Azure Weekly Issue 129: 18th June 2017
A relatively quite week in the world of Azure. other than the big news that Microsoft announced it's joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation and pledging to extended Azure integration.
First up, John Gossman shares news of the Azure OpenDev Virtual Event on June 21st, which highlights the use of Open Source on Azure.
Yousef Khalidi, CVP of Azure Networking annouced that the new Azure VPN Gateways now 6x faster, and Rimma Nehme features in episode 199 of the Microsoft Cloud Show to talk about Cosmos DB.
Josh Caplan explains how to invite guest users to your Azure Analysis Services by using B2B, and Shubha Vijayasarathy walks through Event Hubs Auto-Inflate and taking control of your scale.
Raghav Mohan announces the public preview of Apache Kafka on HDInsight with Azure Managed disks, and finally Raman Kumar unveils Storage Service Encryption for Azure Managed Disks.
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 Redmond magazine site, Jeffrey Schwartz (@JeffreySchwartz) talks about Microsoft's Ambition to Integrate Power BI Everywhere.
On the Tallan blog, Tallan Partner explains how The Associated Press is Taking its Data Storytelling to the Next Level with Microsoft Power BI.
Devin Knight (@knight_devin) delivers Module 55 of his Power BI Custom Visuals Class, Which is About Using the Enlighten World Flag Slicer.
On the Azure blog, Raghav Mohan announces the public preview of Apache Kafka on HDInsight with Azure Managed disks.
On the Azure blog, Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) explains how to invite guest users to your Azure Analysis Services by using B2B.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On MSDN, Daria Grigoriu shares the Deployment Slots Preview for Azure Functions.
Yuemin Lu announces large disk sizes of up to 4 TB for Azure IaaS VMs.
Shimail Gillani shares a Virtual Machine Optimization Assessment Tool.
On the Azure blog, Venkat Gattamneni blogs about Gartner naming Microsoft Azure as a leader in the Cloud IaaS MQ.
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
On MSDN, Jovan Popovic talks about Azure SQL databases in logical servers, elastic pools, and managed instances.
Covering: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, SDKs, Developer tool integrations, CLIs, Blockchain Workbench
On the Redmond magazine site, Jeffrey Schwartz (@JeffreySchwartz) writes about Microsoft Joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation and Pledging Extended Azure Integration.
On the Azure blog, John Gossman announces the Azure OpenDev Virtual Event on June 21st.
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
Shijimol shares Azure AD user management scripts.
On the Kloud blog, Darren Robinson (@darrenjrobinson) discusses Integrating Microsoft Identity Manager with Azure Platform-as-a-Service Services.
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
Ed Price (@UserEd_) blogs about Using Azure Management APIs to Get Data About Your Deployed Resources.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On MSDN, Mark Taylor discusses Creating Azure IoT Edge Custom Modules in C#, plus sending and receiving data from IoT Hub.
On the Azure blog, Shubha Vijayasarathy walks through Event Hubs Auto-Inflate and taking control of your scale.
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
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) writes about Securing Azure ARM templates with Key Vault and VSTS.
On MSDN, Brian Christopher Harrison (@briancharrison) talks about Azure Automation Graphical Editor from a Coders Perspective.
James R Tabor talks about Transitioning Azure Automation schedules from one Runbook to another.
Sam Cogan (@samcogan) blogs about Completing your automated VM deployments with the DSC VM extension.
Ross Smith (@ross_p_smith) offers a Azure Service Fabric Application Insights working sample.
On the Azure blog, Josh Gavant explains how to Solve Node.js issues faster with Application Insights for Node.js.
the Application Insights Service Team give notice about Application Insights Planned Maintenance.
On MSDN, Bryan Towne covers Azure Enterprise Agreement changes, transfers, and consolidation.
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 Azure blog, Yousef Khalidi explains that New Azure VPN Gateways are now 6x faster.
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, Raman Kumar announces Storage Service Encryption for Azure Managed Disks.
On MSDN, Arsen Vladimirskiy (@ArsenVlad) discusses Presto querying data in Azure Blob Storage and Azure Data Lake Store.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Kaushal Kumar Panday covers TLS Mutual Authentication with a Web App.
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