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Stream Analytics no code editor provides a drag and drop experience to develop your jobs and reduce the barrier to entry. This is done for common stream processing scenarios such as streaming ETL, ingestion, and materializing data to data stores. Utilize pre-defined templates to help you get started and have a complete stream processing pipeline built within minutes.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/stream-analytics/no-code-stream-processing
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/asanocodeeditor/
Preview Features
05/25/2022
Thousands of customers continue to ramp up their usage of Stream Analytics and now require even more scale to keep up with the large volumes of streaming data that need to be analyzed. Stream Analytics is increasing the maximum size of jobs and clusters from 192 SUs to 396 SUs to help you scale as needed to meet your needs.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/stream-analytics/stream-analytics-quick-create-portal
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/asasizeincrease/
Updated Features
05/25/2022
New updates to the Stream Analytics portal experience include: New get started experience: Familiarized yourself with Stream Analytics and the steps to setup your job. Improved edit experience: Edit your inputs and outputs without leaving the SQL query editor. Or directly jump to the target resource, if needed. Output schema mismatch detection allows you to know if the test results of your query matches what your Azure SQL Database table expects.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/stream-analytics/stream-analytics-quick-create-portal
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/asaqueryimprovements/
Updated Features
05/25/2022
IoT Hub will be updating the underlying infrastructure and will go through an internal service update to improve reliability for device connections. The update will change the underlying DNS record for IoT Hub, resulting in a change of the IP address. This update will not have any impact to you if you don't take dependency on the static IP address. To ensure you are not impacted by this service upgrade please follow our best practices regarding IP addresses and use Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or Service Tags.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/iot-hub/iot-hub-understand-ip-address#best-practices
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/iot-hub-ip-address-change-notification/
Updated Features
05/25/2022
Today, we are announcing the general availability of backup for Write Accelerator enabled disks. These disks are widely used by Azure customers with M-Series Virtual Machines (VMs) to improve the I/O latency of writes against Azure Premium Storage. Until now, as part of preview, Azure Backup has offered backup support for such disks to enrolled customers. With this general availability announcement, this support is available to all customers who configure Azure Virtual Machine Backup with disks enabled with Write Accelarator. You can choose to configure selective disk feature to remove the backup of these disks as part of Azure Virtual Machine Backup.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/backup/backup-support-matrix-iaas#vm-storage-support
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/wadiskbackup/
General Availability
05/25/2022
Stream Analytics jobs now support native autoscaling which allows you to efficiently optimize the number of streaming units assigned to your job. This is a great mechanism to deal with changing input load patterns without compromising on performance. You can configure autoscale based on specific metrics or time schedule.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/stream-analytics/stream-analytics-autoscale
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/asaautoscalejobs/
Preview Features
05/25/2022
You can now easily manage and organize your dashboards in a logical way using the new catalog experience. In addition to viewing the dashboards in a nicely formatted list with additional metadata, you will now be able to search and sort them based on the name. You will also be able to easily mark your frequently used dashboards as favorites, so they appear at the top of the list. This will also help when trying to use Azure IoT Central dashboards on a small form factor device.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/iot-central/core/howto-manage-dashboards
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/iotc-dashboards-catalog/
General Availability
05/24/2022
Trusted launch is a seamless way to improve the security of generation 2 VMs. It protects against advanced and persistent attack techniques by combining technologies which can be independently enabled like secure boot and virtualized version of trusted platform module (vTPM). Azure Backup is announcing general availability of trusted launch VMs backup in all Azure regions where trusted launch Azure Virtual Machines are available. You will be able to configure the backup of your trusted launch Azure Virtual Machines through enhanced policy and enable backup through recovery services blade, manage blade, and create VM blade.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/backup/backup-support-matrix-iaas#vm-compute-support
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/gatrustedlaunchazurevms/
General Availability
05/24/2022
Today, we are announcing the general availability of DCsv3 and DCdsv3-series Azure Virtual Machines. With the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon Scalable processors, the capabilities of DCsv3 and DCdsv3 VMs have substantially improved. When compared to second generation Intel® Xeon E-2288G processor, the size of the Enclave Page Cache (EPC) has increased 1500 times, regular memory has increased 12 times, and CPU cores by 6x to enable more performance while maintaining data confidentiality. With this generation, we’re enabling customers to encrypt their VM with separate and unique keys using Intel® Total Memory Encryption – Multi Key, which enables always-on encryption and provides protection against tenants on the same node. Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) with Intel® SGX add-on is also generally available (GA) supporting in all DCsv3 regions.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/virtual-machines/dcv3-series
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/ga-azure-virtual-machines-dcsv3-and-dcdsv3/
General Availability
05/24/2022
Azure Policy News New Azure Policy definitions: 33 Changed Azure Policy definitions: 48 Azure Policy Initiative News New Azure Policy Initiative definitions / Policy definitions added to Initiatives: 1 Changes on Azure Policy Initiative definitions: 11 Removed Azure Policy Initiative definitions / Removed Policy definitions from Initiaves: 9 Azure Policy Alias News New Azure Policy Aliases: 187 Changed Azure Policy Aliases: 3 Azure RBAC News New Azure RBAC Role definitions: 5 Changed Azure RBAC Role definitions: 8
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https://www.azadvertizer.net/
Updated Features
05/24/2022
NGINX for Azure is a natively integrated software as a service (SaaS) solution with advanced traffic management and monitoring. The Azure integration enables ease of use with provisioning and configuration in a couple steps though the Azure portal. Leverage advanced traffic management features, such as JSON Web Token (JWT) authentication and active health checks, with built-in security integrations like Azure Key Vault for SSL/TLS certificate management. You can purchase this solution through the Azure Marketplace, receive a unified bill for all services you use on Azure, and leverage existing enterprise agreements.
https://www.nginx.com/blog/introducing-f5-nginx-for-azure-load-balancing-available-natively-as-saas-offering-on-microsoft-azure/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-nginx-for-azure/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
Microsoft Purview Data Policy for SQL dev ops roles is now public preview. This is an intuitive experience for SQL dev ops roles to provision access to data assets that opted into Microsoft Purview’s governance boundary. The capability enables the data owner to manage the data entitlements centrally from Microsoft Purview.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-purview-blog/microsoft-purview-data-policy-for-sql-devops-access-provisioning/ba-p/3403174
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-microsoft-purview-data-policy-for-sql-dev-ops-roles/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
Get a bird’s eye view of your data estate’s health and your governance program’s adoption. Microsoft Purview Data Estate Insights empowers the office of the Chief Data Officer by giving an overall summary of the data estate. Whether you are a Chief Data Officer, a data steward or a data owner, learn about your data estate, and spot and close gaps in a few clicks with stewardship, asset, classification, label, glossary insights and more.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-purview-blog/microsoft-purview-data-estate-insights-will-be-generally/ba-p/3397528
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-microsoft-purview-data-estate-insights/
General Availability
05/24/2022
Azure Applied AI Services has several new capabilities in public preview: Azure Bot Service and Power Virtual Agents (PVA) are integrated to empower pro and citizen developers to build bots collaboratively. This integration now will go a step further; Power Virtual Agents will be incorporating additional Azure Bot Service Composer capabilities such as a new authoring canvas, rich responses, event-driven and contextual triggers as well as new telephony channels to further cater to pro developers. Azure Form Recognizer has new capabilities that unlock new document processing scenarios such as streamlining patient check-in and vaccine verification with insurance card and vaccine card prebuilt models. Added layout capabilities for paragraphs, headers, and titles enable precise text extraction. Azure Metrics Advisor’s new auto-tuning capability enables you to customize the service to surface and personalized anomalies. Through the guided experience, you provide detection preferences, such as level of sensitivity and anomaly pattern, to tailor the model on the back end. You can quickly evaluate the effectiveness of the configuration with the estimate generated by running the customized model through historical data. The service then suggests an alert rule that can be further tailored for mission-critical notifications.
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-applied-ai-services-enhancements/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-applied-ai-services-enhancements/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
Azure AI is introducing two updates in preview to Azure Cognitive Services to help you deploy high-quality models as APIs and infuse language capabilities into your apps more efficiently and responsibly: Azure OpenAI Service, an Azure Cognitive Service, is now available in limited access preview. Approved customers will be able to access 25 different models from OpenAI, including the GPT-3 base series (Ada, Babbage, Curie and DaVinci), Codex series and embedding models, with the enterprise capabilities of Azure. Azure OpenAI Service will help you enable new reasoning and comprehension capabilities for building cutting-edge applications for use cases such as writing assistance, code generation, and making sense of unstructured data. With features like fine-tuning and built-in responsible AI, you can also tailor the model to your specific needs and detect and mitigate harmful use. Azure Cognitive Service for Language now offers summarization for documents and conversations, a new capability which helps you quickly surface key information in documents and contact center calls, such as reason for the call and resolution.
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-cognitive-services-updates/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-cognitive-services-updates/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
Ledger in Azure SQL Database allows you to enable cryptographic proof that a database has not been tampered with. Ledger in Azure SQL Database provides a solution for your centralized systems where strengthening trust between parties is required. You can enable ledger functionality on tables in your database and interact with them the same ways you would for any other tables. If even a single bit is altered in the database, the database verification process will detect and report the tampering.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/azure-sql/database/ledger-landing?view=azuresql
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-ledger-in-azure-sql-database/
General Availability
05/24/2022
Cognitive Service for Language has a couple of now generally available capabilities: Custom named entity recognition allows you to build your own custom entity extractors by providing labelled examples of text to train models. Custom text classification allows you to create custom classification models with your defined classes. Choose between single-label classification where you can label and predict one class for every document, or multi-label classification that allows you to assign or predict several classes per document.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cognitive-services/language-service/whats-new
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-azure-cognitive-service-for-language/
General Availability
05/24/2022
Azure Synapse Link for SQL automates the extraction and movement of data from your relational operational data stores in both Azure SQL Database and SQL Server 2022 to Azure Synapse Analytics dedicated SQL pools. Your data is replicated in near-real-time without the need to develop and deploy ETL or ELT pipelines. Once in Azure Synapse Analytics, the data can be used in advanced analytics and other downstream processing systems much faster than traditional batch-based ETL or ELT scenarios.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/synapse-analytics/synapse-link/sql-synapse-link-overview
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-synapse-link-for-sql/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
Azure SQL Database has released new features designed to accelerate developer velocity including binding updates, JSON enhancements, and a new local development experience. These features simplify and expedite application development and reduce time-to-market for you. The updated input and output bindings in Azure Functions provide an easier connection to SQL Database using Python and JavaScript languages along with bindings for C#. New JSON constructors (JSON_PATH_EXISTS, JSON_OBJECT, and JSON_ARRAY) and ISJSON enhancements make validating JSON documents or converting SQL data to JSON easier. The new local development environment provides a containerized, full-fidelity Azure SQL Database emulator together with Visual Studio Code and Azure Data Studio extensions. It will help you design, develop, and test your applications and databases as part of the same source-controlled project and then publish them to public Azure SQL Database service within the same workflow. The ability to call an Azure Function and any REST endpoint from Azure SQL Database is now just one line of code away. This opens the doors to integration with many other Azure services including Cognitive Services, Logic Apps, Event Hubs, Event Grid, REST endpoints deployed in App Services, and Azure Containers or exposed via API Management.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-sql-blog/streamline-development-and-accelerate-developer-velocity-on/ba-p/3421726
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-new-modern-capabilities-for-azure-sql-database/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
Azure Machine Learning's Responsible AI (RAI) dashboard, now in preview, is a new feature that helps developers and data scientists implement Responsible AI easily. The dashboard brings together multiple capabilities such as data explorer, fairness, model interpretability, error analysis, counterfactual and causal inference analysis, which help developers debug their models and make more informed data-driven decisions. In addition, Azure Machine Learning now offers a Responsible AI scorecard to summarize model performance and insights, helping technical and non-technical audiences understand the impact of applying Responsible AI.  Additional preview updates: AutoML features include support for natural language processing and image tasks, generation of models’ training codes, and enhancements for product integration and Machine Learning Operations (MLOps).  The Python SDK v2 simplifies the developer experience. RStudio is one of the most popular integrated development environments among R developers for machine learning and data science projects. Azure Machine Learning now features a custom application that sets up RStudio Workbench into your Azure Machine Learning environment when an RStudio Workbench license key is provided. RStudio Workbench also provides access to other development environments, including Jupyter Notebooks and VSCode.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ai-machine-learning-blog/responsible-ai-dashboard-and-scorecard-in-azure-machine-learning/ba-p/3391068
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-machine-learning-updates/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
With managed online endpoints, you will have a fully managed infrastructure by specifying the VM instance type and scale settings. You can also try the safe rollout of a model using blue/green deployment. With managed batch endpoints, you can speed up your model deployment with no-code model deployment with MLflow, flexible input data sources, configurable output location, and the managed cost with autoscaling compute. Additionally, the Command Line Interface v2 general availability allows you to participate in the machine learning lifecycle without needing to learn specific programming languages.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ai-machine-learning-blog/announcing-managed-endpoints-in-azure-machine-learning-for/ba-p/2366481
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-azure-machine-learning-managed-endpoints-and-command-line-interface-v2/
General Availability
05/24/2022
The Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server Memory Optimized service tier is now called Business Critical. This service tier is equipped with better features and functionality and is best suited for tier 1 production workloads with high-performance transactional or analytical applications. The Business Critical service tier allows you to achieve a 1.5x performance improvement over Single Server on the open source community MySQL. Your data is always secured and compliant with the latest minor and major version upgrades every 6 months With the Business Critical tier, you can scale compute up to 96 vCores, 672GB Memory, and 48K IOPs.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/mysql/flexible-server/concepts-monitoring#monitor-burstable-credits
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-azure-database-for-mysql-flexible-server-high-performance-service-tier/
General Availability
05/24/2022
Tier 1 workloads that require a higher number of vCores and memory can now be executed on Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server with the new 80 vCore Business Critical compute option that offers up to 80 vCores and 504 GiB of memory. The 80 vCore compute will be available only under the Business Critical service tier and will be leveraging the Esv4-series compute series, which runs on the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) or the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake). The Business Critical tier is best for workloads with high-performance transactional or analytical applications.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/mysql/flexible-server/concepts-compute-storage
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-azure-database-for-mysql-flexible-server-80-vcore-business-critical/
General Availability
05/24/2022
The API for MongoDB now offers a built-in role-based access control (RBAC) that allows you to authorize your data requests with a fine-grained, role-based permission model. Users and roles residing within your database and can be managed using the Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, or Azure Resource Manager. With this feature, you can audit each of the user’s actions via the Azure Cosmos DB diagnostic logs. Using this role-based access control (RBAC) allows you access with more options for control, security, and auditability of your database account data.
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cosmos-db/mongodb/how-to-setup-rbac
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-cosmos-db-api-for-mongodb-data-plane-rbac/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
Azure Cosmos DB introduces several new features to help you achieve the best database scalability and performance, including: Increased serverless container capacity to 1 TB (increased from 50 GB) Hierarchical partition keys Burst capacity for handling traffic spikes by taking advantage of unused throughput Partition merge to configure the optimal database partition layout Ability to redistribute throughput capacity across partitions for better performance
https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cosmos-db/serverless
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-enhanced-elasticity-features-for-azure-cosmos-db/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
The Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK async IO support capability can improve Python application performance and responsiveness by running tasks concurrently rather than one after the other. Now you can allow your Python application to take advantage of time that would normally be spent waiting for an IO response to run other tasks. This new capability can also benefit data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts that use Python to read or manipulate data in Azure Cosmos DB.
https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-python/tree/main/sdk/cosmos/azure-cosmos
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/general-availability-azure-cosmos-db-python-sdk-async-io-support/
General Availability
05/24/2022
The Azure Communication Services sample app builder helps you build and deploy a sample application for virtual appointments in a few minutes without coding, using the Azure Portal. These experiences allow you to create a company-branded experience for customers, while employees can use their organization’s existing Teams client experience to join scheduled appointments.
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-azure-communication-services-sample-app-builder-and-microsoft-teams-support/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-azure-communication-services-sample-app-builder-and-microsoft-teams-support/
General Availability
05/24/2022
Azure Container Apps is a managed serverless container service which offers an ideal platform for application developers who want to run microservices in containers without managing infrastructure. Write code using your preferred programming language or framework and build microservices with full support for Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr). Scale dynamically based on HTTP traffic or events powered by Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA). Container Apps is built on a foundation of powerful open-source technology. Behind the scenes, every container app runs on Azure Kubernetes Service, with KEDA, Dapr, and Envoy baked in. This lets you perform modern application lifecycle tasks such as application upgrades, traffic shifting, and versioning ready-to-run for teams of every skillset.
https://azure.microsoft.com/services/container-apps
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/generally-available-azure-container-apps/
General Availability
05/24/2022
In addition to the features and capabilities of voice, video calling, and messaging, you can now benefit from the following that are unique to the US Government cloud: Personal data is logically segregated from customer content in the commercial Azure cloud. Your content contained in Azure Communication Services resources is stored within the United States. Access to your content is restricted to screened Microsoft personnel. Azure Communication Services complies with certifications and accreditations that are required for US Public Sector customers.
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-communication-services-apis-in-us-government-cloud/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-communication-services-apis-in-us-government-cloud/
Region Updates
05/24/2022
The call metrics tool for Azure Communication Services helps you inspect the state of the call client, to debug or monitor your solution.
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-call-metrics-tool-for-azure-communication-services/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-call-metrics-tool-for-azure-communication-services/
Preview Features
05/24/2022
If you are building communications-enabled applications using Azure Communication Services, you can now add email notifications to your apps. This includes attributes such as account signups, password resets, service outage alerts, purchase confirmations, and more. Software development kits are available for .NET and Javascript.
https://azure.microsoft.com/services/communication-services/
https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/public-preview-azure-communication-services-email/
Preview Features
05/24/2022