Monthly updates for May 2021
Use T-SQL in Azure Synapse to read Delta Lake format.
Durable Functions, an extension to the Azure Functions runtime, adds two new storage provider options in public preview.
PowerShell users can use Durable Functions create serverless workflows to orchestrate complex, long-running automation processes.
GitHub’s integration with Azure Security Center is now in public preview—offering new ways for you to integrate security and compliance into early stages of the software development lifecycle.
Power your business applications data with analytical and predictive insights.
Event Hubs Premium is a new product SKU that is tailor-made for high-end event streaming scenarios that require elastic, superior performance with predictable latency.
Beginning in June 2021, enjoy the Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server B1ms compute SKU and 32GB storage free offer for the first 12 months.
Customers and developers can use the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK to build their Java applications, and commercial support is available for applications running on Azure and Azure Stack.
Use Azure SQL Database ledger (preview) to eliminate the additional cost, complexity, and performance overhead of decentralized blockchain technology and enable tamper-evidence through cryptographic verification of your centralized data store.
You now have the ability to perform path-level updates on specific fields/properties in a document with partial document update for Azure Cosmos DB.
Azure Marketplace offers to run JBoss EAP on Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Scale Sets are now available. Customers can quickly move existing Java EE/Jakarta EE workloads to the cloud with limited code changes.
IBM WebSphere Application Server (Traditional) Network Deployment on Azure Linux Virtual Machines is now available, jointly developed and supported by IBM and Microsoft.
Azure API Management announces native support for WebSocket APIs.
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.
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