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May 2021

May 25

Public preview: Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics Adds Question Answering Feature

IN PREVIEW

The new, standard Question Answering feature provides users the capability to answer questions over a passage of text without having to create knowledgebases and manage additional storage

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Azure Applied AI Services public preview updates for Build 2021

IN PREVIEW

Azure AI is introducing a new category of services called Azure Applied AI Services. These services accelerate time-to-value in building AI solutions for common business processes. Within this category, Azure Video Analyzer is now in public preview. The service brings Live Video Analytics and Video Indexer together so developers can quickly build AI-powered video analytics solutions.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Azure Machine Learning Managed Online and Batch Endpoints now in public preview //Build 2021.

IN PREVIEW

Managed Online and Batch Endpoints, in public preview, allow for seamless deployment and operationalization

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Log Analytics workspace insights from Azure Monitor

IN PREVIEW

A new workbooks-based insights experience for all log analytics workspaces available per resource, and at scale.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Export Azure Monitor logs to multiple destinations

IN PREVIEW

Logs export can be separated between multiple destinations to overcome destination rate limit and to maintain access control in destinations.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Save and share log analytics queries with new query packs in Azure Monitor

IN PREVIEW

Query packs are a new capability within log analytics intended to make creating, saving, managing, and discovering log analytics queries simpler and more efficient.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Easily onboard Application Insights for Java apps on Azure App Services

IN PREVIEW

Customers writing Java apps on Azure App Services can now onboard to application insights for application monitoring, without making any code changes. App Service Linux, both code-based and custom containers, and App Service Windows code-based are supported.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Azure Communication Services Calling SDK for Windows Apps in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Add voice and video calling capabilities to applications that run on Microsoft Windows.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Traversal Using Relays Around NAT (TURN) is now in public preview for Azure Communication Services

IN PREVIEW

This enables real-time communication when users are behind Network Address Translation (NAT) or firewalls.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Azure Communication Services UI Library available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Developers can simplify the cross-channel user experiences within their applications with Azure Communication Services UI Library.

  • Azure Communication Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Cluster auto-upgrade now respects planned maintenance windows

IN PREVIEW

Use cluster auto-upgrade feature while minimizing interruptions.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Run Event Grid on Kubernetes in Azure or anywhere with Azure Arc

IN PREVIEW

You can now run Event Grid on Kubernetes clusters anywhere to manage routing of all your events from any source to any destination.

  • Event Grid
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: AKS support for containerd for Windows server containers

IN PREVIEW

Benefit from enhanced pod creation speed and stability when creating Windows server containers in AKS.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Kubernetes 1.21 support in AKS

IN PREVIEW

AKS customers can now benefit from new features in Kubernetes 1.21

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Preview: AKS support for FIPS compliant nodes

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service makes it easier for you to achieve FedRAMP compliance by supporting FIPS compliant nodes

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Always Encrypted for Azure Cosmos DB in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Encrypt data inside the client application and never reveal the plain data or encryption keys to the database engine with Always Encrypted for Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Cost-optimized diagnostics feature for Azure Cosmos DB in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Improve ingestion latency, query performance, and discoverability by setting up resource-specific diagnostics in log analytics with Azure Cosmos DB cost-optimized diagnostics.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Azure Cosmos DB Linux emulator in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Develop and test locally at no cost on Linux and macOS with our new Azure Cosmos DB Linux emulator.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Azure Cosmos DB integrated cache now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Optimize read costs in Azure Cosmos DB by enabling an integrated cache, an in-memory cache that is easy to configure and requires only minimal application code changes.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 25

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus) support for Citus 10

IN PREVIEW

With the support of Citus 10, columnar storage, and more are now included in Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service running the open source Postgres database on Azure.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Build
  • Open Source

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