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    September 2019

    Sep 12

    Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New sentiment analysis capability is now available

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics has a new sentiment analysis capability supporting Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages in addition to the previously announced English language model.

    • Text Analytics
    • Cognitive Services
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 29

    Azure marketplace charges are now available in Azure Cost Management for Pay-As-You-Go customers!

    We are excited to announce a preview release of Azure marketplace charges within our Cost Analysis tool for Pay-As-You-Go customers. As a part of this preview you can now analyze your marketplace charges alongside your Azure service charges within Cost Analysis and reconcile your Azure marketplace invoice using both Cost Analysis and a new usage csv download API.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    Jul 29

    Azure Security Center for IoT now available

    Azure Security Center allows you to protect your end-to-end IoT deployment with threat protection that identifies emerging threats and provides you with steps for remediation.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 12

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East and South East Australia regions

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East Australia and South East Australia. Around the world, it is available in nine public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Jul 11

    In development: query interleaving for Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Enterprise BI systems need to support high user concurrency, which means there can be lots of queries submitted close to each other. We are pleased to announce that we are working on the query interleaving feature, which allows system configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Query interleaving allows configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Multiple queries can run concurrently so fast queries are not blocked behind slow ones. Query interleaving can be set up with short-query bias so if the system is under CPU pressure, short queries are allocated a higher proportion of CPU resources than long-running queries, allowing them to complete faster.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    Jul 10

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment v3 available in public preview

    The latest release of the Text Analytics API's sentiment capability (v3) provides a significant improvement in detecting positive, neutral, and negative sentiment of text documents. It is available in public preview Central Canada, East Asia, and Central US.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Text Analytics
    • Features
    • Services

    June 2019

    Jun 10

    Public preview of calculation groups in Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    We are pleased to announce calculation groups are now officially in public preview for Azure Analysis Services!

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    Jun 10

    Public preview of many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services allow relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    Jun 7

    Spatial Operations for Azure Maps are now generally available

    Spatial Operations provides applications enhanced location intelligence with a library of common geospatial mathematical calculations, (notably within the IoT space), including services such as geofencing, closest point and point in polygon.

    • Azure Maps
    • Features
    • Services

    May 2019

    May 31

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it's available in seven public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    May 28

    Application Change Analysis for Azure Monitor is now in public preview

    Change Analysis public preview with integration into App Services Diagnose and solve problems tool.

    • Azure Monitor
    • App Service
    • Features
    • Services
    May 8

    Azure Monitor BUILD 2019 updates

    Azure Monitor is launching a number of exciting features including end to end AKS monitoring, granular RBAC for logs, intelligent and scalable alerts, a new application change analysis capability and more.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

    Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management

    • Cost Management
    • Management
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    New features for Azure Machine Learning are now available

    Features include: Model Interpretability - Machine learning interpretability allows data scientists to explain machine learning models globally on all data, or locally on a specific data point using the state-of-art technologies in an easy-to-use and scalable fashion. Machine Learning interpretability incorporates technologies developed by Microsoft and proven third-party libraries (for example, SHAP and LIME).

    • Azure Machine Learning service
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Public Preview of tighter integration of Azure Data Explorer with Python and Spark

    Spark connector for Azure Data Explorer and ability to run inline Python and R as part of the query.

    • Azure Data Explorer
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source

    April 2019

    Apr 26

    In development: Model many-to-many relationships with Azure Analysis Services

    Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services allow relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    Apr 26

    In development: Reuse BI calculations with calculation groups in Azure Analysis Services

    Calculation groups in the Azure Analysis Services tabular engine address the issue of proliferation of measures in complex BI models often caused by common calculations like time intelligence.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    Apr 25

    New governance setting for cache refreshes from Azure Analysis Services

    The new ClientCacheRefreshPolicy property allows IT or the Analysis Services practitioner to disable automatic cache refreshes.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    Apr 3

    Azure Security Center for IoT in public preview

    Azure is now the first major public cloud with end-to-end security for IoT for your devices, hubs and cloud resources. We are adding advanced threat protection for IoT to three key services: Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel and Azure IoT Hub.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Azure Sphere
    • Security Center
    • Azure Sentinel
    • Security

    March 2019

    Mar 6

    Azure Monitor for VMs (preview) available in Central Canada and UK South

    Azure Monitor for VMs (preview) is now available in Central Canada and UK South. Around the world, it's available in six public regions.

    • Regions & Datacenters

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