Category Archives : Business Intelligence

16

Jul

Azure Data Factory Managed Virtual Network

Azure Data Factory is a fully managed, easy-to-use, serverless data integration, and transformation solution to ingest and transform all your data. Choose from over 90 connectors to ingest data and build code-free or code-centric ETL/ELT processes.

Security is a key tenet of Azure Data Factory. Customers want to protect their data sources and hope that data transmission occurs as much as possible in a secure network environment. Any potential man-in-the-middle or spoof traffic attack on public networks could bring problems of data security and data exfiltration.

Now we are glad to announce the preview of Azure Data Factory Managed Virtual Network. This feature provides you with a more secure and manageable data integration solution. With this new feature, you can provision the Azure Integration Runtime in Managed Virtual Network and leverage Private Endpoints to securely connect to supported data stores. Your data traffic between Azure Data Factory Managed Virtual Network and data stores goes through Azure Private Link which provides secured connectivity and eliminates your data exposure to the internet. With the Managed Virtual Network along with Private Endpoints, you can also offload the burden of managing virtual network to Azure Data Factory and protect against the data exfiltration.

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15

Jun

Six reasons customers trust Azure to run their SAP solutions

As global organizations across every industry adjust to the new normal, SAP solutions are playing an increasingly vital role in addressing immediate needs and paving a path to a resilient future. Now more than ever, companies are realizing the value of running their SAP solutions in the cloud. While some are using advanced analytics to process their SAP data to make real-time business decisions, others are integrating their SAP and non-SAP data to build stronger supply chains. Whether it’s meeting urgent customer needs, empowering employees to make quick decisions, or planning for the future, customers running SAP solutions in the cloud have been well prepared to face the new reality. Check out how Walgreens delivers superior customer service with SAP solutions on Microsoft Azure.

Many organizations running their SAP solutions on-premises have become increasingly aware of the need to be more agile and responsive to real-time business needs. According to an IDC survey, 54 percent of enterprises expect the future demand for cloud software will increase. As global organizations seek agility, cost savings, risk reduction, and immediate insights from their ERP solutions, here are some reasons many of the largest enterprises choose Microsoft Azure as their trusted partner when moving

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09

Apr

Next Generation SAP HANA Large Instances with Intel® Optane™ drive lower TCO

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we announced general availability of the new SAP HANA Large Instances powered by the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, formally Cascade Lake, supporting Intel® Optane™ persistent memory (PMem).

Microsoft’s largest SAP customers are continuing to consolidate their business functions and growing their footprint. S/4 HANA workloads demand increasingly larger nodes as they scale up. Some scenarios for high availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR) and multi-tier data needs are adding to the complexity of operations.

In partnership with Intel and SAP, we have worked to develop the new HANA Large Instances with Intel Optane PMem offering higher memory density and in-memory data persistence capabilities. Coupled with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, these instances provide higher performance and higher memory to processor ratio.

For SAP HANA solutions, these new offerings help lower total cost of ownership (TCO), simplify the complex architectures for HA/DR and multi-tier data, and offer 22 times faster reload times. The new HANA large instances extend the broad array of the existing large instances offering with the purpose built capabilities critical for running SAP HANA workloads.

Available now

The new S224 HANA Large Instances support 3 TB to 9 TB of memory with four socket

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02

Jan

Happy New Year from Power BI Desktop!
Happy New Year from Power BI Desktop!

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/happy-new-year-from-power-bi-desktop-3/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/happy-new-year-from-power-bi-desktop-3/           Happy New Year! In honor of the new year, our team put together this fun video where we reveal what makes Power BI what it is today! Enjoy!

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26

Dec

On-premises data gateway December 2019 update is now available

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-december-2019-update-is-now-available/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-december-2019-update-is-now-available/           December version of the gateway

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21

Dec

Introducing the Power BI Activity Log

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/the-power-bi-activity-log-makes-it-easy-to-download-activity-data-for-custom-usage-reporting/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/the-power-bi-activity-log-makes-it-easy-to-download-activity-data-for-custom-usage-reporting/           We are excited to announce the availability of a new Power BI API called the activity log, which enables Power BI service admins to track user and admin activities within a Power BI READ MORE

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19

Dec

Deprecating TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support in Power BI
Deprecating TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support in Power BI

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/deprecating-tls-1-0-and-1-1-support-in-power-bi/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/deprecating-tls-1-0-and-1-1-support-in-power-bi/           Announcing the deprecation of TLS 1.1 and 1.0 in allignment with O365 announcemetn here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/troubleshoot/security/prepare-tls-1.2-in-office-365

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17

Dec

Heads up: The Publish to web default is changing and it affects who can create public embed codes

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/heads-up-the-publish-to-web-default-is-changing-and-it-affects-who-can-create-public-embed-codes/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/heads-up-the-publish-to-web-default-is-changing-and-it-affects-who-can-create-public-embed-codes/           In the coming weeks we will roll out a change to our default settings that requires Power BI admins to allow public embedding before end users can create new embed codes using Publish READ MORE

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16

Dec

Power BI Mobile “new look” is now GA and includes your activity feed

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-mobile-new-look-is-now-ga-and-includes-your-activity-feed/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-mobile-new-look-is-now-ga-and-includes-your-activity-feed/           Today, the new look for Power BI Mobile is generally available (GA) and becomes the default look for all users. You no longer need to turn the new look on in the app READ MORE

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16

Dec

Take a Tour of the New Sales & Returns Sample Report
Take a Tour of the New Sales & Returns Sample Report

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/take_a_tour_of_the_new_sales_returns_sample_report/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/take_a_tour_of_the_new_sales_returns_sample_report/           We’re excited to introduce a new Power BI sample report for you to play around with. This report includes new features, shows designs factors you should take into consideration when building a report, READ MORE

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