Azure Weekly Issue 110: 5th February 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Adam Pickersgill talks about Azure invoices emailed direct to your inbox.
Josh Caplan walks through connecting Power BI to an Azure Analysis Services server, while Chipalo Street explains how to connect industrial assets with ProSoft, powered by the Azure IoT Gateway SDK.
John Taubensee reveals Event Hubs .NET Standard client is now generally available, and Krishna Mamidipaka announces new features in Azure Stream Analytics, including geospatial functions, custom code and lots more.
Lastly, Ashish Makadia discusses Azure Search, Dynamics 365 and multitenancy at scale.
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, Charles Sterling (@chass) explains how to tank your Power BI performance.
Devin Knight (@knight_devin) shares a Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 36 – Box and Whiskers).
On the Azure blog, Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) talks about connecting Power BI to an Azure Analysis Services server.
Xiaoyong Zhu explains how to distribute Deep Learning on HDInsight with Caffe on Spark.
On the Azure blog, Ashish Makadia (@_ashmaka) discusses Azure Search, Dynamics 365 and multitenancy at scale.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On MSDN, Shijimol AK talks about OS and Data disk encryption of Azure IaaS Windows VMs.
John Bruno announces that Microsoft Azure Germany expands services and boosts compliance.
Shankar Sivadasan discusses the new Azure Marketplace experience.
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 Channel 9, Kirill Gavrylyuk (@kirillg_msft) talks about DocumentDB for Xamarin developers.
On the Azure blog, Adam Pickersgill talks about Azure invoices emailed direct to your inbox.
Buck Hodges (@tfsbuck) talks about what's brewing in Visual Studio Team Services.
On TechNet, Chirag Harendra says the Innovate IT camps are back.
Alex Bennett writes about why developers need Microsoft Azure skills in 2017.
On the Microsoft site, Reporter (@MicrosoftUK) explains why the Duke of York wants UK kids to have the best digital skills in the world, and how Microsoft Azure is helping him.
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
John Savill (@NTFAQGuy) asks if an Azure co-administrator has rights over Azure AD.
Vincent-Philippe Lauzon covers authenticating to Azure AD non-interactively, blogs about using the Microsoft Graph API to interact with Azure AD and writes about automating Azure AD.
Also on MSDN, Wen-Jun Zhang explains why SharePoint WorkflowQuotaExceededException is caused by Service Bus deferred messages.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On MSDN, Dr Kenji Takeda (@ktakeda1) shares a cloud computing guide for researchers, and Azure IoT for Croke Park Smart Stadium.
Sascha Corti (@TechPreacher) looks at how Chip-ing uses an Azure solution to keep track of your golf ball while improving your play.
On the Azure blog, Chipalo Street explains how to connect industrial assets with ProSoft, powered by the Azure IoT Gateway SDK.
John Taubensee (@jtaubensee) reveals Event Hubs .NET Standard client is now generally available.
Krishna Mamidipaka announces that new features in Azure Stream Analytics, including geospatial functions, custom code and lots more.
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 TechNet, Stefan Stranger (@sstranger) talks about his PowerShell Azure Functions lessons learned.
On the Azure blog, Jan Kalis (@MeetJKalis) walks through understanding Azure troubleshooting and support.
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
Yochanan Rachamim walks through using your SQLPackage to import or export Azure SQL DB.
On the Azure blog, Ninar Nuemah (@NinarNuemah) unveils the SQL Database Query Editor is available in Azure Portal.
Shivani Gupta blogs about how SQL Server 2016 innovations power Azure SQL Data Warehouse to deliver faster insights.
Ninar Nuemah (@NinarNuemah) discusses enhanced automated backup for SQL Server 2016 in Azure Virtual Machines.
Anoob Backer discusses expanded subscription offers for StorSimple Virtual Array.
On TechNet, Pierre Roman (@pierreroman) writes about Azure Storage Encryption at Rest.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Jeff Sanders (@jsandersrocks) shows you how to determine the outbound IP addresses of your Azure App Service and how to get a full memory dump in your Azure App Service.
On MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) writes about a Visual Studio tool for Azure Functions.
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