Last week we released a preview of the Azure Analysis Services web designer. This new browser-based experience will allow developers to start creating and managing Azure Analysis Services (AAS) semantic models quickly and easily. While SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) are still the primary tools for development, this new experience is intended to make simple changes fast and easy. It is great for getting started on a new model or to do things such as adding a new measure to a development or production AAS model.
The Azure Analysis Services web designer now allows you to import data models from a Power BI Desktop file (PBIX) into Azure Analysis Services. Once imported to AAS, you will be able to use those models with all of the AAS features including table partitioning.