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Asynchronous refresh with the REST API for Azure Analysis Services

Azure Analysis Services unlocks datasets with potentially billions of rows for non-technical business users to perform interactive analysis. Such large datasets can benefit from features such as asynchronous refresh. We are pleased to introduce the REST API for Azure Analysis ... continue reading

Azure Analysis Services features on Azure Friday

Built on the proven analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modeling capabilities with the scale, flexibility, and management benefits of the cloud. The success of any modern data-driven organization requires that ... continue reading

Azure Analysis Services integration with Azure Diagnostic Logs

We are pleased to announce that Azure Analysis Services is integrated with Azure Monitor Resource Diagnostic Logs. Diagnostic logging is a key feature for IT owned BI implementations. We have taken steps to ensure you can confidently run diagnostic logging ... continue reading

Server aliases for Azure Analysis Services

Server aliases for Azure Analysis Services allow users to connect to an alias server name instead of the server name exposed in the Azure portal. This can be used in the following scenarios: Migrating models between servers without affecting users ... continue reading

Azure Stream Analytics drives retail industry transformation with real-time insights

Over the past decade very few industries have experienced the pace of transformation as much as the retail sector. Driven by competition from innovative online merchants, traditional retailers are having to adapt quickly and transform themselves into efficient omnichannel players ... continue reading

Automation of Azure Analysis Services with Service Principals and PowerShell

Azure Analysis Services presents opportunities for the automation of administrative tasks including server provisioning, scale up/down, pause/resume, model management, data refresh, deployment, among others. This can leverage cloud efficiencies and helps ensure the repeatability and reliability of mission-critical systems. Such ... continue reading

On-premises data gateway support for Azure Analysis Services

Azure Analysis Services now supports the shared On-Premises Data Gateway which is used with Power BI, Flow, Logic Apps, and PowerApps. This has been a top ask in our user feedback. The shared gateway allows you to associate many services ... continue reading

The top 5 reasons to upgrade to SQL Server 2016

Upgrading your software can be daunting, we know. The fast pace of business makes it easy to tell yourself, “I’ll do it later when I have time.” We get it! But here are five key reasons to make time to ... continue reading