Monthly updates for October 2019
We are pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Analysis Services now supports tabular models with 1500 compatibility level.
Azure built-in blueprints help you be compliant in an easier way by providing Microsoft-vetted blueprints that you can easily apply on your subscriptions.
Azure Data Share service has added support for snapshot-based sharing from Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse. It’s now possible to share both structured data (from Azure SQL and SQL DW) and unstructured data (from Azure Data Lake Store and Blob storage) with centralised management and governance.
Target retirement date: January 01, 2023
A year ago, we announced the general availability of Azure Video Indexer, which is built on the capabilities of Azure Media Analytics, Azure Search and Cognitive Services. This enables you to extract a rich set of machine learning insights based on multiple channels of your media files, all integrated together in one call and on a shared timeline.
Azure Application Insights is now generally available in the North Central US region.
Log Analytics, a feature of Azure Monitor, is now GA for customers to start collecting telemetry and analyse their services for health and usage in Switzerland North.
Azure Lab Services added a feature to adjust quota per user, enabling instructors to give additional hours to students as needed.
Azure Lab Services has an updated and improved UI experience.
Twelve Cognitive Services are now available for free with an Azure free account. Give your apps, websites and bots the ability to see, understand and interpret people’s needs using natural methods of communication.
A new capacity reservations pricing model for Azure Monitor Log Analytics is now available. With this new model, you pay a fixed fee based on the capacity tier you select for data ingestion.
Support for ‘Allow Azure services and resources to access this server group’ functionality in Hyperscale (Citus) clusters is now in preview.
The first scalability feature for Hyperscale (Citus) is now available in preview. It’s now possible to add nodes to existing Hyperscale (Citus) clusters by using the Azure portal.
Private Link enables you to connect to Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse via a private endpoint.
Bring your own IP addresses, IP prefixes and scale out the number of IPs assigned to the SLB.
Create and use system-managed identities instead of service principals in AKS.
If you’re directly accessing the backup-protected items REST API (not involving Azure portal, PS or CLI), please immediately switch to API version 2019-05-13 or above.
In the latest update of Azure DevOps, we've added user assignment-based billing. With this feature, the number of Basic or Basic + Test Plan licences will change as you add or remove users. This means that you’ll only pay for the licences you’re using. We’ve also added a new setting that lets you choose whether new users get full Basic access or limited/free Stakeholder access. See the list of new features for more information.