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May 2018

May 9

Azure Memory Thrashing metric available for Power BI Embedded

An Azure Memory Thrashing metric is available for Power BI Embedded.

  • Power BI Embedded
  • Features
May 7

Azure Cognitive Search

IN PREVIEW

Cognitive Search, a new preview feature in the existing Azure Search service, includes an enrichment pipeline allowing you to find rich structured information from documents. That information can then become part of your Azure Search index.

  • Features

April 2018

Apr 12

Enhanced portal capabilities for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Azure SQL Data Warehouse has enabled the next set of portal capabilities to help monitor, manage, and integrate your data warehouse.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Management

February 2018

Feb 15

Azure Analysis Services available in Central US

Azure Analysis Services is now available in the Central US region.

  • Regions & Datacenters

January 2018

Jan 12

Azure HDInsight—New capabilities and price reductions

NOW AVAILABLE

We recently made several exciting announcements about Azure HDInsight, including a price reduction of up to 52 percent on all workloads on HDInsight, and added an additional 80 percent price reduction for Microsoft R Server add-on.

  • Features

May 2017

May 12

Azure Time Series Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Time Series Insights is a managed analytics and visualization service that democratizes the Internet of Things (IoT) by making it simple to explore and analyze your IoT time series data.

  • Features

September 2016

Sep 29

Azure Security Center enhancements

Azure Security Center helps customers take control of cloud security policies, monitor the current security of Azure resources, and detect and respond to active attacks.

  • Security Center
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services

April 2016

Apr 1

Azure HDInsight supports R for machine learning and new updates to Spark and Hadoop

Azure HDInsight can run 100 percent open-source R to do machine learning and has new updates on the latest Hadoop and Spark components from Hortonworks.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • Services

February 2016

Feb 22

Preview: Temporal tables in Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

With temporal tables in Azure SQL Database, you can efficiently track and analyze data history without custom coding.

  • Azure SQL Database

October 2015

Oct 30

Azure API Management and Azure Event Hubs integration

NOW AVAILABLE

We are excited to announce the new Azure Event Hubs integration features of API Management. API Management provides a number of analytics reports out-of-the-box, but for deeper customized analysis, monitoring, or troubleshooting, you can now configure your API Management service to log data in the form of events to Azure Event Hubs.

  • API Management
  • Event Hubs
  • Features
Oct 2

General availability: Apache Hadoop on Linux in HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now select Linux clusters when deploying Apache Hadoop workloads in Azure HDInsight and more easily move existing Hadoop workloads into the cloud with an expanded set of open source, big data components running managed Hadoop in Azure.

  • HDInsight

August 2015

Aug 20

Azure Search updates: API prototype, language support, new regions

IN PREVIEW

Azure Search updates include an API prototype, language support, and new regions.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features

May 2015

May 4

Announcing Microsoft Operations Management Suite

NOW AVAILABLE

The Microsoft Operations Management Suite is the IT management solution for the era of the cloud; a single solution, built to manage your entire enterprise environment regardless of location, operating system, hypervisors, or cloud provider choices.

  • Automation
  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
May 4

General availability: Azure Operational Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Operational Insights is available as part of the Microsoft Operations Management Suite.

  • Features
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings

April 2015

Apr 29

Service Tier Advisor for Azure SQL Database is available

Service Tier Advisor analyzes the performance and feature requirements for individual databases to provide insights to help you choose the correct tier and performance level for your Azure SQL Database upgrade.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • SDK and Tools
Apr 29

General availability: Azure Operational Insights

NOW AVAILABLE

Generally available on May 4, 2015, Azure Operational Insights is an analysis service designed to provide IT administrators with deep insight into their on-premises and cloud environments.

  • Features
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings

January 2015

Jan 29

Easily enable Operational Insights for Azure virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

Quickly enable Azure Operational Insights on your virtual machines by using Windows PowerShell or the Azure management portal.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features

November 2014

Nov 12

Public Preview: Azure Operational Insights

IN PREVIEW

Operational Insights is an Azure-based service that is tailored for IT operations teams. It leverages the power of Azure HDInsight to glean machine data across environments, and turns the data into real-time operational intelligence to enable better-informed business decisions.

  • HDInsight
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

October 2014

Oct 16

New Machine Learning capabilities on the Azure Marketplace

We have added to the Azure Marketplace a wealth of examples of APIs that are built with Azure Machine Learning. These APIs are free to use, and illustrate how the reach and power of the cloud allow advanced analytics to be consumed by more users in more ways.

  • Machine Learning Studio
  • Features

January 2014

Jan 31

General Availability: A8 and A9 compute-intensive instances for Azure Cloud Services

A8 and A9 feature 8 virtual cores with 56 gigabytes (GB) or 16 virtual cores with 112 GB of memory. They include faster processors and more virtual cores for higher compute power, larger amounts of memory, and a 40 GB/S InfiniBand network.

  • Cloud Services
  • Pricing & Offerings

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