Azure Weekly Issue 109: 29th January 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Kirill Gavrylyuk explains how to build a Planet Scale Mobile App in minutes with Xamarin and DocumentDB.
Casey Karst reveals why loading data into Azure SQL Data Warehouse just got easier, while Josh Caplan unveils Azure Analysis Services are now available in North Central US and Brazil South.
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, Haidong Huang discusses how to use a different user account in reporting and development tools with the Azure Analysis Service.
Also on MSDN, Tsuyoshi Matsuzaki blogs about understanding R for non-scientists with Power BI.
Charles Sterling (@chass) talks about inserting data into a PowerBI Dataset via Flow and the REST APIs.
Devin Knight (@knight_devin) discusses Power BI Custom Visuals Class Module 35, the Box and Whiskers (Jan Pieter).
Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) reveals Azure Analysis Services are now available in North Central US and Brazil South.
On Data Science Central, Emmanuelle Rieuf talks about 12 algorithms every data scientist should know.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On MSDN, Bruno Terkaly (@BrunoTerkaly) walks through building a Java-based RESTful Service and running it in a Docker Linux Container using the Azure Container Service.
Wasim Bloch talks about setting up Kubernetes on a Windows 10 Laptop with Minikube.
Steven Edouard (@sedouard) explains how to schedule Azure VM shutdown based on CPU, disk and network usage.
On Technet, Gopi Kumar talks about new updates to the Windows Data Science Virtual Machine.
On GitHub, Oguz Pastirmaci writes about cloning the AWS VM in 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
On the .NET Curry blog, Subodh Sohoni (@subodhsohoni) explains why Azure Application Insights are an essential part of the Microsoft DevOps strategy.
On the Azure blog, Kirthi Krishnamraju writes about the journey on building the Go SDK for Azure.
On MSDN, Brian Harry shares a VS Team Services update.
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
Richard Fennel (@richardfennell) blogs about why he can't add users to a VSTS instance backed by an Azure Directory.
On MSDN, markga asks how can you associate your Office 365 Azure AD to an existing Azure Subscription.
On TechNet, Courtenay Bernier tells you to protect accounts, services, and audit access.
Kirill Kotlyarenko covers an Azure subscription rights challenge in CSP.
Praveen Kumar Ethiraj tests AAD Connect's verifying.
The Microsoft Mechanics introduce advanced threat analytics for your datacenter.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On MSDN, formulahendry (@formulahendry) explains how to build IoT solutions on top of the Microsoft technology stack.
On the Azure blog, Justin Conway talks about an Event Hubs dedicated offering.
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, Kevin D Mack announces Version 1.0 of the SonarQube ARM Template.
Lingxi Li covers running PowerShell scripts in SSIS.
Shijimol AK tells you how to protect your on-prem physical machines with Site Recovery.
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
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, Jose M Jurado (@jmjuradodiaz) tells you what happens with his connection inside Azure when SQL Auditing is enabled.
On MSDN, Pradeep Adiga (@PradeepAdiga) explains how to automate your SQL server backup file when it's removed from Azure blob storage.
On TechNet, Joe Davies (@JoeDavi70700933) shares the updated Contoso in the Microsoft Cloud poster, which includes a new enterprise scenario.
On the Database Journal site, Arshad Ali covers getting started with Azure SQL Data Warehouse (part 1).
On the Azure blog, Casey Karst reveals why loading data into Azure SQL Data Warehouse just got easier.
Mark Whitby writes about going serverless with Azure Functions and DocumentDB, part 1 and part 2.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On the Kloud blog, Justin Yoo (@justinchronicle) covers adding YAML Settings into ASP.NET Core Apps and walks through integrating Microsoft Flow with Azure Functions for non-IT people.
Mike James (@MikeCodesDotNet) writes about native Facebook authentication with the Azure App Service.
On MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) explains how to enable failed Request tracing for an Azure Web App.
Kaushal Kumar Panday describes using cURL for deployment in the App Service.
On the Azure blog, Kirill Gavrylyuk (@kirillg_msft) explains how to build a Planet Scale Mobile App in minutes with Xamarin and DocumentDB.
On the Kloud blog, Simon Waight (@simonwaight) covers building an ecommerce processor using Azure Functions with Braintree's API
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) talks about securing ASP.NET Core application settings using Azure Key Vault.
OnChannel 9, Razi Rais (@razibinrais) shows you how to develop, test, and deploy Blockchain Applications.
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