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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.
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.
Stream real-time data into a SQL Database table directly from the Azure portal using Azure Stream Analytics (now in preview).
Azure Blockchain Service keeps getting better, with the addition of a new blockchain data manager and support for additional ledgers.
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.
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.
New virtual machine scale sets features simplify the management of virtual machines while improving their runtime and performance capabilities.
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.
Simplify Spring Boot-based microservices development and application lifestyle management.
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.
Azure Functions now supports .NET Core 3 as an official language in preview.
Azure Key Vault becomes a first-party event publisher for Azure Event Grid, publishing events about keys and secrets management.
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
Blob Storage module now provides integration with Event Grid on IoT Edge
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 Event Grid is now available on Azure IoT Edge
IoT Hub device streams is now also available in North Europe and Southeast Asia 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.
The next release of the Azure Sphere SDK will bring significant enhancements in response to great feedback from the community.
Please find a table below outlining the Cost Management features that are currently in preview.
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