Azure Weekly Issue 118: 2nd April 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Ashwin Kamath announces the general availability of Azure Monitor and Justin Conway unveils Azure Relay Hybrid Connections is generally available.
Greg Cottingham explains how Azure Security Center helps reveal a cyberattack, while Yousef Khalidi reveals the Azure Web Application Firewall is generally available.
Josh Caplan shares the news that Azure Analysis Services are now available in Japan East and UK South, and Xiaoyong Zhu covers using BigDL on HDInsight Spark for distributed Deep Learning.
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 the Kloud blog, Justin Yoo (@justinchronicle) walks through performing OCR with Azure Cognitive Services and HTML5 Media Capture API.
On the Azure blog, Xiaoyong Zhu covers using BigDL on HDInsight Spark for distributed Deep Learning.
On the Azure blog, Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) reveals Azure Analysis Services are now available in Japan East and UK South.
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, Alice Rison talks about adding offerings, the UK Region and Azure rolling deep with PCI DSS v3.2.
Matthew Thomson (@Mattytee81) unveils TIBCO DataSynapse has launched its Cloud Adapter for autoscaling in Azure.
Tsuyoshi Ushio (@sandayuu) discusses performance tuning for the Azure Container Registry.
On TechNet, Brandon Wilson covers how to secure an ARM-based Windows Virtual Machine RDP access in Azure.
Paulo Marques talks about adding an Azure Virtual Machine that uses a managed disk into an availability set.
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) puts Custom Scrips against Custom Images in VM creation.
Vincent-Philippe Lauzon discusses sizing & pricing Virtual Machines 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
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, Beatris A. Mendez Gandica talks about Azure AD April webinars.
On TechNet, Courtenay Bernier discusses Azure AD Geolocation by sign-in activity using Power BI.
Mark O'Shea talks about Azure Active Directory SaaS App integration in the Azure Portal.
On the Azure blog, Greg Cottingham explains how Azure Security Center helps reveal a cyberattack.
Justin Conway announces Azure Relay Hybrid Connections is generally available.
James van den Berg (@JamesvandenBerg) blogs about protecting Enterprise workloads with Cloud First Azure Backup.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On MSDN, Vinay Singh explains how to get started with the Azure Event Hubs connector.
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, Ashwin Kamath announces the general availability of Azure Monitor.
Oren Rosenbloom announces Azure Advisor, Monitor, and resource health are general availability.
On Channel 9, Mike Chen talks about Azure Resource Policy.
John Kemnetz talks about Azure Monitor.
James van den Berg (@JamesvandenBerg) explains how to install Azure CLI 2.0 and run a script for VM with Operations Management Suite Agent.
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) blogs about ARM scripts and the extending t-shirt size concept.
Ruturaj Dhekane writes about one-click disaster recovery of applications using Azure Site Recovery.
On MSDN, William Eastbury talks about Azure Function to authenticate Azure PowerShell into the ARM APIs.
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 Channel 9, Telmo Sampaio (@telmo_sampaio) talks about deploying Network Virtual Appliances for high availability.
On the Azure blog, Yousef Khalidi announces that the Azure Web Application Firewall is generally available and talks about Azure Network Security.
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 Azure blog, Andres Juarez shares the news that Azure Data Factory's Data Movement is now available in the UK.
On MSDN, Chris Skorlinski talks about what to do if a Transaction Log wont truncate when using Snapshot Replication to Azure SQLDB.
Shreesh Dubey discusses Azure Backup's cloud-first approach and why it matters.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Ali Mazaheri explains why Azure Functions and Logic Apps are better together.
Simon J.K. Pedersen writes about using Azure Functions as a Proxy.
Jeff Sanders (@jsandersrocks) blogs about publishing an API App that doesn't appear in the portal.
On TechNet, Sam McNeill writes about Azure Media Analytics and searching everything in your videos.
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