Azure Weekly Issue 131: 2nd July 2017
After 2 years and several thousand downloads, we've updated our very popular Azure Technology Selector poster. It's based on one of the activities we run as part of our cloud migration workshops; helping customers to understand how to translate their workload requirements onto the myriad of different services available on the Azure platform. In this version we've garnered feedback from the product groups to ensure the advice is as accurate as possible. You can download your copy of the poster by clicking on this link.
Back to the world of Azure - Rahul Bagaria walks through Enhanced app usage monitoring and investigative features in Azure Application Insights.
Hugo Salcedo explains that ZeroKit End-to-End Encryption SDK has launched in Azure Marketplace, and Felipe Ayora writes about Bright Cluster Manager now integrating seamlessly with Azure HPC capabilities and the Azure Team discuss Petya ransomware prevention & detection in Azure Security Center.
Finally, yesterday I was awarded Microsoft MVP for Azure for a second year; once is an incident, twice is a coincidence - I wonder if next year will make a pattern?
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
Xiaoyong Zhu explores Running H2O.ai in R on Azure HDInsight.
Ankit Asthana covers the Building recommendation engine for .NET applications using Azure Machine Learning.
On the Azure blog, Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) looks at Creating enterprise grade BI models with Azure Analysis Services.
Chris Webb (@Technitrain) discusses Data Privacy Settings In Power BI/Power Query and The Formula.Firewall Error and talks about Power BI, DAX, Data Science & DevOps Training In London This Autumn.
Devin Knight (@knight_devin) runs a Power BI Custom Visuals Class on Infographic Designer.
Pallavi Joshi shows you how to Gain business insights using Power BI reports for Azure Backup.
On MSDN, Andrew Robertson blogs about How Microsoft Power BI is helping Swalcliffe Park School safeguard students.
Mark O'Shea (@intunedin) writes about Important Updates To Power BI For Hybrid Usage Scenarios.
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, Neil Gat invites you to an Azure Compute Reddit AMA in July.
Lee Stott (@lee_stott) talks about Running Matlab on Azure and Provision a MATLAB Distributed Computing Server using Azure VMs.
Felipe Ayora writes about Bright Cluster Manager now integrating seamlessly with Azure HPC capabilities.
Jeremy Chapman looks at the Next Games global online gaming platform on Azure.
On MSDN, Jamie Dalton shows you what to do if your VS 2017 and Service Fabric project template are not showing.
The Microsoft news site, features a customer case study about Centrica becoming latest blue-chip company to choose Microsoft Azure
Covering: Container Registry, Container Instances, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Web App for Containers
On the Azure blog, Asir Selvasingh covers using .NET to Manage Azure Container Service, Cosmos DB, Active Directory Graph and more.
Lior Kamrat walks through Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between, Plus Security & Docker Engine Installation.
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, Cameron Battagler covers GRANT SUPER privilege on Azure Database for MySQL.
Clive Challinor discusses Troubleshooting Connectivity Common Scenarios.
Meet Bhagdev shares the Servicing Update for ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux and macOS.
On the Azure blog, Ellis Butterfield explains that Identity is now available in SQL Data Warehouse.
Ye Gu shares the Azure Redis Cache Geo-Replication in Public Preview.
Covering: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, SDKs, Developer tool integrations, CLIs, Blockchain Workbench
On the Xamarin blog, Lacey Butler writes about how Aggreko Provides Power and Temperature Control Apps for a Global Audience with Xamarin and Azure.
On MSDN, Srikantan explains how to Deploy a Web Application to Azure VM Scale Sets using Packer and Team Services.
On the Azure blog, Hugo Salcedo announces that ZeroKit End-to-End Encryption SDK has launched in Azure Marketplace.
Pui Chee Chan announces the Solution Template for Jenkins on Azure.
On MSDN, Kenichiro Nakamura provides a Release Definition for Creating a Bot for Microsoft Graph with DevOps 6 and Continuous Deployment.
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
On the Azure blog, the Azure Team (@Azure) discuss Petya ransomware prevention & detection in Azure Security Center.
On the risual blog, Thomas Roper explains that Vulnerability in Azure AD Connect Could Allow Elevation of Privilege.
Andy Dawson (@W4050) talks about Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset Issues and the Azure AD Connect–Upgrade to 1.1.533.0 and Change of Source Anchor to mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid.
On MSDN, Thomas W Shinder (@tshinder) Turns Chaos into Order with Azure Logging and Auditing and shares the Azure Network Security Whitepaper/Article.
On TechNet, Chad Cox looks at Powershell and Useful Azure AD queries using the AzureAD Module.
Nick Eales blogs about Getting a private certificate from Key Vault.
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, Shubha Vijayasarathy annouces the Event Hubs Capture, formerly Archive, is now Generally Available.
On the Microsoft site, Reporter (@MicrosoftUK) discusses Mobike launches smart bike share service in UK using Microsofts cloud service Azure
On MSDN, Han Xia discusses the Certificate between IoT hub and devices connection.
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
Richard Hay (@WinObs) talks about Microsoft Adding Cloudyn to their Portfolio for Cloud Analytics and Usage Optimization on Azure
On MSDN, the Application Insights Service Team share an Application Insights Advisory.
On the Azure blog, Rahul Bagaria walks through Enhanced app usage monitoring and investigative features in Azure Application Insights.
On TechNet, Brandon Wilson talks about Extending OMS with SCCM Information.
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 TechNet, Dishan Francis (@rebeladm) shares a Step-By-Step Guide to Configuring a site-to-site VPN Gateway between Azure and On-Premise.
John Savill (@NTFAQGuy) asks What is Web Application Firewall and can I peer virtual networks using different subscriptions, and delves into adding additional virtual networks to the ExpressRoute circuit.
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 TechNet, Shannon Gowen Introduces Microsoft Azure Backup Server v2.
Stanislav Zhelyazkov (@StanZhelyazkov) talks about Backup Reports in Azure Backup with Log Analytics and PowerBI.
On the Azure blog, Francis Yu unveils "Secure transfer required" is available in the Azure Storage account.
Rena Shah writes about New troubleshooting and diagnostics for Azure Files Storage mounting errors on Windows.
On the Azure blog, Bharath Sivaraman reveals Azure Site Recovery now supports Ubuntu.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Gaurav Patole offers a solution to the Sitefinity based Azure App Service affected after .NET Framework 4.7 update
Jim Cheshire covers Things You Should Know About Web Apps and Hybrid Connections.
Stanislav Zhelyazkov (@StanZhelyazkov) covers Azure CDN Core Analytics with OMS for Akamai and Verizon.
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