Monthly updates for June 2019
Four vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instances are now available on Gen5 hardware for the General Purpose and Business Critical Service tiers.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance has increased both types of regional limits – the maximum number of subnets and maximum number of instances that could be deployed per region, allowing much larger managed instance deployments without the need to request quota increase through Azure support tickets.
Azure Database for MySQL customers can now tune additional server parameters to help optimise the MySQL engine to address their unique workloads.
Advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities using just a few simple steps.
Manage your Security Center recommendations through Advisor UI, API, CLI or PowerShell. Remediate recommendations quickly with bulk actions. Follow more than 20 new best-practice recommendations for availability, performance and cost.
The Azure Cosmos DB Async Java SDK now supports direct mode connectivity, available in version 2.4 and higher.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of PostgreSQL, version 11.
Azure Database for MariaDB support for MariaDB server version 10.3 is now available to the public. Features include temporal data processing and Oracle compatibility, as well as enhancements to compatibility, compression, encryption and performance.
Azure Database for MariaDB now provides preview support for Intelligent Performance, which includes query store, query-performance insights and performance recommendations.
Azure Database for MySQL now provides preview support for Intelligent Performance, which includes three distinct features – query store, query-performance insights and performance recommendations.
Azure Database for MariaDB now provides preview support for asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for MariaDB server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for MariaDB servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region.
The developer portal is where app developers discover the APIs, learn how to use them, sign up to acquire access, try them out interactively and stay alerted of changes.
The Premium Live Encoder for Azure Media Services now allows you to live-encode streaming content at a resolution of 1080p and up to 30 frames per second.
Custom rules for Azure Application Gateway Web Application Firewall are now generally available.
Service Fabric 6.5 release version has been rolled out to the various Azure regions, along with tooling and SDK updates. The release contains many new features, bug fixes, supportability, reliability and performance improvements. For the full list of all the changes, refer to the release notes.
Azure Monitor for containers – updates to live data settings
Target availability: Q3 2019
We are pleased to announce that calculation groups are now officially in public preview for 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.
We’ve added some accessibility improvements to applications using Power BI Embedded analytics that will help users of applications have additional ways to interact with Power BI Embedded visuals. These improvements include keyboard navigation, title attribution and tabbing.
‘Key influencers’ AI visual is now available in Power BI Embedded analytics to help users identify what factors influence a KPI
The Key influencers visual surfaces what factors influence a KPI. For example, users may want to analyse what factors affect user satisfaction of a product. Factors that can affect this KPI can be the type of product they bought, the price or even if the user is a first-time buyer vs a returning customer. You can embed this visualisation into your own application with Power BI Embedded.