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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.
Two new tiers will be coming soon in preview for Azure Cache for Redis through a collaboration with Redis Labs: Enterprise and Enterprise Flash.
Preview capabilities in Azure Cognitive Services Decision, Vision, and containers categories.
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Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) migration accelerators are now generally available
Azure Data Factory now has new features to accelerate SQL Server Integration Services migration to the cloud.
In response to customer feedback, .NET Core support for Azure Analysis Services client libraries is now available in preview. Start building .NET Core applications for modern cross-platform and cloud-oriented environments that target Analysis Services and Microsoft Power BI.
Azure Database for MySQL now provides general availability support for using audit logs to record database activity and events such as connections and queries.
Azure Database for MariaDB now provides general availability support for using audit logs to record database activity and events such as connections and queries.
Azure Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door now has a match details field in the logs to provide insights on why a request triggered a Web Application Firewall rule.
Live Video Analytics is a platform to capture, record, and analyze live video and publish the results (video and/or video analytics), enabling intelligent video applications.
Opinion mining is now available in preview. A feature of sentiment analysis, it provides more granular information on the opinions related to aspects of a product or service mentioned in a review.
Azure Text Analytics v3 with sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, language detection, and named entity recognition capabilities, as well as model version controls, is now generally available.
New Azure IoT Central features, including new template and support for Azure Sphere and Azure IoT Edge, are now available.
Static Web Apps is a simplified hosting option for developers building modern web apps with static front-ends and dynamic back-ends powered by serverless APIs.
New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available.
Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is now generally available. Analysis Services features improved query-replica synchronization in scale-out environments with client queries distributed across one or more query replicas, reducing response times for high concurrency workloads.
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.
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.
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.
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