Azure Weekly Issue 138: 20th August 2017
Two big announcements this week, firstly a big step forward in Serverless (or as I like to think of it as PaaS with the right commercial model), Corey Sanders introduces Azure Event Grid – an event service for modern applications, and secondly he announces investing deeply in Terraform on Azure.
Sajva Halverson explains How Azure Security Center aids in detecting good applications being used maliciously. Cheng Wei goes into why your team needs an Azure Stack Operator, while Andrew Shannon covers Azure Time Series Insights API, Reference Data, Ingress, and Azure Portal Updates.
Pranav Rastogi looks at Cloud migration and backup for your big data applications on Azure HDInsight, and Sunil Kamath announces Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL availability in India.
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, Xiaoyong Zhu talks about Running XGBoost on Azure HDInsight.
On the Azure blog, Pranav Rastogi (@rustd) covers Cloud migration and backup for your big data applications on Azure HDInsight.
Bret Grinslade (@bretgr) writes about On-premises data gateway support for Azure Analysis Services.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On TechNet, Shannon Gowen talks about Nested Virtualization in Azure.
On the Azure blog, Larry Brader talks about Reference Architecture for SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA on Azure and 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
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) wonders if if .NET Core or .NET Framework are better together with Docker and Containers on Azure.
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 the Azure blog, Ron Ortloff explains that Replicated tables are now in preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Also on the Azure blog, Sunil Kamath announces Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL availability in India.
Covering: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, SDKs, Developer tool integrations, CLIs, Blockchain Workbench
On MSDN, Ali Mazaheri writes about why Visual Studio, Docker & Azure Container Instances are better together.
Donna Malayeri (@lindydonna) unveils Azure Functions Tools have been released for Visual Studio 2017.
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 Kloud blog, Darren Robinson (@darrenjrobinson) covers Creating an AzureAD WebApp using PowerShell to leverage Certificate Based Authentication.
On the Azure blog, Cheng Wei goes into Why your team needs an Azure Stack Operator.
Sajva Halverson explains How Azure Security Center aids in detecting good applications being used maliciously.
Sam Cogan (@samcogan) blogs about Azure AD Connect and The Trouble With Expired Passwords.
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
On the Azure blog, Justin Conway reveals that Azure Service Bus Java Client is Generally Available and Azure Service Bus .NET Standard Client is Generally Available.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On MSDN, Sascha Corti (@TechPreacher) invities you to Join the Free Intel & Microsoft IoT Hands-On Lab on September 19.
On the Azure blog, Andrew Shannon covers Azure Time Series Insights API, Reference Data, Ingress, and Azure Portal Updates.
On MSDN, David Gristwood blogs about Microsoft Azure helping pet technology startup PitPat.
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
Also on TechNet, Tsuyoshi Ushio (@sandayuu) talks about Enabling Allow access to Azure service by Terraform.
On MSDN, Rob Vettor makes sense of Vague PowerShell Errors.
On the codeit blog, Toon Vanhoutte explains how to Avoid accidental removal of Azure resources.
On TechNet, Paulo Marques talks about Azure Image Management Automation.
The Application Insights Service Team talk about A Final Update to Application Insights Planned Maintenance on 08/10.
Tom Keane announces that Microsoft Azure is expanding with two new regions for Australia.
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: 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 Kloud blog, Justin Yoo (@justinchronicle) covers the Order to Take Storage Account Settings on Azure WebJobs.
On MSDN, Patrick El-Azem (@netgain) shares A walk-through of managing Azure Data Lake Store in R.
Also on the Azure blog, Sirius Kuttiyan talks about Planning Backup and Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS Disks.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On the Xamarin blog, James Montemagno writes about Native Android Facebook Authentication with the Azure App Service.
On MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) asks Where did I configure that Azure App Service extension, and where is this charge coming from?
Gabe Shapiro explains how to Automatically stop and start a site during Git- / Kudu-based deployment in Azure App Service and how to Redirect HTTP to HTTPS when using ASP.NET Core in Web App on Linux.
On the Azure blog, Corey Sanders (@CoreySandersWA) introduces Azure Event Grid, an event service for modern applications.
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