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November 2019

Nov 13

Migrate from Bing Speech to Speech Services and the Speech SDK by January 14, 2020

Target retirement date: January 14, 2020

We’re extending the Bing Speech retirement date to January 14, 2020.

  • Cognitive Services
Nov 13

Azure Data Box heavy edition now available for petabyte-sized data transfers

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Data Box heavy edition is a secure, ruggedized appliance shipped to customers to facilitate petabyte-sized offline data transfers to Azure Storage.

  • Data Box
Nov 12

Azure CDN Standard Rules Engine preview update

IN PREVIEW

Portal support for Azure CDN Standard rules engine is now available as part of the preview.

  • Content Delivery Network
Nov 6

Azure Data Lake Analytics U-SQL runtime upgrade

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Lake Analytics U-SQL runtime is upgrading from .NET Framework v4.5.2 to .NET Framework v4.7.2. This change introduces a small risk of breaking changes if you use U-SQL custom.

  • Data Lake Analytics
Nov 5

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New languages added to sentiment analysis

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Cognitive Services Text Analytics' sentiment analysis v3 now supports 10 languages including English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Dutch.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
Nov 5

Announcing enhancements to Azure Virtual WAN

IN PREVIEW

Significant updates include the preview of hub-to-hub.

  • Virtual WAN
Nov 5

Python 3.7 support and remote build are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing some enhancements to the development experience for Python workloads in Azure Functions, including support for Python 3.7 and remote build general availability.

  • Azure Functions
Nov 5

New version of Durable Functions available now

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the general availability of the version 2.0 of Durable Functions, the extension of the Azure Functions runtime that enables stateful functions and workflow orchestrations in a serverless environment.

  • Azure Functions
Nov 5

Azure Functions integration with Azure Monitor Logs is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions now offers an integration with Azure Monitor Logs, enabling a more consistent observability of Azure resources and integration with external monitoring tools.

  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Monitor
Nov 4

Dev Spaces connect for Azure Kubernetes Service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now enables you to use Dev Spaces to run and debug a service(s) locally, while still being able to connect to the other services and resources it depends on in the cloud as if it was running in the Kubernetes cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Nov 4

Azure ExpressRoute for satellites is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute, with one of the largest networking ecosystems in the public cloud, now includes satellite connectivity partners, bringing new options and coverage.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
Nov 4

Azure Internet Analyzer is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Internet Analyzer is now available in preview. It delivers data-driven performance reporting across multiple endpoints for internet app and content migration and delivery.

Nov 4

Azure generation 2 virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Generation 2 VMs are now generally available in Azure. New available features include Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX), support for large VMs (up to 12 TBs), and the ability to provision OS Disks sizes that exceed 2 TBs.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Nov 4

Public preview: Dev Spaces connect for Azure Kubernetes Service

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service now enables developers to leverage Dev Spaces to run and debug a service(s) locally, while still being able to connect to the other services and resources it depends on in the cloud as if it was running in the Kubernetes cluster.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Nov 4

Azure Spring Cloud service is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Simplify Spring Boot-based microservices development and application lifestyle management.

  • Azure Spring Cloud
Nov 4

Weather Services, Power Bi Integration, Azure Government Cloud are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Weather Services (in partnership with Accuweather), the integration of Azure Maps into Power BI, and the availability of Azure Maps on Gov Cloud for Government customers are all now in preview.

  • Azure Maps
Nov 4

Introducing Azure Synapse Analytics: A limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Azure Synapse Analytics, a limitless analytics service, that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources, at scale.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Nov 4

Azure Red Hat OpenShift hourly prices

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the possibility to use hourly pay as you go prices right away for Azure Red Hat OpenShift without the need to pre-purchase reserved instances.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
Nov 4

Generally available: Azure Data Share

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Share is now generally available. Azure Data Share enables organizations to easily and securely share data with other organizations to expand analytics datasets for enhanced insights.

  • Azure Data Share
Nov 4

New virtual machine scale sets capabilities are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

New virtual machine scale sets features simplify the management of virtual machines while improving their runtime and performance capabilities.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets

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