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August 2019

23 Aug

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release is now available

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.

14 Aug

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release is Now Available

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
14 Aug

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Service Fabric
14 Aug

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

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
13 Aug

Public Preview of Managed Identity for Azure Service Fabric applications

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Service Fabric
6 Aug

New Tools are now available in Azure Cloud Shell

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Cloud Shell

July 2019

15 Jul

A new set of Azure SDKs is now available in preview

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
  • Security
3 Jul

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Refresh Release is now available

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

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
19 Jun

HDInsight Tools for VSCode: Hive Table Preview

HDInsight for VSCode continues to boost the experience of Hive users with self-service exploratory capabilities. The HDInsight explorer in VSCode not only empowers you to browse Hive databases across…

  • HDInsight
12 Jun

Azure DevTest Labs: PowerShell module to simplify management of labs

NOW AVAILABLE

PowerShell module now available to simplify management of labs

  • Azure DevTest Labs
11 Jun

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Service Fabric 6.5 release version has been rolled out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK updates. The release contains many new features, bug fixes, supportability, reliability and performance improvements. For the full list of all the changes, refer to the release notes.

  • Service Fabric
7 Jun

Power BI REST API with ‘Try-it’ tool allows you to try APIs without any code

NOW AVAILABLE

Anyone with a Power BI licence can now log into the account to see how the Power BI REST API works, get information or perform operation on Power BI artifacts you have access to - without writing any code using the Power BI REST API Try-it Tool. With five simple steps, users are able to try capabilities of the Power BI REST API without writing code.

  • Power BI Embedded

May 2019

31 May

Azure Sphere 19.05 Release Unlocks new features in the MT3620

IN PREVIEW

Update 19.05 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

  • Azure Sphere
13 May

Azure Virtual Machine PowerOff now available with fast shutdown

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
6 May

Azure Stream Analytics support for Visual Studio Code is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Develop, manage and test Azure Stream Analytics jobs on Mac, Linux and Windows

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Azure Stream Analytics

April 2019

26 Apr

General availability: AzCopy v10

NOW AVAILABLE

AzCopy v10, the next-generation data movement utility, is now generally available to all of our customers.

24 Apr

Changes to HDInsight cluster configuration access

NOW AVAILABLE

We are introducing some important changes to support more fine-grained role-based access to sensitive configuration information from HDInsight clusters. As part of these changes, some user action may be required.

  • HDInsight
23 Apr

Public Preview: Resource Change History API

IN PREVIEW

With the last 14 days of resource changes, the public preview of the new Change History capability within the Azure Resource Graph API enables you to find when changes were detected on an Azure Resource Manager property and see what properties changed as part of that change event.

  • Azure Resource Graph
17 Apr

Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019 is now available.

  • Logic Apps
  • Visual Studio

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