Monthly updates for May 2021
Azure IoT Verified Telemetry provides data reliability and is available as part of Dependable IoT SDK and can be seamlessly integrated into current Azure IoT offerings such as Azure RTOS and IoT PnP.
New feature: Prebuilt Docker images for Inferencing, now in public preview.
The new, standard Question Answering feature provides users the capability to answer questions over a passage of text without having to create knowledgebases and manage additional storage
Logic Apps has been updated with new hosting options, improved performance, and developer workflows.
Now generally available, use Document Translation to translate documents at scale.
Developer Velocity Lab (DVL) is a new research initiative that includes contributions across Microsoft, its research labs and GitHub.
The latest release of the Python extension for VS Code comes with a much improved experience for Python developers thanks to the new Pylance language server in general availability.
You can secure your custom domains at no additional cost.
AKS on Azure Stack HCI is a Kubernetes based platform that developers and administrators can use to build, deploy and manage containerized applications in their datacenters and edge locations.
Azure AI is introducing a new category of services called Azure Applied AI Services. These services accelerate time-to-value in building AI solutions for common business processes. Within this category, Azure Video Analyzer is now in public preview. The service brings Live Video Analytics and Video Indexer together so developers can quickly build AI-powered video analytics solutions.
Azure AI is introducing a new category of services called Azure Applied AI Services. These services accelerate time-to-value in building AI solutions for common business processes. Within this category, there are important enhancements and status updates for Azure Bot Service and Azure Metrics Advisor.
New features now generally available including Data Labeling – Image Instance Segmentation and MLflow support
Managed Online and Batch Endpoints, in public preview, allow for seamless deployment and operationalization
A new workbooks-based insights experience for all log analytics workspaces available per resource, and at scale.
Logs export can be separated between multiple destinations to overcome destination rate limit and to maintain access control in destinations.
Customers writing Java apps on Azure App Services can now onboard to application insights for application monitoring, without making any code changes. App Service Linux, both code-based and custom containers, and App Service Windows code-based are supported.
Query packs are a new capability within log analytics intended to make creating, saving, managing, and discovering log analytics queries simpler and more efficient.
This enables real-time communication when users are behind Network Address Translation (NAT) or firewalls.
Add voice and video calling capabilities to applications that run on Microsoft Windows.
Developers can simplify the cross-channel user experiences within their applications with Azure Communication Services UI Library.
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