Azure Weekly Issue 120: 16th April 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Kay Singh writes about the availability of migration of ExpressRoute for Classic to Resource Manager IaaS migration.
Sergey Kanzhelev discusses integrating Application Insights into a modular CMS and a multi-tenant public SaaS, and Gerardo Saca announces the general availability of Europe-based Azure AD B2C directories.
Olivier Martin covers networking to and within the Azure Cloud (part 1), while Josh Caplan reveals Azure Analysis Services are now available in West India.
Finally, Matt Hernandez previews Azure SDK for Node.js 2.0.
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) goes over using Flow and Power BI to track social listening through Twitter.
Xiaoyong Zhu talks about using H2O.ai on Azure HDInsight.
On the Azure blog, Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) reveals Azure Analysis Services are now available in West India.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On TechNet, Matt Hester writes about price reductions on L Series and next generation hyper-threaded virtual machines.
Shannon Gowen discusses Azure IP Advantage.
Drew Robinson talks about changing the default RDP port 3389 on an Azure Windows ARM VM to a high range port.
On Channel 9, James Montemagno covers deploying the Realm Object Server to an Azure Linux VM.
On the Azure blog, Hariharan Jayaraman announces the public preview of the Instance Metadata Service.
Kamaljit Bath reveals Azure CLI Shell and more Azure CLI 2.0 commands are now generally available.
Mike Schutz shares new Azure Migration resources and tools.
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 the Xamarin blog, Jayme Singleton writes about new Xamarin Dev Day cities.
On MSDN, Gabe Shapiro explains how to add Application Insights telemetry to your Azure Function for TrackTrace and TrackException.
Shannon Gowen blogs about Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer 0.8.9.
On the Azure blog, Sergey Kanzhelev discusses integrating Application Insights into a modular CMS and a multi-tenant public SaaS.
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 Kloud blog, Darren Robinson (@darrenjrobinson) covers joining Identities between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory using Microsoft Identity Manager and talks about adapting to the changes in the AzureAD Preview PowerShell Module ADAL Helper Library.
On TechNet, Tim Macaulay covers what to if your passwords stop synchronizing and working.
Yuri Diogenes (@yuridiogenes) blogs about gaining visibility and control of cloud infrastructure security.
Ian Farr blogs about using PowerShell to list Active Directory Extended Rights.
Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) shares some random thoughts on the use of breach data for protection of accounts.
On the Azure blog, Gerardo Saca (@gsacavdm) announces the general availability of Europe-based Azure AD B2C directories.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On MSDN, Zhidi Shang provides a happy path to learning IoT development on Azure.
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, James R Tabor talks about extracting Azure ARM resource counts and quota information.
On TechNet, Anthony Watherston writes about continuous deployment to Azure Automation DSC - part 1, part 2 and part 3.
On the Azure blog, Kay Singh (@singhkays) writes about the availability of migration of ExpressRoute for Classic to Resource Manager IaaS migration.
John Savill blogs about controlling services shown on the Azure portal menu.
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 the Kloud blog, Simon Waight (@simonwaight) writes about when to use Azure Load Balancer or Application Gateway.
On TechNet, Shannon Gowen covers Network performance monitoring and diagnostics service for Azure.
On the Azure blog, Olivier Martin covers networking to and within the Azure Cloud (part 1).
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, Meet Bhagdev shares the preview of Microsoft PHP Drivers 4.1.8 for the SQL Server.
Roberto Cavalcanti (@rocavalc) talks about Azure SQL Database auditing and moving from Azure Table Storage to Blob Storage.
On the Azure blog, Arnaud Comet discusses Azure DocumentDB Service Level Agreements.
Eric Chen walks through Azure Data Factory new features.
Matt Hernandez previews Azure SDK for Node.js 2.0.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) explains how to add assembly references to an Azure Function App and how to make a simple DLL as an assembly reference just for fun.
David Burg covers AS2 connector disaster recovery.
Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) writes about Ruby on Rails on Azure App Service websites with Linux and Ubuntu on Windows 10.
On the Azure blog, Berni Torres Garayar announces new search analytics for Azure Search.
On the Azure blog, Karthik Bharathy talks about using Azure Media Services with PowerApps.
The Azure Team (@Azure) invite you to infuse some AI into your Azure apps at a hands-on Seattle workshop.
Aditya Sharma unveils the get started tile is now live on Azure Stack.
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