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    February 2019

    Feb 21

    Azure Monitor status blog is now available

    Target availability: February, 2019

    Azure Monitor Status blog provides timely updates on the health of Azure Monitor products (Application Insights, Log Analytics, Service Map, Azure Alerts).

    Feb 14

    Public preview: Power BI Embedded support for application authentication with service principal

    Service principal support for authentication (preview) is now available for applications using Power BI Embedded.

    Feb 11
    Feb 11

    New language functions in Stream Analytics

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

    Feb 7

    General Availability: Azure Data Explorer

    Azure Data Explorer is a fast, fully managed data analytics service for real-time analysis on large volumes of data streaming from applications, websites, IoT devices, and more. It brings together a highly performant and scalable cloud database service with an intuitive query language to deliver near-instant insights.

    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.

    December 2018

    Dec 4

    Azure Stream Analytics on IoT Edge is now available

    Azure Stream Analytics on IoT Edge empowers developers to deploy near-real-time analytical intelligence closer to IoT devices so that they can unlock the full value of device-generated data.

    November 2018

    Nov 14

    Azure Cognitive Services Containers are in preview

    Deploy Azure Cognitive Services on-premises and on the edge with container support in Cognitive Services. Cognitive Services containers allow developers to use the same intelligent APIs that are available in Azure, but with the flexibility that comes with Docker containers.

    Nov 14

    Azure Cognitive Services new enhancements

    New enhancements include Logo Detection in Custom Vision Service and Translation improvements.

    Nov 14

    Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka is now available

    With Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka, we’re bringing together two powerful distributed streaming platforms so you can access the breadth of Kafka ecosystem applications without having to manage servers or networks.

    Nov 12

    Azure Monitor log support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    SQL Data Warehouse now enables enhanced insights into analytical workloads by integrating directly with Azure Monitor diagnostic logs.

    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 1

    Pipeline compliance and security validations - Sprint 141 Update

    In the Sprint 141 Update of Azure DevOps Services, you can now include compliance and security validations in Azure Pipelines. In Azure Repos, you can change the target branch of pull requests.

    September 2018

    Sep 26

    Stream Analytics: User-defined custom repartition count

    We are extending our SQL language to optionally enable users to specify the number of partitions of a stream when performing repartitioning.

    Sep 26

    Stream Analytics: Live data testing in Visual Studio

    Visual Studio tooling for Azure Stream Analytics further enhances the local testing capability to help users test their queries against live data or event streams from cloud sources.

    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 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 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 24

    Azure Data Explorer

    Perform ad-hoc queries on terabytes of data with Azure Data Explorer—a lightning-fast indexing and querying service for data exploration. Use Azure Data Explorer for analytics of log and telemetry data from websites, applications, and IoT devices.

    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.