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November 2019

13 Nov

GitHub Actions for Azure are now generally available

NOW 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

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

IN PREVIEW

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

IN PREVIEW

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

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

Azure CLI update is now available

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

IN PREVIEW

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

IN PREVIEW

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

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

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

NOW 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

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

IN PREVIEW

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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
  • 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
  • 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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