Updates Archives

Monthly updates for November 2020

Nov 23

Azure Boards - Delivery Plans 2.0 is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

With this release, we're announcing the public preview release of Delivery Plans 2.0 and other improvements.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Nov 19

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines Guest Health is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the Public Preview of the Guest Health feature of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines, that monitors the health of your virtual machines and fires an alert when any of the parameters being monitored are outside the acceptable range.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Management
Nov 19

A new version of Text Analytics is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Text Analytics new API version supports batch processing and healthcare scenarios.

  • Text Analytics
  • Features
Nov 18

Node.js 14 for Azure Functions is now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Developers can now build and publish Azure Functions Apps using Node.js 14.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Nov 17

SMB Multichannel preview is now available on Azure Files premium tier

IN PREVIEW

Lower your deployment cost and increase you Server Message Block (SMB) 3.x client’s performance with Azure Files SMB Multichannel.

  • Premium Files Storage
  • Services
  • Features
Nov 17

Cognitive Services Speech adds new Neural TTS voices and general availability of Neural TTS in containers

IN PREVIEW

Speech service adds 10 new neural Text to Speech (TTS) voices and announces general availability of Neural TTS in containers.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text to Speech
  • Features
Nov 17

Azure Backup for SAP HANA databases now supports Incremental backups – Public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup for SAP HANA now supports HANA incremental backups which allows you to have faster and more cost-effective backups.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
Nov 16

Public preview: Application Insight in UAE North

IN PREVIEW

UAE North is now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health using Application Insight.

  • Application Insights
  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
Nov 16

Public preview: Azure Log Analytics in Germany West Central, UAE North, and Switzerland West

IN PREVIEW

Germany West Central, UAE North, and Switzerland West are now in public preview for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyze their services for health and usage using Azure Log Analytics.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Regions & Datacenters
Nov 11

Redis 6.0 is now in preview for Azure Cache for Redis

IN PREVIEW

Redis 6.0 (preview) for Azure Cache for Redis brings several new features enhancing developer productivity including Redis Streams (new list data type), new commands, improved HyperLogLog performance, and more.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features
  • Management
Nov 11

Azure Machine Learning updates--November 2020

IN PREVIEW

Numerous updates across security, performance, experimentation and automated ML capabilities have been implemented.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
Nov 11

Azure Cosmos DB transactional batch support for Java SDK 4.7.0 and above is now available

IN PREVIEW

This new support satisfies a frequent customer ask for ACID-compliant transactions that succeed or fail altogether.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Nov 11

Serverless offer for Azure Cosmos DB in preview on all APIs

IN PREVIEW

A new consumption-based offer that complements the existing range of provisioned throughput options is now in preview for all Azure Cosmos DB APIs.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
  • Management
Nov 9

QnA Maker introduces deep learning (Public Preview)

IN PREVIEW

The next version of QnA Maker introduces state-of-art deep learning technologies and advances several core capabilities like better relevance and precise answering.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • QnA Maker
  • Features
Nov 5

Azure HDInsight now supports Private Link in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure HDInsight private link integration allows you to create VNET injected clusters with no public IP and access them using your own private endpoints.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
Nov 3

Power BI dynamic M query parameter support

IN PREVIEW

Power BI dynamic M query parameter allows users to explicitly inject filters at the designated place in the query and improve query performance by a few factors, especially when the report is built on top of a very big dataset, or using complex query logic.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
Nov 2

Generate Azure Functions using Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2020

Using Azure API Management extension for Visual Studio Code, you can now generate Azure Functions. This will help you scaffold all the necessary functions for your API based on the API definitions.

  • API Management
  • Features
Nov 1

Azure Time Series Insights Gen2 Preview APIs Deprecated

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2020

The Azure Time Series Insights Gen2 public preview APIs have been deprecated. Read about the process for migrating onto the new generally available API version for Azure Time Series Insights Gen2.

  • Azure Time Series Insights
  • Features

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