Updates Archives

Monthly updates for February 2020

Feb 5

Hyperledger Fabric on Azure Kubernetes Service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Deploy and configure a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network on Azure Kubernetes Service quickly with a new template (now in preview) that allows you to customize scenarios and applications.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
  • Features
Feb 5

Azure Blockchain development kit for Ethereum is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Blockchain development kit, an extension for Visual Studio Code, is now generally available for download.

  • Azure Blockchain Service
  • Features
Feb 5

Spring Data Azure Cosmos DB SDK 2.2.2 release is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Spring Data Azure Cosmos DB SDK 2.2.2 release, now generally available, incorporates updated diagnostics information.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Feb 5

FastTrack for Azure is now generally available in Japan

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in Japan.

  • Features
Feb 5

FastTrack for Azure is now generally available in Asia Pacific regions

NOW AVAILABLE

FastTrack for Azure, a customer success program that helps with rapid and effective design and deployment of cloud solutions, is now generally available in Asia Pacific regions.

  • Features
  • Services
Feb 5

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid on Azure IoT Edge preview 2 is now available, with updates including data plane persistence to disk, monitoring capabilities, and additional destination types.

  • Event Grid
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Features
  • Services
Feb 5

Azure API Management now supports integration with Azure App Service

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure API Management feature allows you to expose apps deployed in Azure App Service to manage, protect, and secure APIs.

  • API Management
  • Features
Feb 5

OpenAPI v3 support in Azure API Management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

OpenAPI v3 support in Azure API Management, now generally available, includes fixes and improvements such as support for multipart/form-data and interoperability between OpenAPI versions.

  • API Management
  • Features
Feb 5

New IoT Central Pricing Plans

IoT Central has two new pricing plans designed to provide greater management, flexibility, and simplicity for building IoT applications.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
Feb 5

Enable managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs

IN PREVIEW

Lab owners can now enable user-assigned managed identities on lab virtual machines in Azure DevTest Labs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
Feb 4

The Azure Sphere Preview 20.01 release is now available for retail evaluation

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere Preview 20.01 release is now available via the retail evaluation feed. Verify that your applications and devices operate properly with this release before it is deployed broadly in 14 days.

  • Operating System
  • SDK and Tools
Feb 4

New AMD-based Dav4 and Eav4 Azure VMs are available in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines based on the latest AMD EPYC™ 7452 processor are now available in East US, East US2, West US2, Southeast Asia, North and West Europe regions.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Feb 3

Azure Service Fabric 7.0 Second Refresh Release

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Service Fabric 7.0 Second refresh release, which includes bug fixes, preview features, and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions.

  • Service Fabric
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
Feb 3

Azure Cloud and Direct Billing Are Now Generally Available in Kaleido's Blockchain Platform

NOW AVAILABLE

Kaleido’s Blockchain Business Cloud now includes direct Azure billing and full support for customers using Kaleido’s Pay-As-You-Go plans

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Services
Feb 3

Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High now available in new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP High is now available in both Azure Government and Azure Public regions. This is in addition to the Azure Blueprint for FedRAMP Moderate released in November, 2019.

  • Azure Blueprints
  • Compliance
Feb 3

Custom Translator—January 2020 improvements and language models update

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Here are the updates on Microsoft Custom Translator bug fixes, improvements, and new/refreshed models for January 2020.

  • Services
Feb 3

HBv2-Series VMs are now Generally Available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are announcing general availability of HBv2 Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing. HBv2 VMs are designed to provide supercomputing levels of performance and MPI scalability at on-premises competitive economics.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Feb 1

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text—Five new languages added

NOW AVAILABLE

Translator Text now supports five new languages—Irish, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Portuguese (Portugal).

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Translator
  • Services

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