Monthly updates for November 2019
Windows Admin Center is a management portal for Windows Servers who are not deployed in Azure offering them several Azure management capabilities such as backup and system updates. We have recently added an ability to onboard these non-Azure servers to be protected by ASC directly from the Windows Admin Center experience.
Azure Arc is a set of technologies that unlocks new hybrid scenarios for customers by bringing Azure services and management to any infrastructure.
Today we are announcing enhancements to the Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum to provide integration with new capabilities for public and private Ethereum developers.
Create cloud-powered development environments that work with your favorite tools, or a built-in browser-based editor.
Traffic Analytics, a cloud based network audit and compliance solution, now provides faster insights into user and application activity on cloud networks.
Azure Cosmos DB containers are now internally backed by two storage engines—a transactional storage engine and a new analytical storage engine. Both the storage engines are log-structured and write-optimized for blazing fast updates.
Now in preview, the Azure SQL Database experience in the Azure portal offers an entry point to create an app with PowerApps that’s automatically connected to a table in a given database. Quickly create low-code, robust user experiences for any device using data from your SQL Database tables.
Stream real-time data into a SQL Database table directly from the Azure portal using Azure Stream Analytics (now in preview).
Azure Blockchain Service keeps getting better with the addition of a new blockchain data manager and support for additional ledgers.
The following Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now in preview—Custom Neural Voice capability Custom Speech with Office 365 data Text Analytics; Sentiment Analysis 3.0 Text Analytics; Expanded Entity Type Support in Entities 3.0 endpoint Text Analytics; Personally Identifiable Information support in Entities 3.0 endpoint.
New virtual machine scale sets features simplify the management of virtual machines while improving their runtime and performance capabilities.
With Autopilot mode, users select a throughput tier and Azure Cosmos DB will automatically scale RU/s up and down as needed to match capacity with demand.
Simplify Spring Boot based microservices development and application lifestyle management.
Azure Peering Service is a partnership with service providers to provide highly reliable and optimized internet connectivity to Microsoft services. It also provides internet latency telemetry and route monitoring with alerting against hijacks, leaks, and any other BGP mal configurations.
Azure Functions now supports .NET Core 3 as an official language in preview.
Azure Key Vault becomes a first party event publisher for Azure Event Grid, publishing events about keys and secrets management.
Azure Machine Learning becomes a first party event publisher for Azure Event Grid, publishing events about model training run, model registration, model deployment and data drift detection
Blob Storage module now provides integration with Event Grid on IoT Edge
Azure Sphere will be generally available in February 2020. General availability will mark our readiness to fulfill our security promise at scale, and to put the power of Microsoft’s expertise to work for our customers every day.