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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.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Sep 17

    Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

    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

    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 9

    Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

    Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

    • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Sep 9

    Azure Cost Management updates – August 2019

    Azure Cost Management can help you better understand where you're accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Read about what's new in Azure Cost Management Labs, learn about recent updates including how to create targeted budgets with filters and forecast costs, and watch new videos.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    • Management
    Sep 4

    Azure Blueprints—NIST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint release is now live

    NIST SP 800-53 R4 is now live as a built-in blueprint in Azure Blueprints.

    • Azure Blueprints
    • Compliance
    • Management

    August 2019

    Aug 26

    It’s now easier to share customized views in Azure Cost Management

    There’s a new, more convenient way to share customized views in Azure Cost Management—directly from cost analysis.

    • Cost Management
    • Management
    Aug 26

    Azure Monitor Application Insights variable retention is now available in preview

    It’s now possible to configure the data retention on your Azure Monitor Application Insights resources from 30 days up to 730 days.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    Aug 26

    Azure Cost Management – Save and share customized views

    Customizing a view in Azure Cost Management is easy. Pick the date range you need, group the data to see a breakdown, choose the right visualization, and you're good to go. See how to pin your view to a dashboard, share links, and to save and share customized views.

    • Cost Management
    • Management
    Aug 21

    Help protect large data disks Azure Site Recovery

    Protect large data disks of up to 8 TB in size with Azure Site Recovery.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Management
    Aug 14

    Recent Rendering performance improvements now available in Power BI Embedded

    Power BI Embedded recently improved performance in two key areas: embedding different reports into the same iframe and query caching for embedded reports.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Features
    • Management
    Aug 8

    Azure Monitor for Containers with Prometheus support for AKS engines is now in preview

    Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now in preview and brings together the best of two worlds. Typically, to use Prometheus you need to set up and manage a Prometheus server with a database. With the Azure Monitor integration, no Prometheus server is needed—simply expose the Prometheus endpoint through your exporters or pods (application), and the containerized agent for Azure Monitor for containers can scrape the metrics for you. A seamless onboarding experience to collect Prometheus metrics with Azure Monitor is provided.

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Management
    Aug 2

    Azure Cost Management updates—July 2019

    Learn about how Azure Cost Management can help you achieve your goals. See what's coming for partners, learn about Marketplace usage for pay-as-you-go subscriptions, Cost Management Labs, saving and sharing views within cost analysis, and other updates.

    • Cost Management
    • Features
    • Management

    July 2019

    Jul 24

    Azure Monitor for containers—Prometheus integration is now in preview

    Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now available in preview.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Management
    • Open Source
    Jul 15

    Network Performance Monitor is Generally Available in Central India

    Network Performance Monitor is now available in Central India region.

    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Jul 12

    Network Watcher is now Generally Available in South Africa North

    Network Watcher is available in South Africa North region.

    • Network Watcher
    • Management
    • Services
    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
    Jul 8

    General Availability: Non-Azure Groups for Azure Update Management

    Today we’re happy to announce the general availability of Non-Azure group targeting for Azure Update Management. This feature enables dynamic targeting of patch deployments to non-Azure…

    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    Jul 3

    Azure Monitor Log now supports log search on multiple Azure resources

    Many Azure services added support for new and easier way to search their logs

    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Management
    Jul 1

    Azure Monitor for Containers: Enhanced search on live data and other updates available

    Feature Updates enhanced search on live data, node storage/network performance on AKS, and data collection filter

    • Azure Monitor
    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Features
    • Management

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