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September 2020

30 Sep

New guided UI experience to deploy machine learning models in Azure Synapse Analytics (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

We are introducing a guided UI experience in the Synapse Studio that enables users to deploy machine learning models from the Azure Machine Learning model registry directly to Azure Synapse for inferencing.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
30 Sep

New Common Data Model connector for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics & Azure Databricks (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

This new Spark CDM connector requires zero configuration and is pre-installed with Azure Synapse Analytics. It can also be installed and used with Azure Databricks.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
30 Sep

Shared disks on Azure Disk Storage is now available in broader set of regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Shared disks is available for Premium SSDs in all regions and available for Ultra Disks in all regions that support Ultra Disks.

  • Disk Storage
  • Features
29 Sep

Azure HDInsight --Autoscale for Interactive Query with HDInsight 4.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Enable HDInsight Autoscale to drive higher utilization of your clusters.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
29 Sep

General Availability: Application Insight in UK West

NOW AVAILABLE

Application Insight, a part of Azure Monitor, is now generally available in the UK West region for customers to collect telemetry and analyze their service health in production environments.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
29 Sep

Azure Data Explorer extends functionality to support geospatial joins

NOW AVAILABLE

The new geo_polygon_to_s2cells function enables the user to join vast amount of geospatial timeseries data with polygons on S2 cells.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
28 Sep

Azure Container Registry now available in several new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2020

Azure Container Registry is now generally available in US Gov Texas, Germany West Central, and Brazil Southeast regions bringing the number of Azure regions that it’s available in to 38.

  • Container Registry
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
23 Sep

New maintenance control features

IN PREVIEW

Increase control over maintenance operations and ensure higher availability for your business-critical applications with two new features now in preview. You can now schedule host maintenance operations in addition to the already available manual updates. Additionally, we are adding the ability for you to control when guest OS image updates on Virtual Machine Scale Sets are rolled out.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
23 Sep

Column-level encryption for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics already provides a breadth of options that can be used to handle sensitive data in a secure manner—we are expanding that support with the introduction of Column Level Encryption (CLE).

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
23 Sep

COPY command now generally available in Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

The COPY command can now automatically parse your files to calculate file splits and can evenly distribute data chunks across the Synapse SQL compute nodes for parallel ingestion.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
23 Sep

New MERGE command for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Users can now synchronize two tables in a single step, streamlining the data processing using a single step statement while improving code readability and debugging.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
23 Sep

Windows IoT Microsoft Edge Kiosk Mode in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft Edge can now be run in Kiosk mode on Windows IoT

  • Windows 10 IoT Core Services
  • Features
  • Operating System
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server is a new deployment option that provides better control and flexibility, more options for high availability, and cost optimization controls.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Logic Apps updated with new hosting options, improved performance and developer workflows

IN PREVIEW

Logic Apps is now updated with new hosting options and performance and development improvements that will enable you to build modern workflow-enabled apps.

  • Logic Apps
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Debug API Management policies in real time

IN PREVIEW

Debug API Management policies with the Visual Studio Code extension for Azure API Management

  • API Management
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Configurable Backup Storage Redundancy option for Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, locally redundant storage (LRS) and zone-redundant storage (ZRS) options have been added to backup storage redundancy, providing more flexibility and choice.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Azure Arc enabled data services now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Run Azure Arc enabled data services on premises on any infrastructure of your choice with Azure cloud benefits like elastic scale, unified management, and a cloud billing model while staying always current.

  • Azure Arc
  • Management
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Accelerate analytics and AI workloads with Photon powered Delta Engine on Azure Databricks

IN PREVIEW

Photon powered Delta Engine is a 100% Apache Spark-compatible vectorized query engine designed to take advantage of modern CPU architecture for extremely fast parallel processing of data.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Services
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

High throughput output from Stream Analytics to Azure Synapse Analytics (General Availability)

NOW AVAILABLE

With a brand new output connector to Synapse SQL Pools, Stream Analytics can now support throughput rates even higher than 200MB/sec while ensuring ultra-low latencies.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
22 Sep

Azure Stream Analytics clusters with VNet support (Preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics clusters delivers support for Azure Virtual Network (VNet) and more predictable performance.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite

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