Azure Weekly Issue 141: 10th September 2017
On the Azure blog this week, Kristian Nese explains how to Create flexible ARM templates using conditions and logical functions.
Charlie Satterfield writes about Proactively monitoring cloud operations with Microsoft Azure Stack, and Yorke Rhodes III discusses Microsoft joining IC3 in advancing blockchain enterprise readiness.
Ruchi Chopra previews Seamless cost reporting and analysis for Enterprise customers, while Sam George talks about Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service preview automates device connection and configuration.
And Krishna Mamidipaka blogs about how Azure Stream Analytics drives retail industry transformation with real-time insights.
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
On Programming For Fun, Prashant Khandelwal writes about Extracting Text From Images Using Computer Vision API And Azure Function
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
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On TechNet, John Knightly (@johnaknightly) writes about Customizing, Exporting and Importing Azure VM Diagnostic Settings.
Michael Crump Shares Azure Tips and Tricks on Using the Table Parameter in the Azure CLI, Configuring the Azure CLI to set Output Defaults and more, Connecting to Windows VMs with RDP and Connecting to a Linux VM with SSH.
Sam Cogan (@samcogan) talks about Building Azure Scale Set Images with Packer and DSC.
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) asks if RDP connection is open by default for VMs inside Azure.
Covering: Container Registry, Container Instances, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Web App for Containers
On MSDN, Jim Cheshire talks about Things You Should Know for Web Apps and Linux.
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, John P Hoang writes about a Common ISV application patterns using Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Murshed Zaman (@MurshedAzurecat) talks about Azure SQL Data Warehouse Workload Patterns and Anti-Patterns.
On the Azure blog, Fernando Oliveira discusses Bot conversation history with Azure Cosmos DB.
Rohan Kumar talks about Microsoft at PostgresOpen 2017.
Vincent-Philippe Lauzon discusses Hacking to access a graph in Cosmos DB with SQL / DocumentDB API.
Covering: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, SDKs, Developer tool integrations, CLIs, Blockchain Workbench
On MSDN, Aaron Hallberg writes about Visual Studio Team Services Encryption at Rest.
Sandeep Chadda reveals Wiki supports HTML tags, anchor links, and much more.
Clemens Reijnen (@ClemensReijnen) discusses how to Use Azure availability tests and load tests to analyze the decoupling needs of your system (handson).
On the .NET Curry blog, Gouri Sohoni walks through Using Test Hub in VSTS to run Automated Tests on Web applications.
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) walks through Configuring Remote PowerShell to a Remote Active Directory Forest for FIM/MIM GalSync.
On MSDN, Isha Gupta blogs about Swagger Authentication against Azure AD B2C.
On TechNet, Bruno Gabrielli writes about the Active Directory Federation Service Management Pack, Addendum.
On the Azure blog, Charlie Satterfield writes about Proactively monitoring cloud operations with Microsoft Azure Stack.
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
On MSDN, Michal Chmielus explains How to bind Dynamics CRM with Azure Logic Apps.
Bill Wilder blogs about Logic Apps at Boston Azure and Logic Apps & Functions at Granite State SharePoint Users Group.
Yorke Rhodes III discusses Microsoft joining IC3 in advancing blockchain enterprise readiness.
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, Krishna Mamidipaka blogs about how Azure Stream Analytics drives retail industry transformation with real-time insights.
Sam George (@samjgeorge) talks about Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service preview automates device connection and configuration.
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 the Kloud blog, John Downs covers Monitoring Azure Storage Queues with Application Insights and Azure Monitor.
On the Catapult Systems blog, Cameron Fuller blogs about UI Changes after converting a Log Analytics workspace to the new query language and explains How to configure Power BI to regularly update data from an upgraded Log Analytics workspace.
On MSDN, Shailesh Agre talks about the Microsoft BizTalk Server Webinar Series.
On TechNet, Tsuyoshi Ushio (@sandayuu) explains How to use Azure SDK for Go by example for terraform contributor (Part 1).
On the Azure blog, Kristian Nese explains how to Create flexible ARM templates using conditions and logical functions.
Andy Thomas blogs about Azure housekeeping with bash and CLI 2.0.
On the Azure blog, Ruchi Chopra previews Seamless cost reporting and analysis for Enterprise customers.
Mark Heath Introduces the Azure CLI.
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
Sarah Weldon reveals that Network Performance Monitor is now generally available in Azure Government.
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, Kay Unkroth walks through Using Azure Analysis Services on Top of Azure Data Lake Storage.
Kyle Deeds announces the General Availability of Blob Storage (Hot/Cool) in US Gov Virginia.
Nicole Welch discusses Moving files between Azure Storage and RHEL.
On the Azure blog, Cathy Palmer explains how to Run Hortonworks clusters and easily access Azure Data Lake.
On TechNet, Shannon Gowen shares some Online training for Azure Data Lake.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On the Kloud blog, Bradley Smith walks through Building websites with Ionic Framework, Angular and Microsoft Azure App Services.
On MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) explains How to make an App Setting or Connection String sticky and talks about the Database connection string when swapping between App Servers slots.
On the Azure blog, Asir Selvasingh covers Azure Management Libraries for .NET - v1.2.
Apurva Joshi shares an Overview on Web App for Containers and Azure App Service on Linux.
Nir Mashkowski writes about the General availability of App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers.
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