Monthly updates for July 2019
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.
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
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.
Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0.
Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now available in preview.
The Azure Functions Premium plan preview is now expanded to Linux hosting and custom Docker containers.
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.
The integration of Azure Data Migration tools and Azure Database Migration Service with the Azure Migrate hub is now available in preview.
Use Container Registry Tasks to assemble Buildpacks and base stack tracking for OS and framework patching.
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.
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.
With just 1 click, Event Hubs customers can easily visualize incoming streaming data and start writing Stream Analytics query from the Event Hubs portal.
Azure Stream Analytics now offers output adapter for egress to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2.
Now you can authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities.
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.
Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data.
A proximity placement group is an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability that you can use to decrease network latency among VMs.
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.
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.