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May 2019

7 May

Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern

IN PREVIEW

Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern, enabling you to build stateful Azure Functions that map to an actor.

  • Azure functions
7 May

IoT Central introduces capabilities for rules and alerts, visualization, personalization & more

NOW AVAILABLE

IoT Central is introducing new capabilities that are designed to simplify IoT Central for developers and enable integration to a customer’s existing enterprise and line of business solutions by enabling more seamless integration to a customer’s existing enterprise and line of business solutions.

  • Azure IoT Central
7 May

Azure Cosmos DB API for etcd in preview

IN PREVIEW

With a wire-protocol compatible API for etcd on top of Azure Cosmos DB, developers will automatically get highly reliable, globally distributed and highly available Kubernetes and K8 tools with no code changes or management required.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
6 May

IoT Plug and Play announcement at Build

IN PREVIEW

Today we’re announcing IoT Plug and Play, which is based on an open modeling language that allows developers to connect IoT devices to the cloud without having to write any code.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Azure IoT Central
6 May

Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management

  • Cost Management + Billing
6 May

Red Hat Enterprise Linux BYOS images now available

IN PREVIEW

Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available as both BYOS and PAYG offers.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Linux Virtual Machines
6 May

Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Image Gallery makes it easier to manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine (VM) images in Azure. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all public cloud regions.

  • Virtual Machines
6 May

New series of Azure Bot Framework enhancements now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Bot Service, built on Microsoft Bot Framework, makes it easier to develop bots and intelligent agents. New enhancements include: Adaptive dialogs enable developers to create more sophisticated, dynamic conversations.

  • Azure Bot Service
6 May

Language Understanding now has analytics dashboard

NOW AVAILABLE

Language Understanding service makes it easier to build language models by extending roles to all entity types, dynamic lists, and providing a new analytics dashboard.

  • Azure Bot Service
6 May

QnA Maker now supports multi-turn dialogs

NOW AVAILABLE

QnA Maker now can handle multi-turn conversation and is even more simple to deploy without code

  • Azure Bot Service
6 May

Inline Code for Azure Logic Apps is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Committed to meet customers where they are, the new Inline code feature enables developers to write and execute simple ECMAScript (also known as JavaScript) right from within Logic Apps.

  • Logic Apps
6 May

RosettaNet connector and standard support is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Logic Apps provides the ability to send and receive RosettaNet based messages through RosettaNet connector, which supports the operations to decode or receive and encode or send messages.

6 May

Azure Container Instances Windows Server 2019 container support is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Instances (ACI) now supports Windows Server 2019 based containers in public preview

  • Azure Container Service
6 May

New features for Azure Machine Learning are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Features include: Model Interpretability - Machine learning interpretability allows data scientists to explain machine learning models globally on all data, or locally on a specific data point using the state-of-art technologies in an easy-to-use and scalable fashion. Machine Learning interpretability incorporates technologies developed by Microsoft and proven third-party libraries (for example, SHAP and LIME).

  • Azure Machine Learning
6 May

Visual Studio Subscription with GitHub Enterprise offering

NOW AVAILABLE

The native integrations of GitHub Enterprise with Visual Studio and Azure DevOps make it easier and faster for your development teams to adopt Git.

  • Azure DevOps
6 May

Public Preview of Azure Data Explorer capabilities to integrate deeper with ADLS Gen 2

IN PREVIEW

At Build, Azure Data Explorer will preview the capability for enterprises to query data from ADLS Gen 2 without ingesting data

  • Azure Data Explorer
6 May

Public Preview of tighter integration of Azure Data Explorer with Python and Spark

IN PREVIEW

Spark connector for Azure Data Explorer and ability to run inline Python and R as part of the query.

  • Azure Data Explorer
6 May

New features for Azure Machine Learning are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Features include:​ Open Datasets - Open Datasets are a collection of datasets from the public domain to accelerate the development of machine learning models built in Azure. Open Datasets integrates with Machine Leaning Studio or can be accessed from python notebooks in Azure Machine Learning Service.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Azure Open Datasets
6 May

Azure now supports GitHub identity single sign-on

NOW AVAILABLE

GitHub identities are now supported as sign in option to log in to Azure. An existing Microsoft account is no longer needed to sign in to Azure.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Microsoft Azure portal
6 May

Built-in support for Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos DB now in preview

IN PREVIEW

By using built-in support for Apache Spark and Jupyter notebooks, Azure Cosmos DB helps reduce time to insights by ingesting and serving data and running analytics against the local database replica in an Azure region.

  • Azure Cosmos DB

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