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    May 2019

    May 6

    New services and capabilities in Azure Cognitive Services

    New services and capabilities are available in preview through Azure Cognitive Services.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Cognitive Services capabilities that are now generally available

    The following Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available: neural text to speech and computer vision read.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Active Directory B2C in China

    We’re bringing all the capabilities of global Azure Active Directory B2C service to China, with added benefits.

    • Azure Active Directory B2C
    • Microsoft Build
    • Regions & Datacenters
    May 6

    Azure Blockchain Service is now available in preview

    Azure Blockchain Service, a fully managed blockchain service in Azure, is now available in preview. Use Azure Blockchain Service to grow and operate blockchain networks at scale with simplified network formation, management, and governance.

    • Azure Blockchain Service
    • Microsoft Build
    • Services
    May 6

    Notebook support for all Azure Cosmos DB APIs is in preview

    Azure Cosmos DB is enhancing the developer experience by adding notebook support in preview.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Rules engine for Azure Content Delivery Network is now in preview

    Rules engine for Azure Content Delivery Network allows you to customize Content Delivery Network behavior on a per HTTP request basis to optimize delivery of your content to your end users.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Microsoft Build
    • Services
    May 6

    User-defined network policy in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now available

    A user-defined network policy enables secure network segmentation within Kubernetes, and is now available.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Container Registry virtual network and firewall rules support is now in preview

    Virtual network and firewall rules support is now available in Azure Container Registry in preview.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Container Registry
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Video Indexer: multiple facial recognition enhancements have been added

    Video Indexer has received multiple enhancements for facial recognition scenarios.

    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Authenticated IP for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now in preview

    Your organization can now restrict access to its Kubernetes control plane to specific IP addresses or IP ranges.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) virtual node is now available

    AKS virtual node, now available to the public, allows you to elastically provision additional pods inside Container Instances that start in seconds.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Container Instances
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) multi node pools is in preview

    Use different virtual machine sizes in a node pool to run a variety of workloads in a single AKS cluster.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure Stream Analytics support for Visual Studio Code is in preview

    Develop, manage, and test Azure Stream Analytics jobs on Mac, Linux, and Windows

    • Visual Studio Code
    • Azure Stream Analytics
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    May 6

    Autoscale for Azure HDInsight is now in preview

    Autoscale which automatically scales your Spark, Hive, or MapReduce HDInsight clusters up or down based on load or a pre-defined schedule, is now in preview.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    • Open Source
    May 6

    Azure SQL Database managed instance SKU recommendation for Data Migration Assistant is now available

    Expand the scope of on-premises SQL Server assessments to migrate legacy SQL Server instances to Azure SQL Database managed instances with the new Azure SQL Database SKU recommendation functionality, which is now generally available.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure VMware Solutions is now generally available

    Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.

    • Azure Resource Manager
    • Azure Migrate
    • ExpressRoute
    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
    • Microsoft Build
    • Services
    May 6

    Azure Quickstart Center enables new customers to build cloud projects with confidence

    The Azure Quickstart Center within the Azure portal enables new customers to use the self-guided approach to build cloud projects and accelerate deployment with ease.

    • Web Apps
    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure Database for MySQL
    • Microsoft Build
    • Services
    May 6

    Azure Maps Mobility Services is in preview

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

    • Azure Maps
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    The Cognitive Search feature of Azure Search is now available

    Cognitive Search is an enrichment pipeline that transforms raw, unstructured content into rich searchable information in an Azure Search index.

    • Azure Search
    • Microsoft Build
    May 6

    Azure App Service (Linux) support for Python is now available

    App Service (Linux) now supports Python with built-in support for Python 2.6, 3.6, and 3.7.

    • Features
    • Microsoft Build

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