Azure Weekly Issue 119: 9th April 2017
On the Azure blog, Buck Hodges shares what's brewing in Visual Studio Team Services and Anchit Nair walks through upcoming changes to the Microsoft Access Control Service.
Trinadh Kotturu explains how to enhance your protection of VMs with Azure Advisor backup recommendations, and Denny Lee writes about real-time machine learning on globally-distributed data with Apache Spark and DocumentDB.
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 Azure blog, Denny Lee writes about real-time machine learning on globally-distributed data with Apache Spark and DocumentDB.
Pranav Rastogi (@rustd) announces the general availability of Azure HDInsight 3.6 and introduces Dataikus DSS on Microsoft Azure HDInsight to make data science easier.
On the Tallan blog, Tallan Partner writes shares a quick measures preview.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On the Kloud blog, Darren Robinson (@darrenjrobinson) discusses Migrating VirtualBox VDI Virtual Machines to Azure.
On MSDN, Greg Roe talks about one customer's journey from Azure Cloud Services to Service Fabric.
Sarah Arnold explains how to get rewarded by building your Azure skills.
On TechNet, Citizenship Asia Pacific covers saving children from the streets with the Cloud.
Jeff Stoffel (@jeff_stoffel) explains that registration is open for four new SMB JumpStart virtual workshops.
On Channel 9, Anthony Howe (@theanthonyhowe) talks about using Helm with Azure Container Service and Kubernetes.
On the Azure blog, Brian Hillger (@bhillger) announces price reductions on the L Series and next generation hyper-threaded virtual machines.
Also on the Azure blog, Steve Lasker (@SteveLasker) reveals the Azure Container Registry is now generally available.
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 MSDN, Jamie Dalton delves into visualising telemetry in your bot with Application Insights Analytics and Power BI.
On MSDN, Steve Michelotti (@smichelotti) introduces the Azure Environment Selector Visual Studio extension.
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 the Catapult Systems blog, Tino Hernandez walks through Audit User Licenses and Services in Office 365 using PowerShell.
Also on MSDN, Jeff Sanders (@jsandersrocks) talks about where the email contact comes from when AD can't access the account during account recovery.
On TechNet, Mark O'Shea writes about AAD Application Proxy in the Azure Portal and and AAD Self Service Group Management in the Azure Portal.
On the Azure blog, Anchit Nair walks through upcoming changes to the Microsoft Access Control Service.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On the Azure blog, Alice Rison explains how Azure is making IoT compliance easy.
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, Pete Rodriguez writes about programmatically adding elements to an Azure ARM template using PowerShell.
On TechNet, Chris Taylor writes about effective cost saving in Azure without moving to PaaS.
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) writes about monitoring applications and infrastructure on Microsoft Azure.
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: 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) talks about exporting and importing the Azure SQL Database using the Azure File Service.
Robin Lester describes using a stored procedure as a destination in Data Factory.
On MSDN, Maheshk (@MahesKBlr) discusses how to call Storage APIs from Powershell without SDK.
Stephane Frechette (@sfrechette) writes about uploading multiple files recursively to Azure Blob Storage with the Azure CLI 2.0 from macOS/Linux.
On the Database Journal site, Marcin Policht blogs about backing up SQL Server Databases hosted on Azure VMs.
On MSDN, David Gristwood blogs about how and where to store data on Azure.
On the Azure blog, Trinadh Kotturu (@f2003629) explains how to enhance your protection of VMs with Azure Advisor backup recommendations.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Jeff Sanders (@jsandersrocks) explains posting a large file can fail if you enable Client Certificates and discusses troubleshooting a PowerApps export error.
Shailesh Agre invites you to a webinar series on Logic App for BizTalk developers.
On the Azure blog, Azure (@Azure) announce tthe Azure Stack technical preview 3 refresh with Azure PaaS services.
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