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October 2019

Oct 12

Azure Analysis Services utility for QPU auto-scale

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
Oct 4

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

Sep 20

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
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Sep 17

Improved query replica synchronization 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 synchronization in scale-out environments.

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

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
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
Sep 17

Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

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

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
  • Management
  • Services
Sep 12

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New sentiment analysis capability is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Cognitive Services Text Analytics has a new sentiment analysis capability supporting Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages in addition to the previously announced English language model.

  • Text Analytics
  • Cognitive Services
  • Services

July 2019

Jul 29

Azure marketplace charges are now available in Azure Cost Management for Pay-As-You-Go customers!

IN PREVIEW

We are excited to announce a preview release of Azure marketplace charges within our Cost Analysis tool for Pay-As-You-Go customers. As a part of this preview you can now analyze your marketplace charges alongside your Azure service charges within Cost Analysis and reconcile your Azure marketplace invoice using both Cost Analysis and a new usage csv download API.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Features
Jul 29

Azure Security Center for IoT now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Security Center allows you to protect your end-to-end IoT deployment with threat protection that identifies emerging threats and provides you with steps for remediation.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Security Center
  • Security
Jul 12

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East and South East Australia regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in East Australia and South East Australia. Around the world, it is available in nine public regions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jul 11

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 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
  • Features
  • Management
Jul 10

Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment v3 available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

The latest release of the Text Analytics API's sentiment capability (v3) provides a significant improvement in detecting positive, neutral, and negative sentiment of text documents. It is available in public preview Central Canada, East Asia, and Central US.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • Services

June 2019

Jun 10

Public preview of calculation groups in Azure Analysis Services

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

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

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Features
Jun 10

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
Jun 7

Spatial Operations for Azure Maps are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Spatial Operations provides applications enhanced location intelligence with a library of common geospatial mathematical calculations, (notably within the IoT space), including services such as geofencing, closest point and point in polygon.

  • Azure Maps
  • Features
  • Services

May 2019

May 31

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it's available in seven public regions.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Management
  • Regions & Datacenters
May 28

Application Change Analysis for Azure Monitor is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Change Analysis public preview with integration into App Services Diagnose and solve problems tool.

  • Azure Monitor
  • App Service
  • Features
  • Services
May 8

Azure Monitor BUILD 2019 updates

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor is launching a number of exciting features including end to end AKS monitoring, granular RBAC for logs, intelligent and scalable alerts, a new application change analysis capability and more.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 6

Azure Cost Management multi-cloud for AWS is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Now you can manage your AWS spend along your Azure spend in Azure Cost Management

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build
May 6

New features for Azure Machine Learning are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Features include: Model Interpretability - Machine learning interpretability allows data scientists to explain machine learning models globally on all data, or locally on a specific data point using the state-of-art technologies in an easy-to-use and scalable fashion. Machine Learning interpretability incorporates technologies developed by Microsoft and proven third-party libraries (for example, SHAP and LIME).

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Microsoft Build

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