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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
    19 Sep

    Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

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

    • Azure Policy
    • Management
    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

    Announcing Azure Private Link Preview

    Azure Private Link is a secure and scalable way for Azure customers to consume 1st party Azure Services (e.g. Storage, SQL, Cosmos DB, etc.) or 3rd party services (e.g. Partner Service, BYOS, etc.) privately from within their VNet.

    • 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

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

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

    • Azure Pipelines
    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Features
    18 Sep

    Audit logging on Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now 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
    • Features
    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
    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
    12 Sep

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

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

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    6 Sep

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

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    4 Sep

    Azure Blueprints—NIST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint release is now live

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

    • Azure Blueprints
    • Compliance
    • Management
    4 Sep

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

    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
    • Features
    4 Sep

    Azure SQL Database—Instance pools are now 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
    • Features

    August 2019

    26 Aug

    Azure Monitor Application Insights variable retention is now available 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
    • Management
    21 Aug

    Security Center now has single click remediation to boost your security posture (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

    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
    • Features
    21 Aug

    IoT Plug and Play Preview is now available

    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
    • Open Source

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