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Azure Weekly Issue 147: 22nd October 2017

Firstly if you're going to Future Decoded I'm very pleased to announce that endjin are presenting a session about our experiences with Cosmos DB; James Broome & Mike Larah will be talking about how we used Cosmos DB in a recent project to build an Aircraft Predictive Maintenance system. I've sat in on a couple of rehersals and it's a great talk. See you on the 1st of November from 11:30 – 12:30 in L3 – Session Room 11.

Microsoft have finally provided a multi-cloud comparison map which Azure and AWS Cloud Services at a Glance. It's not quite as detailed as our Cloud Comparison Poster (which covers Google Cloud Platform and provides a review of the available services), but I'm glad Microsoft is starting to help people make the comparison, as from our experiences most organisations are experimenting with multiple cloud platforms.

The Azure API Management Team talk about New Admin UI and Mocks on Azure Friday. There's an interesting article about handling 1 Million predictions/sec with Machine Learning Server web service (formerly R Server).

You can now lift and shift your SSIS packages to run on Azure with Azure Data Factory v2, and Jenny Jiang announces the Microsoft Cosmos DB in Azure Storage Explorer public preview (yay!)

Christian Wolf writes about Azure Service Bus and Azure Event Hubs Geo-disaster recovery previews being released and Yi Zhong covers Benefits of using the Azure IoT SDKs, and pitfalls to avoid if you don't.

Yossi Yossifon reveals Azure Log Analytics workspace upgrades are in progress and Tom Keane announces new Azure Government capabilities for classified mission-critical workloads.

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


Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances


Covering: Container Registry, Container Instances, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Web App for Containers


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

Developer Tools

Covering: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, SDKs, Developer tool integrations, CLIs, Blockchain Workbench


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


Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid

Internet of Things

Covering: IoT Hub, IoT Suite, IoT Edge, IoT Central, IoT solution accelerators, Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere

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


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


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


Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service

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