Azure Weekly Issue 106: 8th January 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Alice Rison announces Microsoft Azure Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification, the Cortana Intelligence and ML Blog Team share the story of moving eBird, the citizen science project, to the Azure Cloud
Josh Caplan shares Christian Wade's preview of Azure Analysis Services and Darren Robinson writes how to create an Azure Function App to Simultaneously StartStop all Virtual Machines in a Resource Group
Chris Clayton demonstrates how to use Key Vault Secrets in PowerShell, and Julia Jauß shares a self-contained Azure Media Service (AMS) end-to-end scenario with dynamic AES128 encryption
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
The Cortana Intelligence And ML Blog Team talks about Moving eBird, the citizen science project, to the Azure Cloud.
On the Azure blog, Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) shares Christian Wade's preview of Azure Analysis Services.
On MSDN, Amit Banerjee (@banerjeeamit) provides a walkthrough of Loan Classification using SQL Server 2016 R Services.
Patrick El-Azem (@netgain) explains how to get started with Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL DB.
Holger Linke joins tables from different Azure SQL Databases.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On MSDN, Jimmy Wong talks about running SSIS on Azure VM IaaS and doing more with less money, and John Savill askis if all Azure VMs in a bandwidth category have the same bandwidth.
On the Kloud blog, Darren Robinson (@darrenjrobinson) describes how to create an Azure Function App to Simultaneously start-stop all Virtual Machines in a Resource Group.
On the Kloud blog, Justin Yoo (@justinchronicle) asks if Azure Functions over Web API are beneficial, and on TechNet, Tsuyoshi Ushio talks about storage migration from Google Cloud to Azure using Azure Functions.
On the Database Journal site, Marcin Policht introduces SAP HANA on Azure.
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
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 MSDN, Pete Rodriguez walks through moving the Azure temporary disk to a different drive letter on Windows Server and explains how to install SQL Server onto an Azure VM using PowerShell DSC.
On MSDN, saxenark looks into MyOrder Insights from Application Insights and Ross Smith walks through retrieving a distinct count of PageViews in Application Insights using parseurl.
Thomas W Shinder explains how to get hands-on experience with OMS Security with OMS Suite Experience Center.
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) covers listing all RBAC permissions for all resources in Azure.
On the Azure blog, Alice Rison announces Microsoft Azure achieves HITRUST CSF Certification.
Covering: Media services, Encoding, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Azure Media Player, Content Protection, Media Analytics, Video Indexer
On MSDN, Julia Jauß writes about a self-contained Azure Media Service (AMS) end-to-end scenario with dynamic AES128 encryption
On the Azure Blog, Dwyane George writes about the Azure Media Services Video Subclipper open-source release
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
Microsoft Reporter writes that Microsoft now offers private internet connections to its UK data centres
Jeff Fisher (@jeffrey_fisher) highlights KEMP Partner Spotlight on Azure Networking Fridays
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 MSDN, Brian Christopher Harrison (@briancharrison) covers getting started with Azure's Backup Vaults & Policies.
Sarah Weldon announces features for Backup and Site Recovery Services OMS Suite with Resource Manager.
On the Azure blog, Poornima Natarajan talks about protecting and recovering Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp using Azure Site Recovery.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) explains how to enable System.Net tracing on the Azure App Service.
Gabe Shapiro covers Umbraco logging in Azure App Service, talks about using the Azure ARM SDK for Node to get Site Metrics for your App Service and shares samples for using the App Service Kudu REST API to programmatically manage files in your site.
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) explains how to invoke Azure LogicApp over HTTPS with HTTP triggers.
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