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Monthly updates for May 2021

27 May

Query Delta Lake files using T-SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics (public preview)

IN PREVIEW

Use T-SQL in Azure Synapse to read Delta Lake format.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
27 May

Cognitive Services - Form Recogniser adds new version in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for 73 languages, prebuilt ID model, invoice line item extraction, table header extraction tagging as table and more generally available in Azure Form Recogniser, part of Applied AI Services.

  • Azure Applied AI Services
  • Features
26 May

General availability: Azure Log Analytics in South India

NOW AVAILABLE

Log Analytics, a feature of Azure Monitor, is now generally available for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyzing their services for health and usage in South India.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Regions & Datacenters
26 May

General availability: Application Insight in South India

NOW AVAILABLE

Application Insight, a part of Azure Monitor, is now generally available in South India region for customers to collect telemetry and analyze their service health in production environments.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
  • Regions & Datacenters
26 May

Azure Storage Blob inventory public preview is now available in all public regions

IN PREVIEW

Blob inventory allows you to get a full listing of all blobs within a storage account or container. This can be used in conjunction with Synapse to calculate per container metrics such as capacity and count.

  • Premium Blob Storage
  • Hot/Cool Blob Storage Tiers
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
26 May

Public preview: Introducing new Durable Functions storage provider options

IN PREVIEW

Durable Functions, an extension to the Azure Functions runtime, adds two new storage provider options in public preview.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
26 May

PowerShell support in Durable Functions is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

PowerShell users can use Durable Functions create serverless workflows to orchestrate complex, long-running automation processes.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
26 May

Azure Security Centre integration with GitHub Actions, in public preview

IN PREVIEW

GitHub’s integration with Azure Security Centre is now in public preview—offering new ways for you to integrate security and compliance into early stages of the software development lifecycle.

  • GitHub and Azure
  • Security
  • Microsoft Build
26 May

Public preview: Announcing Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse

IN PREVIEW

Power your business applications data with analytical and predictive insights.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
25 May

Public preview: Scan and view lineage of data stored in Hive Metastore Database using Azure Purview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Purview now supports automated scanning from a Hive Metastore Database to extract schema and lineage between data.

  • Azure Purview
  • Features
25 May

Spot Virtual Machines are now generally available on Azure Databricks

NOW AVAILABLE

Access unused Azure compute capacity at discounted rates using Spot VMs on Azure Databricks

  • Azure Databricks
  • Features
25 May

Event Hubs Premium now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Event Hubs Premium is a new product SKU that is tailor-made for high-end event streaming scenarios that require elastic, superior performance with predictable latency.

  • Event Hubs
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
25 May

Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server: Azure Free offer coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Beginning in June 2021, enjoy the Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server B1ms compute SKU and 32GB storage free offer for the first 12 months.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
  • Management
25 May

The Microsoft Build of OpenJDK is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers and developers can use the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK to build their Java applications, and commercial support is available for applications running on Azure and Azure Stack.

  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
25 May

Azure SQL Database ledger available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use Azure SQL Database ledger (preview) to eliminate the additional cost, complexity, and performance overhead of decentralized blockchain technology and enable tamper-evidence through cryptographic verification of your centralized data store.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Microsoft Build
25 May

Partial document update for Azure Cosmos DB in private preview

IN PREVIEW

You now have the ability to perform path-level updates on specific fields/properties in a document with partial document update for Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Management
25 May

General availability: Run Enterprise Java with Red Hat JBoss EAP for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Marketplace offers to run JBoss EAP on Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets are now available. Customers can quickly move existing Java EE/Jakarta EE workloads to the cloud with limited code changes.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
25 May

General availability: Enabling IBM WebSphere Application Server on Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

IBM WebSphere Application Server (Traditional) Network Deployment on Azure Linux Virtual Machines is now available, jointly developed and supported by IBM and Microsoft.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
25 May

Public preview: Native support for WebSocket APIs in Azure API Management

IN PREVIEW

Azure API Management announces native support for WebSocket APIs.

  • API Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
25 May

Public preview: Azure Confidential Ledger

IN PREVIEW

Create a managed service built on top of the Confidential Consortium Framework that spins up a permissioned blockchain network of nodes within Azure confidential computing.

  • Security

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