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    October 2018

    Oct 12

    Azure API Management update October 11

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    September 2018

    Sep 26

    Stream Analytics: Parallel SQL write operations

    To achieve fully parallel topologies, Azure Stream Analytics will transition SQL writes from serial to parallel operations while simultaneously allowing for batch size customizations.

    Sep 26

    General availability: Automatic OS image upgrade in virtual machine scale sets

    It is easy to enable automatic OS image updates in Virtual machine scale sets for the most popular images.

    Sep 24

    Azure API Management update September 24

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Sep 24

    Azure Premium Files is now available in limited preview

    Azure Premium Files provides fully managed file services, optimized to deliver consistent performance at 100 times improvement from the existing Azure Files. It's designed for IO intensive enterprise workloads that require high throughput and a single digit millisecond latency. With the introduction of Premium Files, Azure now offers you a choice for two types of shared files storage to fit your workload needs—premium and standard.

    Sep 24

    Event Hubs on Azure Stack

    Azure Event Hubs is a big data streaming platform and event ingestion service, capable of receiving and processing millions of events per second, that can now run on Azure Stack.

    Sep 24

    Azure Databricks Delta now in preview

    The delta feature is now available in preview at no additional cost in the premium SKU of Azure Databricks. With delta, customers get better data reliability, improved performance for their jobs and queries, and opportunity to simplify their data pipelines. Delta is a transactional storage layer in Azure Databricks. With delta, we're enabling customers to simplify building high performance analytics solution at scale using Azure Databricks and get better reliability and higher performance on Spark jobs and queries.

    Sep 17

    Azure API Management update September 14

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    August 2018

    Aug 29

    Azure API Management update August 28

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Aug 3

    Azure API Management update August 3

    Learn about the most recent regular update to Azure API Management.

    July 2018

    Jul 16

    Batch services and advanced routing services for Azure Maps

    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.

    Jul 15

    Azure Maps unveils satellite imagery, batch services, and advanced geospatial functionality

    Azure Maps is releasing satellite and hybrid imagery, dark gray-scale map styling, IP lookup service, batch services, and advanced geospatial functionality.

    June 2018

    Jun 12

    Azure Batch updates

    Here are the latest new or enhanced capabilities for Azure Batch.

    May 2018

    May 9

    Session windows in Azure Stream Analytics

    Session windows are available in Azure Stream Analytics.

    March 2018

    Mar 19

    Public preview: Low-priority VMs on virtual machine scale sets

    Low-priority VMs on scale sets enable users to significantly save on costs for their fault-tolerant, flexible workloads.

    February 2018

    Feb 15

    Public preview: Automatic OS image updates in virtual machine scale sets

    A new capability is in preview: automatic guest OS image updates in scale sets.

    November 2017

    Nov 16

    Name changes: Azure Batch Rendering V-Ray

    Effective January 1, 2018, the billing meter name for the Chaos Group V-Ray software will change to reflect the correct name of the software.

    October 2017

    Oct 15

    Azure Batch AI Service

    Azure Batch AI Preview is now available. Azure Batch AI Preview helps you train and test deep learning and other machine learning models using GPU and CPU clusters.

    Oct 13

    Azure Batch updates

    Learn about recent Batch updates for custom images, virtual networks, low-priority GA, and more.

    Oct 13

    Public preview: Azure Batch AI

    The Batch AI service enters public preview on October 9.