CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS005

CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS005

Hello Friends, welcome to CTT news – Big4 Recently

AWS, IBM, Google & Azure – the Big4 Cloud Service providers are improving and introducing very frequently and it is hard to keep up to date ourselves without single source of information. Hence, in this series, we intend to address most important recent news of Big4 Cloud Platforms. You may save your valuable time by not searching recent updates of these cloud platforms from different individual websites. We hope, you will find this series interesting. Please visit specific Cloud provider news that you are interested in as following.

In this article, we will explore latest Azure Recently. So, lets jump on the updates.

Power BI Embedded tile embedding enhancements

Power BI Embedded has added support for more tile types that can be embedded. Here are the additional tile types:

  • Live page tiles
  • Custom visual tiles
  • R visual tiles
  • Live stream tiles
  • Image tiles
  • Video tiles
  • Web content tiles
  • Q&A tiles
  • Visio tiles

To read more, see the wiki entry about tile embedding.

Updated Report API of Power BI Embedded 

The Clone Report and Clone Tile and Dashboard APIs enable the copying of content so that multiple customers can get analytics on their data with minimal API calls. A newly released API now supports updating reports.

If you’re an independent software vendor (ISV) with multiple customers, or if your organization has different departments, you can hold a copy of the report connected to different data for each of them. It is highly recommend saving analytical content for different customers or departments in separate workspaces.

Power BI Embedded supports row-level security for tiles and dashboards

Power BI Embedded now supports row-level security (RLS) for embedding tiles and dashboards.

The implementation is similar to report RLS and is done through embedToken. The API accepts both multiple datasets and multiple identities to support dashboards containing multiple tiles that are connected to different reports.

App Service updating PHP to latest versions

In the next release of the Web Apps feature of Azure App Service, PHP stacks are updated to the latest available versions.

Instance Metadata Service includes support for zones and virtual machine scale sets

The 2017-12-01 version of Azure Instance Metadata Service is now available in global Azure regions.

This version has additional data about Availability Zones and virtual machine scale sets. With this update, applications can now know the Azure Availability Zones that the virtual machine is in. Your applications can use this data for replica placement and other high-availability configurations. In addition, if your instances are in a virtual machine scale set, your applications can now find the name of the scale set to fully construct the resource URL.

You can get this info by calling curl -H Metadata:true “” from your virtual machine.

General availability: Power BI Embedded in Microsoft Azure Germany & Azure Government Cloud

Power BI Embedded is now generally available in the Azure Germany cloud and also in Microsoft Azure Government.


Author: Debashree

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