We are pleased to announce Azure Analysis Services now provides integration with cloud data sources residing onAzure Virtual Networks(VNets). Organizations use VNets for enhanced security and isolation. Cloud data sources such as Azure SQL DW and Azure Database can besecured with VNet endpoints.
Azure Analysis Services inbound traffic can be controlled usingfirewall rules. However, Azure Analysis Services requires access to data sources in-order to perform data refresh operations. If the data sources are cloud-based and secured with a VNet, it is necessary to provide access to Analysis Services. This can be done using theAlwaysUseGatewayserver property.