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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.
Target availability: Q3 2019
New Active geo-replication optimization is coming to production in Azure SQL DB
There’s a new, free tier offering for Linux app developers.
Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services allow relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique.
Calculation groups in the Azure Analysis Services tabular engine address the issue of proliferation of measures in complex BI models often caused by common calculations like time intelligence.
Four regions are available in China: China East, China North, China North 2 and China East 2.
Service Fabric Mesh preview is being updated with some new features, and improvements based on feedback we’ve received.
Target availability: Q3 2019
We are currently working on an option for customers to self-host a containerized version of the API Management gateway component (fully equivalent to the gateway in the cloud, not a micro-gateway). This containerized version will be available on-premises or in other environments.
Service Fabric version 6.5 runtime and SDK are in development with new features and improvements.
We are changing our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in behavior to make room for new authentication methods and improve usability. During sign-in, Azure AD determines where a user needs to authenticate. Azure AD makes intelligent decisions by reading organization and user settings for the username entered on the sign-in page. This is a step towards a password-free future that enables additional credentials like FIDO 2.0.
Target availability: Q2 2019
We're updating the Microsoft 365 sign-in page for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to add a new sign-in options link. This link will be added only to sign-in pages that accept personal Microsoft accounts.
A new Japanese era and its associated calendar begin on May 1, 2019. Microsoft as a company has been planning and preparing for the required changes for some time.
Recently, Azure AD B2C has introduced a new URL, b2clogin.com, and plans to retire the previously used one at a future time.
We are working on a new, open-source developer portal offering in Azure API Management, based on our own fork of the Paperbits framework (paperbits.io).
Achieve higher reliability and resiliency by using Availability Zones (AZ)
Investigate suspicious requests, collect statistics, monitoring alerts and track who initiated and applied changes to the Service Fabric cluster via Azure AD accounts
Enable more granular upgrades than just standard five Upgrade Domain (UDs), so that individual nodes or UDs of different sizes can be chosen when performing application and cluster upgrades.
Service Fabric applications and services running in a Service Fabric cluster have then own first-class identity in Azure Active Directory so that they can securely communicate with Azure services.
Low Priority VM Scale Sets have no SLA, so are suitable only for scenarios where workloads can handle virtual machines being removed from the cluster with short/no notice at the benefit of reduced costs.
We updated the Features Timeline to provide visibility on our key investments for this quarter.