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    September 2019

    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
    18 Sep

    Azure SQL Database – Auto-failover groups feature now available in all regions

    The Auto-failover groups feature of Azure SQL Database is now available for managed instance deployments in all regions.

    • Features
    • Services
    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

    Interface Endpoints For SQL DB

    Interface endpoints for SQL Database is a new capability that enables customers to connect privately to Azure PaaS services within customer virtual networks, providing direct connectivity from their workloads using isolated traffic to specific resources.

    • Virtual Network
    • 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

    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
    17 Sep

    Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is in development

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    A new Azure Analysis Services setting now in development will improve performance and consistency of query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Get targeted log analysis with improvements to the Diagnostic Logs extension of Azure Analysis Services. Diagnostic Logs now allow you to access and break out server metrics for each query replica with the scale-out feature.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Synchronisation of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimised copy API, which significantly reduces synchronisation time on average.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Firewall updates – September 2019

    Here are the Azure Firewall updates for September 2019. - Azure Firewall is now generally available in China. - Azure Firewall is now ISO compliant.

    • Azure Firewall
    • Compliance
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    16 Sep

    Azure Private Link is now available 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
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    • Services
    13 Sep

    Data transfer from Azure Origins to Azure CDN from Microsoft is now free of charge

    Data transfer from Azure services, such as Azure Storage, Azure Media Services, Azure Application Gateway and more, to Azure CDN from Microsoft will be free of charge starting October 2019.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Services
    12 Sep

    New Azure ExpressRoute sites now available

    Announcing three new ExpressRoute meet-me sites in Europe.

    • ExpressRoute
    • Services
    12 Sep

    Azure CDN feature updates

    Announcing Bring your own SSL Certificate [BYOC] functionality for Azure CDN from Verizon, as well as CDN managed SSL Certificates for Azure CDN from Akamai.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Services
    12 Sep

    Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics – New sentiment analysis capability is now available

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics has a new sentiment analysis capability supporting Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages in addition to the previously announced English language model.

    • Text Analytics
    • Cognitive Services
    • Services
    6 Sep

    Upgrade all Kubernetes 1.10.x clusters to a supported version by 25 October 2019

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Required action Please upgrade all Kubernetes 1.10.x clusters to a supported version (1.11, 1.12, 1.13 or 1.14) by 25 October 2019.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Services
    4 Sep

    Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse now available in additional 18 regions

    Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    August 2019

    23 Aug

    Storage Ultra Disks meter name change

    Effective as of 1 October 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.

    • Managed Disks
    • Services
    23 Aug

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release is now available

    The Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release, which includes bug fixes and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions. The updates for .NET SDK, Java SDK and Service Fabric Runtime will soon be available for all regions through Web Platform Installer, NuGet packages and Maven repositories.

    • SDK and Tools
    • Services

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