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    May 2019

    20 May

    Generation 2 virtual machines in Azure – Public Preview

    Generation 2 (UEFI Boot) Virtual Machines available in Azure for public preview

    17 May

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports Windows Server containers

    Use managed Kubernetes for all your workloads whether they’re in Windows, Linux or both.

    16 May

    Update 19.05 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.05 feature release is available today via the Retail Evaluation feed. The regular Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.04; we plan to upgrade it to 19.05 in two weeks.

    15 May

    Read replica across regions for Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL

    Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    8 May

    Azure Monitor BUILD 2019 updates

    Azure Monitor is launching a number of exciting features including end-to-end AKS monitoring, granular RBAC for logs, intelligent and scalable alerts, a new application change analysis capability and more.

    7 May

    New networking features for App Service Linux are now in preview

    New networking capabilities to enable Linux apps to access resources securely are now available in preview.

    7 May

    Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern

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

    7 May

    Azure Cosmos DB API for etcd 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.

    6 May

    IoT Plug and Play announcement at Build

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

    6 May

    Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

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

    6 May

    Azure AD admin roles for B2C are in public preview

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Announcing the public preview of new B2C Azure AD administrator roles for B2C tenants.

    6 May

    Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in public preview

    We are happy to announce Ephemeral OS disk in public preview. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures and are more concerned about the time it takes to deploy at scale or to reimage the individual VMs.

    6 May

    Inline code for Azure Logic Apps is 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) from within Logic Apps.

    6 May

    RosettaNet connector and standard support is now 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
    6 May

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

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

    6 May

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

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

    6 May

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

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

    6 May

    New series of Azure Bot Framework enhancements now available

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