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August 2020

3 Aug

The Azure IoT Node.js SDK releases a new long term support (LTS) branch

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Node.js IoT SDK LTS branch has been released offering customers a guarantee that they will benefit from any necessary security or critical bug fixes with minimal impact to their device’s stable code.

  • SDK and Tools

July 2020

29 Jul

Azure Sphere update 20.07 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The 20.07 feature release contains new features for application development and tenant certificate renewal, additional promotions of beta features to long-term stable (LTS), and enhancements to improve stability and troubleshooting of device connections on Windows platforms.

  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools

June 2020

25 Jun

Azure CLI June 2020 update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure CLI continues to expand with support for new Azure services. This release includes 23 new modules to manage as many Azure services.

  • CLIs
  • SDK and Tools
24 Jun

Azure SDK for embedded devices

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Azure Embedded C SDK is designed to allow small and embedded devices, such as IoT, to communicate with Azure services.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • SDKs
  • File Storage
  • SDK and Tools
22 Jun

Azure SDKs—June 2020 release

NOW AVAILABLE

The June 2020 release for the Azure SDKs include updates to these libraries: Cosmos DB (Java), Event Hubs, Azure Storage, and Text Analytics. Additionally, the following are now available in preview: Azure.Identity, Azure Search, Form Recognizer, and Service Bus.

  • SDKs
  • SDK and Tools
18 Jun

An update to Python SDK v2 for Azure IoT has been released

NOW AVAILABLE

A new release of the Python SDK v2 for Azure IoT is now available. This update fixes issues with reconnection logic.

  • SDKs
  • SDK and Tools
15 Jun

Azure Quota REST APIs to manage service limits (quota) are now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2020

Use Azure REST Quota APIs to manage the service limits (quota) of Azure Virtual Machines (cores/vCPU) and Azure Machine Learning (in preview). Take advantage of this capability to query current usage and quotas for the supported resources and update these limits.

  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
12 Jun

Azure Sphere OS update 20.06 is now available for compatibility testing

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere OS quality update 20.06 is now available for evaluation via the retail evaluation feed. The release includes an OS update and an updated Linux SDK.

  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
9 Jun

Azure Service Fabric 7.1 First Refresh Release

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 7.1 first refresh release includes bug fixes and performance enhancements for standalone and Azure environments.

  • Service Fabric
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
8 Jun

A new consolidated API version in Azure Monitor Logs is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new API version for Azure Monitor Logs resource provider, 2020-03-01-preview, is now available. This API supports new functionality like customer-managed keys (CMK), bring your own storage (BYOS), along with other capabilities.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • SDK and Tools

May 2020

29 May

Azure Text Analytics v3 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Text Analytics v3 with sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, language detection and named entity recognition capabilities, as well as model version controls, is now generally available.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
28 May

Azure Databases extension for Visual Studio Code

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Databases extension for Visual Studio Code, with support for Azure Cosmos DB and Azure PostgreSQL, is now available.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
26 May

Service Bus Explorer on the Azure portal is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Send, receive and peek from queues, topics and subscriptions, now from the Azure portal (in preview).

  • Service Bus
  • Service Bus Messaging
  • Features
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
19 May

Announcing .NET 5 Preview 4 and our Journey to one .NET

IN PREVIEW

Preview 4 for .NET 5 is now available, with general availability coming in November. This release continues the journey to unify the .NET platform across workloads and will provide developers more productive cloud native development.

  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
19 May

ASP.NET Blazor now supports WebAssembly

NOW AVAILABLE

ASP.NET Blazor, which allows developers to build interactive web UIs with C#, now supports WebAssembly. Build client-side web apps that run completely in the browser and run faster and with less memory than JavaScript.

  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
19 May

.NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) announced

IN DEVELOPMENT

.NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) will allow developers to build apps for any device from a single code codebase and project system, including desktop and mobile devices across operating systems.

  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
19 May

New Azure extensions for Visual Studio Code

NOW AVAILABLE

Two new extensions for Visual Studio Code are now available that make it easier to work with Azure—Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Resource Groups.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
19 May

Support for Linux workloads in the App Service Migration Assistant tool

IN PREVIEW

The App Service Migration Assistant tool now supports migrating containerized web applications from on-premises container images to App Service on Linux.

  • App Service
  • Web App for Containers
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
19 May

Azure Bot Service and Bot Framework updates for Build 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

See the list of enhancements and new capabilities designed to make chatbot development more productive, including the GAs of Bot Framework Composer and Virtual Assistant solution accelerators, as well as support for human hand-off scenarios.

  • Azure Bot Service
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • SDK and Tools
15 May

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 PowerShell and CLI are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use PowerShell and Azure CLI filesystem semantics for operations on Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystems, directories and files.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • SDK and Tools

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