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    June 2019

    Jun 12

    Azure Database for MariaDB read replica is in preview

    Azure Database for MariaDB now provides preview support for asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MariaDB server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for MariaDB servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region.

    Jun 12

    Azure Maps Mobility Services is now in preview

    Build applications with real-time public transit intelligence, from nearby stops, transit route information, and updates.

    Jun 12

    New developer portal in API Management is now in preview

    The developer portal is where app developers discover the APIs, learn how to use them, sign up to acquire access, try them out interactively, and stay alerted of changes.

    Jun 12

    Premium Live Encoder now supports streaming at 1080p and 30 frames per second

    The Premium Live Encoder for Azure Media Services now allows you to live encode streaming content at a resolution of 1080p and up to 30 frames per second.

    Jun 12

    Azure Application Gateway Web Application Firewall custom rules are now Generally Available

    Custom Rules for Azure Application Gateway Web Application Firewall are now generally available.

    Jun 10

    Public preview of calculation groups in Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    We are pleased to announce calculation groups are now officially in public preview for Azure Analysis Services!

    Jun 10

    Public preview of many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services allow relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique.

    Jun 7

    Power BI Embedded analytics accessibility improvements for application users

    We've added some accessibility improvements to applications using Power BI Embedded analytics that will help users of applications have additional ways to interact with Power BI Embedded visuals. These improvements include keyboard navigation, title attribution, and tabbing.

    Jun 7

    ‘Key influencers’ AI visual is now available in Power BI Embedded analytics to help users identify what factors influence a KPI

    The Key influencers visual surfaces what factors influence a KPI. For example, users may want to analyze what factors impact user satisfaction of a product. Factors that can impact this KPI can be the type of product they bought, the price, or even if the user is a first-time buyer vs a returning customer. You can embed this visualization into your own application with Power BI Embedded.

    Jun 7

    Upload Datasets only with Power BI Embedded analytics ‘Import’ API

    Using the Power BI Import API, developers can uncouple the dataset and report so they can upload just the dataset to a workspace. Developers use the 'skipreport' parameter to upload only the dataset in cases where they do not want to also upload the report to the workspace.

    Jun 7

    Power BI REST API with ‘Try-it’ tool allows you to try APIs without any code

    Anyone with a Power BI license can now log into the account to see how the Power BI REST API works, get information, or perform operation on Power BI artifacts you have access to - without writing any code using the Power BI REST API Try-it Tool. With five simple steps, users are able to try capabilities of the Power BI REST API without writing code.

    Jun 6

    High-Performance Computing Virtual Machines are now available in West US 2, East US

    HC-series Virtual Machines, designed to provide supercomputer-grade performance and scalability with the best price-performance on the public cloud, are now generally available in West US 2 and East US.

    Jun 6

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics' Named Entity Recognition is now available

    We are happy to announce the general availability of Named Entity Recognition supporting English and Spanish languages as part of Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics API.

    Jun 5

    FastTrack for Azure

    FastTrack for Azure brings proven practices, design principles and tools from engineering and real customer experiences to guide customers from design, configuration, and development to production.

    Jun 4

    General availability: Azure Kubernetes Service in China (China East2 and China North2)

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available in China, in both China East2 and China North2.

    Jun 4

    Media Services is now available in Korea Region

    Media Services is now available in Korea Central and Korea South.

    Jun 4

    Azure DevTest Labs: Configure a shared image gallery in your lab

    Azure DevTest Labs now lets you configure a shared image gallery in your lab

    Jun 1

    Azure Monitor for Containers - Updates on Windows AKS Support, UI enhancement, and Node Storage Capacity

    New features updates for Azure Monitor for Containers for Node Storage, Windows AKS support, and UI enhancements

    May 2019

    May 31

    Web Application Firewall (WAF) for Azure Front Door service is now generally available

    Web Application Firewall (WAF) for Azure Front Door service is now generally available. Customers can use WAF to define security policies that allow, block, forward or rate limit access to their web applications delivered through Azure Front Door.

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