Azure Weekly Issue 107: 15th January 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Jan Engelsberg shares how Azure SQL Database is increasing read and write performance and Jenny Jiang tells you the December updates for HDInsight tools for IntelliJ & Eclipse.
Dwyane George announces the Azure Media Services Live Monitoring Dashboard open-source release, while Olivier Martin brings you the Winter 2017 edition of Azure Networking Fridays.
Sarah Fender tells you how Azure Security Center has extended support for Windows Server 2016, and Tom Keane announces Microsoft Azure Government is the first commercial cloud to achieve DoD Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization, and general availability of DoD Regions.
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, Premier Developer (@MicrosoftPSfD) covers parsing folders in Power BI and adding the folder name as a column in the Power Query.
Samuel Lester (@SQLSamLester) talks about the Power BI Parameter Error – Invalid URI: The hostname could not be parsed.
Silviu Guea shows you how to achieve exactly-once delivery for SQL output.
On the Azure blog, Jenny Jiang tells you the December updates for HDInsight tools for IntelliJ & Eclipse.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On MSDN, Larry Wall blogs about securing an Azure Service Fabric cluster with Azure Active Directory via the Azure Portal.
The Service Fabric Team talk about OS patching for VMs running Service Fabric.
Lee Stott covers GPU for DataScience and academic activities such as cloud rendering.
On the Redmond magazine site, Jeffrey Schwartz (@JeffreySchwartz) reveals Citrix have launched a Windows 10 Service on Microsoft's Azure Cloud.
On the Azure blog, Joe Davies (@JoeDavi70700933) looks into designing Azure infrastructure services to host a multi-tier LOB application.
On CloudRac.es, Ed Elliott compares the Azure F and H Series Virtual Machines.
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
On MSDN, Rosana Araya explains what to do if you're unable to connect Visual Studio to the Azure subscription for Development.
Greg Duncan (@gduncan411) discusses Roslynator and Roslynator Refactorings for Visual Studio 2017.
On the Daily Dot Net Tips blog, Abhijit Jana (@AbhijitJana) writes about real time telemetry for your BoT using Application Insights.
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
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
On MSDN, Puneet Ghanshani (@ganshani) covers Azure AAD B2C integration with web and mobile platforms.
On TechNet, Rohit Minni (@rohit_minni) talks about authenticating to services by storing credentials in Azure Key Vault.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On the Azure blog, Cenk Dingiloglu announces new Auto-Scaling standard streaming endpoint and enhanced Azure CDN integration.
Dwyane George announces the Azure Media Services Live Monitoring Dashboard open-source release.
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, Sergey Babkin describes how to upload a machine cert to Azure.
On TechNet, Kirill Kotlyarenko writes about quickly deploying RDS 2016 in Azure.
On the Azure blog, Sarah Fender (@sarahfender) tells you how Azure Security Center has extended support for Windows Server 2016.
Covering: Media services, Encoding, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Azure Media Player, Content Protection, Media Analytics, Video Indexer
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 Azure blog, Olivier Martin brings you the Winter 2017 edition of 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, Meet Bhagdev shares a preview of ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux.
Orsolya Gal talks about the ARM template and turning on blob auditing.
Raghda Aldeen walks through accessing Azure SQL DB from Azure VM using a static Public IP adress.
Umachandar Jayachandran blogs about why SQL Server R Services were built.
On the Azure blog, Jan Engelsberg shares how Azure SQL Database is increasing read and write performance.
Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) unveils Azure Analysis Services are now available in Southeast Asia and East US 2.
On the Azure blog, Lutful Khandker discusses SoftNAS Cloud on Azure, and Cloud NAS Storage made easy.
Sercan Guler covers the Storage Queues new feature, Pop-Receipt on Add Message and writes about larger block blobs, incremental copy, and more.
Praveen Kumar Sreeram (@PrawinSreeram) blogs about configuring security using a shared access signature.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) discusses sending email from an Azure App Service using an O365 SMTP server.
Malte Lantin (@MalteLantin) explains how to create you first ASP.NET Core App and host it in a Linux Docker container on Microsoft Azure: part 1, part 2 and part 3.
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) talks about a holistic approach to DevOps with Azure Functions.
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