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June 2020

Jun 11

Live Video Analytics now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Live Video Analytics is a platform to capture, record, and analyze live video and publish the results (video and/or video analytics), enabling intelligent video applications.

  • Media Services
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Features
  • Services
Jun 10

Windows Server containers in AKS is now available in Azure Government

IN PREVIEW

Windows Server containers in AKS is now available in Azure Government.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 10

Azure Kubernetes Service upgrade improvements are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Two new AKS upgrade capabilities that will improve the granularity and efficiency of regular Kubernetes upgrade operations are now in preview.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jun 10

Azure Kubernetes Service—Integrated application gateway feature now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Application Gateway ingress controller (AGIC), a managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller, is now available to use as the ingress (inbound) traffic load-balancer for Kubernetes pods within an AKS cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
Jun 10

Azure Spring Cloud updates

IN PREVIEW

New features in Spring Cloud that boost developer productivity, enable more DevOps scenarios, and make the platform production ready, are now available.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
  • Features
Jun 10

Azure Spring Cloud Basic tier is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Get started with Spring Cloud development and testing at a lower cost

  • Azure Spring Cloud
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jun 10

Azure Media Services now supports Live Transcription preview in additional regions

IN PREVIEW

Live transcription is a new feature of Azure Media Services v3 APIs, wherein you can enhance the streams delivered to viewers with machine-generated text that is transcribed from spoken words in the audio feed. This feature was first announced in Nov 2019 and we are now making this available in additional regions.

  • Media Services
  • Features
Jun 10

Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure SQL Database Hyperscale

IN PREVIEW

Transparent data encryption (TDE) helps protect Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and Synapse SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics against the threat of malicious offline activity by encrypting data at rest.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Jun 10

Data encryption for Azure Database for PostgreSQL—single server

IN PREVIEW

The preview of data encryption for Azure Database for PostgreSQL—single server is now available. Data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Database for PostgreSQL—single server enables you to bring your own key (BYOK) for data protection at rest.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Security
Jun 10

Large storage for Azure Database for MariaDB

IN PREVIEW

Support for up to 16 TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for MariaDB is now available in preview. This functionality not only provides five times more storage for database servers, but also more than triples the available IOPS.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
Jun 10

Data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Database for MySQL

IN PREVIEW

We’re excited to announce the preview of data encryption for Azure Database for MySQL. Data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Database for MySQL enables you to bring your own key (BYOK) for data protection at rest.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Security
Jun 10

Redirection support for the mysqlnd PHP driver connecting to MariaDB now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Redirection support for the mysqlnd PHP driver used to connect to Azure Database for MariaDB is now available in preview.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
Jun 10

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale—Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys now in preview

IN PREVIEW

For the Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database, TDE with bring your own key (BYOK) support is now available in preview. TDE with BYOK gives customers full and granular control over usage and management of the database encryption key (also known as TDE protector) and enables central management of keys in Azure Key Vault.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security
Jun 10

Machine Learning on Azure SQL Managed Instance limited preview available

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning services with support for R and Python languages now include limited preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Jun 9

Azure Databricks is now available in the Azure Government cloud (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Databricks is now available in preview to Azure Government customers in the US Gov Virginia and Arizona regions. Azure Databricks provides a fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark™-based analytics platform as a fully managed service. It helps you increase your developer productivity, automatically scales with your most demanding workloads, and enables enterprise-grade security that’s easy to use on Azure.

  • Azure Databricks
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 2

Azure Shared Image Gallery—New features are now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

New preview features now available in Azure Shared Image Gallery.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build

May 2020

May 30

Azure Text Analytics—Opinion mining is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Opinion mining is now available in preview. A feature of sentiment analysis, it provides more granular information on the opinions related to aspects of a product or service mentioned in a review.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
May 29

Windows Virtual Desktop media optimization for Microsoft Teams is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Media optimization for Microsoft Teams is now available for Windows Desktop client on Windows 10 machines

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
May 27

Backup your SAP HANA databases running on RHEL using Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), one of the widely used Linux operating systems running SAP HANA, is now available in preview. This preview is available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South, and US Gov IOWA.

  • Azure Backup
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Features
May 26

Service Bus Explorer on the Azure portal is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Send, receive, and peek from queues, topics, and subscriptions, now from the Azure portal (in preview).

  • Service Bus
  • Service Bus Messaging
  • Features
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools

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