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    November 2018

    Nov 14

    Azure JavaScript libraries preview release

    The first preview release of the Azure JavaScript libraries is now available.

    Nov 14

    Azure Event Grid—availability in Azure Government regions is in preview

    Event Grid will be available in Azure Government regions so you’ll be able to use this service on the same region where you’re deploying the rest of your solution(s).

    Nov 14

    Azure Event Grid, Event Domains are in preview

    Event Grid customers can now become their own event publishers using the preview of Event Domains. This offers the same technology that first-party services in Azure (such as Blob Storage) are using to publish their events so other services can take action on them.

    Nov 14

    Virtual Assistant solution accelerator is in preview

    The virtual assistant solution accelerator simplifies creation of your own assistant, enabling you to get started in minutes.

    Nov 14

    Announcing Bot Framework SDK and Tools 4.1 Release

    Bot Framework SDK version 4.1 is now available. This update includes the availability of the Bot Framework Emulator, the Web Chat V4, and version 4.1 of the C# and JavaScript SDKs. With this update of the SDK and tools, the team is focusing on periodical releases of the SDK and tools for bot development.

    Nov 14

    Azure Cognitive Services Containers are in preview

    Deploy Azure Cognitive Services on-premises and on the edge with container support in Cognitive Services. Cognitive Services containers allow developers to use the same intelligent APIs that are available in Azure, but with the flexibility that comes with Docker containers.

    Nov 14

    Azure Cognitive Services new enhancements

    New enhancements include Logo Detection in Custom Vision Service and Translation improvements.

    Nov 14

    Azure Bot Service enforcing transport layer security (TLS) 1.2

    On December 4, 2018, the Azure Bot Service will require all connections to be secured using transport layer security (TLS) 1.2.

    Nov 14

    In development: Azure Service Fabric Mesh Fall 2018 refresh

    The serverless Azure Service Fabric Mesh Fall refresh is under development and will be released soon with improvements such as auto-scale and network and gateway resources, in addition to storage improvements and fixes.

    Nov 14

    In development: Azure Service Fabric runtime version 6.4 & SDK updates

    Azure Service Fabric runtime version 6.4 with the corresponding SDK and tooling updates is under development and will start rolling out soon with many enhancements including support for Windows Server 1803, low-latency storage improvements, and more.

    Nov 14

    Azure App Service—WildFly on Linux is in preview

    WildFly on Azure App Service on Linux is now in preview. Run Java EE apps on Azure and take advantage of Azure's infrastructure for security, scalability, and much more.

    Nov 14

    Azure Functions 2.0 available in IoT Edge

    Azure Functions runtime 2.0 is now available on IoT Edge.

    Nov 14

    Consumption plan available in the Azure Government Virginia region

    The consumption hosting plan is now available in the US Gov Virginia region of the Azure Government cloud.

    Nov 14

    Azure Functions 2.0 available in Azure Government and China regions

    Azure Functions 2.0 is now available to customers in Azure Government and China cloud regions, bringing to those regions the performance improvements and language support included on the new version of the service runtime.

    Nov 14

    New H-series Azure VMs for HPC workloads are in preview

    Two new H-series (HB and HC) Azure Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing (HPC) workloads now in preview.

    Nov 14

    Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka is now available

    With Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka, we’re bringing together two powerful distributed streaming platforms so you can access the breadth of Kafka ecosystem applications without having to manage servers or networks.

    Nov 14

    Draft pull requests and new work item text editor: Sprint 143 Update

    The Sprint 143 Update of Azure DevOps introduces a new work item text editor, draft pull requests in Azure Repos, and new features in Azure Artifacts.

    Nov 13

    Private preview: Azure Kubernetes Service in Azure China

    Azure Kubernetes Service is now available in private preview in the China East 2 region, the first Azure China region for the service.

    Nov 13

    Azure Network Watcher enabled by default for subscriptions that contain virtual networks

    We’re rolling out changes to enable Network Watcher by default for subscriptions that contain a virtual network. This will simplify and improve your network troubleshooting experience.

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