Azure Weekly Issue 140: 3rd September 2017
Highlights this week include Buck Hodges talking about What's been brewing in Visual Studio Team Services in August 2017, while Thomas Roettinger explains how to Integrate Azure Stack into your datacenter.
Samartha Chandrashekar talks about Machine Learning-based anomaly detection in Azure Stream Analytics, Jenny Jiang explains how to Debug Spark Code Running in Azure HDInsight from Your Desktop, and Christian Wade writes about the Automation of Azure Analysis Services with Service Principals and PowerShell.
A big announcement for any organisation that has PII data it wants to move into Azure - a SQL Transparent Data Encryption TDE with Bring Your Own Key support has been released in preview. Yay!
Finally, Prashant Khandelwal has recorded a 20 minute video tutorial demonstrating how to enable Multi Factor Authentication for users in Azure Active Directory.
It's the endjin summer party today - we're all off to Meatopia 2017!
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
Kay Unkroth talks about Supporting Advanced Data Access Scenarios in Tabular 1400 Models.
Samuel Lester (@SQLSamLester) covers Power BI Desktop and The Case of the Missing Taskbar Icon.
Also on TechNet, Sam McNeill measures The Impact Of PowerBI via Usage Analytics By User.
On the Azure blog, Christian Wade (@_christianWade) writes about the Automation of Azure Analysis Services with Service Principals and PowerShell.
Jenny Jiang explains how to Debug Spark Code Running in Azure HDInsight from Your Desktop.
Samartha Chandrashekar talks about Machine Learning-based anomaly detection in Azure Stream Analytics.
Jen Stirrup shares an Azure Tools and Technologies Cheat Sheet.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On TechNet, Jeff Stoffel explains how to Get the latest with the Azure Webinar Series.
On the Azure blog, Paige Liu announces that Hortonworks has extended its IaaS offering on Azure with Cloudbreak.
Covering: Container Registry, Container Instances, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Web App for Containers
On MSDN, Aseem Bansal (@aseembansal) explains How to use VSTS docker task to push to AWS registry.
Also on the Azure blog, Pui Chee Chan announces Deploy to Kubernetes & Azure Container Service and Container Agent plugins.
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, Holger Linke blogs about PolyBase export of datetime values not using DATE_FORMAT.
On the Azure blog, Joseph Sack talks about Default compatibility level 140 for Azure SQL databases.
Judy Hanwen Shen talks about Azure CosmosDB change feed and Apache Spark.
On the Azure blog, Morgan Oslake covers the New performance levels and storage add-ons in Azure SQL Database.
Rebecca Zhang previews SQL Transparent Data Encryption with Bring Your Own Key support.
Covering: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, SDKs, Developer tool integrations, CLIs, Blockchain Workbench
On MSDN, The Visual Studio Team explain how to Create a CI/CD pipeline to Azure Service Fabric and Get hands on with Visual Studio for Mac, containers, and serverless code in the cloud.
On the Azure blog, Buck Hodges (@tfsbuck) talks about What's been brewing in Visual Studio Team Services in August 2017.
Mark Heath blogs about Azure Functions Visual Studio 2017 Tooling.
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
Prashant Khandelwal has recorded a 20 minute video tutorial demonstrating how to enable Multi Factor Authentication for users in Azure Active Directory
On MSDN, Holger Linke explains How to create an Azure AD application in PowerShell.
Troy Ault discusses Utilizing Key Vault to create credentials for automation.
On the Perficient blog, Jane Louis asks if you're Considering an Azure Active Directory Hybrid Identity Solution.
On TechNet, Bruno Gabrielli writes about the Active Directory Management Pack and an Addendum for Trust Monitoring.
Paul Jones writes about Dynamic Group Membership in Azure Active Directory, Part 1 and Part 2.
On the Azure blog, Thomas W Shinder (@tshinder) discusses SMB Version 1 disabled Azure Gallery Windows operating system images.
Thomas Roettinger explains how to Integrate Azure Stack into your datacenter.
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
On MSDN, Justin Conway explains how to Update Azure Service Bus Presence On The Classic Azure Portal.
Internet of Things
Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere
On MSDN, Sachin C Sheth writes about Directly storing streaming data into Azure Data Lake with Azure Event Hubs Capture Provider.
Zhidi Shang writes about a Handy Tool When You Develop With Azure 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, Troy Ault blogs about Automating Lab Environments with LabInaBox on Prem or in the Cloud.
On TechNet, Tsuyoshi Ushio (@sandayuu) covers Searching Log Analytics using Azure SDK with New Simpler Library "Fluent".
Stanislav Zhelyazkov (@StanZhelyazkov) talks about ARM Templates for Service Map Dependency Agent Deployment.
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
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) explains how to Configure Traffic Manager and Web Apps over SSL HTTPS using a custom domain.
John Savill (@NTFAQGuy) provides A number of FAQs dealing with advanced networking with Azure IaaS VMs.
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 MSDN, Lingxi Li writes about New Azure Feature Pack Release Strengthening ADLS Connectivity.
The Azure Storage team announces the public preview of Azure Archive Blob Storage and Blob-Level Tiering.
On the Azure blog, Chris Brooks shares the Azure Blob storage events preview.
Lavanya Kasarabada announces Default Encryption for Azure Blobs, Files, Table and Queue Storage.
Shubha Vijayasarathy writes about the Azure Data Lake Store Capture Provider for Event Hubs Capture.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
Also on MSDN, Sergiy Baydachnyy (@sbaidachni) explains How to cook Azure Mobile Apps node.js, Xamarin and .NET Standard.
On the Azure blog, Asir Selvasingh covers Azure Management Libraries for Java (v1.2).
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