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    September 2019

    Sep 17

    Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is 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 4

    Azure Stack integration with Azure Government Secret cloud

    Work is currently in progress to allow Azure Stack operators in government organizations to connect their Azure Stacks to the Azure Government Secret cloud for identity, Pay-As-You-Go billing, marketplace syndication, and hybrid scenarios.

    • Azure Stack
    • Features
    Sep 4

    Retail solution patterns for hybrid applications

    Work is in progress to develop an Azure Stack solution pattern that will provide solution architects and developers with guidance and examples on how to enable scenarios that require AI inferencing on video streams at the edge.

    • Azure Stack
    • Features

    July 2019

    Jul 31

    Azure DevOps Roadmap update for Q3 of 2019

    The engineering team behind Azure DevOps is constantly at work delivering enhancements and new features across our services. We recently added new capabilities at an unprecedented pace for Azure DevOps. The highlights listed below are just a few of the new features coming in the next few months. Visit the DevOps feature timeline for a complete list.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Features
    Jul 11

    In development: query interleaving for Azure Analysis Services

    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

    June 2019

    Jun 26

    New Active geo-replication optimization is coming to production soon in Azure SQL DB

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    New Active geo-replication optimization is coming to production in Azure SQL DB

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    • Services

    May 2019

    May 7

    Perpetual free tier offering for Linux-based applications on App Service

    There’s a new, free tier offering for Linux app developers.

    • App Service
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build

    April 2019

    Apr 26

    In development: Model many-to-many relationships with Azure Analysis Services

    Many-to-many relationships in Azure Analysis Services allow relationships between tables where both columns are non-unique.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    Apr 26

    In development: Reuse BI calculations with calculation groups in Azure Analysis Services

    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.

    • Azure Analysis Services
    • Features
    Apr 23

    Azure HDInsight is now available in China East 2

    Four regions are available in China: China East, China North, China North 2 and China East 2.

    • HDInsight
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Apr 19

    Service Fabric Mesh preview - spring update for features in development

    Service Fabric Mesh preview is being updated with some new features, and improvements based on feedback we’ve received.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    Apr 15

    Self-hosted API Management gateway is in development

    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.

    • API Management
    • Features
    Apr 15

    Service Fabric version 6.5 runtime and SDK are in development

    Service Fabric version 6.5 runtime and SDK are in development with new features and improvements.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    Apr 10

    Home realm discovery during sign-in for Microsoft 365 services

    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.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Services
    Apr 10

    More sign-in options for Microsoft accounts in Microsoft 365

    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.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Features
    • Services
    Apr 5

    Japanese Era Update - April 2019

    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.

    • Compliance
    Apr 3

    Support for new redirect of URLs of Azure AD B2C is in development

    Recently, Azure AD B2C has introduced a new URL, b2clogin.com, and plans to retire the previously used one at a future time.

    • API Management
    • Features
    Apr 3

    New developer portal in Azure API Management is in development

    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).

    • API Management
    • Features

    March 2019

    Mar 29

    Availability Zones support for Service Fabric clusters

    Achieve higher reliability and resiliency by using Availability Zones (AZ)

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    Mar 29

    Service Fabric control plane audit logging in development

    Investigate suspicious requests, collect statistics, monitoring alerts and track who initiated and applied changes to the Service Fabric cluster via Azure AD accounts

    • Service Fabric
    • Features

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