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October 2019

Oct 8

Private Preview - Azure Spring Cloud service

IN PREVIEW

Simplify Spring Boot based microservices development and application lifestyle management.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
Oct 8

Azure DNS private zones is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing general availability of Azure DNS private zones. This is a production ready release containing several bug fixes and removes restrictions that public preview had.

  • Azure DNS
Oct 2

Azure Application Insights is now available in the North Central US region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the North Central US region.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Application Insights
Oct 2

Twelve Cognitive Services are available for free with an Azure free account

NOW AVAILABLE

Twelve Cognitive Services are now available for free with an Azure free account. Give your apps, websites, and bots the ability to see, understand, and interpret people’s needs using natural methods of communication.

  • Cognitive Services
Oct 1

Recovery Services REST API—Switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above

If you’re directly accessing the backup protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS, or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above.

  • Recovery Services
  • Azure Backup

September 2019

Sep 30

Introducing promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door

NOW AVAILABLE

Promotional pricing for data transfer to Azure Front Door is now available.

  • Azure Front Door
Sep 30

Azure CDN from Verizon - enforcement of strict SNI connections

NOW AVAILABLE

We are deprecating support for non-SNI connections when using Azure CDN from Verizon.

  • Content Delivery Network
Sep 30

Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we announce the worldwide general availability of Windows Virtual Desktop. It is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
Sep 30

Azure HDInsight G-series VMs deprecation—Migrate before October 31, 2019

Target retirement date: October 31, 2019

Azure HDInsight will deprecate G-series virtual machines (VMs) on October 31, 2019. After this date, you won't be able to create any new clusters using G-series VMs or to scale up clusters having G-series nodes.

  • HDInsight
Sep 23

Azure portal September 2019 feature update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure portal has updates to Azure Data Explorer and to Azure SQL.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
Sep 20

Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 20

Azure Premium SSD managed disks meter ID changes

Starting November 1, 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.

  • Managed Disks
Sep 20

Azure Maps Standard Transactions meter name changes

Starting November 1, 2019, some meter names of Azure Maps Standard IP-to-country transactions and Standard S1 IP-to-country transactions will change.

  • Azure Maps
Sep 20

Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions meter ID changes

Starting November 1, 2019, some meter IDs for Azure Maps Standard S1 transactions will change

  • Azure Maps
Sep 20

Public Preview: Computer Vision releasing 'Read' text extraction feature in containers

IN PREVIEW

We are releasing our latest text understanding feature , 'Read', in Docker containers for customers to run locally.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
Sep 18

Azure SQL Database—Auto-failover groups feature now available in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Auto-failover groups feature of Azure SQL Database is now available for managed instance deployments in all regions.

Sep 18

Public Preview - Video Indexer Multilingual identification and transcription

IN PREVIEW

Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer
Sep 18

Public Preview - Video Indexer Animated Character Detection

IN PREVIEW

Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping, and recognition of characters in animated content.

  • Media Services
  • Video Indexer
Sep 18

Azure Advisor alerts are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Get your Azure best practice recommendations as soon as they become available with Azure Advisor user-configured alerts, now available in preview.

  • Azure Advisor
Sep 18

Azure HPC Cache is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure HPC Cache, a high-performance file cache with an aggregated namespace that reduces latency between storage and Azure compute for heavy read workloads, is now in preview.

  • Avere vFXT for Azure
  • Azure HPC Cache

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