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November 2019

4 Nov

Secure your Custom Domains at no cost with App Service Managed Certificates (preview)

IN PREVIEW

Excerpt: One of the most highly requested features for App Service for free Transport Layer Security (TLS) is now in preview! You can secure custom domains for your web apps with App Service Managed Certificates.

  • App Service
4 Nov

Azure Spring Cloud service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Simplify Spring Boot-based microservices development and application lifestyle management.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
4 Nov

Azure Active Directory support in Azure Database for PostgreSQL - single server

IN PREVIEW

Active Directory integration for Azure Database for PostgreSQL single server.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
4 Nov

Weather Services, Power Bi Integration, Azure Government Cloud are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Weather Services (in partnership with Accuweather), the integration of Azure Maps into Power BI, and the availability of Azure Maps on Gov Cloud for Government customers are all now in preview.

  • Azure Maps
4 Nov

Azure Database Migration Service hybrid mode is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database Migration Service hybrid mode is now in preview. It uses a migration worker hosted on-premises together with an instance of Database Migration Service running in the cloud (the “cloud service”) to manage database migrations.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
4 Nov

Azure Arc for Servers in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Arc is a set of technologies that unlocks new hybrid scenarios for customers by bringing Azure services and management to any infrastructure.

  • Azure Arc
4 Nov

Developer tool enhancements for Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum

IN PREVIEW

Today we are announcing enhancements to the Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum to provide integration with new capabilities for public and private Ethereum developers.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
4 Nov

Visual Studio Online is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Create cloud-powered development environments that work with your favorite tools, or a built-in browser-based editor.

4 Nov

Traffic Analytics accelerated processing option

IN PREVIEW

Traffic Analytics, a cloud based network audit and compliance solution, now provides faster insights into user and application activity on cloud networks.

  • Network Watcher
4 Nov

New analytics storage for Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cosmos DB containers are now internally backed by two storage engines—a transactional storage engine and a new analytical storage engine. Both the storage engines are log-structured and write-optimized for blazing fast updates.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
4 Nov

New PowerApps and Azure SQL Database integration experience in Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview, the Azure SQL Database experience in the Azure portal offers an entry point to create an app with PowerApps that’s automatically connected to a table in a given database. Quickly create low-code, robust user experiences for any device using data from your SQL Database tables.

  • Azure SQL Database
4 Nov

New Stream Analytics and Azure SQL Database integration experience in Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

Stream real-time data into a SQL Database table directly from the Azure portal using Azure Stream Analytics (now in preview).

  • Azure SQL Database
4 Nov

Azure Blockchain Service enhancements are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blockchain Service keeps getting better with the addition of a new blockchain data manager and support for additional ledgers.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
4 Nov

Azure Blockchain Tokens is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blockchain Tokens is a new Azure managed service that allows you to create and manage ledger-based tokens easily to accelerate your blockchain solution development.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
4 Nov

Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The following Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now in preview—Custom Neural Voice capability Custom Speech with Office 365 data Text Analytics; Sentiment Analysis 3.0 Text Analytics; Expanded Entity Type Support in Entities 3.0 endpoint Text Analytics; Personally Identifiable Information support in Entities 3.0 endpoint.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
4 Nov

New virtual machine scale sets capabilities are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

New virtual machine scale sets features simplify the management of virtual machines while improving their runtime and performance capabilities.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
4 Nov

Autopilot mode for provisioned throughput is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

With Autopilot mode, users select a throughput tier and Azure Cosmos DB will automatically scale RU/s up and down as needed to match capacity with demand.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
4 Nov

Azure Spring Cloud service is now in private preview

IN PREVIEW

Simplify Spring Boot based microservices development and application lifestyle management.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
4 Nov

Azure Peering Service is now in managed preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Peering Service is a partnership with service providers to provide highly reliable and optimized internet connectivity to Microsoft services. It also provides internet latency telemetry and route monitoring with alerting against hijacks, leaks, and any other BGP mal configurations. 

4 Nov

.NET Core 3 support in Azure Functions, now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions now supports .NET Core 3 as an official language in preview.

  • Azure functions

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