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May 2019

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

Azure Search now supports complex search types

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search now supports complex searches for raw datasets that don’t break down neatly.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
6 May

HBase accelerated writes in Azure HDInsight is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

HBase accelerated writes significantly improves the value proposition for low-latency, high- throughput NoSQL workloads.

  • HDInsight
  • Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight
  • Apache Storm for HDInsight
6 May

New services and capabilities in Azure Cognitive Services

IN PREVIEW

New services and capabilities are available in preview through Azure Cognitive Services.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
6 May

Azure Active Directory B2C in China

IN PREVIEW

We’re bringing all the capabilities of global Azure Active Directory B2C service to China, with added benefits.

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
6 May

Azure Blockchain Service is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blockchain Service, a fully managed blockchain service in Azure, is now available in preview. Use Azure Blockchain Service to grow and operate blockchain networks at scale with simplified network formation, management, and governance.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
6 May

Notebook support for all Azure Cosmos DB APIs is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cosmos DB is enhancing the developer experience by adding notebook support in preview.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
6 May

Rules engine for Azure Content Delivery Network is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Rules engine for Azure Content Delivery Network allows you to customize Content Delivery Network behavior on a per HTTP request basis to optimize delivery of your content to your end users.

  • Content Delivery Network
6 May

User-defined network policy in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A user-defined network policy enables secure network segmentation within Kubernetes, and is now available.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
6 May

Azure Container Registry virtual network and firewall rules support is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Virtual network and firewall rules support is now available in Azure Container Registry in preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Container Registry
6 May

Video Indexer: multiple facial recognition enhancements have been added

NOW AVAILABLE

Video Indexer has received multiple enhancements for facial recognition scenarios.

  • Video Indexer
6 May

Authenticated IP for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Your organization can now restrict access to its Kubernetes control plane to specific IP addresses or IP ranges.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
6 May

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) virtual node is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS virtual node, now available to the public, allows you to elastically provision additional pods inside Container Instances that start in seconds.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Container Instances
6 May

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) multi node pools is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Use different virtual machine sizes in a node pool to run a variety of workloads in a single AKS cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
6 May

Azure Stream Analytics support for Visual Studio Code is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Develop, manage, and test Azure Stream Analytics jobs on Mac, Linux, and Windows

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Azure Stream Analytics
6 May

Autoscale for Azure HDInsight is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Autoscale which automatically scales your Spark, Hive, or MapReduce HDInsight clusters up or down based on load or a pre-defined schedule, is now in preview.

  • HDInsight
6 May

Azure SQL Database managed instance SKU recommendation for Data Migration Assistant is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Expand the scope of on-premises SQL Server assessments to migrate legacy SQL Server instances to Azure SQL Database managed instances with the new Azure SQL Database SKU recommendation functionality, which is now generally available.

  • Azure SQL Database
6 May

Azure VMware Solutions is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Migrate
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
  • Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple
6 May

Azure Quickstart Center enables new customers to build cloud projects with confidence

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Quickstart Center within the Azure portal enables new customers to use the self-guided approach to build cloud projects and accelerate deployment with ease.

  • Web Apps
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Database for MySQL
6 May

Azure Maps Mobility Services is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Build applications with real time public transit intelligence from nearby stops, transit route information, and updates.

  • Azure Maps

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