Allow parallel processing of multidimensional models in Analysis Services on SQL Standard
Currently, the Standard edition of Analysis Services doesn't support parallel processing of partitions in multidimensional models. This was confirmed to us by Microsoft Support but appears to be an undocumented limitation, as it is not documented in the edition comparison: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/analysis-services/analysis-services-features-supported-by-the-editions-of-sql-server-2016?view=sql-analysis-services-2017
I suggest that parallel processing of partitions in multidimensional models should be enabled in SQL Standard. This would align to the fact that SQL Standard does allow multiple partitions per Measure Group in a multidimensional model (up to three), and allow Analysis Services to utilize all the cores available on a server. SQL Standard supports up to 24 cores, but during partition processing in series, really only one will be utilized...
If an intentional decision is made not to do so, I suggest the documentation should be updated to indicate this is an intentional limitation.