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    November 2019

    13 Nov

    GitHub Actions for Azure are now generally available

    GitHub Actions, now generally available, make it possible to create simple, yet powerful workflows to automate software compilation and delivery, and are integrated with GitHub.

    • Open Source
    • SDK and Tools
    7 Nov

    Update 19.10 for Azure Sphere now available

    The Azure Sphere public preview 19.10 quality release of the OS is now available via the Retail feed. The 19.10 release also includes a new Azure Sphere SDK with some significant capability enhancements.

    • Azure Sphere
    • Operating System
    • SDK and Tools
    4 Nov

    Updates to profiler and tracing capabilities in Azure Monitor Application Insights

    The ability to specify CPU and memory thresholds for the Application Insights Profiler is now available, so you now have better control of when to collect traces.

    • Azure Monitor
    • SDK and Tools
    4 Nov

    Visual Studio Online is now in preview

    Create cloud-powered development environments that work with your favorite tools, or a built-in browser-based editor.

    • Microsoft Build
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • SDK and Tools
    4 Nov

    Azure CLI update is now available

    The latest version of the Azure CLI contains several exciting new features across the Azure platform including networking command, native support for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, and SQL serverless database support, in addition to others.

    • Microsoft Ignite
    • SDK and Tools
    4 Nov

    Web apps migration experience now available in Azure Migrate

    Azure Migrate now provides a dedicated experience for migrating .NET web applications to Azure App Service

    • App Service
    • Azure Migrate
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services

    October 2019

    29 Oct

    The unique identifier for your Azure billing account has changed

    Your billing account’s unique identifier, which is used to identify your billing relationship with Microsoft, has changed. This change only affects accounts under the Microsoft Customer Agreement with Microsoft—it does not impact other agreements like Enterprise Agreement.

    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    23 Oct

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 fifth refresh release

    The Azure Service Fabric 6.5 fifth refresh release includes bug fixes and performance enhancements.

    • Features
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools
    23 Oct

    Changes are coming to the Azure Sphere SDK in the next release

    The next release of the Azure Sphere SDK will bring significant enhancements in response to great feedback from the community.

    • Azure Sphere
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    23 Oct

    Batch API for Blob Storage

    Batch API for Azure Blob Storage preview simplifies development of your applications that make several concurrent API requests to Blob storage. Batch API reduces the number of connections a client has to open, manage and distribute the requests to by allowing multiple API calls to be embedded into a single HTTP request. Currently the API supports two types of sub-requests: SetBlobTier for Block Blobs and DeleteBlob, with more requests to follow. This API is available starting version 2018-11-09.

    • Blob Storage
    • SDK and Tools
    9 Oct

    Azure Sphere 19.09 release adds new use cases for enterprise customers

    Update 19.09 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

    • Azure Sphere
    • Operating System
    • SDK and Tools

    August 2019

    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
    14 Aug

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release is Now Available

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release rolled out last month with key announcements, along with bug fixes and performance enhancements.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    14 Aug

    Service Fabric Azure Resource Manager (ARM) application and service deployment is now generally available

    The deployment of Service Fabric applications as resources via Azure Resource Manager is now generally available.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    14 Aug

    New tool for automating load testing of Power BI Embedded capacities now available

    A tool for automating load testing of Power BI Embedded capacities helps you understand how much user load your capacity can handle when used. It uses PowerShell to create automated load tests against your capacities and lets you choose which reports to test and how many concurrent users to simulate.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • SDK and Tools
    13 Aug

    Public Preview of Managed Identity for Azure Service Fabric applications

    Azure Service Fabric applications now support user-assigned and system-assigned managed identities.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Security
    • Services
    6 Aug

    New Tools are now available in Azure Cloud Shell

    Azure Cloud Shell has added a number of new tools and capabilities.

    • Cloud Shell
    • CLIs
    • SDK and Tools

    July 2019

    15 Jul

    A new set of Azure SDKs is now available in preview

    A new set of libraries for working with Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Key Vault and Event Hubs in Java, Python, JavaScript/TypeScript and C# is now available in preview.

    • Event Hubs
    • Key Vault
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Storage Accounts
    • Open Source
    • SDK and Tools
    3 Jul

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Refresh Release is now available

    The bugs identified in 6.5 Release of the Service Fabric runtime has been fixed in this refresh release and started rolling out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK updates. For more details, please read the release notes.

    • Service Fabric
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services

    June 2019

    20 Jun

    HDInsight Tools for VSCode: Enhanced PySpark Interactive Query

    We are pleased to announce the integration of VSCode Python extension to handle PySpark interactive for HDInsight in VSCode. The Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode leverages the Python extension to…

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools

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