We are pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services preview.

With Azure Analysis Services, BI professionals can create BI semantic models based on data that resides in the cloud or on-premises, whether that’s SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse or other data sources to provide business users with a simplified view over their data.

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Power BI Desktop and Power BI have preview support for Azure Analysis Services for a complete end-to-end experience.  You can access Azure Analysis Services models from Power BI Desktop the same way you connect to SQL Server Analysis Services models today. Simply publish from Power BI Desktop to the Power BI service to share insights with others in your organization.

Learn more about this preview on the Azure Blog.