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    December 2018

    Dec 18

    Power BI Embedded new workspace experience creation API

    Use the Power BI REST API to create new Power BI Embedded workspace experience automatically.

    Dec 18

    Power BI Embedded zero-downtime capacity scale

    Scale Power BI Embedded capacity resources with no downtime.

    Dec 18

    Azure Resource Health monitoring for Power BI Embedded

    Power BI Embedded is integrated with Resource Health to help monitor the availability of resources and diagnose the root cause in case of unavailable status.

    Dec 18

    Power BI Embedded capacity metrics to monitor workloads

    To monitor Power BI Embedded workloads, metrics have been added for Memory Per Workload and QPU Per Workload.

    Dec 18

    Self-service big data prep (dataflows) available in Power BI Embedded

    Self-service big data prep, called dataflows, is now available in Power BI Embedded.

    Dec 17

    Azure DevTest Labs: CIS Windows Server 2016 Benchmark L2 available in your lab

    When you're creating a VM in your lab, you can now select a CIS Windows Server 2016 Benchmark L2 image.

    Dec 17

    Azure Scheduler will retire on September 30, 2019

    Move from Azure Scheduler to Azure Logic Apps by September 30, 2019

    Dec 11

    Connect Cognitive Services subscription to enable unlimited skillset execution

    Starting December 21, 2018, you’ll be able to associate your Cognitive Services subscription with an Azure Search skillset. The skillset execution will be charged as part of the Cognitive Services subscription. On December 21, 2018, we’ll also begin charging for image extraction as part of our document-cracking stage. Text extraction from documents will continue to be offered at no additional cost.

    Dec 11

    Python images for App Service Linux are now in preview

    Public Preview of built-in images for Python on Azure App Service

    Dec 11

    Azure Monitor for containers is now available

    Azure Monitor for containers is now generally available. Azure Monitor for containers monitors the health and performance of Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

    Dec 11

    MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB migration is in preview

    Perform offline (one-time) migrations from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB by using the Azure Database Migration Service, which enables resilient migrations of MongoDB data at scale and with high reliability. To perform the migration, provision an instance of the Azure Database Migration Service from the Azure portal or via Azure CLI and create a project.

    Dec 11

    General availability: Azure Kubernetes Service in East Asia

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available in East Asia.

    Dec 10

    Azure Database for MariaDB name changes

    Effective February 1, 2019, names for Azure Database for MariaDB will change.

    Dec 10

    Azure databases for MySQL and PostgreSQL resource GUID changes

    Effective February 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure databases for MySQL and PostgreSQL will change due to the migration from Gen 4 compute to Gen 5 compute.

    Dec 8

    General availability: Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in all Azure regions.

    Dec 7

    Public preview: JavaScript and page contracts in Azure Active Directory B2C policies

    Define page contracts for your content definitions and enable JavaScript for your custom policies, now in public preview for Azure Active Directory B2C.

    Dec 6

    General availability: Increased compute in Azure Database for MySQL servers

    Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimized tiers in Azure Database for MySQL.

    Dec 6

    General availability: Increased compute in Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers

    Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimized tiers in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    Dec 6

    Disaster recovery for virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to another region

    You can now replicate and fail over virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to other regions by using Azure Site Recovery. This capability is generally available in all regions that support Availability Zones.

    Dec 6

    Azure portal December 2018 update

    Learn about updates made available to the Azure portal for December 2018.

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