Azure Weekly Issue 114: 12th March 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Mike Chen shares the Portal Preview of Azure Resource Policy. Azure Data Lake Storage gets a GA'd Power BI Desktop Connector and an example of how to create an OAuth access token.
Poornima Natarajan explains how to protect and recover Hyper-V machines to premium storage with Azure Site Recovery, and Andres Juarez reveals Azure Service Bus Premium Messaging is now available in the UK.
Samartha Chandrashekar discusses improved troubleshooting in Azure Stream Analytics with diagnostic logs, while Jie Su announces Azure Stream Analytics Tools for Visual Studio.
Finally, Bret Grinslade reveals Azure Analysis Services has added the Standard S0 pricing tier.
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, Abdullah Al Mahmood goes over Nodes in HDInsight.
Jeff Sanders (@jsandersrocks) solves the Bot Framework Error: 'Unable to find the bot with the specified ID'.
Devin Knight (@knight_devin) teaches Power BI Custom Visuals Class Module 41 (Image Viewer).
On the Azure blog, Bret Grinslade (@bretgr) reveals Azure Analysis Services has added the Standard S0 pricing tier.
Jie Su announces Azure Stream Analytics Tools for Visual Studio.
Samartha Chandrashekar discusses improved troubleshooting in Azure Stream Analytics with diagnostic logs.
Lee Stott (@lee_stott) writes about hijacking faces with Deep Learning techniques and Microsoft Azure.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On the Revolution Analytics blog, David Smith (@revodavid) covers updates to the Data Science Virtual Machine for Linux.
On MSDN, Ed Price (@UserEd_) blogs about Azure Service Fabric bringing more power to a massive multiplayer online game.
On the Azure blog, Joe Davies (@JoeDavi70700933) talks about SharePoint Server 2016 in Azure infrastructure services.
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, Anthony Cangialosi talks about getting started with Azure in Visual Studio 2017 and David Simner and Stephanie Herr introduce Redgate Data Tools in Visual Studio 2017.
On the Database Journal site, Marcin Policht covers integrating DACPAC deployments of Azure SQL Database with Visual Studio Team Services.
On TechNet, Alex Bennett explains how UK businesses can use the Apprenticeship Levy to boost Azure skills.
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
Jose M Jurado (@jmjuradodiaz) blogs about how to add AAD Security Groups to Azure SQL Database.
Shannon Gowen blogs about Azure AD pass-through authentication.
On the Azure blog, Andres Juarez reveals Azure Service Bus Premium Messaging is now available in the UK.
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 the Azure blog, Poornima Natarajan explains how to protect and recover Hyper-V machines to premium storage with Azure Site Recovery.
Mike Chen shares the Portal Preview of Azure Resource Policy.
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
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) writes about Blue and Red Network Topology in Azure (or Virtual Network without internet access).
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
Catherine Wang announces Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer 0.8.9.
On MSDN, Sachin C Sheth writes about how to analyze your data in ADLS with more assurance with the recently GA'd Power BI desktop connector.
On TechNet, Benjamin Leroux (@benleroux) talks about creating an OAuth 2.0 authentication token for the Azure Data Lake Store.
Jenny Jiang shares an Azure Data Lake Tools for VSCode update.
Eric Chen shares a new Azure Data Factory features update.
On Channel 9, David Simner talks about Database DevOps with Redgate Data Tools.
On the Azure blog, Casey Karst writes about increasing PolyBase Row width limitation in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
James Rowland-Jones compares SELECT..INTO and CTAS use cases in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Matt Goswell talks about launching online training and certification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) explains how to deploy a .NET Core console application to Azure.
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