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December 2020

Dec 18

Additional support for managed identity in Azure Stream Analytics now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity for Blob input, Event Hubs (input and output), Synapse SQL Pools and customer storage account. As a result, customers do not have to manage service-to-service credentials by themselves, and can process events when streams of data are coming from Event Hubs in a VNet or using a firewall.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Event Hubs
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 9

Azure Data Share snapshot sharing for SQL Database and Synapse generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now share structured data stored in relational databases and data warehouse easily and securely between internal departments, with external partners, vendors or customers for collaboration.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Data Share
  • Services
  • Features

November 2020

Nov 11

New version of SSMS and ADS tools for serverless SQL pools in Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Serverless SQL pool released a new version of SSMS and ADS which improves scripting in object explorer and increases stability.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • SDK and Tools

October 2020

Oct 14

Announcing Azure Data Explorer data connector for Azure Synapse

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Synapse Workspace to access your data in Azure Data Explorer using Apache Spark pool

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: SQL serverless runtime support in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Link now offers preview support for querying Azure Cosmos DB data with Synapse SQL serverless.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features

September 2020

Sep 30

New guided UI experience to deploy machine learning models in Azure Synapse Analytics (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

We are introducing a guided UI experience in the Synapse Studio that enables users to deploy machine learning models from the Azure Machine Learning model registry directly to Azure Synapse for inferencing.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Sep 30

New Common Data Model connector for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics & Azure Databricks (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

This new Spark CDM connector requires zero configuration and is pre-installed with Azure Synapse Analytics. It can also be installed and used with Azure Databricks.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Sep 23

Column-level encryption for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics already provides a breadth of options that can be used to handle sensitive data in a secure manner—we are expanding that support with the introduction of Column Level Encryption (CLE).

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 23

COPY command now generally available in Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

The COPY command can now automatically parse your files to calculate file splits and can evenly distribute data chunks across the Synapse SQL compute nodes for parallel ingestion.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 23

New MERGE command for Azure Synapse Analytics

IN PREVIEW

Users can now synchronize two tables in a single step, streamlining the data processing using a single step statement while improving code readability and debugging.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

High throughput output from Stream Analytics to Azure Synapse Analytics (General Availability)

NOW AVAILABLE

With a brand new output connector to Synapse SQL Pools, Stream Analytics can now support throughput rates even higher than 200MB/sec while ensuring ultra-low latencies.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Apache Spark for Azure Synapse In-cluster Caching and Shuffle Service (Preview)

IN PREVIEW

Optimize performance on caching and shuffle with new services from Apache Spark for Azure Synapse

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB: SQL serverless runtime support coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Run analytical T-SQL queries and build near-real time Power BI dashboards over Azure Cosmos DB data.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 10

Azure Synapse SQL on-demand now enforces TLS 1.2 on outbound connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Synapse SQL on-demand is now enforcing TLS 1.2 for outbound connections used by all SQL client applications.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Security
  • Compliance

May 2020

May 19

High throughput output from Stream Analytics to Azure Synapse Analytics (preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics jobs now have the ability to output to an existing SQL pool table in Azure Synapse Analytics, and to process throughput rates up to 200 MB/s.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

High throughput output from Azure Stream Analytics to Azure Synapse Analytics in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics jobs now have the ability to output to an existing SQL pool table in Azure Synapse Analytics, and to process throughput rates up to 200 Mbps.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Get near real-time insights on operational data in Azure Cosmos DB with Azure Synapse Link, a cloud-native hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) capability. Azure Synapse Link creates a tight integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Synapse Analytics.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Synapse Analytics features availability now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Try the new Azure Synapse features now available in preview.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Build
May 14

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Services
May 13

Azure SQL Auditing to storage account behind Virtual Network and firewall now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

We have been listening to feedback around the need to store Azure SQL audit logs in a secure location, and are excited to announce today that writing database events via Azure SQL Auditing to an Azure storage account destination behind an Azure Virtual Network or firewall is now in general availability.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Features

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