Category Archives : Business Intelligence

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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15

Dec

Help improve Power BI – December 2019
Help improve Power BI – December 2019

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/help-improve-power-bi-bi-annual-survey-december-2019/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/help-improve-power-bi-bi-annual-survey-december-2019/           We love hearing feedback from the Power BI community!  Today, we have another bi-annual survey to keep improving Power BI (both Desktop and Service) with your feedback.

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15

Dec

Power BI Desktop December 2019 Feature Summary
Power BI Desktop December 2019 Feature Summary

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-december-2019-feature-summary/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-december-2019-feature-summary/           This December update is packed with several new features! In preview, we have the new Customize theme dialog that allows you to tweak common theme settings without having to write or modify a READ MORE

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