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April 2022

Apr 13

Public preview: Azure Monitoring Agent supports custom and IIS logs

IN PREVIEW

New collection types supported by Azure Monitoring Agent that extends beyond the standard data available today.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

December 2021

Dec 1

Azure Communication Services: Short code functionality for SMS now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Execute high-volume SMS campaigns in seconds with easy, automated short code functionality.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools

November 2021

Nov 2

Azure Cognitive Service for Language now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cognitive Service for Language provides high-quality natural language capabilities, from sentiment analysis and entity extraction to automated question answering.

  • Azure AI services
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services
  • Features

October 2021

Oct 29

Querying Delta Lake files using T-SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Querying Delta Lake format using the T-SQL language in Azure Synapse is generally available.

  • Features
Oct 15

General availability: Azure IoT Central new and updated features—September 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

September updates include dashboard and analytics enhancements, improvements to device registration, and support for bring your own device keys.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features

July 2021

Jul 14

General availability: Application Insights integration with App Services for Java & Node.js apps

NOW AVAILABLE

Integration of Azure Monitor application insights with App Services now enables you to monitor your Java & Node.js apps directly from Azure portal, without making any changes to your code, with just a click of a button.

  • App Service
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Jul 12

HPC Cache on E-Series VMs Support of Blob NFS 3.0 now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Add Azure HPC Cache to support new workloads in Blob NFS 3.0.

  • Azure HPC Cache
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Features

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
  • Features
May 25

Public preview: Easily onboard Application Insights for Java apps on Azure App Services

IN PREVIEW

Customers writing Java apps on Azure App Services can now onboard to application insights for application monitoring, without making any code changes. App Service Linux, both code-based and custom containers, and App Service Windows code-based are supported.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

April 2021

Apr 14

Cognitive Services - New Computer Vision API v3.2 now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Updated Computer Vision API now generally available to improve image tagging, content moderation, OCR language expansion, and more.

  • Azure AI Vision
  • Azure AI services
  • Features

March 2021

Mar 29

Wire Data 2.0 (preview) will be retired on 31 March 2022

Target retirement date: March 31, 2022

Because Azure Monitor Virtual Machine insights and Service Map both provide network connection data sets in Logs, utilize the Dependency agent, and have connections with Azure Sentinel, we will be retiring Wire Data 2.0 (preview) on 31 March 2022. Please transition to using Azure Monitor Virtual Machine insights or Service Map by that date.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Service Map
  • Retirements

February 2021

Feb 24

We are retiring Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics v2.x on 29 February 2024

Target retirement date: February 29, 2024

Transition to Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics v3.

  • Azure AI services
  • Retirements
Feb 22

Earlier versions of Analysis Services client libraries will retire on 30 June 2021

Target retirement date: June 30, 2021

Update your Analytics Services client libraries to version 15.1.37.40 or higher by 30 June 2021.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Retirements
Feb 16

.NET Core support for Analysis Services client libraries is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing general availability (GA) of Analysis Services client libraries for .NET Core, along with several enhancements.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Feb 11

Azure Databricks Achieves DoD Impact Level 5 (IL5) on Microsoft Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

DoD Impact Level 5 (IL5) on Azure Government further validates security and compliance for Azure Databricks.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Compliance

January 2021

Jan 6

Activity Log Alerts - Change in "Description" property in the alert payload now in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2020

Starting April 1, 2021, the fired alert property "Description“ will contain the alert rule description. A new property “Activity Log Event Description“ added to the Activity Log fired Alert payload that will replace the old property "Description“.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

December 2020

Dec 9

Azure resource logs for Azure Storage is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

With Azure Storage logs and native export options, it’s more convenient to troubleshoot issues on requests to your storage account.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
Dec 7

Azure Databricks now available in Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Databricks is now available in US Gov Arizona and US Gov Virginia regions.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Regions & Datacenters

November 2020

Nov 10

SQL Server Analysis Services Virtual Machine images now available

NOW AVAILABLE

SQL Server Analysis Services Virtual Machine images (in general availability) can help make your workloads more efficient, enable an easier onboarding experience, and helps viewing your different virtual machine workloads and managing them.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Management
  • Features

October 2020

Oct 7

Analysis Services Tabular improves MDX query performance in the cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

With a recent update of the Analysis Services Tabular engine in Azure Analysis Services (AAS) and in Power BI, Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) clients, such as Microsoft Excel, can now enjoy improved query performance. This MDX performance improvement alleviates some of the optimization burden for measures used in a PivotTable.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Services
  • Features

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