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September 2019

20 Sep

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
19 Sep

Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Policy
18 Sep

Public preview – Video Indexer multilingual identification and transcription

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer
18 Sep

Public preview – Video Indexer animated character detection

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer
18 Sep

Azure Advisor alerts are now in preview

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
18 Sep

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Pipelines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
18 Sep

Audit logging on Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now in preview

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
18 Sep

Azure HPC Cache is now in preview

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
16 Sep

Azure Private Link is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Connect to services in your Azure Virtual Networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
12 Sep

Azure Backup support for large disks up to 30 TB is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the public preview support for larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TB size.

  • Azure Backup
6 Sep

SQL Server Data Tools is now available with Visual Studio 2019 Preview

IN PREVIEW

SQL Server Data Tools preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now downloadable with the latest preview release of Visual Studio 2019. SQL Server Data Tools enables a stable change management and deployment experience when developing your data analytics solution using SQL Data Warehouse.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
4 Sep

Azure Blueprints – IST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint release is now live

IN PREVIEW

NIST SP 800-53 R4 is now live as a built-in blueprint in Azure Blueprints.

  • Azure Blueprints
4 Sep

Connect to your virtual machine (VM) through a web browser

IN PREVIEW

Azure DevTest Labs now integrates with Azure Bastion, enabling you to connect to your virtual machines through a web browser.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Azure Bastion
4 Sep

Azure SQL Database – Instance pools are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Instance pools is a new managed instance option that provides a convenient and cost-effective way to migrate smaller instances to the cloud at scale, reducing or eliminating the extra work of consolidating less compute-intensive workloads.

  • Azure SQL Database

August 2019

26 Aug

Azure Monitor Application Insights variable retention is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

It’s now possible to configure the data retention on your Azure Monitor Application Insights resources from 30 days up to 730 days.

  • Azure Monitor
21 Aug

Security Center now has single-click remediation to boost your security posture (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

Remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources in a single click by using secure score, a tool that helps you assess your workload security posture.

  • Security Center
  • Security
21 Aug

Azure SQL provides a unified management experience

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL is a modern SQL platform that serves developers and enterprises by offering a rich selection of deployment options, powered by an industry-leading SQL Server engine.

  • Azure SQL Database
21 Aug

IoT Plug and Play Preview is now available

IN PREVIEW

With IoT Plug and Play Preview, solution developers can start using Azure IoT Central to build solutions that integrate seamlessly with IoT devices enabled with IoT Plug and Play.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Central
20 Aug

Azure Archive Expanded Capabilities now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Archive Storage follows up price drop with three new feature enhancements in public preview.

17 Aug

New Quick Action transformations added to Data Factory Mapping Data Flows

IN PREVIEW

Data Factory Mapping Data Flows has added a new “Quick Actions” feature to automate the creation of data transformations.

  • Data Factory V2

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