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May 2020

May 21

Change feed with full database operations for Azure Cosmos DB

IN DEVELOPMENT

Preview support for Azure Cosmos DB change feed with full database operations history will be available in the coming months. Users will be able to filter the change feed by operation type (write, update, or delete) and there will also be an option to include the previous version of documents in the change feed.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 20

Serverless pricing model for Azure Cosmos DB

IN DEVELOPMENT

The serverless pricing model for Azure Cosmos DB is ideal for spiky workloads that don’t need sustained throughput. Serverless requires no resource planning or management, and will be in preview soon.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Pricing & Offerings
May 20

Point-in-time-restore (PITR) for Azure Cosmos DB

IN DEVELOPMENT

Azure Cosmos DB backup and restore capabilities will be enhanced with the addition of point-in-time-restore (PITR) in preview in the upcoming months. PITR will enable continuous backups of Azure Cosmos DB data and is designed to protect against accidental writes or delete

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

.NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) announced

IN DEVELOPMENT

.NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) will allow developers to build apps for any device from a single code codebase and project system, including desktop and mobile devices across operating systems.

  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source
  • SDK and Tools
May 19

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) resource provider on Azure Stack preview

IN DEVELOPMENT

The private preview of AKS on Azure Stack Hub will be available soon.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Stack Hub fleet management preview

IN DEVELOPMENT

Six new Azure Stack Hub features will soon be in limited or public preview beginning summer 2020.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Manufacturing solutions with AI in factories

IN DEVELOPMENT

Manufacturing customers, modernize your factory floors and get started with the intelligent edge by using an artificial intelligence (AI) solution that combines the power of Azure Stack Hub and Azure Stack Edge with computer vision.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Container Registry on Azure Stack Hub private preview

IN DEVELOPMENT

Announcing a private preview of Azure Container Registry on Azure Stack Hub.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

FHIR Server on Azure Stack Hub

IN DEVELOPMENT

The open-source Microsoft Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) server is being packaged and released for Azure Stack Hub and Azure Stack Edge. Bringing the FHIR server for health data interchange to the edge will enable disconnected or intermittently connected scenarios.

  • Azure Stack Hub
  • Microsoft Build

March 2020

Mar 31

Azure Stack HCI with accelerated AI and machine learning

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2020

Deploy accelerated AI cloud workloads and your own business logic, as well as other Azure services, to run on Azure Stack HCI via standard containers by using GPUs with Azure IoT Edge. This is done by using an NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) with Azure Stack HCI using discrete device assignment (DDA) technology and running Azure IoT Edge in an Ubuntu virtual machine.

  • Azure Stack HCI solutions
  • Operating System

February 2020

Feb 10

New Azure SQL Database automatic tuning default settings—March 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q1 2020

In March 2020, Azure SQL Database will introduce new automatic tuning default settings designed to provide optimal database performance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Services

December 2019

Dec 11

Microsoft plans to establish new cloud datacenter region in Qatar

IN DEVELOPMENT

Microsoft recently announced plans to establish a new cloud datacenter region in Qatar to deliver its intelligent, trusted cloud services and expand the Microsoft global cloud infrastructure to 55 cloud regions in 20 countries.

  • Regions & Datacenters

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
  • Features

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.

  • Features

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
  • Features
  • Management
  • 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
  • Features
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
  • Features

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
  • Features
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
  • Features
  • 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
  • Features
  • Services

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