CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS022

CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS022

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.

Azure Container Instances Memory Duration and vCPU Duration GUID migration

Effective March 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure Container Instances Memory Duration and vCPU Duration will change. Names will also be affected.

Azure Cognitive Services Custom Speech Model Hosting resource GUID change

Effective March 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs and the unit of measure for Azure Cognitive Services Custom Speech Model Hosting will change. The change to unit of measure will affect naming. Pricing will not be affected.

Azure SQL Database: Upgraded infrastructure for monitoring and alerts

Azure SQL Database is upgrading the infrastructure for monitoring and alerts. This upgrade will improve stability and lay the foundation for enabling next-generation alerts.  

How will this affect me?  

During this upgrade, there will be no change to metric data and charts available in the Azure portal. However, customers who are using the Azure Monitor REST API will no longer be able to query for metric data written before 21st December 2018.  

What do I need to do?  

If you need metric data before 21st December 2018, please make a copy of the data before 21st January 2019. Moving forward, metric history will be built up to 93 days and maintained as such.

Power BI Embedded Status API tracks workspace assignment to capacities

The Status API for Power BI Embedded checks the current assignment status of a workspace to a capacity (for example, CompletedSuccessfully). Checking the Status API is useful for:

  • Multi-geo for compliance: When you are assigning a new workspace to a capacity in a different region than your home tenant, moving all the data in the workspace might take time. This API call can help you check the status of this operation.
  • “Zero downtime” capacity scale: If you use the script microsoft published last month, checking if the workspace has been moved between capacities can be helpful to make sure users have content available at all times, during scale-up, scale-down or pause.

Public preview: Token-based identity for Azure AD users in SQL Database

Customers with data in Azure SQL Database can now manage users and their access to data in SQL Database when integrating with Power BI Embedded. This capability is in preview.

When you are generating the embed token, you can specify the effective identity of a user in SQL Database by passing the Azure AD access token to the server. The access token will be used to pull only the relevant data for that user from SQL Database, for that specific session.

Token-based identity can be used to manage each user’s view in SQL Database or to sign in to SQL Database as a specific customer in a multitenant database. It can also be used to apply row-level security on that session in SQL Database and retrieve only the relevant data for that session, removing the need to manage row-level security in Power BI.

Power BI Embedded API for capacity workload configuration

Power BI REST APIs and SDKs automatically manage dataflows and workload settings for paginated reports on Power BI Embedded:

  • Get Workload returns the current state of a workload (for example, Enabled) and the maximum memory percentage that the workload can consume out of the total memory capacity.
  • Get Workloads returns the current state of specified capacity workloads. For each enabled workload, the API also returns the maximum memory percentage that the workload can consume.
  • Patch Workload changes the state of a specific workload to Enabled or Disabled. When you enable a workload, you must also set the maximum memory percentage that the workload can consume.

Author: Debashree

A Technical writer and passionate about digital life. Always eager to learn and share knowledge.

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