Monthly updates for March 2018
Azure Database for MySQL is generally available starting 1 May 2018. Names will also change.
Effective May 1, 2018, Microsoft IoT Central will be renamed “IoT Central.” These changes won’t affect pricing or resource GUID.
We have simplified creating secure Service Fabric clusters in the portal, and removed the option to create unsecure Service Fabric clusters.
Azure portal updates have been released for managing IaaS resources, including updates to the VM Connect button and networking.
ClearDB will transition Azure-based customers currently billed by Microsoft to a direct billing model with ClearDB. You'll no longer be able to create or upgrade a ClearDB database.
Low-priority VMs on scale sets enable users to significantly save on costs for their fault-tolerant, flexible workloads.
Target availability: Q2 2018
Azure Service Management support will be retired on 30 June 2018. Azure App Service resource management will only be supported through Azure Resource Manager.
Azure Backup is now available in Azure France.
Azure Backup now supports backup of large disks and a set of backup and restore improvements based on a new VM backup stack.
Power BI Embedded custom layout enables you to set and change the size of a report page layout, or control the size, position and visibility of a report visual.
By embedding visuals into your app, you can get in-page analytics where only the most relevant and insightful data resides next to your user’s day-to-day actions, making data-driven decisions easier.
We added more data source connections that can be updated through the Update Datasources API.
The Query Parameters API for Power BI Embedded enables developers to dynamically change the values of parameters and automate the process of working with them.
Added automation APIs support assigning a workspace to a Power BI Embedded Azure capacity.
Additional APIs for Power BI Embedded support Get, Set and Remove filters on the visual level.
Power BI Embedded supports layouts that are optimised for consumption on mobile devices.
Power BI Embedded has added support for more tile types that can be embedded.
Power BI Embedded has released an API to support updating reports.
We now support row-level security for embedding tiles and dashboards.