Azure Weekly Issue 116: 26th March 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Tom Fitzmacken reveals the Azure Resource Manager template reference is now available and Ashish Gangwar announces that Azure Site Recovery is available in five new regions.
Dan Hadari explains how to analyze your data with Application Insights Analytics while Parakh Jain unveils Azure AD B2C Access Tokens are now in public preview.
Christine Avanessians shares support for multi-member consortium Blockchain networks on Azure and Dilip Lukose announces the general availability of Geographic Routing capability in Azure Traffic Manager.
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
Chris Webb (@Technitrain) shares a quick tip on working with multiple Power BI subscriptions/accounts.
On the Azure blog, George Iordanescu talks about a data simulator for Machine Learning.
Matthew Thomson (@Mattytee81) discusses 40TiB of advanced in-memory analytics with Azure and ActivePivot.
On the MSSQL Tips site, Siddharth Mehta (@siddhumehta) explains how to add cascading parameters in a SSRS Report using MDX and SSAS Multi-Dimensional.
On MSDN, Christian Wade (@_christianWade) invites you to learn about Azure Analysis Services at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit 2017
On the Azure blog, Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) writes about an introduction to Azure Analysis Services on Microsoft Mechanics.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
Vaclav Turecek announces Azure Service Fabric 5.5 and SDK 2.5.
On the Azure blog, Anurag Mehrotra announces application consistent backup for Linux VMs.
On the Azure blog, Christine Avanessians announces support for multi-member consortium Blockchain networks on 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
Andy Dawson (@W4050) talks about deploying Visual Studio 2017 using Configuration Manager.
On the Azure blog, Dan Hadari explains how to analyze your data with Application Insights Analytics.
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 TechNet, Courtenay Bernier explains Azure Active Directory + O365 Conditional Access scenarios.
Parakh Jain unveils Azure AD B2C Access Tokens are now in public preview.
On the Tallan blog, Tallan Partner walks through safeguarding your cloud resources with Azure Security Services.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On Channel 9, Blain Barton (@blainbar) talks about how Azure IoT helps Costa Farms increase revenue and profitabilty.
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, Ashish Gangwar announces that Azure Site Recovery is available in five new regions.
Tom Fitzmacken reveals the Azure Resource Manager template reference is now available.
On MSDN, Anton Babadjanov (@antonbaa) explains groups and named values can now be managed from the Azure Portal.
On TechNet, Paul Latham shares free Azure credit.
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
John Savill reveals the maximum amount of time an Azure Network Watcher pack capture can run.
On the Azure blog, Dilip Lukose announces the general availability of Geographic Routing capability in Azure Traffic Manager.
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) covers how to read or import an Azure SQL Auditing Blob file.
On TechNet, Shannon Gowen discusses the StorSimple 5000/7000 Series software update.
On the Database Journal site, Arshad Ali covers getting started with Azure SQL Data Warehouse (part 3).
On the Azure blog, Linda Wang reveals that Azure Data Factory offers SAP HANA and Business Warehouse data integration.
Prem Prakash (@premp2006) announces that Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in 29 regions worldwide.
Saurabh Sensharma introduces Backup pre-checks for Backup of Azure VMs.
Xiaochen Wu blogs about the Azure SQL hybrid data movement.
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 an ASP.NET Core 1.1 application to an Azure App Services Web App using Visual Studio 2017.
On MSDN, Cory Fowler (@cfowlerMSFT) shares an Azure App Service Web, API, Mobile, ASE & Azure Functions SKU Comparison Matrix.
Vittorio Bertocci (@vibronet) tells you how to tweak sign in messages with the ASP.NET OWIN middleware.
Martin Andersen (@Martin4ndersen) answers "What's for lunch?" using Azure Functions, F# and Slack.
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