Does anyone know if there are plans to continue developing AAS (PaaS in azure)?
There are clues that indicate that it is being abandoned, just as multidimensional was. The blog hasn't been touched in ages, the consultants are telling us to avoid it in favor of "power bi premium", and there are critical features that are missing with little hope on the horizon.
One critical feature we desparately need is VNET support. It doesn't make sense for our AAS cubes to be exposed to the public internet, nor for the underlying data sources to be exposed. This is something that has been requested long ago (see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/556165-azure-analysis-services/suggestions/16944562-present-azure-analysis-services-on-a-vnet ). But for whatever reason Microsoft is not working on it and has only given us a weird work-around that involves building a "gateway" on our own vm infrastructure in azure.
If Microsoft is slowly abandoning AAS then there isn't much hope for VNET support. It seems like Microsoft could do a better job of communicating the future direction of AAS. It still shows up on architecture diagrams and such, but when when we start diving into the product we find that it is not getting the ongoing maintenance that it needs.
Any information would be very much appreciated.