Azure Weekly Issue 108: 22nd January 2017
On the endjin blog this week, Alice Waddicor discusses creating a PowerBI report with DirectQuery and multiple SQL Database sources using Elastic Query.
On the Azure blog, Christian Wade talks about automated partition management with Azure Analysis Services, whilst Jose Miguel Parrella announces the availability of Clear Linux OS in the Azure Marketplace.
Clemens Vasters discusses Azure Service Bus messaging on-premises futures, and Andres Juarez reveals Azure Automation is available in UK and West Central US 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 TechNet, Sam McNeill describes how to keep your data fresh with PowerBI gateways.
John Savill (@NTFAQGuy) blogs about monitoring enterprise agreement Azure spend with Power BI.
On Channel 9, Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) talks about Azure Analysis Services and Christian Wade talks about Azure Analysis Services programmability and automation.
On the Azure blog, Christian Wade (@_christianWade) talks about automated partition management with Azure Analysis Services.
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, Jose Miguel Parrella announces the availability of Clear Linux OS in the Azure Marketplace.
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, Sudhir Rawat (@rawatsudhir) walks through building chat assistance using Q&A Maker and Xamarin.
Also on MSDN, Ujjwal Patel explains what to do if automated backups configuration fails when configured from Azure portal.
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, Rajat Singhal covers embedding Power BI peports using REST APIs and silent authentication via Azure Active Directory.
Vincent-Philippe Lauzon covers joining an ARM Linux VM to AAD Domain Services.
On the Planet Geek blog, Daniel Marbach (@danielmarbach) introduces the MultiProducerConcurrentConsumer for Azure Service Bus message completion.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On MSDN, Zhong Chen covers processing configurable threshold based rules in Azure Stream Analytics.
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 Catapult Systems blog, Cameron Fuller talks about visualizing Azure Automation job information in Microsoft OMS, and Mick Monk walks through deploying to Azure with ARM templates.
On TechNet, Rohit Minni (@rohit_minni) blogs about remoting into Azure ARM Virtual Machines using Powershell.
On the Azure blog, Andres Juarez reveals Azure Automation is available in UK and West Central US regions.
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) covers deploying Functions with ARM templates and inline code.
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 MSDN, Paige Liu discusses setting up SSH tunnels to endpoints in Azure VNet from Windows.
On the Perficient blog, Brian Ball discusses Adobe Experience Manager on Azure (Virtual Networks).
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 endjin blog, Alice Waddicor discusses creating a PowerBI report with DirectQuery and multiple SQL Database sources using Elastic Query.
On MSDN, Jose M Jurado explains how to obtain the deadlocks of your Azure SQL Database.
Kalai Elumalai asks if usability and security is an oxymoron.
Pradeep Adiga (@PradeepAdiga) explains how to automate SQL server backup file removal/deletion from Azure blob storage.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On Opsgility, Chris Pietschmann (@crpietschmann) writes about easily Managing Azure Web App Connection Strings using PowerShell.
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) covers Azure Functions custom logging with Application Insights.
On the Redmond magazine site, Jeffrey Schwartz (@JeffreySchwartz) discusses how Microsoft pitches Blockchain to help troubled retail supply chains.
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