Azure Weekly Issue 102: 20th November 2016
On the endjin blog this week, Jess Panni contuniues his comparison of AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Platform, this time looking at Networking, while Mike Larah demonstrates how to automate office security with Synology, Surveillance Station, OneDrive and Microsoft Flow.
Over on the Azure blog, Corey Sanders announces the Azure N-Series will be generally available on December 1st and the Azure team (@Azure) reveal new Azure PaaS services are available for Azure Stack Technical Preview 2.
Congratulations to the Azure Functions Team as the service goes GA.
Anand Raman reviews the week in Data Platform, whilst Kartik P V R unveils VMware backup with Azure Backup Server.
Trinadh Kotturu shares details of the integration of Azure Backup into VM management blade, and finally Richard Li reveals the Redaction preview is available globally.
AI + Machine Learning
Covering: Azure Batch AI, Azure Bot Service, Microsoft Genomics, Machine Learning services, Machine Learning Studio, Cognitive Services, Bing APIs, Computer Vision API, Content moderator, Custom Services, Emotion API, Face API, Language Understanding (LUIS), Linguistic Analysis API, QnA Maker API, Speaker Recognition API, Text Analytics API, Translator Speech API, Translator Text API, Web Language Model API
Covering: Azure Databricks, HDInsight, Data Factory, Stream Analytics, Data Lake Analytics, Event Hubs, Power BI, Azure Analysis Services, Apache Spark for HDInsight, Apache Storm for HDInsight, R Server for HDInsight, Data Catalog
On MSDN, Ashish Thapliyal (@ashishth) answers FAQs for HDInsight HBase and Phoenix.
Sarah Arnold invites you to learn Analytics with Microsoft.
On the .NET Curry blog, Vikram Pendse (@VikramPendse) discusses Azure Elastic Database Pools for SaaS Applications.
On the Azure blog, Anand Raman reviews the week in Data Platform.
Aravind Ramachandran (@arkramac) writes about free local development using the DocumentDB Emulator, plus .NET Core support.
On the Azure blog, Joseph Sirosh (@josephsirosh) talks about the Intelligent Data Lake.
Jenny Jiang previews Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio Code.
Oliver Chiu shares general availability for the Data Lake Store, Data Lake Analytics and R Server for HDInsight, plus the public preview for Kafka for Azure HDInsight.
Kirill Gavrylyuk (@kirillg_msft) explains the total cost of non-ownership of an NoSQL database service in 2016.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
Yochay Kiriaty announces the general availability of Azure Functions.
On the Azure blog, Sean McKenna covers the Cloud Foundry in Azure.
Corey Sanders (@CoreySandersWA) announces the Azure N-Series will be generally available on December 1st.
Lili Cheng announces the industry's first Cloud Bot-as-a-Service.
Guang HU reveals Microsoft HPC Pack 2016 is now available in Azure.
John Stallo writes about continuous integration and deployment to Azure Container Service.
On the Kloud blog, Darren Robinson (@darrenjrobinson) discusses using an Azure Function to search the FIM/MIM Metaverse, create a Set and update the Set membership in the FIM/MIM Service.
Haishi Bai (@HaishiBai2010) adds UI to a Service Fabric Web API service.
On the Azure blog, Joe Davies (@JoeDavi70700933) discusses the Santa Cloud.
Jose Miguel Parrella dives into the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
Matthew Thomson (@Mattytee81) blogs about IBM and Microsoft Azure supporting Spectrum Symphony and Spectrum LSF.
Covering: Container Registry, Container Instances, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Web App for Containers
Covering: Azure SQL Database, Azure Cosmos DB, SQL Data Warehouse, Redis Cache, SQL Server Stretch Database, SQL Server on virtual machines, Table storage, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, Azure Database for MySQL
Covering: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, SDKs, Developer tool integrations, CLIs, Blockchain Workbench
Covering: Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Azure DevTest Labs, DevOps tool integrations, Azure DevOps Projects, Azure Lab Services
Covering: Azure Active Directory, Multi-factor Authentication, Azure Active Directory Domain Services, Azure Active Directory B2C
On Channel 9, Mahesh Unnikrishnan talks about Azure Active Directory Domain Services.
On the Kloud blog, Shane Fisher writes about using Directory Extensions to add attributes to Azure AD.
On the Catapult Systems blog, Larry Clark walks through bootstrapping Azure AD Integration.
On TechNet, Sergey Tsygalnitsky blogs about trusting your authentication.
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
On MSDN, John Taubensee (@jtaubensee) reveals Service Bus client 3.4.2 is now live.
On the Azure blog, the Azure team (@Azure) announces new Azure PaaS services are available for Azure Stack Technical Preview 2.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
Management and Governance
Covering: Backup, Site Recovery, App Insights, Azure Advisor, Sceduler, Automation, Log Analytics, Azure Monitor, Security & Compliance, Protection & Recovery, Automation & Control, Insight & Analytics, Azure Service Health, Microsoft Azure portal, Azure Resource Manager, Cloud Shell, the Azure mobile app, Azure Policy, Cost Management, Azure Managed Applications
Shankar Sivadasan shares the public preview of Azure Advisor.
On the Azure blog, Andres Juarez announces that Azure Security Center is now available in the UK.
Thomas W Shinder writes about the new and improved Azure Security Information site.
David Stephens reveals three of the latest features in Visual Studio.
Shiva Sivakumar unveils the general availability of Azure Application Insights
On MSDN, Rafaela Brownlie talks about Maintenance Mode for OMS Alerts and Daniel Örneling covers Monitor VMWare with OMS
On TechNet, Chris Lound covers setting your PowerShell session to automatically log into Azure.
Freek Berson (@fberson) unveils there's a Microsoft ARM template for deploying scale-out file servers for RDS User Profile Disks.
Covering: Media services, Encoding, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Azure Media Player, Content Protection, Media Analytics, Video Indexer
On the Azure blog, Richard Li (@RichyLi) reveals the Redaction preview is available globally.
Microsoft Azure Stack
Covering: Azure Stack
Covering: Azure Database Migration Service, Azure Migrate, Data Box
Covering: App Service (Mobile), Notification Hubs, Mobile apps, API apps, Visual Studio App Centre, Xamarin
Covering: ExpressRoute, Azure DNS, Virtual Network, Traffic Manager, Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Application Gateway, Network Watcher
On the endjin blog, Jess Panni (@JessPanni) continues with his AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform comparison series, by investigating Networking.
Covering: Azure Information Protection, Key Vault, Security Center, Azure DDoS Protection, Azure Advanced Threat Protection
Covering: Storage, StorSimple, Data Lake Store, Blob Storage, Disk Storage, Managed Disks, Queue Storage, File Storage, Storage Explorer, Archive Storage
On the Azure blog, Kartik P V R unveils VMware backup with Azure Backup Server.
Maanas Saran covers four simple steps to back up VMware VMs using the Azure Backup Server.
Pallavi Joshi discusses Azure Backup security capabilities for protecting cloud backups.
Trinadh Kotturu (@f2003629) announces the integration of Azure Backup into VM management blade.
On Code Project, Duncan Edwards Jones (@Merrion) explains how to use an Azure Storage Table, Blob or File as an event store for event sourcing.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Chris Mitchell (@sqlbulldog) looks at sending events to IOT Hub over HTTP via REST.
Simon J.K. Pedersen explains how to deploy Docker containers for deploying a Linux Azure Web App with an ARM template.
On the Azure blog, Nicole Herskowitz (@nicolelamb) explains how OpenAI work with Azure to power compute intensive workloads and add intelligent interactions to their apps.
Nazim Lala (@nazimlala) announces the App Service on Linux now supports Containers and ASP.NET Core.
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