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    July 2019

    Jul 15

    A new set of Azure SDKs is now available in preview

    A new set of libraries for working with Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Key Vault, and Event Hubs in Java, Python, JavaScript/TypeScript, and C# is now available in preview.

    June 2019

    Jun 20

    HDInsight Tools for VSCode: Enhanced PySpark Interactive Query

    We are pleased to announce the integration of VSCode Python extension to handle PySpark interactive for HDInsight in VSCode. The Azure HDInsight Tools for VSCode leverages the Python extension to…

    Jun 19

    HDInsight Tools for VSCode: Hive Table Preview

    HDInsight for VSCode continues to boost the experience of Hive users with self-service exploratory capabilities. The HDInsight explorer in VSCode not only empowers you to browse Hive databases across…

    Jun 12
    Jun 7

    Power BI REST API with ‘Try-it’ tool allows you to try APIs without any code

    Anyone with a Power BI license can now log into the account to see how the Power BI REST API works, get information, or perform operation on Power BI artifacts you have access to - without writing any code using the Power BI REST API Try-it Tool. With five simple steps, users are able to try capabilities of the Power BI REST API without writing code.

    May 2019

    May 31

    Azure Sphere 19.05 Release Unlocks new features in the MT3620

    Update 19.05 for Azure Sphere public preview now available in Retail feed

    May 13

    Azure Virtual Machine PowerOff now available with fast shutdown

    You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.

    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 24

    Changes to HDInsight cluster configuration access

    We are introducing some important changes to support more fine-grained role-based access to sensitive configuration information from HDInsight clusters. As part of these changes, some user action may be required.

    Apr 23

    Public Preview: Resource Change History API

    With the last 14 days of resource changes, the public preview of the new Change History capability within the Azure Resource Graph API enables you to find when changes were detected on an Azure Resource Manager property and see what properties changed as part of that change event.

    Apr 17

    Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019

    Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019 is now available.

    Apr 10

    New Power BI Embedded code samples available in April 2019

    New code samples are now available for Power BI Embedded

    Apr 9

    Azure Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio April 2019 Update

    April updates for Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio is now available. The update includes enhancement for local testing and enables several new features:

    March 2019

    Mar 6

    Continuous integration and deployment to Azure API Management

    Guidance, tools, and examples are now available to help achieve continuous integration and deployment.

    February 2019

    Feb 26

    Remove Application Insights connections via PowerShell

    To stop application data from reaching your workspace after OMS portal deprecation, remove existing connections by using a PowerShell script.

    Feb 25

    Tooling improvements for TypeScript support in Azure Functions

    The TypeScript developer experience in Azure Functions has improved. New tools include the Azure Functions Core Tools and the Azure Functions Extension for Visual Studio Code, as well as a npm package that contains type definitions for using TypeScript with Azure Functions and some npm scripts to abstract some func commands.

    Feb 25

    Azure Functions, Java Support GA

    Azure Functions now has GA support for Java development on the Functions 2.0 runtime.

    Feb 25

    New features are now generally available in Event Grid

    Features such as Retry policies, Dead lettering, Storage queues as a destination, Hybrid connections as a destination, and Manual validation handshake are now generally available after their time in preview

    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.