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The Azure Sphere public preview 19.07 quality release is now available via the Retail Evaluation feed. The Retail Evaluation feed will provide the new OS for 14 days before we release it to the Retail feed. It is meant for backwards compatibility testing.
With just 1 click, Event Hubs customers can easily visualize incoming streaming data and start writing Stream Analytics query from the Event Hubs portal.
Azure Stream Analytics now offers output adapter for egress to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2.
Now you can authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities.
Support for the widely used UTF-8 character encoding is now available as preview in Azure SQL Database, as a database-level or column-level default encoding for Unicode string data.
Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data.
A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.
New functionality that will enable you to manage the same data using either Blob APIs or Data Lake Storage Gen2 APIs is now available in preview.
Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MariaDB. Create up to five read-only replica servers for every master server to scale out and balance read-heavy workloads across replica servers and Azure regions.
Protect applications and data from datacenter failures with redundancies across Availability Zones.
Azure Cosmos DB now offers a preview driver extension for Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API for Java SDK.
Target availability: Q3 2019
Share data with other organizations using Azure Data Share, now in preview.
The latest release of the Text Analytics API's sentiment capability (v3) provides a significant improvement in detecting positive, neutral, and negative sentiment of text documents. It is available in public preview Central Canada, East Asia, and Central US.
July-9 2019 marks the official last day of SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 support. Customers that need to remain on SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for some additional time can leverage Extended Security Updates (ESUs). To obtain security updates for SQL Server on-premises or hosted environments, customers must first register the eligible SQL Server instances in their own SQL Server Registry.
We are excited to announce support for up to 16TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for MySQL is now in preview.
We are excited to announce support for up to 16TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now in preview.
The Azure Sphere public preview 19.06 quality release is now available via the Retail feed.
Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows provides a code-free design environment for building and operationalizing ETL data transformations at scale. Now, the ADF team has added parameter support for Data Flows, enabling flexible & reusable data flows that can be called dynamically from pipelines.
A new Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code is now available in preview