Oct 25, 2016 - Announcing Azure Analysis Services preview
Oct 25, 2016 - Microsoft announced the public preview of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services.
From Microsoft blog post by Bret Grinslade Principal Program Manager, Azure Analysis Services:
We are pleased to announce the public preview of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services, the latest addition to our data platform in the cloud. Based on the proven analytics engine in SQL Server Analysis Services, Azure Analysis Services is an enterprise grade OLAP engine and BI modeling platform, offered as a fully managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Azure Analysis Services enables developers and BI professionals to create BI Semantic Models that can power highly interactive and rich analytical experiences in BI tools (such as Power BI and Excel) and custom applications.