Updates Archives

Monthly updates for July 2019

Jul 31

The latest update to Azure Sphere (in preview) is now available in the retail feed

IN PREVIEW

The latest Azure Sphere preview quality release is now available via the Retail feed. This update fixes a bug that prevented the deletion of production-signed temporary images. Important—Update your development devices to the latest release no later than August 5, 2019.

  • Azure Sphere
Jul 29

New features added to Data Factory Mapping Data Flows making schema drift handling easy

IN PREVIEW

New features added to the ADF service this week make handling flexible schemas and schema drift scenarios super easy when construction Mapping Data Flows for data transformation at scale

  • Data Factory V2
Jul 29

Azure marketplace charges are now available in Azure Cost Management for Pay-As-You-Go customers!

IN PREVIEW

We are excited to announce a preview release of Azure marketplace charges within our Cost Analysis tool for Pay-As-You-Go customers. As a part of this preview you can now analyze your marketplace charges alongside your Azure service charges within Cost Analysis and reconcile your Azure marketplace invoice using both Cost Analysis and a new usage csv download API.

  • Cost Management + Billing
Jul 24

Azure Database for MySQL support for MySQL 8.0 is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
Jul 24

Azure Monitor for containers—Prometheus integration is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now available in preview.

  • Azure Monitor
Jul 24

Linux support on Azure Functions Premium plan

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Functions Premium plan preview is now expanded to Linux hosting and custom Docker containers.

  • Azure Functions
Jul 24

SQL Server CTP 3.2 big data cluster is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Big data clusters, one of the hero features for SQL Server 2019, is now available in preview. It combines SQL Server with Apache Spark and Hadoop Distributed File System for a unified data platform that enables analytics and AI over all data, relational and non-relational.

  • Azure SQL Database
Jul 24

Azure Database Migration Service—Integration with Azure Migrate v2

IN PREVIEW

The integration of Azure Data Migration tools and Azure Database Migration Service with the Azure Migrate hub is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
Jul 24

Azure Container Registry—Buildpacks support in Tasks is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Use Container Registry Tasks to assemble Buildpacks and base stack tracking for OS and framework patching.

  • Container Registry
Jul 18

Microsoft adds new features to IPv6 support for Azure VNets

IN PREVIEW

IPv6 for Azure VNETs enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with your Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own networks.

  • Virtual Network
Jul 17

Update 19.07 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Sphere public preview 19.07 quality release is now available via the Retail Evaluation feed. The Retail Evaluation feed will provide the new OS for 14 days before we release it to the Retail feed. It is meant for backwards compatibility testing.

  • Azure Sphere
Jul 17

One Click Integration with Stream Analytics from Event Hubs

IN PREVIEW

With just 1 click, Event Hubs customers can easily visualize incoming streaming data and start writing Stream Analytics query from the Event Hubs portal.

  • Event Hubs
  • Azure Stream Analytics
Jul 17

Stream Analytics supports output to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics now offers output adapter for egress to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
Jul 17

Authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities

IN PREVIEW

Now you can authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Blob Storage
Jul 16

Introducing UTF-8 support for Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

Support for the widely used UTF-8 character encoding is now available as preview in Azure SQL Database, as a database-level or column-level default encoding for Unicode string data.

  • Azure SQL Database
Jul 15

Cognitive Services Form Recognizer prebuilt capability

IN PREVIEW

Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data.

  • Cognitive Services
Jul 15

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
Jul 15

Proximity placement groups are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.

  • Virtual Machines
Jul 15

Multi-protocol Data Access for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

New functionality that will enable you to manage the same data using either Blob APIs or Data Lake Storage Gen2 APIs is now available in preview.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Blob Storage
  • Storage Accounts
Jul 15

Read replica across regions for Azure Database for MariaDB

IN PREVIEW

Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MariaDB. Create up to five read-only replica servers for every master server to scale out and balance read-heavy workloads across replica servers and Azure regions.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB

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