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September 2019

Sep 20

Azure Analysis Services—Two new higher compute SKUs are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2019

Two new SKUs for Azure Analysis Services, S8V2 and S9V2, are now available. These SKUs are based on next-generation hardware and have double the QPU (abstraction of CPU) of the existing S8/S9 SKUs.

  • Azure Analysis Services
Sep 19

Azure provides at-scale tags management through Azure Policy

IN PREVIEW

Azure Policy now supports remediation for tagging so you can bring 100% of your resources back to compliance.

  • Azure Policy
Sep 19

Monitor bandwidth usage for all peered Azure virtual networks with ExpressRoute

NOW AVAILABLE

Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.

  • Network Watcher
  • Network Performance Monitor
  • Azure ExpressRoute
Sep 17

Improved query replica synchronization in Azure Analysis Services is in development

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
Sep 17

Azure Analysis Services diagnostic logging improvements for scale-out

NOW AVAILABLE

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
Sep 17

Azure Analysis Services scale-out improvement

NOW AVAILABLE

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
Sep 9

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
Sep 9

Azure Cost Management updates – August 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

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 + Billing
Sep 4

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Blueprints

August 2019

Aug 26

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Cost Management + Billing
Aug 26

Azure Monitor Application Insights variable retention is now available in preview

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
Aug 26

Azure Cost Management – Save and share customized views

NOW AVAILABLE

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 + Billing
Aug 21

Help protect large data disks Azure Site Recovery

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Site Recovery
Aug 14

Recent Rendering performance improvements now available in Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

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
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
Aug 2

Azure Cost Management updates—July 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

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 + Billing

July 2019

Jul 24

Azure Monitor for containers—Prometheus integration is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Monitor
Jul 15

Network Performance Monitor is Generally Available in Central India

NOW AVAILABLE

Network Performance Monitor is now available in Central India region.

  • Network Performance Monitor
Jul 12

Network Watcher is now Generally Available in South Africa North

NOW AVAILABLE

Network Watcher is available in South Africa North region.

  • Network Watcher
Jul 11

In development: query interleaving for Azure Analysis Services

IN PREVIEW

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

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