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    February 2019

    Feb 7

    Blob output partitioning in Azure Stream Analytics

    Azure Stream Analytics users can now partition output to Azure Blob storage based on custom date and time formats.

    Feb 5

    Ev3 and ESv3 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

    Ev3 and ESv3 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

    Feb 4

    Azure HDInsight available in US DoD East, US DoD Central, US Gov Texas

    Azure HDInsight is now available in US DoD East, US DoD Central, and US Gov Texas.

    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.

    November 2018

    October 2018

    Oct 31

    Apache Spark jobs gain up to nine times speed improvement with HDInsight IO Cache

    Achieve up to a nine times performance improvement in the speed of Apache Spark jobs with Azure HDInsight IO Cache, now in preview.

    Oct 17

    General availability: HDInsight Hadoop Enterprise Security Package

    Easily set up an HDInsight cluster with Enterprise Security Package that's joined to an Azure AD DS managed domain.

    September 2018

    Sep 28

    Azure Managed Disks GUID migration and name changes

    Names and resource GUIDs for Azure Managed Disks are changing November 1, 2018.

    Sep 26

    Stream Analytics: Output partitioning to Blob storage by custom date and time formats

    Azure Stream Analytics users can now partition output to Azure Blob storage based on custom date and time formats.

    Sep 24

    Developer tools enhancements for Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight

    We're bringing several exciting new enhancements to developer tools for Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight.

    Sep 24

    HDInsight 4.0 in preview

    Azure HDInsight 4.0 Preview is now available, backed by our enterprise-grade SLA.

    Sep 24

    Enterprise Security Package for Azure HDInsight generally available

    Enterprise Security Package for Azure HDInsight is now generally available.

    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.

    August 2018

    Aug 22

    G-series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

    G-series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

    Aug 20

    Kafka 1.1 support on Azure HDInsight

    HDInsight now supports Kafka 1.1.

    Aug 20

    A_V2 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

    A_V2 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

    Aug 20

    Azure HDInsight is now available in South India

    Azure HDInsight is now available in South India.

    Aug 16

    Improvements to meter names and impacts to Power BI content pack reporting

    The Microsoft Azure Consumption Insights content pack replaces the Microsoft Azure Enterprise content pack, which will be decommissioned by December 31, 2018.

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