Important News & Announcements Roundup-March

  1. Azure Data Factory supports Azure AD authentication

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication is now supported by Azure Data Factory V2 for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication. Read more on the official link:

  1. Azure portal updates: March 2018

Hundreds of updates have been deployed by Azure Portal team to help you manage your compute, network and storage resources more securely, quickly and easily. Read more on the official link for the updates:

  1. Azure Monitor metrics integration

Azure Monitor resource metrics is now available to provide real-time data on the status and load of your resource in an easy-to-use UI to optimize the use of an Azure resource in Power BI Embedded. Read more on the official link about the new metrics.

  1. OneDrive, Outlook, Other Office Products Get New Security Features

New security features have been introduced by Microsoft to Office 365’s flagship services, OneDrive and Outlook, for all Home and Personal subscribers. Read more on the official link:

  1. Power BI Desktop gets new Q&A feature and interactive element buttons

Regular feature updates have been pouring down for Power BI over the past two years. Q&A Explorer is the recent addition to the list. It helps customers to view and arrange datasets within Power BI. Read more on the official link to know how:

  1. Microsoft’s redesigned webmail starts rolling out to all users

the new Outlook design will finally be exiting the preview stage. The new mail has all the original features listed in the beta with updated skype integration. Read more on the official link:

  1. Microsoft begins to show ads for Office 365 in the default Windows 10 Mail app

Microsoft has pushed its service-driven business on to customers of Windows 10 and beginning to show ads in the default Windows 10 Mail app, promoting its Office 365 service. Read more on the official link:


  1. Preview of Power BI for Windows Mixed Reality now available, and it looks cool

The preview for Power BI on Windows Mixed Reality has been made available by Microsoft. The app is based on the UWP Power BI program. Read more on the official link:



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