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    September 2019

    20 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Premium SSD managed disks meter ID changes

    Starting November 1, 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.

    • Managed Disks
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Maps Standard Transactions meter name changes

    Starting November 1, 2019, some meter names of Azure Maps Standard IP-to-country transactions and Standard S1 IP-to-country transactions will change.

    • Azure Maps
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions meter ID changes

    Starting November 1, 2019, some meter IDs for Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions will change

    • Azure Maps
    • Services
    20 Sep

    Public Preview: Computer Vision releasing 'Read' text extraction feature in containers

    We are releasing our latest text understanding feature , 'Read', in Docker containers for customers to run locally.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Computer Vision
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Azure SQL Database—Auto-failover groups feature now available in all regions

    The Auto-failover groups feature of Azure SQL Database is now available for managed instance deployments in all regions.

    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Public Preview - Video Indexer Multilingual identification and transcription

    Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Public Preview - Video Indexer Animated Character Detection

    Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping, and recognition of characters in animated content.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Interface Endpoints For SQL DB

    Interface endpoints for SQL Database is a new capability that enables customers to connect privately to Azure PaaS services within customer virtual networks, providing direct connectivity from their workloads using isolated traffic to specific resources.

    • Virtual Network
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Announcing Azure Private Link Preview

    Azure Private Link is a secure and scalable way for Azure customers to consume 1st party Azure Services (e.g. Storage, SQL, Cosmos DB, etc.) or 3rd party services (e.g. Partner Service, BYOS, etc.) privately from within their VNet.

    • Virtual Network
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Azure Advisor alerts are now in preview

    Get your Azure best practice recommendations as soon as they become available with Azure Advisor user-configured alerts, now available in preview.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Azure HPC Cache is now in preview

    Azure HPC Cache, a high-performance file cache with an aggregated namespace that reduces latency between storage and Azure compute for heavy read workloads, is now in preview.

    • Avere vFXT for Azure
    • Azure HPC Cache
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is in development

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    A new Azure Analysis Services setting now in development will improve performance and consistency of query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Get targeted log analysis with improvements to the Diagnostic Logs extension of Azure Analysis Services. Diagnostic Logs now allow you to access and break out server metrics for each query replica with the scale-out feature.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Synchronization of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimized copy API, which significantly reduces synchronization time on average.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Firewall updates—September 2019

    Here are the Azure Firewall updates for September 2019. - Azure Firewall is now generally available in China. - Azure Firewall is now ISO compliant.

    • Azure Firewall
    • Compliance
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    16 Sep

    Azure Private Link is now available in preview

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

    • Virtual Network
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    • Services
    13 Sep

    Data transfer from Azure Origins to Azure CDN from Microsoft is now free of charge

    Data transfer from Azure services, such as Azure Storage, Azure Media Services, Azure Application Gateway, and more, to Azure CDN from Microsoft will be free of charge starting October 2019.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Services
    12 Sep

    New Azure ExpressRoute sites now available

    Announcing three new ExpressRoute meet-me sites in Europe.

    • ExpressRoute
    • Services
    12 Sep

    Azure CDN feature updates

    Announcing Bring your own SSL Certificate [BYOC] functionality for Azure CDN from Verizon, as well as CDN managed SSL Certificates for Azure CDN from Akamai.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Services

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