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April 2020

4 Apr

Azure IoT SDK for Python—Significant connection resiliency improvements now available

NOW AVAILABLE

A new version of Azure IoT Python SDK v2 is now available that focuses on improved connection resiliency of the underlying MQTT protocol layer.

  • Azure IoT Hub
2 Apr

New Azure RTOS Collaborations with Semiconductor Industry Leaders

IN PREVIEW

Embedded developers can now access reliable, real-time performance for resource-constrained devices and seamless integration to Azure IoT. STMicroelectronics, Renesas, Qualcomm, NXP and Microchip will offer development kits featuring Azure RTOS.

  • Azure Sphere
  • Security Center
  • Security
2 Apr

Azure Kinect DK is now available in Japan, Germany and the UK

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kinect DK, a developer kit with advanced AI sensors for building sophisticated computer vision and speech models, is now available in Japan, Germany and the UK.

  • Kinect DK

March 2020

27 Mar

Filesystem SDKs for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 Python, .NET, Java and JS filesystem SDKs are now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
26 Mar

Azure SDKs General Availability - March 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Additional libraries for working with Azure services are now generally available.

  • Event Hubs
  • Key Vault
  • App Configuration
  • Security
20 Mar

Updates to .NET implementation support in latest Azure IoT C# SDK release

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Azure IoT C# SDK release includes two notable updates to .NET implementation support.

  • Azure IoT Hub
19 Mar

Native Mongo shell on Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Execute Mongo database commands directly on top of your database account using the native Mongo shell in the Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
13 Mar

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 fourth refresh release is now rolling out

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 fourth refresh release, which includes bug fixes and performance enhancements for standalone and Azure environments, has started rolling out to various Azure regions.

  • Service Fabric
12 Mar

Azure Monitor Application Insights now supports Python

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor now supports distributed tracing, metric collection and logging of Python applications through integration with OpenCensus.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
12 Mar

Azure DNS private zones preview API is being deprecated

During public preview release, private DNS zones were created using dnszones ARM resource with zoneType property set to Private. The GA resource model makes use of privateDnsZones resource type instead of dnszones. Support for zones created using the preview API will be completely removed on 30th June 2020 and you must immediately migrate these private DNS zones to the latest resource model.

  • Azure DNS
11 Mar

Azure Monitor Source Map Integration with Azure Blob Storage Enables Faster Debugging

NOW AVAILABLE

Unminify JavaScript with One Click

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
10 Mar

Upgrade the TLS version of your Power BI application to TLS 1.2

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for transport layer security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 for Power BI will end in June 2020. Upgrade the TLS version of your Power BI application to TLS 1.2 before then.

  • Power BI Embedded
9 Mar

Export Power BI reports to PDF, PPTX or PNG files using REST API

IN PREVIEW

Power BI now has an additional set of capabilities that allow you to export a Power BI report by using a REST call to the following file formats—PDF, PPTX (PowerPoint) and PNG.

  • Power BI Embedded
5 Mar

Azure IoT Python SDK v2—New improvements are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure IoT Python SDK v2 has just been released with major new improvements.

  • Azure IoT Hub
4 Mar

PowerShell 7.0 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

PowerShell 7.0, the next major release of PowerShell, is now available. This latest release makes PowerShell a truly cross-platform automation tool and configuration framework.

February 2020

20 Feb

Azure Sphere update 20.01 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Sphere update 20.01 is now available in the retail feed. This update includes enhancements to the OS and SDK to further strengthen the security of devices at customer sites and ensure supportability.

14 Feb

Azure IoT C# and Java SDKs release new long-term support (LTS) branches

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure IoT Java and C# SDKs have each now released new long-term support (LTS) branches.

  • Internet of Things
  • Azure IoT Hub
7 Feb

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 third refresh release

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 7.0 third refresh release, which includes bug fixes, preview features and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions.

  • Service Fabric
4 Feb

The Azure Sphere Preview 20.01 release is now available for retail evaluation

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere Preview 20.01 release is now available via the retail evaluation feed. Verify that your applications and devices operate properly with this release before it is deployed broadly in 14 days.

3 Feb

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 Second Refresh Release

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 7.0 Second refresh release, which includes bug fixes, preview features and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions.

  • Service Fabric

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