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    March 2019

    Mar 6

    Retiring Azure Batch AI

    Microsoft made the Azure Machine Learning service generally available on Dec 4, 2018, which allows users to build, train, manage and deploy machine learning models. Because this new service has fully replaced the capabilities of Azure Batch AI Preview.

    January 2019

    Jan 23

    HDInsight Tooling has new capabilities

    The Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode are now generally available (GA). They provide you with best-in-class authoring experiences for Apache Hive batch jobs, interactive Hive queries, and PySpark jobs.

    December 2018

    Dec 21

    Azure API Management update December 20

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    November 2018

    Nov 29

    Azure API Management update November 28

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Nov 8

    Azure API Management update November 8

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    Nov 1

    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.

    October 2018

    Oct 25

    Azure API Management update October 24

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    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

    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.

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