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    October 2019

    12 Oct

    Azure Analysis Services QPU AutoScale is now available

    Azure Analysis Services QPU AutoScale enables automatic customisable scaling for AAS instances.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    4 Oct

    SQL Server Data Tools support for 1500 compatibility level

    We are pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Analysis Services now supports tabular models with 1500 compatibility level.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features

    September 2019

    20 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services – Two new higher compute SKUs are 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
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is in development

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    A new Azure Analysis Services setting now in development will improve performance and consistency of query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Get targeted log analysis with improvements to the Diagnostic Logs extension of Azure Analysis Services. Diagnostic Logs now allow you to access and break out server metrics for each query replica with the scale-out feature.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Synchronisation of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimised copy API, which significantly reduces synchronisation time on average.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    12 Sep

    Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics – New sentiment analysis capability is now available

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics has a new sentiment analysis capability supporting Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages in addition to the previously announced English language model.

    • Text Analytics
    • Cognitive Services
    • Services

    July 2019

    29 Jul

    Azure marketplace charges are now available in Azure Cost Management for pay-as-you-go customers!

    We are excited to announce a preview release of Azure marketplace charges within our Cost Analysis tool for pay-as-you-go customers. As part of this preview, you can now analyse your marketplace charges alongside your Azure service charges within Cost Analysis and reconcile your Azure marketplace invoice using both Cost Analysis and a new usage csv download API.

    • Cost management
    • Features
    29 Jul

    Azure Security Center for IoT now available

    Azure Security Center allows you to protect your end-to-end IoT deployment with threat protection that identifies emerging threats and provides you with steps for remediation.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Security Center
    • Security
    12 Jul

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East and South East Australia regions

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East Australia and South East Australia. Around the world, it is available in nine public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Service Fabric
    • Regions & Datacenters
    11 Jul

    In development: query interleaving for Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Enterprise BI systems need to support high user concurrency, which means there can be lots of queries submitted close to each other. We are pleased to announce that we are working on the query interleaving feature, which allows system configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Query interleaving allows configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Multiple queries can run concurrently so fast that queries are not blocked behind slow ones. Query interleaving can be set up with short query bias so if the system is under CPU pressure, short queries are allocated a higher proportion of CPU resources than long-running queries, allowing them to complete faster.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    • Management
    10 Jul

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment v3 available in public preview

    The latest release of the Text Analytics API’s sentiment capability (v3) provides a significant improvement in detecting positive, neutral and negative sentiment of text documents. It is available for public preview Central Canada, East Asia and Central US.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Text Analytics
    • Features
    • Services

    June 2019

    10 Jun

    Public preview of calculation groups in Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    We are pleased to announce that calculation groups are now officially in public preview for Azure Analysis Services!

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    10 Jun

    Public preview of many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services allow relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    7 Jun

    Spatial Operations for Azure Maps are now generally available

    Spatial Operations provides applications with enhanced location intelligence with a library of common geospatial mathematical calculations, (notably within the IoT space), including services such as geofencing, closest point and point in polygon.

    • Azure Maps
    • Features
    • Services

    May 2019

    31 May

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

    Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it’s available in seven public regions.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    28 May

    Application Change Analysis for Azure Monitor is now in public preview

    Change Analysis public preview with integration into App Services Diagnose and solve problems tool.

    • Azure Monitor
    • App Service
    • Features
    • Services
    8 May

    Azure Monitor BUILD 2019 updates

    Azure Monitor is launching a number of exciting features including end-to-end AKS monitoring, granular RBAC for logs, intelligent and scalable alerts, a new application change analysis capability and more.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    6 May

    Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

    Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management

    • Cost management
    • Management
    • Microsoft Build
    6 May

    New features for Azure Machine Learning are now available

    Features include: Model interpretability – Machine learning interpretability allows data scientists to explain machine-learning models globally on all data, or locally on a specific data point using the state-of-art technologies in an easy-to-use and scalable fashion. Machine learning interpretability incorporates technologies developed by Microsoft and proven third-party libraries (for example, SHAP and LIME).

    • Azure Machine Learning service
    • Microsoft Build

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