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October 2020

7 Oct

Analysis Services Tabular improves MDX query performance in the cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

With a recent update of the Analysis Services Tabular engine in Azure Analysis Services (AAS) and in Power BI, Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) clients, such as Microsoft Excel, can now enjoy improved query performance. This MDX performance improvement alleviates some of the optimization burden for measures used in a PivotTable.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Services
  • Features

September 2020

3 Sep

Azure S8 and S9 Analysis Services SKUs being retired on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Migrate to S8V2 or S9V2 SKUs

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Retirements

April 2020

16 Apr

Azure Analysis Services – Improved query replica synchronisation now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Analysis Services features improved query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments with client queries distributed across one or more query replicas, reducing response times for high concurrency workloads.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Services
  • Features
16 Apr

Azure Analysis Services – Query interleaving is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Query interleaving in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Query interleaving helps to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios where a lot of queries are submitted close to each other.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Services
  • Features
14 Apr

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. These are relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique, and are based on many-to-many relationships in Power BI.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Services
  • Features
14 Apr

Azure Analysis Services calculation groups are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Calculation groups for Azure Analysis Services are now generally available. Use them to declutter the user interface and improve the overall navigation experience for your users.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Services
  • Features

March 2020

6 Mar

Improved resource governance for Azure Analysis Services

Today, we are excited to announce the release of two enhancements concerning the memory governance options of Azure Analysis Services. Specifically, the enhancements improve the accuracy of the…

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Services
  • Features

January 2020

18 Jan

Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is in preview

IN PREVIEW

A new Azure Analysis Services setting (in preview) improves performance and consistency of query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features

October 2019

11 Oct

Azure Analysis Services utility for QPU auto-scale

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Analysis Services QPU AutoScale enables automatic customisable scaling for AAS instances.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
4 Oct

SQL Server Data Tools support for 1500 compatibility level

NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Analysis Services now supports tabular models with 1500 compatibility level.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features

September 2019

20 Sep

Azure Analysis Services – Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Management
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
17 Sep

Improved query replica synchronisation in Azure Analysis Services is in development

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2019

A new Azure Analysis Services setting now in development will improve performance and consistency of query-replica synchronisation in scale-out environments.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
17 Sep

Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Get targeted log analysis with improvements to the Diagnostic Logs extension of Azure Analysis Services. Diagnostic Logs now allow you to access and break out server metrics for each query replica with the scale-out feature.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
17 Sep

Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Synchronisation of query replicas in Azure Analysis Services scale-out environments now uses an optimised copy API, which significantly reduces synchronisation time on average.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features

July 2019

11 Jul

In development: query interleaving for Azure Analysis Services

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Enterprise BI systems need to support high user concurrency, which means there can be lots of queries submitted close to each other. We are pleased to announce that we are working on the query interleaving feature, which allows system configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Query interleaving allows configuration to improve the user experience in high-concurrency scenarios. Multiple queries can run concurrently so fast that queries are not blocked behind slow ones. Query interleaving can be set up with short query bias so if the system is under CPU pressure, short queries are allocated a higher proportion of CPU resources than long-running queries, allowing them to complete faster.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Management
  • Features

June 2019

10 Jun

Public preview of calculation groups in Azure Analysis Services

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

We are pleased to announce that calculation groups are now officially in public preview for Azure Analysis Services!

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
10 Jun

Public preview of many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services allow relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features

April 2019

25 Apr

New governance setting for cache refreshes from Azure Analysis Services

NOW AVAILABLE

The new ClientCacheRefreshPolicy property allows IT or the Analysis Services practitioner to disable automatic cache refreshes.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features

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