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November 2019

4 Nov

New analytics storage for Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cosmos DB containers are now internally backed by two storage engines – a transactional storage engine and a new analytical storage engine. Both of the storage engines are log-structured and write-optimised for blazing fast updates.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
4 Nov

New PowerApps and Azure SQL Database integration experience in Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview, the Azure SQL Database experience in the Azure portal offers an entry point to create an app with PowerApps that’s automatically connected to a table in a given database. Quickly create low-code, robust user experiences for any device, using data from your SQL Database tables.

  • Azure SQL Database
4 Nov

New Stream Analytics and Azure SQL Database integration experience in Azure portal

IN PREVIEW

Stream real-time data into a SQL Database table directly from the Azure portal using Azure Stream Analytics (now in preview).

  • Azure SQL Database
4 Nov

Azure Blockchain Service enhancements are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blockchain Service keeps getting better, with the addition of a new blockchain data manager and support for additional ledgers.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
4 Nov

Azure Blockchain Tokens is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Blockchain Tokens is a new Azure managed service that allows you to create and manage ledger-based tokens easily to accelerate your blockchain solution development.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
4 Nov

Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The following Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now in preview – Custom Neural Voice capability Custom Speech with Office 365 data Text Analytics; Sentiment Analysis 3.0 Text Analytics; Expanded Entity Type Support in Entities 3.0 endpoint Text Analytics; Personally Identifiable Information support in Entities 3.0 endpoint.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
4 Nov

New virtual machine scale sets capabilities are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

New virtual machine scale sets features simplify the management of virtual machines while improving their runtime and performance capabilities.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
4 Nov

Autopilot mode for provisioned throughput is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

With Autopilot mode, users select a throughput tier and Azure Cosmos DB will automatically scale RU/s up and down as needed to match capacity with demand.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
4 Nov

Azure Spring Cloud service is now in private preview

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Spring Cloud
4 Nov

Azure Peering Service is now in managed preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Peering Service is a partnership with service providers to provide highly reliable and optimised Internet connectivity to Microsoft services. It also provides Internet latency telemetry and route monitoring with alerting against hijacks, leaks and any other BGP misconfigurations. 

4 Nov

.NET Core 3 support in Azure Functions, now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions now supports .NET Core 3 as an official language in preview.

  • Azure functions
4 Nov

Event-driven secrets management with Azure Key Vault events now in Event Grid

IN PREVIEW

Azure Key Vault becomes a first-party event publisher for Azure Event Grid, publishing events about keys and secrets management.

  • Event Grid
  • Key Vault
  • Security
4 Nov

Simplify ML workloads with Azure Machine Learning events now in Event Grid

IN PREVIEW

Azure Machine Learning becomes a first-party event publisher for Azure Event Grid, publishing events about model training, model registration, model deployment and data drift detection

  • Event Grid
  • Azure Machine Learning
1 Nov

Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge integration with Event Grid in preview

IN PREVIEW

Blob Storage module now provides integration with Event Grid on IoT Edge

1 Nov

Azure Sphere will be generally available in February 2020

IN PREVIEW

Azure Sphere will be generally available in February 2020. General availability will mark our readiness to fulfil our security promise at scale, and to put the power of Microsoft’s expertise to work for our customers every day.

  • Azure Sphere

October 2019

28 Oct

Event Grid on IoT Edge is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid is now available on Azure IoT Edge

  • Event Grid
  • Azure IoT Edge
24 Oct

IoT Hub device streams new preview regions

IN PREVIEW

IoT Hub device streams is now also available in North Europe and Southeast Asia in preview

  • Azure IoT Hub
23 Oct

Update 19.10 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere public preview 19.10 quality 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
23 Oct

Changes are coming to the Azure Sphere SDK in the next release

IN PREVIEW

The next release of the Azure Sphere SDK will bring significant enhancements in response to great feedback from the community.

  • Azure Sphere
21 Oct

Cost Management preview features October 2019

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Cost management

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