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    June 2019

    Jun 12

    Additional server parameters for Azure Database for MySQL now available

    Azure Database for MySQL customers can now tune additional server parameters to help optimize the MySQL engine to address their unique workloads.

    May 2019

    May 29
    May 8

    Azure Red Hat OpenShift now available

    Azure Red Hat OpenShift, a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service, jointly operated with Red Hat is now available.

    May 6

    Public Preview of tighter integration of Azure Data Explorer with Python and Spark

    Spark connector for Azure Data Explorer and ability to run inline Python and R as part of the query.

    May 6

    HBase accelerated writes in Azure HDInsight is now in preview

    HBase accelerated writes significantly improves the value proposition for low-latency, high- throughput NoSQL workloads.

    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 Dev Spaces is now generally available for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    Azure Dev Spaces is now generally available for AKS. Use Dev Spaces to rapidly iterate and debug different parts of an application in parallel in the same AKS cluster. Developer teams can test code end-to-end without replicating or mocking-up dependencies.

    May 6

    Azure Serial Console updated with VMSS support and improved language support

    You may now use the Serial Console feature to troubleshoot connectivity issues in both VMs and individual VMSS instances in a variety of languages.

    April 2019

    Apr 26

    General availability: AzCopy v10

    AzCopy v10, the next-generation data movement utility, is now generally available to all of our customers.

    Apr 26

    Azure Kubernetes Service: Kubernetes 1.9 end-of-life notice

    On April 24, 2019, AKS released Kubernetes 1.13 support in GA. Per our supported-versions policy, this means that Kubernetes 1.9 support is reaching end of life.

    Apr 25

    .NET for Apache Spark™ is now available

    Apache Spark is now accessible to the .NET developer ecosystem with .NET for Apache Spark.

    Apr 24

    Managed MLflow and Managed Delta Lake on Azure Databricks are now available

    Managed MLflow is now generally available on Azure Databricks and will use Azure Machine Learning to track the full ML lifecycle.

    Apr 17

    Azure Container Registry singularity image files (SIF) support is now in preview

    Support for storing singularity image files (SIF) in Azure Container Registry based on the OCI distribution-based container registries specification is now available in preview.

    Apr 17

    Apache Hadoop 3 on Azure HDInsight 4.0 is now available

    New features in Hadoop 3 provide significant improvements to performance, stability, and availability, helping reduce total cost of ownership and accelerating time-to-value.

    Apr 3

    Event-driven Java with Spring Cloud Stream Binder for Azure Event Hubs is now available

    It’s simple to build highly scalable, event-driven Java apps using Spring Cloud Stream with Event Hubs, a fully managed, real-time data ingestion service now available on Azure that’s a resilient and reliable service for any situation.

    February 2019

    Feb 12

    Public preview: Azure Service Bus for Node.js

    A new AMQP-based package for Azure Service Bus for Node.js is now available.

    Feb 11

    Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    The serial console for Azure Virtual Machines has been updated to add VM reboot and additional fonts to choose from.

    Feb 8

    Azure Automation: Update Azure Modules runbook is open source

    The Update Azure Modules runbook is now officially open source.

    Feb 7

    Public preview: Azure Service Bus for Go

    Send messages asynchronously between your Go services by using the new preview package for Azure Service Bus.