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November 2019

Nov 14

Release of Microsoft Secure Code Analysis toolkit to help you build secure code

NOW AVAILABLE

With the Microsoft Security Code Analysis extension, you can infuse security analysis tools including Credential Scanner, BinSkim, and others into your Azure DevOps continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 5

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New languages added to sentiment analysis

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Cognitive Services Text Analytics' sentiment analysis v3 now supports 10 languages including English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Dutch.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
Nov 5

Azure Functions integration with Azure Monitor Logs is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions now offers an integration with Azure Monitor Logs, enabling a more consistent observability of Azure resources and integration with external monitoring tools.

  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Monitor
Nov 4

Azure Monitor—Application change analysis updates

IN PREVIEW

A number of new capabilities for Azure Monitor application change analysis have been added, including at scale onboarding, richer diagnostics, impact analysis and more new features.

  • Azure Monitor
Nov 4

Azure Monitor Workbooks is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor Workbooks gives you a single tool that can combine text, analytic queries, metrics, and parameters into a rich interactive report that you can share with your team members.

  • Azure Monitor
Nov 4

Easier diagnostics and logging with Azure Kubernetes Service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)diagnostics help you troubleshoot and diagnose problems with your AKS clusters.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Nov 4

Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The following Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now in preview—Custom Neural Voice capability Custom Speech with Office 365 data Text Analytics; Sentiment Analysis 3.0 Text Analytics; Expanded Entity Type Support in Entities 3.0 endpoint Text Analytics; Personally Identifiable Information support in Entities 3.0 endpoint.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
Nov 4

Azure HPC Cache is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

High-performance workloads that require file access can now use Azure HPC Cache to minimize latency, improve availability, and increase throughput.

  • Azure HPC Cache

October 2019

Oct 12

Azure Analysis Services utility for QPU auto-scale

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Analysis Services QPU AutoScale enables automatic customizable scaling for AAS instances.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Oct 4

SQL Server Data Tools support for 1500 compatibility level

NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Analysis Services now supports tabular models with 1500 compatibility level.

  • Azure Analysis Services

September 2019

Sep 20

Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 17

Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2019

A new Azure Analysis Services setting now in development will improve performance and consistency of query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 17

Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Get targeted log analysis with improvements to the Diagnostic Logs extension of Azure Analysis Services. Diagnostic Logs now allow you to access and break out server metrics for each query replica with the scale-out feature.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 17

Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Synchronization of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimized copy API, which significantly reduces synchronization time on average.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 12

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

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

July 2019

Jul 29

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

IN PREVIEW

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 + Billing
Jul 29

Azure Security Center for IoT now available

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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
Jul 11

In development: query interleaving for Azure Analysis Services

IN PREVIEW

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
Jul 10

Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment v3 available in public preview

IN 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

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