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November 2019

Nov 11

Azure Database for MySQL—Large storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support is now available for up to 16 TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database services for MySQL.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
Nov 11

Azure Synapse Analytics—Continuous integration and deployment with SSDT is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The highest requested feature for Azure Synapse Analytics is now available—SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) Database projects. This release includes support for SSDT with Visual Studio 2019, along with native platform integration with Azure DevOps, providing built-in continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) capabilities for enterprise level deployments.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Nov 11

Azure DevOps—New sprint burndown widget and improved pipelines security

NOW AVAILABLE

In the latest update to Azure DevOps, we added a new sprint burndown widget that supports burning down by story points, count of tasks, and by summing custom fields. In addition, we improved pipelines security by restricting the scope of access tokens.

  • Azure DevOps
Nov 11

Azure Data Factory has added Avro and CosmosDB to data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Azure Data Factory has added native CosmosDB and Avro connectors to mapping data flows

Nov 11

Azure Stream Analytics—Real-time scoring with custom machine learning models

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics now supports high-performance, real-time scoring by taking advantage of custom pre-trained machine learning models that are managed by Azure Machine Learning service and hosted in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) or Azure Container Instances, using a workflow that doesn't require users to write any code.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
Nov 11

Azure Stream Analytics—Managed Identity authentication with Power BI

NOW AVAILABLE

Stream Analytics now offers full support for managed identity-based authentication with Power BI for dynamic dashboarding experience.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
Nov 11

Azure Stream Analytics—C# custom deserializers in Cloud and IoT edge

NOW AVAILABLE

Take advantage of the power of Stream Analytics to process data in Protobuf, XML, or any custom format.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
Nov 11

Online scaling for Stream Analytics jobs

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

With online scaling capability, it’s now possible to increase or decrease the SU capacity of a running job without having to stop it, so you will no longer be required to stop your job if you need to change the SU allocation.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
Nov 8

Azure Kinect DK coming to Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom

In March 2020 the Azure Kinect DK will be available for purchase in Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

  • Kinect DK
Nov 8

Public and project-scoped feeds for Azure Artifacts

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Artifacts now allows creating public feeds (shared with every unauthenticated user on the Internet) or project-scoped ones

  • Azure DevOps
Nov 7

Azure DevOps roadmap update

IN DEVELOPMENT

Exciting enhancements and features are coming soon to all Azure DevOps services. Visit the features timeline for the complete list.

  • Azure DevOps
Nov 7

Enforce artifact policies for Azure Pipelines - Preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Pipelines allows the creation and enforcement of artifact policies that will help tracing an artifact from source control to production. Available in preview.

  • Azure DevOps
Nov 7

Update 19.10 for Azure Sphere now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Sphere public preview 19.10 quality release of the OS is now available via the Retail feed. The 19.10 release also includes a new Azure Sphere SDK with some significant capability enhancements.

  • Azure Sphere
Nov 7

Azure Active Directory B2C now supports monthly active users billing

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2C now supports billing based on the count of unique users with authentication activity within a calendar month, known as monthly active users (MAU) billing.

Nov 7

Azure HDInsight—Autoscale is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Autoscale for Azure HDInsight is now generally available across all regions for Apache Spark and Hadoop workloads. This feature makes it possible to operate your big data analytics workloads in a more cost-efficient and productive way, so you can drive higher use of your HDInsight clusters and pay only for what you need.

  • HDInsight
Nov 6

Azure Data Lake Analytics U-SQL runtime upgrade

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Lake Analytics U-SQL runtime is upgrading from .NET Framework v4.5.2 to .NET Framework v4.7.2. This change introduces a small risk of breaking changes if you use U-SQL custom.

  • Data Lake Analytics
Nov 6

Azure Shared Image Gallery now available in Azure Government and Azure China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China cloud regions.

  • Virtual Machines
Nov 6

Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview. This feature enables you to create specialized image versions using multiple snapshots (OS disk and data disks).

  • Virtual Machines
Nov 6

New deployment strategies and caching for Azure Pipelines

NOW AVAILABLE

Updates to Azure Pipelines include new deployment strategies (canary for Kubernetes, rolling for Kubernetes and VMs), as well as the GA of Pipeline Caching.

  • Azure DevOps
Nov 6

HDInsight HBase Accelerated Writes is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

The accelerated writes feature in the HDInsight HBase cluster attaches a Premium SSD managed disk to every region server (worker node). Write ahead logs are configured to be written to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) mounted on premium managed disks instead of standard Azure page blobs. Premium managed disks are SSD-based and offer excellent I/O performance with fault tolerance. Using premium managed disks for WALs allows us to separate write ahead log storage from Apache HBase data storage.

  • HDInsight

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