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Microsoft creates industry standards for datacenter hardware storage and security

OCP Summit 2018: SONiC, the network innovation powerhouse behind Azure

SONiC is the default switch OS powering Azure and many other parts of the Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft’s Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) is the first solution to break monolithic switch software into multiple containerized components. SONiC enables fine-grained failure recovery and in-service upgrades with zero downtime

Microsoft’s Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC)

Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI)

OCP Summit 2018

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Cloud Platform Release Announcements for March 21, 2018

FastTrack for Azure
Azure security and operations management | Azure Alerts—GA
Backup and restore performance improvements and support for large disk backup
Windows Server | Windows Server 2019 disclosure
Azure security and operations management | Security Center is built into the virtual machine (VM) experience
Azure Traffic Manager Real User Measurements | GA
Azure Traffic Manager Traffic View | GA
Power BI Desktop | GA
Power BI mobile and mixed reality apps | GA
Power BI service | GA
Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL GA
Azure SQL Database | Columnstore—GA
Azure SQL Data Warehouse | Japan West, Australia East, and India West—GA
Visual Studio Team Services | Release Management deployment groups—GA
DevTest Labs | DevTest Labs in Azure Gov (Fairfax)—GA
Azure Active Directory | Automated expiration for Office 365 groups—GA

Power BI Report Server Update – March 2018

Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of a new version of Power BI Report Server that contains several new features customers have been anxiously waiting for, including bookmarking, syncing slicers, and quick measures.

  • Table & matrix
  • Cartesian charts & maps
  • Slicers

  • Storytelling & apps
  • Interactivity
  • Ease of authoring

Query editing
Performance improvements
Other improvements


Microsoft Power BI Desktop (Optimized for Power BI Report Server – March 2018):

Episode 41 – The New Power BI Report Server is Here

Use March 2018 Desktop with March 2018 Report Server

Microsoft expands cloud services in Europe and into Middle East to meet growing customer demand

Power BI for Mixed Reality app now available in Preview

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Power BI Service and Mobile February Feature Summary

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