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    August 2019

    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

    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
    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 like 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

    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
    13 Aug

    Public Preview of Managed Identity for Azure Service Fabric applications

    Azure Service Fabric applications now support user-assigned and system-assigned managed identities.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Security
    • Services
    13 Aug

    New PowerShell scripts to streamline Azure Monitor Logs query and data collection

    Two new scripts are available now in PowerShell Gallery to streamline the query and collection of logs into Azure Monitor Logs.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Gallery
    13 Aug

    Announcing Azure Backup limited public preview support for large disks up to 30TB size

    Today, we are announcing the limited public preview of larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TiB size. This preview provides production level support for managed virtual machines.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    • Services
    13 Aug

    FastTrack for Azure

    FastTrack for Azure brings proven practices, design principles and tools from engineering and real customer experiences to guide customers from design, configuration and development to production.

    • Features
    13 Aug

    Azure SignalR Service introduces Event Grid integration feature

    Announcing a new Azure SignalR Service feature that enables the service to publish client events to Event Grid. SignalR applications can subscribe and respond to these client events without the need for a dedicated app server for these events.

    • Event Grid
    • App Service
    • Azure SignalR Service
    • Features
    • Services
    12 Aug

    Azure Datacentre IP ranges (XML files) will be deprecated by 30 June 2020

    Weekly publication of Azure datacentre IP ranges (also known as XML files) for Azure Public, China and Germany will be deprecated by 30 June 2020.

    • Retirements
    12 Aug

    Service Tag Discovery API is now available in preview

    Service Tag Discovery API is in preview. It is now possible to programmatically retrieve global IP address information for Azure and its services using the Discovery API.

    • Features
    12 Aug

    Azure Monitor Application Insights Status Monitor v2 is now generally available

    Announcing Application Insights Status Monitor v2 is now generally available.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Application Insights
    • Features

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