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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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    May 6

    Video Indexer: multiple facial recognition enhancements have been added

    Video Indexer has received multiple enhancements for facial recognition scenarios.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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