Azure Weekly Issue 137: 13th August 2017
The big news this week was the announcement of the Coco Framework, an initiative to deliver a Blockchain for the enterprise including significant improvments in throughput, and a reduction in latency, confidentiality modes, and network policy management through distributed governance. If this subject interests you, Mark Russinovich has recorded a 10 minute overview video including a demo.
Ketan Ghelani reveals the new and improved Azure Log Analytics. Mirek Sztajno covers Azure AD authentication extensions for Azure SQL DB and SQL DW tools, and Daniel Savage writes about Operating Azure Stack.
Harel Broitman explains how to Automate Application Insights processes with the connector for Flow and Logic Apps, while OP Ravi shares Root cause analysis and time exploration updates to Azure Time Series Insights. And finally Olivier Bloch writes about New Electric Imp and Particle seamless integration with Azure IoT Hub.
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
Gunnar Peipman (@gpeipman) discusses Identifying people on photos using Azure Cognitive Services and Converting System.Drawing.Color to hex.
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, Ramkumar Chandrasekaran covers Using the Microsoft R Server Operationalization on HDInsight.
On the Azure blog, Linda Wang shares the Azure Data Factory July new features update.
Yanan Cai explains how to Create a U-SQL EXTRACT Script Automatically.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On TechNet, Joe Davies (@JoeDavi70700933) writes about New Reference Architecture for a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure.
Covering: Container Registry, Container Instances, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Web App for Containers
On the Kloud blog, Hector Maldonado talks about Making application configuration files dynamic with confd and Azure Redis.
On MSDN, formulahendry (@formulahendry) explains how to Manage Docker Hub and Azure Container Registry in Visual Studio Code with Docker Explorer.
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, Omer Amin covers mySQL and POSTgreSQL DBs as a Service.
On the Azure blog, Josh Caplan (@JoshCaplan1984) talks about Using Azure Analysis Services over Azure SQL DB and DW.
Covering: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, SDKs, Developer tool integrations, CLIs, Blockchain Workbench
On MSDN, Jaime Tarquino (@jtarquino) covers Testing Power BI Report Server Setup using Azure DevTestLabs and VSTS online
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 MSDN, Rahul Pandya talks about Inviting users to Azure Active directory.
On the Azure blog, Daniel Savage writes about Operating Azure Stack.
Mirek Sztajno covers Azure AD authentication extensions for Azure SQL DB and SQL DW tools.
On the Kloud blog, Darren Robinson (@darrenjrobinson) blogs about Identifying Active Directory Users with Pwned Passwords using Microsoft/Forefront Identity Manager
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
On TechNet, Courtenay Bernier talks about Microsoft Intune Data Warehouse.
On Microsoft + Open Source, the APAC Open Source Team talk about Securing Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub on Microsoft Azure.
On the Azure blog, Harel Broitman explains how to Automate Application Insights processes with the connector for Flow and Logic Apps.
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, Olivier Bloch writes about New Electric Imp and Particle seamless integration with Azure IoT Hub.
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, Cameron covers Protecting SAP Solutions with Azure Site Recovery.
Richard Hay discusses Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Backup Capabilities.
Gabe Shapiro talks about Logging in to Azure Resource Manager through Kudu to use PowerShell.
Jason Boeshart (@jboeshart) covers Understanding Idempotence and Scope in Azure Resource Manager Templates.
The Application Insights Service Team share an Application Insights Planned Maintenance Notice.
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
Kunal Chandratre (@kunalchandratre) explains How to receive an email on Azure Network Security Group Rule changes.
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 Catapult Systems blog, Matthew Dowst talks about Fixing an Azure Storage Queue Error 403 from a Web App.
On MSDN, Vitor Faria Tomaz (@vitortomaz) asks Where are my Long Term Retention backups using PowerShell.
On TechNet, Jarrett Renshaw blogs about Azure Recovery Services Vault Management and performing a vault swap.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Michael Hansen covers CI/CD for ColdFusion with Azure Web App.
Asir Selvasingh writes about Maven and Deploying Java Web Apps to Azure.
Pui Chee Chan announces the deploy to Azure app service Jenkins plugin and more.
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