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Azure Search has two new features that are now generally available. The autocomplete API feature searches an existing index to suggest terms to complete a partial query. The synonyms functionality feature allows for Azure Search to not only return results matching the query terms typed into the search box, but to also return results that match synonyms of the query terms that you've defined.
New features and batch services are available for Azure Maps. They support the needs of large-scale enterprises with high volumes of concurrent users, along with users who need advanced functionality.
New feature updates to have been released for Azure Monitor container health for Azure Kubernetes Service since the successful public preview launch at the //build conference.
Azure Maps is releasing satellite and hybrid imagery, dark gray-scale map styling, IP lookup service, batch services, and advanced geospatial functionality.
Users can add and manage tags—text labels—to APIs, operations, and products. Tags allow better group, filter, and search in deployments with a large number of entities.
Azure Maps is now generally available.
For the Summarize and Join operators, we recommend that you modify your query syntax where applicable in saved searches and alerts, to avoid result ambiguity.
Azure Maps is generally available. Easily incorporate maps, search, routing, traffic, and other location information directly into your apps.
Azure Maps is now Generally Available
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.
The Log Search API will be deprecated during the week of April 30, 2018.
New paid Azure Search services subscriptions in select regions will be powered by machines with significantly higher performance.
Azure Search is expanding its enterprise security capabilities with two new features.
Preview version 12.0.0-beta of the Azure SDK for Go is now available to help you use Azure services from Go applications. To get it, run `go get -u github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-go/...` or use dep.
To provide a single, streamlined experience for Azure portal users, we will be sunsetting the Azure classic portal on January 8, 2018.
Azure Automation now supports update management, inventory, and change tracking. These capabilities are currently in preview.
With Azure Log Analytics, you can collect and correlate data from multiple sources to get a unified dashboard view and gain insights to detect and mitigate IT issues.
SQL Analytics, a solution based on Azure Log Analytics, will help manage and monitor your Azure SQL databases. Get visibility into the health, performance, and usage of your SQL databases using dashboard views, with detailed reporting and alerting built into the solution.
Support for synonyms in Azure Search, soon to be in preview, is one of our most requested features on UserVoice. Synonyms functionality will allows for Azure Search to not only return results that match the query terms that were typed into the search box, but also return results that match synonyms of the query terms.
If you're looking to implement great search experiences over your Azure Cosmos DB data, use the Azure Search indexer for Azure Cosmos DB.