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    November 2018

    16 Nov

    Update 18.11 for Azure Sphere in public preview

    We are pleased to announce the 18.11 update to the Azure Sphere Operating System, Azure Sphere Security Service and Visual Studio development environment.

    16 Nov

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs for Azure Network Watcher

    Enhancements to NSG flow logs (version 2) are available in the West Central US region. They include per-flow throughput statistics.

    14 Nov

    Azure JavaScript libraries preview release

    The first preview release of the Azure JavaScript libraries is now available.

    14 Nov

    Azure Event Grid, Event Domains are in preview

    Event Grid customers can now become their own event publishers using the preview of Event Domains. This offers the same technology that first-party services in Azure (such as Blob Storage) are using to publish their events so other services can take action on them.

    14 Nov

    Virtual Assistant solution accelerator is in preview

    The virtual assistant solution accelerator simplifies creation of your own assistant, enabling you to get started in minutes.

    14 Nov

    Announcing Bot Framework SDK and Tools 4.1 Release

    Bot Framework SDK version 4.1 is now available. This update includes the availability of the Bot Framework Emulator, the Web Chat V4 and version 4.1 of the C# and JavaScript SDKs. With this update of the SDK and tools, the team is focusing on periodical releases of the SDK and tools for bot development.

    14 Nov

    Azure Cognitive Services Containers are in preview

    Deploy Azure Cognitive Services on-premises and on the edge with container support in Cognitive Services. Cognitive Services containers allow developers to use the same intelligent APIs that are available in Azure, but with the flexibility that comes with Docker containers.

    14 Nov

    Azure Cognitive Services new enhancements

    New enhancements include Logo detection in Custom Vision Service and Translation improvements.

    14 Nov

    Azure Bot Service enforcing transport layer security (TLS) 1.2

    On 4 December 2018, the Azure Bot Service will require all connections to be secured using transport layer security (TLS) 1.2.

    14 Nov

    In development: Azure Service Fabric Mesh Fall 2018 refresh

    The serverless Azure Service Fabric Mesh Fall refresh is under development and will be released soon with improvements such as auto-scale and network and gateway resources, in addition to storage improvements and fixes.

    14 Nov

    In development: Azure Service Fabric runtime version 6.4 & SDK updates

    Azure Service Fabric runtime version 6.4 with the corresponding SDK and tooling updates is under development and will start rolling out soon with many enhancements including support for Windows Server 1803, low-latency storage improvements and more.

    14 Nov

    Azure Functions 2.0 available in IoT Edge

    Azure Functions runtime 2.0 is now available on IoT Edge.

    14 Nov

    New H-series Azure VMs for HPC workloads are in preview

    Two new H-series (HB and HC) Azure Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing (HPC) workloads now in preview.

    14 Nov

    Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka is now available

    With Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka, we’re bringing together two powerful distributed streaming platforms so you can access the breadth of Kafka ecosystem applications without having to manage servers or networks.

    14 Nov

    Draft pull requests and new work item text editor: Sprint 143 Update

    The Sprint 143 update of Azure DevOps introduces a new work item text editor, draft pull requests in Azure Repos and new features in Azure Artifacts.

    13 Nov

    Private preview: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in Azure China

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now available in private preview in the China East 2 region, the first Azure China region for the service.

    13 Nov

    Azure Network Watcher enabled by default for subscriptions that contain virtual networks

    We’re rolling out changes to enable Network Watcher by default for subscriptions that contain a virtual network. This will simplify and improve your network troubleshooting experience.

    12 Nov

    Additional workload insights for advanced performance tuning with SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Advisor and Azure Monitor are configured by default for SQL Data Warehouse to automatically deliver workload insights to you at no additional cost. We have now enhanced this experience.

    12 Nov

    Azure Monitor log support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    SQL Data Warehouse now enables enhanced insights into analytical workloads by integrating directly with Azure Monitor diagnostic logs.

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