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    October 2019

    21 Oct

    Cost Management Preview Features October 2019

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

    • Cost management
    • Features
    15 Oct

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

    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
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    15 Oct

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

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

    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security
    9 Oct

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

    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
    • Features
    • Services
    9 Oct

    Azure Sphere 19.09 release adds new use cases for enterprise customers

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

    • Azure Sphere
    • Operating System
    • SDK and Tools
    8 Oct

    Private Preview – Azure Spring Cloud service

    Simplify Spring Boot-based microservices development and application lifestyle management.

    • Azure Spring Cloud
    • Open Source
    • Services
    3 Oct

    New Canada Federal PBMM Azure Blueprint is now available

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

    • Azure Blueprints
    • Features
    2 Oct

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

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

    • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • Features
    2 Oct

    Azure DB for PostgreSQL – Cluster scalability for Hyperscale (Citus) is now 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
    • Features
    2 Oct

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

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

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    2 Oct

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

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

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features

    September 2019

    25 Sep

    Azure Sphere preview – Update 19.09 is now available for evaluation

    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
    • Operating System
    20 Sep

    Public preview: Computer Vision releasing “Read” text extraction feature in containers

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

    • Cognitive Services
    • Computer Vision
    • Services
    19 Sep

    Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

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

    • Azure Policy
    • Management
    18 Sep

    Public preview – Video Indexer multilingual identification and transcription

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

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Public preview – Video Indexer animated character detection

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

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Azure Advisor alerts are now 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
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

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

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

    • Azure Pipelines
    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Features
    18 Sep

    Audit logging on Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now 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
    • Features
    18 Sep

    Azure HPC Cache is now in preview

    Azure HPC Cache, a high-performance file cache with an aggregated namespace that reduces latency between storage and Azure compute for heavy read workloads, is now in preview.

    • Avere vFXT for Azure
    • Azure HPC Cache
    • Services

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