Archive for June, 2019

Apple’s iCloud for Windows is now available in the Microsoft Store

Speculative Execution Configuration Baseline updated for Microarchitectural Data Sampling CVEs

ConfigMgr: VIDEO – Peer Caching / Branch Caching

Help when you need it – new support features for Microsoft 365 admins

DSC Planning Update – June 2019

If you take nothing else away, here are the top-level items:

  • The new implementation of DSC is Azure Policy Guest Configuration
  • The solution is GA for built-in content and is moving towards a preview for custom content
  • Your skill set and your DSC scripts/modules can be used in a new way

Power BI Desktop June 2019 Feature Summary

Announcing New AI and Enterprise features for Power BI

Simple, fast, intuitive experiences
● New look for Power BI Desktop
● New look for the Power BI service
● Siri Shortcuts
● Visual level filtering on slicers
● Personalized visualization pane
Unified Platform for Enterprise BI
● Paginated Reports General Availability
● Shared and Certified Datasets Public Preview
● Public preview of calculation groups
● Aggregations general availability coming in July, including support for row-level security
● Enhanced dataflows compute engine Public Preview
● Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) Public Preview

Pervasive application of AI
● Azure Cognitive Services
● Azure Machine Learning

We’re also announcing some exciting new capabilities that will be available soon:
● Two new AI visuals—Distribution
● We are expanding Power BI’s vision and text analytics capabilities and adding entity detection and text and handwriting recognition,
  enabling one-click transformations for insights on unstructured data.
● For enterprises that need custom lifecycle management or further tuning, models created in Power BI can be exported to Azure ML
● We are extending Power BI’s natural language capabilities.
  The new updates include the ability to train Q&A so it understands and adapts to company-specific language like synonyms,
  phrasings, or specific domains, and the ability for report authors to see every natural-language question asked so they can adjust how Power BI responds.

Enabling solution developers to ship Power BI Apps to customers

Embedded analytics keeps evolving
● Service principals with Power BI are now generally available
● Use the AI-based ‘Key Influencers’ visualization in your application
● Quick Visual creator
● Explore Power BI API with ‘Try-it’ tool.
● Performance improvements for embedding