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    August 2019

    20 Aug

    New Copy APIs for efficient data copy in Azure Blob Storage

    Introducing a new set of copy APIs to enable efficient data transfer to Azure or inside Azure data centres.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    20 Aug

    Azure portal August 2019 feature update

    This month, Azure portal has updates for Azure Security Center and a new experience for Azure Migrate.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    • Services
    19 Aug

    General availability of Managed Identity for Linux in App Service and Functions

    Managed identity support for App Service on Linux and the Azure Functions Linux Consumption plan is now generally available.

    • App Service (Linux)
    • Azure functions
    • Features
    • Security
    19 Aug

    General availability of user-assigned managed identities for App Service and Azure Functions

    App Service and Azure Functions support for user-assigned managed identities is now generally available.

    • App Service
    • App Service (Linux)
    • Azure functions
    • Features
    • Security
    17 Aug

    New Quick Action transformations added to Data Factory Mapping Data Flows

    Data Factory Mapping Data Flows has added a new “Quick Actions” feature to automate the creation of data transformations.

    • Data Factory V2
    • Features
    15 Aug

    Update to Azure SQL Database serverless increases compute scale limits by 4x

    We are now announcing the max vcore limit has increased by 4x to 16 vcores and provides greater compute scaling headroom for serverless databases with more demanding workloads.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    15 Aug

    Custom OpenID Connect identity providers for user flows in Azure AD B2C

    Use any OpenID Connect (OIDC) identity provider in the built-in user flows in Azure AD B2C.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    15 Aug

    Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks now generally available

    Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks is the new managed disks offering which is now generally available for running data-intensive business critical workloads on cloud requiring high IO performance and low latency

    • Managed Disks
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    15 Aug

    Pass through an identity provider's access token in Azure AD B2C

    Applications can now get the identity provider's access token passed through as part of the Azure AD B2C token.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    15 Aug

    New enhancements to Azure Boards are now available

    Azure Boards has new items that can help enhance your experience. For example, you can now customise system picklist values such as severity, activity and priority. In addition, rule support is now available for setting fields to read-only or required based on group membership. Finally, there’s a new extension that will allow you to create cascading picklists on your work item form.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features
    14 Aug

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release is now available

    Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release rolled out last month with key announcements, along with bug fixes and performance enhancements.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    14 Aug

    Service Fabric Azure Resource Manager (ARM) application and service deployment is now generally available

    The deployment of Service Fabric applications as resources via Azure Resource Manager is now generally available.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    14 Aug

    Visual Authoring API for Power BI Embedded now available

    The new Power BI Report Authoring SDK extension allows programmatic creation of visuals, binding them to columns, measures, hierarchies and personalising them by setting properties such as axis visibility and titles.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    14 Aug

    The service principal is now available for Power BI Embedded

    Service principal allows you to access resources or perform operations using Power BI API without the need for a user to sign in or have a Power BI Pro licence.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    14 Aug

    New tool for automating load testing of Power BI Embedded capacities now available

    A tool for automating load testing of Power BI Embedded capacities helps you understand how much user load your capacity can handle when used. It uses PowerShell to create automated load tests against your capacities, and lets you choose which reports to test and how many concurrent users to simulate.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • SDK and Tools
    14 Aug

    Azure AD Application Proxy integration with the Power BI Mobile application

    Use Azure AD Application Proxy to access reports in the Power BI Report Server hosted on-premises from the Power BI mobile application

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Security
    14 Aug

    Recent Rendering performance improvements now available in Power BI Embedded

    Power BI Embedded recently improved performance in two key areas: embedding different reports into the same iframe and query caching for embedded reports.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    • Management
    14 Aug

    New filters experience is available in Power BI Embedded

    The new Power BI filters experience is available in Power BI Embedded and in embedded reports as well. The new experience has an updated design and useful features, such as hide, lock and rename filters.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    14 Aug

    New region: Johannesburg (South Africa North) now supports Power BI Embedded

    This new region allows customers to locate their Power BI Embedded deployments closer to their data sources, either in Azure or on-premises, enabling faster data refresh performance and lower networking egress costs.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Regions & Datacenters
    13 Aug

    Email notifications available for Azure Government alerts

    You can now set up email notifications for Azure Government alerts.

    • Security Center
    • Security

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