Azure Weekly Issue 130: 25th June 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Poornima Natarajan explains that Azure Site Recovery now supports managed disks and Beckylin Orooji shows you how to Enable client side monitoring in Azure with Application Insights.
Shankar Sivadasan explains how you can monetize your solutions on Azure Marketplace by using the Test Drive feature to allow potentials customers to trial your solution, while Alice Rison talks about how Azure has Answers to Your GDPR Questions.
Lior Kamrat writes about Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between and Asir Selvasingh covers Java and Managing Azure Container Service, Cosmos DB, Active Directory Graph and more.
Finally, Victor Kiselev shares a helpful tool to find and compare the cost of Azure VMs in different regions.
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
UDig Blog, Jeff Crenshaw, in the first part in a series, blogs about creating a bot application using the Microsoft Bot Framework
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, Xiaoyong Zhu unveils Microsoft R Server 9.1 on HDInsight is available.
Chris Webb (@Technitrain) shares aWhite Paper On Planning A Power BI Enterprise Deployment.
On the MSSQL Tips site, Nat Sundar (@SQLNat) talks about Design Patterns for Calculated Tables in Power BI and Koen Verbeeck blogs in part 2 of his series scenarios for Using Calculated Tables in SSAS Tabular 2016 or Power BI Desktop
On TechNet, Sammy Krosoft delves into using PowerBI to visualize Message Tracking log stats and as a User Profile Analyzer.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On the Revolution Analytics blog, David Smith (@revodavid) talks about the Updated Data Science Virtual Machine for Windows and how it's GPU-enabled with Docker support.
On MSDN, Lee Stott (@lee_stott) discusses Using Shibboleth and Domain Connecting your Data Science Virtual Machine.
Mahesh M Kshirsagar explains how to Run a Spring Boot Java application as a Microservice in Service Fabric.
Also on the Azure blog, Jeremy Chapman explains How ASOS migrated from local monolith to microservices in Azure.
Ravi Kiran discusses Managing updates for your Azure VM.
On the Azure Price website, Victor Kiselev (@Gaploid) shares A helpful tool to find and compare Azure VMs, shows you how to Find the cheapest Azure VM price by region and explains how to Find the most valuable VM price and performance.
Covering: Container Registry, Container Instances, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Web App for Containers
On the Azure blog, Asir Selvasingh covers Java and Managing Azure Container Service, Cosmos DB, Active Directory Graph and more.
On the Azure blog, Lior Kamrat writes about Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between.
Pam Lahoud (@SQLGoddess) covers Building & Deploying an ASP.NET Core based Docker Container on Service Fabric.
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, Tim Salch blogs about PDW Performance and Investigates InconsistentQuery Execution Times.
On the Database Journal site, Arshad Ali covers Getting Started with Azure SQL Data Warehouse (Part 6).
On MSDN, Shimail Gillani writes about Automatic Long Term Retention for Azure SQL Backup.
Covering: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, SDKs, Developer tool integrations, CLIs, Blockchain Workbench
On the Kloud blog, Gary Needham talks about how Azure Building a Pipeline using ARM Templates and Visual Studio Team Services.
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) writes about Visual Studio Code integration with Azure Application Insights.
If you're looking to monetize your Azure solutions, Shankar Sivadasan explains how the Azure Marketplace Test Drive feature works.
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 MSDN, Tsuyoshi Matsuzaki explains how to Build your own Web API protected by Azure AD v2.0 endpoint with custom scopes.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On the Microsoft Blog, Jerry Lee shares a case study How ZPMC transforms the world’s ports using IoT
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 covers Logging results from Azure Automation Runbooks directly to OMS.
Justin Conway writes about Azure Service Bus, Azure Resource Manager, And This Character "/".
On the Azure blog, Beckylin Orooji (@beckylino) explains how to Enable client side monitoring in Azure with Application Insights.
Poornima Natarajan explains that Azure Site Recovery now supports managed disks.
Daniel Örneling (@DanielOrneling) talks about Installing the OMS and Service Map agents through PowerShell.
On MSDN, Wriju Ghosh (@wriju_ghosh) discusses Putting custom links to your Azure Portal Dashboard.
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 MSDN, Manuel Garriga explains how the New Azure VPN Gateway SKUs provide much higher bandwidth for hybrid workloads.
John Savill (@NTFAQGuy) blogs about Connectivity with peered networks connected to ExpressRoute connected networks.
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 SQL Authority blog, Pinal Dave (@pinaldave) explains what to do if The Specified URL Points to a Block Blob. Backup and Restore Operations on Block Blobs are not Permitted and covers Removing Old SQL Database Backup Files From Azure Storage.
Yi Wang MS explains how to Migrate WordPress content to Azure blob storage.
On the Azure blog, Kay Unkroth walks through Building an Azure Analysis Services Model for Azure Blobs (Part 3).
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Isaac Hutt covers Android Development with Azure Mobile App Services.
On the Azure blog, John Deutscher announces that Azure Media Services support for AAD and deprecation of ACS authentication and on MSDN, William Zhang blogs about using AAD authentication to access Azure Media Services API with REST
On the Xamarin blog, Adam Hartley explains how to Add Push Notifications to iOS Apps with Azure Notification Hubs.
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