Monthly updates for April 2019
Power BI Embedded customers can now deploy data in multiple geographic regions.
Using the Refresh Now API, the limitation on the number of refreshes you can schedule per day is removed and instead an unlimited number of refreshes can be triggered for each dataset.
TLS 1.2 is recommended for all Power BI Embedded applications to ensure that customers have control over the security of communications with Microsoft services.
Add custom buttons to Power BI Embedded reports so users can take immediate actions.
New code samples are now available for Power BI Embedded
Logic Apps can now be deployed to the US Gov Virginia region.
The public preview of Azure virtual network policies for Azure Storage was expanded to four new US regions on 25 March.
The Azure Sphere public preview 19.04 quality release is available today via the Retail Evaluation feed. The regular Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.03; we plan to upgrade it to 19.04 in two weeks.
Easily migrate existing .NET applications to Azure App Service with the new Migration Assistant
On 30 May 2019, classic API Management Analytics in the publisher portal will be retired.
We are changing our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in behaviour to make room for new authentication methods and improve usability. During sign-in, Azure AD determines where a user needs to authenticate. Azure AD makes intelligent decisions by reading organisation and user settings for the username entered on the sign-in page. This is a step towards a password-free future that enables additional credentials such as FIDO 2.0.
Target availability: Q2 2019
We're updating the Microsoft 365 sign-in page for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to add a new sign-in options link. This link will only be added to sign-in pages that accept personal Microsoft accounts.
Announcing availability of Data Box Disk in Japan and Korea
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now brings even more compatibility by offering a choice of time zone to eliminate the need for any changes in the existing applications when migrating to cloud.
Target availability: Q2 2019
AzCopy Preview (v10) now supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 as a data source and can copy an entire AWS S3 bucket (or even multiple buckets) to Azure Blob storage.
April updates for Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio are now available. The update includes enhancement for local testing and enables several new features:
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available in South Central US, Korea South and Korea Central.
Azure group targeting for Azure update management is now generally available. This feature enables targeting of patch deployments to machines based on Azure-based queries.
Apply at-scale enforcements and safeguards for AKS clusters in a centralised, consistent manner through Azure Policy.
To continue cloud-based load testing, choose from several of our Azure partners and alternatives found in this article that are well equipped to adapt to your unique performance testing needs.
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