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    February 2019

    Feb 11

    New language functions in Stream Analytics

    REPLACE, COALESCE, ROUND, and CROSS JOIN are new functions in Stream Analytics.

    January 2019

    Jan 15

    GitHub Enterprise support and automatic GitHub service connections in pipelines - Sprint 146 Update

    In the Sprint 146 Update of Azure DevOps, we improved our GitHub integration with Azure Pipelines. The "New build pipeline" wizard can now create pipelines for GitHub Enterprise repositories.

    December 2018

    Dec 4

    API Management consumption tier is in preview

    API Management is now available in preview in a new consumption-based usage plan called consumption tier.

    Dec 4

    Serverless Community Library

    The Serverless Community Library is an open-source set of prebuilt components based on common use cases using Functions and Logic Apps.

    Dec 4

    JavaScript support for Durable Functions is now available

    Orchestrate your serverless workflows programmatically using the Durable Functions extension to the Azure Functions runtime, which will support JavaScript in general availability (GA) to be used for production workloads.

    Dec 4

    Azure Functions, Python support is in preview

    Azure Functions now supports Python development on the Functions 2.0 runtime.

    November 2018

    Nov 28

    User-assigned managed identity support for App Service on Linux/Web App for Containers

    Use managed identities with Linux apps and use user-assigned identities on the App Service platform, including Azure Functions hosted under an App Service plan.

    Nov 28

    Azure Functions—Key Vault integration

    Azure Key Vault integration with Azure Functions lets you build more secure serverless applications out of the box, taking advantage of secrets management to get the benefits of rotation policies and centralized access control.

    Nov 14

    Azure Bot Service enforcing transport layer security (TLS) 1.2

    On December 4, 2018, the Azure Bot Service will require all connections to be secured using transport layer security (TLS) 1.2.

    Nov 14

    Azure Functions 2.0 available in IoT Edge

    Azure Functions runtime 2.0 is now available on IoT Edge.

    Nov 5

    Azure IoT Edge 1.0.4 release

    The 1.0.4 update of Azure IoT Edge contains connectivity improvements, puts C# functions in general availability, and allows for longer createOptions fields.

    October 2018

    Oct 31

    Azure App Service Deployment Center now available

    Azure App Service Deployment Center is now available. The Deployment Center is a centralized overview for all the deployment methods supported by your app and a guided experience for configuring Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment.

    Oct 18

    Power BI Embedded row-level security “username” property supports ASCII characters

    The Power BI Embedded row-level security “username” property supports ASCII characters.

    September 2018

    Sep 26

    Azure IoT Edge 1.0.2 release

    The 1.0.2 update for Azure IoT Edge contains extended offline and proxy support.

    Sep 26

    Stream Analytics: Query extensibility with C# UDF on Azure IoT Edge

    Developers who create Stream Analytics modules for Azure IoT Edge can now write custom C# functions and invoke them right in the query through user-defined functions.

    Sep 24

    Azure Functions

    Azure Functions 2.0 runtime is now generally available

    Sep 24

    C# UDF for Azure Stream Analytics on IoT Edge now in preview

    C# user-defined functions (UDF) support for Azure Stream Analytics on IoT Edge is now available in preview.

    Sep 24

    Enhancement for Map Control for Azure Maps now available

    Azure Maps is a portfolio of geospatial APIs that allows developers to build solutions with up-to-date geocoding, routing, IP geolocation, and other location-based services. An improved Map Control API with new features designed to enable intuitive and insightful data layering and visualizations is now available.

    Sep 24

    Azure Data Studio is now available

    Previously released under the name of SQL Operations Studio, Azure Data Studio offers a modern editor experience for managing data across multiple sources with fast intellisense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated terminal. Azure Data Studio is engineered with the data platform user in mind, with built-in charting of query result-sets and customizable dashboards.

    Sep 24

    Azure Functions—Functions runtime 2.0 now generally available

    The cross platform and improved Azure Functions runtime is now generally available, allowing you to use your cross-platform .NET Core assets within your Functions apps.