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    July 2019

    15 Jul

    Azure Resource Graph is now generally available

    Azure Resource Graph, which enables exploration of your resources at scale, is now generally available for all Azure customers.

    15 Jul

    New 48vCPUs Azure Virtual Machine sizes are now available

    New 48vCPUs sizes for the Dv3, Dsv3, Ev3, Esv3, Fsv2, and Lsv2 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) are now available so you can better match your workload requirements.

    15 Jul

    Azure Stream Analytics now offers native support for Apache Parquet format

    Stream Analytics now offers native support for Apache Parquet format when writing to Azure Blob storage.

    15 Jul

    Cognitive Services Form Recognizer prebuilt capability

    Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data.

    15 Jul

    Azure Container Registry—Support for scheduling in Container Registry Tasks

    Container Registry Tasks, which supports cloud build and graph execution of containers, now supports automated scheduling.

    15 Jul

    Azure Container Registry—Self diagnostic health check support in the Azure CLI

    Easily self-diagnose the most common issues with registry connectivity using Azure Container Registry Health Check APIs.

    15 Jul

    Proximity placement groups are now in preview

    A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.

    15 Jul

    Multi-protocol Data Access for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in public preview

    New functionality that will enable you to manage the same data using either Blob APIs or Data Lake Storage Gen2 APIs is now available in preview.

    15 Jul

    MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB online and offline migrations are now available

    Migrate from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service.

    15 Jul

    Read replica across regions for Azure Database for MariaDB

    Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MariaDB. Create up to five read-only replica servers for every master server to scale out and balance read-heavy workloads across replica servers and Azure regions.

    15 Jul

    Azure Cosmos DB .NET V3 SDK now generally available

    Azure Cosmos DB .NET V3 SDK incorporates performance improvements (including the new streaming API), a more intuitive, idiomatic programming model with developer-friendly APIs, and new change feed pull and push programming models.

    15 Jul

    Azure DevTest Labs—Configure your lab to use a remote desktop gateway

    Use Azure DevTest Labs to configure a remote desktop gateway for your lab to ensure secure access to the virtual machines (VMs) without having to expose the RDP port.

    15 Jul

    Azure Cosmos DB Java V3 SDK now available

    Now generally available, the Azure Cosmos DB Java V3 SDK features a new, more intuitive, idiomatic programming model with developer-friendly APIs, Reactor-based async programming model, and added support for Azure Cosmos DB direct TCP transport protocols to increase performance and availability.

    15 Jul

    Availability Zones support is now available for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in preview

    Protect applications and data from datacenter failures with redundancies across Availability Zones.

    15 Jul

    Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript V3 SDK is now available

    Now generally available, the Azure Cosmos DB JavaScript V3 SDK includes usability updates to the object model for a better developer experience, as well as the ability to begin using partition keys to scale previously non-partitioned containers.

    15 Jul

    Driver extension for Cassandra in Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

    Azure Cosmos DB now offers a preview driver extension for Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API for Java SDK.

    11 Jul

    In development: query interleaving for Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Enterprise BI systems need to support high user concurrency, which means there can be lots of queries submitted close to each other. We are pleased to announce that we are working on the query interleaving feature, which allows system configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Query interleaving allows configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Multiple queries can run concurrently so fast that queries are not blocked behind slow ones. Query interleaving can be set up with short query bias so if the system is under CPU pressure, short queries are allocated a higher proportion of CPU resources than long-running queries, allowing them to complete faster.

    11 Jul

    Azure Ephemeral OS Disk is now generally available

    Announcing the general availability of the Ephemeral OS disk, which enables faster reimaging of your VMs to its original state as well as enabling you to create thousands of VMs at scale with Shared Image Gallery.

    11 Jul

    Azure Migrate is now a central hub to start, execute and track your migration journey

    Azure Migrate is now enhanced and can help you discover, assess and migrate applications, infrastructure and data from your on-premises environments to Azure. You can centrally track progress of your migration journey across multiple Microsoft and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) tools in Azure Migrate.

    10 Jul

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment v3 available in public preview

    The latest release of the Text Analytics API’s sentiment capability (v3) provides a significant improvement in detecting positive, neutral and negative sentiment of text documents. It is available for public preview Central Canada, East Asia and Central US.