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    September 2018

    Sep 24

    SQL Data Warehouse intelligent insights

    Get intelligent insights to ensure your data warehouse is consistently optimized for performance with SQL Data Warehouse intelligent insights.

    Sep 20

    General availability: Event Hubs for Node.js

    Version 1.0 of the Azure Event Hubs package for Node.js is now generally available.

    Sep 10

    General availability: Event Hubs for Go

    Version 1.0 of the Azure Event Hubs package for Go is generally available.

    Sep 4

    General availability: Event Hubs for Python

    Version 1.0 of the Python package for Azure Event Hubs is now generally available.

    May 2018

    May 17

    Power BI embedded feature roundup—new features now available

    Great new features are now available in Power BI Embedded.

    May 9

    Azure Memory Thrashing metric available for Power BI Embedded

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

    May 7

    Azure Cognitive Search

    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.

    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.

    February 2018

    Feb 15

    Azure Analysis Services available in Central US

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

    January 2018

    Jan 12

    Azure HDInsight—New capabilities and price reductions

    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.

    May 2017

    May 12

    Azure Time Series Insights

    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.

    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.

    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.

    February 2016

    Feb 22

    Preview: Temporal tables in Azure SQL Database

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

    October 2015

    Oct 30

    Azure API Management and Azure Event Hubs integration

    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.

    Oct 2

    General availability: Apache Hadoop on Linux in HDInsight

    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.

    August 2015

    Aug 20

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

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

    May 2015

    May 4

    Announcing Microsoft Operations Management Suite

    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.

    May 4

    General availability: Azure Operational Insights

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

    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.