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Monthly updates for May 2021

May 27

Query Delta Lake files using T-SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics (public preview)

IN PREVIEW

Use T-SQL in Azure Synapse to read Delta Lake format.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 26

Public preview: Introducing new Durable Functions storage provider options

IN PREVIEW

Durable Functions, an extension to the Azure Functions runtime, adds two new storage provider options in public preview.

  • Azure Functions
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 26

PowerShell support in Durable Functions is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

PowerShell users can use Durable Functions create serverless workflows to orchestrate complex, long-running automation processes.

  • Azure Functions
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 26

Azure Security Center integration with GitHub Actions, in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • GitHub
  • Security
  • Microsoft Build
May 26

Public preview: Announcing Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse

IN PREVIEW

Power your business applications data with analytical and predictive insights.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Event Hubs Premium now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Event Hubs
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server: Azure Free offer coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

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.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
  • Management
May 25

The Microsoft Build of OpenJDK is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Open Source
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Azure SQL Database ledger available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Partial document update for Azure Cosmos DB in private preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
  • Management
May 25

General availability: Run Enterprise Java with Red Hat JBoss EAP for Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

General availability: Enabling IBM WebSphere Application Server on Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

IBM WebSphere Application Server (Traditional) Network Deployment on Azure Linux Virtual Machines is now available, jointly developed and supported by IBM and Microsoft.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Native support for WebSocket APIs in Azure API Management

IN PREVIEW

Azure API Management announces native support for WebSocket APIs.

  • API Management
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 25

Azure IoT Verified telemetry is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Windows 10 IoT Core Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 25

Azure Machine Learning public preview announcement //Build, May 2021

IN PREVIEW

New feature: Prebuilt Docker images for Inferencing, now in public preview.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics Adds Question Answering Feature

IN 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

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

General availability: Logic Apps with new hosting options

NOW AVAILABLE

Logic Apps has been updated with new hosting options, improved performance, and developer workflows.

  • Logic Apps
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

General availability: Azure Cognitive Services Translator Document Translation feature

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available, use Document Translation to translate documents at scale.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
  • Features
May 25

Introducing Developer Velocity Lab to improve developers’ work and well-being

NOW AVAILABLE

Developer Velocity Lab (DVL) is a new research initiative that includes contributions across Microsoft, its research labs and GitHub.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

General availability: Improved Python support in Visual Studio Code with Pylance

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Build

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