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November 2019

Nov 7

Azure DevOps roadmap update

IN DEVELOPMENT

Exciting enhancements and features are coming soon to all Azure DevOps services. Visit the features timeline for the complete list.

  • Azure DevOps

October 2019

Oct 23

Azure Cost Management features in development—October 2019

IN DEVELOPMENT

New Azure Cost Management features are currently in development and should be available in the next few months.

September 2019

Sep 17

Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2019

A new Azure Analysis Services setting now in development will improve performance and consistency of query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 4

Azure Stack integration with Azure Government Secret cloud

IN DEVELOPMENT

Work is currently in progress to allow Azure Stack operators in government organizations to connect their Azure Stacks to the Azure Government Secret cloud for identity, Pay-As-You-Go billing, marketplace syndication, and hybrid scenarios.

  • Azure Stack
Sep 4

Retail solution patterns for hybrid applications

IN DEVELOPMENT

Work is in progress to develop an Azure Stack solution pattern that will provide solution architects and developers with guidance and examples on how to enable scenarios that require AI inferencing on video streams at the edge.

  • Azure Stack

July 2019

Jul 31

Azure DevOps Roadmap update for Q3 of 2019

IN DEVELOPMENT

The engineering team behind Azure DevOps is constantly at work delivering enhancements and new features across our services. We recently added new capabilities at an unprecedented pace for Azure DevOps. The highlights listed below are just a few of the new features coming in the next few months. Visit the DevOps feature timeline for a complete list.

  • Azure DevOps
Jul 10

Azure AD support for FIDO2-based passwordless sign-in

IN DEVELOPMENT

Azure AD users can sign in password-free using a FIDO2 security key.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

June 2019

Jun 26

New Active geo-replication optimization is coming to production soon in Azure SQL DB

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2019

New Active geo-replication optimization is coming to production in Azure SQL DB

  • Azure SQL Database

May 2019

May 7

Perpetual free tier offering for Linux-based applications on App Service

IN DEVELOPMENT

There’s a new, free tier offering for Linux app developers.

  • App Service

April 2019

Apr 23

Azure HDInsight is now available in China East 2

IN DEVELOPMENT

Four regions are available in China: China East, China North, China North 2 and China East 2.

  • HDInsight
Apr 19

Service Fabric Mesh preview - spring update for features in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Service Fabric Mesh preview is being updated with some new features, and improvements based on feedback we’ve received.

  • Service Fabric
Apr 15

Self-hosted API Management gateway is in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2019

We are currently working on an option for customers to self-host a containerized version of the API Management gateway component (fully equivalent to the gateway in the cloud, not a micro-gateway). This containerized version will be available on-premises or in other environments.

  • API Management
Apr 15

Service Fabric version 6.5 runtime and SDK are in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Service Fabric version 6.5 runtime and SDK are in development with new features and improvements.

  • Service Fabric
Apr 10

Home realm discovery during sign-in for Microsoft 365 services

IN DEVELOPMENT

We are changing our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in behavior to make room for new authentication methods and improve usability. During sign-in, Azure AD determines where a user needs to authenticate. Azure AD makes intelligent decisions by reading organization and user settings for the username entered on the sign-in page. This is a step towards a password-free future that enables additional credentials like FIDO 2.0.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Apr 10

More sign-in options for Microsoft accounts in Microsoft 365

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2019

We're updating the Microsoft 365 sign-in page for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to add a new sign-in options link. This link will be added only to sign-in pages that accept personal Microsoft accounts.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Apr 5

Japanese Era Update - April 2019

IN DEVELOPMENT

A new Japanese era and its associated calendar begin on May 1, 2019. Microsoft as a company has been planning and preparing for the required changes for some time.

Apr 3

Support for new redirect of URLs of Azure AD B2C is in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Recently, Azure AD B2C has introduced a new URL, b2clogin.com, and plans to retire the previously used one at a future time.

  • API Management
Apr 3

New developer portal in Azure API Management is in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

We are working on a new, open-source developer portal offering in Azure API Management, based on our own fork of the Paperbits framework (paperbits.io).

  • API Management

March 2019

Mar 29

Availability Zones support for Service Fabric clusters

IN DEVELOPMENT

Achieve higher reliability and resiliency by using Availability Zones (AZ)

  • Service Fabric
Mar 29

Service Fabric control plane audit logging in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Investigate suspicious requests, collect statistics, monitoring alerts and track who initiated and applied changes to the Service Fabric cluster via Azure AD accounts

  • Service Fabric

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