms) includes improvement to the performance of the merge function and adds an option to better handle zero-length arguments to the paste and paste0 functions.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Management
  • Features
  • Open Source
14 Oct

Distributed database transactions spanning multiple Azure SQL Managed Instances

IN PREVIEW

Utilize distributed transactions (now in preview) and save time when migrating existing applications that require this capability as it eliminates the need to change application code and to perform extensive testing.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
14 Oct

Machine Learning open sourcing for R and Python Custom Runtime

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing a general availability release that solves one of our customers’ pain points; the ability to bring a newer version of R and Python they may be using in their own companies.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Open Source
14 Oct

Zone Redundancy in preview for Azure Cache for Redis

IN PREVIEW

Increase reliability in the Azure Cache for Redis premium tier even further with up to four nodes for redundancy; a primary and three replicas that can be distributed across multiple availability zones. This setup protects you against a datacenter-level outage, increasing availability up to a 99.95 percent level.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Security
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
14 Oct

Public preview: Service Fabric managed clusters

IN PREVIEW

Service Fabric managed clusters reduce complexity and issues associated with managing a cluster made up of multiple resources.

  • Service Fabric
  • Features
14 Oct

Public Preview: JBoss EAP on Azure App Service

IN PREVIEW

A managed JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) experience is now available in Public Preview on Azure App Service. Deploy your Web Application Archive (WAR) and Enterprise Application Archive (EAR) apps to a PaaS for Java EE apps.

  • App Service
  • Services
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
14 Oct

Announcing Azure Data Explorer data connector for Azure Synapse

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Synapse Workspace to access your data in Azure Data Explorer using Apache Spark pool

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
14 Oct

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: SQL serverless runtime support in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Link now offers preview support for querying Azure Cosmos DB data with Synapse SQL serverless.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
14 Oct

Azure IoT Central new and updated features—September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

September updates include the data export feature, more jobs improvements, offline commands, new dashboard formatting capabilities, new Power Automate templates, and documentation enhancements.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
13 Oct

Azure Virtual Machines DCsv2-series expanding within Europe, United Kingdom and United States

NOW AVAILABLE

Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in North Europe, UK West, US West.

  • Security
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
13 Oct

New alert query examples topic in Log Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

The logs experience was recently updated with examples queries for common log alerts.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Alerts
  • Management
  • Features
13 Oct

Azure IoT Edge 1.0.10 release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure IoT Edge 1.0.10 release is available with support for diagnostic metrics, message priorities, module startup order, and arrays in twins.

  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Services
  • Features
  • Open Source
13 Oct

HPC Cache new namespace page and region expansion

NOW AVAILABLE

New HPC Cache namespace lets clients see all storage as a single file system.

  • Azure HPC Cache
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
13 Oct

Azure Dev Spaces is retiring on 31 October 2023

Start using Bridge to Kubernetes in Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio Code

  • Developer tool integrations
  • Services
  • Retirements
13 Oct

Azure Blob storage point-in-time restore now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Blob storage point-in-time restore provides continuous data protection and restoration capabilities for block blob data. This extends protection features to provide an easy way to restore to a previous date/time

  • Blob storage
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
13 Oct

Azure Site Recovery - TLS Certificate Changes

NOW AVAILABLE

Assess and mitigate the impact of Azure TLS certificate updates on your Site Recovery environment

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Security
  • Features
13 Oct

Azure Data Explorer now support Compute Isolated SKUs

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Explorer has added support for isolated compute SKU and ready for deployment.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Pricing & Offerings
12 Oct

Row Level Security now generally available for Azure Data Explorer

NOW AVAILABLE

Row Level Security simplifies the design and coding of security. It lets you apply restrictions on data row access in your application.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Security
  • Features

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