Azure Weekly Issue 103: 27th November 2016
Sarvashrestha Paliwal discusses building micro-service architecture based cloud applications on Azure, whilst Jos de Bruijn writes about the in-memory OLTP in the Azure SQL Database.
Anil Murching announces a new pricing model for encoding with Azure Media Services is coming in January 2017, and Manling Zhang explores token authentication with Azure CDN.
Finally, Microsoft Cognitive Services now available in portal.azure.com and the Azure Datamarket is closing.
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, Lee Stott (@lee_stott) unveils Microsoft Cognitive Services are now available in portal.azure.com.
On TechNet, Liliam Cristiman queries Data Store size cleanup retention.
On the Tallan blog, Lu Li talks about Azure ML tips and tricks.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On the Azure blog, Jon Beck announces that New Av2-Series VM sizes and Corey Sanders writes about the 4 TB for SAP HANA, Single-Instance SLA and Hybrid Use Benefit Images
On the Kloud blog, Justin Yoo manages dependencies in Azure Functions.
On MSDN, Mahesh M Kshirsagar discusses choosing between Azure Container Service, Azure Service Fabric and Azure Functions.
Maheshk (@MahesKBlr) explains how to specify VNet details when creating New-AzureBatchPool compute nodes.
Tom Hollander covers dumping details of Azure Virtual Machines to CSV/Excel.
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
John Savill (@NTFAQGuy) asks if accounts replicate from on-premises to Azure AD, are they limited to 16 character passwords and writes about using an Azure AD account with Cortana in Windows 10 Anniversary.
On the Insider Technologies blog, Silvio Di Benedetto talks about Azure AD Connect version 1.1.343.0.
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
James van Den Berg looks into the Microsoft AzureStack documentation website for Azure in your Datacenter Cloud.
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
On the Azure blog, Xiaoying Guo (@gxy001) announces that auto-shutdown for VMs using Azure Resource Manager and on MSDN, Lee Stott talks about saving your Azure $ by auto shutting down your services
Stefan Stranger (@sstranger) discusses using the Azure ARM REST API and shows an end to end example (part 2).
Covering: Media services, Encoding, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Azure Media Player, Content Protection, Media Analytics, Video Indexer
On the Azure blog, Anil Murching reveals a new pricing model for encoding with Azure Media Services is coming in January 2017.
On the Azure blog, Manling Zhang explores token authentication with Azure CDN.
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
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
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) walks through creating a Bot using an Azure App Service Bot Service.
Sarvashrestha Paliwal discusses building micro-service architecture based cloud applications on Azure.
Kaushal Kumar Panday talks about connecting to the Kudu site of a specific instance.
Rakesh Vemula explains publishing a Web App to Azure via Visual Studio.
On the Azure blog, Sam George (@samjgeorge) introducies the Azure IoT Hub IP Filter, writes about general availability and enhancements for Azure IoT Hub device management, and explains how to connect your things with the Azure IoT Gateway SDK.
Richard Fennel (@richardfennell) tells you why there are now no excuses for not using Continuous Delivery from VSTS for Azure Web Apps.
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