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October 2019

23 Oct

Changes are coming to the Azure Sphere SDK in the next release

IN PREVIEW

The next release of the Azure Sphere SDK will bring significant enhancements in response to great feedback from the community.

  • Azure Sphere
21 Oct

Cost Management Preview Features October 2019

IN PREVIEW

Please find a table below outlining the Cost Management features that are currently in preview.

  • Cost Management + Billing
15 Oct

Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) before general availability release

IN PREVIEW

Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) will be launched in mid-November, 2019, ahead of the general availability (GA) release.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
15 Oct

Service-aided subnet configuration for managed instance in Azure SQL Database is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Managed instance, a deployment capability of Azure SQL Database, is transitioning from a manual to service-aided subnet configuration, now in preview.

9 Oct

Introducing new Azure Resource Graph functionality – Track changes to your resource properties

IN PREVIEW

An update to the Azure Resource Graph API allows you to see the type of change to the resource (Create, Update, or Delete) and the breakdown of the properties that changed, including their before and after values.

  • Azure Resource Graph
9 Oct

Azure Sphere 19.09 release adds new use cases for enterprise customers

IN PREVIEW

Update 19.09 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

  • Azure Sphere
8 Oct

Private Preview - Azure Spring Cloud service

IN PREVIEW

Simplify Spring Boot based microservices development and application lifestyle management.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
3 Oct

New Canada Federal PBMM Azure Blueprint is now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure built-in blueprints help you be compliant in an easier way by providing Microsoft vetted blueprints that you can apply easily on your subscriptions.

  • Azure Blueprints
2 Oct

Azure DB for PostgreSQL: Hyperscale (Citus) cluster connectivity functionality is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Support for ‘Allow Azure services and resources to access this server group’ functionality in Hyperscale (Citus) clusters is now preview.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
2 Oct

Azure DB for PostgreSQL—Cluster scalability for Hyperscale (Citus) is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The first scalability feature for Hyperscale (Citus) is now available in preview. It’s now possible to add nodes to existing Hyperscale (Citus) clusters by using the Azure portal.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
2 Oct

Private Link for Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Private Link enables you to connect to Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse via a private endpoint.

  • Azure SQL Database
2 Oct

Managed identities integration in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Create and use system-managed identities instead of service principals in AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

September 2019

25 Sep

Azure Sphere Preview—Update 19.09 is now available for evaluation

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere Preview 19.09 feature release is now available via the retail evaluation feed. The retail evaluation is meant for backwards compatibility testing. Use the retail evaluation feed to verify production-signed applications against the new release before we deploy it broadly on the retail feed.

  • Azure Sphere
20 Sep

Public Preview: Computer Vision releasing 'Read' text extraction feature in containers

IN PREVIEW

We are releasing our latest text understanding feature , 'Read', in Docker containers for customers to run locally.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
19 Sep

Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

IN PREVIEW

Azure Policy now supports remediation for tagging so you can bring 100% of your resources back to compliance.

  • Azure Policy
18 Sep

Public Preview - Video Indexer Multilingual identification and transcription

IN PREVIEW

Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer
18 Sep

Public Preview - Video Indexer Animated Character Detection

IN PREVIEW

Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping, and recognition of characters in animated content.

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer
18 Sep

Azure Advisor alerts are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Get your Azure best practice recommendations as soon as they become available with Azure Advisor user-configured alerts, now available in preview.

  • Azure Advisor
18 Sep

A preview upgrade for Azure DevTest Labs Tasks extension is now available

IN PREVIEW

We recently released a preview upgrade for the Azure DevTest Labs Tasks.

  • Azure Pipelines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
18 Sep

Audit logging on Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Audit logging on Azure SQL Database for PostgreSQL via PGAudit is now available in preview. Produce audit logs of events including writes, reads, role changes, and DDL with the audit extension.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL

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