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October 2020

Oct 7

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

Sep 22

Redis Enterprise features on Azure Cache for Redis coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Two new tiers will be coming soon in preview for Azure Cache for Redis through a collaboration with Redis Labs: Enterprise and Enterprise Flash.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

New Azure Cognitive Services and capabilities in preview

IN PREVIEW

Preview capabilities in Azure Cognitive Services Decision, Vision, and containers categories.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 3

Azure S8 and S9 Analysis Services SKUs retiring on 31 August 2023

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

Migrate to S8V2 or S9V2 SKUs

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Retirements

August 2020

Aug 25

Support to assess physical, AWS, GCP servers now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The assessments offer Azure suitability analysis, migration cost planning and performance-based rightsizing.

  • Azure Migrate
  • Features

July 2020

Jul 21

Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) migration accelerators are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now has new features to accelerate SQL Server Integration Services migration to the cloud.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Jul 9

.NET Core support for Azure Analysis Services client libraries is in preview

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Services

June 2020

Jun 24

Database engine auditing for Azure Database for MySQL is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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 MySQL
  • Features
Jun 24

Database engine auditing for Azure Database for MariaDB is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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 Database for MariaDB
  • Features
Jun 15

Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door service logging enhancements

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Jun 11

Live Video Analytics now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Media Services
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Services
  • Features

May 2020

May 30

Azure Text Analytics—Opinion mining is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
May 29

Azure Text Analytics v3 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
May 19

Azure IoT Central - Build 2020 announcements

NOW AVAILABLE

New Azure IoT Central features, including new template and support for Azure Sphere and Azure IoT Edge, are now available.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Static Web Apps single page hosting option available in App Service now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • App Service
  • Services
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
  • QnA Maker
  • Speaker Recognition
  • Text Analytics
  • Services
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build

April 2020

Apr 16

Azure Analysis Services—Improved query replica synchronization now available

NOW 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.

  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Services
  • Features
Apr 16

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
Apr 14

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
Apr 14

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

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