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    May 2018

    17 May

    Power BI embedded feature roundup—new features now available

    Great new features are now available in Power BI Embedded.

    • Features
    9 May

    Azure Memory Thrashing metric available for Power BI Embedded

    An Azure Memory Thrashing metric is available for Power BI Embedded.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    7 May

    Azure Cognitive Search

    Cognitive Search, a new preview feature in the existing Azure Search service, includes an enrichment pipeline allowing you to find rich structured information from documents. That information can then become part of your Azure Search index.

    • Features

    April 2018

    12 Apr

    Enhanced portal capabilities for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse has enabled the next set of portal capabilities to help monitor, manage and integrate your data warehouse.

    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Features
    • Management

    February 2018

    15 Feb

    Azure Analysis Services available in Central US

    Azure Analysis Services is now available in the Central US region.

    • Regions & Datacenters

    January 2018

    12 Jan

    Azure HDInsight – New capabilities and price reductions

    We recently made several exciting announcements about Azure HDInsight, including a price reduction of up to 52 per cent on all workloads on HDInsight, and added an additional 80 per cent price reduction for the Microsoft R Server add-on.

    • Features

    May 2017

    12 May

    Azure Time Series Insights

    Azure Time Series Insights is a managed analytics and visualisation service that democratises the Internet of Things (IoT) by making it simple to explore and analyse your IoT time series data.

    • Features

    September 2016

    29 Sep

    Azure Security Center enhancements

    Azure Security Center helps customers take control of cloud security policies, monitor the current security of Azure resources, and detect and respond to active attacks.

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Services

    April 2016

    1 Apr

    Azure HDInsight supports R for machine learning and new updates to Spark and Hadoop

    Azure HDInsight can run 100 percent open-source R to do machine learning and has new updates on the latest Hadoop and Spark components from Hortonworks.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    • Services

    February 2016

    22 Feb

    Preview: Temporal tables in Azure SQL Database

    With temporal tables in Azure SQL Database, you can efficiently track and analyze data history without custom coding.

    • Azure SQL Database

    October 2015

    30 Oct

    Azure API Management and Azure Event Hubs integration

    We are excited to announce the new Azure Event Hubs integration features of API Management. API Management provides a number of analytics reports out-of-the-box, but for deeper customized analysis, monitoring, or troubleshooting, you can now configure your API Management service to log data in the form of events to Azure Event Hubs.

    • API Management
    • Event Hubs
    • Features
    2 Oct

    General availability: Apache Hadoop on Linux in HDInsight

    You can now select Linux clusters when deploying Apache Hadoop workloads in Azure HDInsight and more easily move existing Hadoop workloads into the cloud with an expanded set of open source, big data components running managed Hadoop in Azure.

    • HDInsight

    August 2015

    20 Aug

    Azure Search updates: API prototype, language support, new regions

    Azure Search updates include an API prototype, language support, and new regions.

    • Azure Cognitive Search
    • Features

    May 2015

    4 May

    Announcing Microsoft Operations Management Suite

    The Microsoft Operations Management Suite is the IT management solution for the era of the cloud; a single solution, built to manage your entire enterprise environment regardless of location, operating system, hypervisors, or cloud provider choices.

    • Automation
    • Azure Backup
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    4 May

    General availability: Azure Operational Insights

    Azure Operational Insights is available as part of the Microsoft Operations Management Suite.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings

    April 2015

    29 Apr

    Service Tier Advisor for Azure SQL Database is available

    Service Tier Advisor analyzes the performance and feature requirements for individual databases to provide insights to help you choose the correct tier and performance level for your Azure SQL Database upgrade.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • SDK and Tools
    29 Apr

    General availability: Azure Operational Insights

    Generally available on May 4, 2015, Azure Operational Insights is an analysis service designed to provide IT administrators with deep insight into their on-premises and cloud environments.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings

    January 2015

    29 Jan

    Easily enable Operational Insights for Azure virtual machines

    Quickly enable Azure Operational Insights on your virtual machines by using Windows PowerShell or the Azure management portal.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features

    November 2014

    12 Nov

    Public Preview: Azure Operational Insights

    Operational Insights is an Azure-based service that is tailored for IT operations teams. It leverages the power of Azure HDInsight to glean machine data across environments, and turns the data into real-time operational intelligence to enable better-informed business decisions.

    • HDInsight
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    October 2014

    16 Oct

    New Machine Learning capabilities on the Azure Marketplace

    We have added to the Azure Marketplace a wealth of examples of APIs that are built with Azure Machine Learning. These APIs are free to use, and illustrate how the reach and power of the cloud allow advanced analytics to be consumed by more users in more ways.

    • Machine Learning Studio
    • Features

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