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Azure Weekly Issue 391: 16th October 2022

As it's the week of Microsoft Ignite 2022, this edition is somewhat epic in length due to the number of general availability and public preview announcements; so I'd suggest you prepare your favourite beverage and settle into read this issue. As ever a great place to start is Microsoft's very own Book of News, which has a summary of of the main announcements. You can catch up on all the sessions, or you can focus on the spotlights for different geographic areas (UK / Latin America / Japan / Germany / France / China).

I've not had a chance to watch many sessions yet, but have bookmarked a few: Making cloud native easier: Architecting the next-gen Azure PaaS, Automated cloud application testing with Azure and Playwright, Hidden gems and live coding with .NET 7 (why isn't your app scaling?), Ask the Experts: Introducing Microsoft Syntex – Content AI for the Microsoft Cloud, Deep dive into and Cloud Native Architectures, and Inside Azure Innovations with Mark Russinovich

I also wanted to highlight some good articles from endjin folk as I know how much work has gone into writing each of these, and it would be a shame for them to be drowned out by all the annoucements from Ignite. Mike Larah shares 5 lessons learnt from using Power Automate to automate a complex business process. Jon George continues his series "Bye bye Azure Functions, Hello Azure Container Apps" with part 3 covering Build and deployment pipelines, and our first big problem. James Broome published the final two parts of his series about planning and delivering successful and impactful data analytics projects - Deliver insights incrementally with data pipelines and How to define business requirements for a successful cloud data & analytics project. Barry Smart publishes the final part in his series focusing on Total Cost of Ownership and how it applies to IT projects (including cloud modernization and cost optimization.) in Putting total cost of ownership (TCO) into action. He also kicks off a new series: What are Synapse Analytics Database Templates and why should you use them? And finally a reminder of our free, in-person Modern Data DevOps (Data Mesh + Lake House) with Azure Synapse Analytics Workshop in London (UK) on Nov 2nd.

AI + Machine Learning

Covering: Anomaly detector, Azure Bot Service, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Open Datasets, Bing APIs, Cognitive Services, Computer Vision, Content moderator, Custom vision, Data Science Virtual Machines, Face, Form Recogniser, Immersive Reader, Ink Recogniser, Language Understanding (LUIS), Machine Learning Studio, Microsoft Genomics, ML.NET, Personaliser, Project Cortex, QnA Maker, Speaker Recognition, Speech-to-Text, Speech translation, Text Analytics, Text to Speech , Translator Speech, Translator Text


Covering: Apache Spark for HDInsight, Apache Storm for HDInsight, Azure Analysis Services, Azure Data Explorer, Azure Data Share, Azure Databricks, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Synapse Analytics, Data Catalog, Data Factory, Data Lake Analytics, Event Hubs, HDInsight, .NET for Apache Spark, R Server for HDInsight, Azure Purview


Covering: Azure CycleCloud, Azure Dedicated Host, Azure Functions, Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple, Batch, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances, Service Fabric, Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Scale Sets


Covering: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Red Hat OpenShift, CNAB, CNCF, Container Instances, Container Registry, Porter, WSL, Web App for Containers


Covering: Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Database for MariaDB, Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Database Edge, Azure Cache for Redis, SQL Data Warehouse, SQL Server on virtual machines, SQL Server Stretch Database, Table storage

Developer Tools

Covering: App Configuration, Azure Lab Services, CLIs, Developer tool integrations, SDKs, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio Online


Covering: Azure Artifacts, Azure Boards, Azure DevOps, Azure Pipelines, Azure Repos, Azure Test Plans, Azure DevTest Labs, DevOps tool integrations


Covering: Azure Active Directory (AD), Azure Active Directory B2C, Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Internet of Things

Covering: Azure Digital Twins, Azure IoT Central, Azure IoT Edge, Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT solution accelerators, Azure Maps, Azure Sphere, Azure Time Series Insights, IoT DevKit, WildernessLabs, Windows 10 IoT Core Services


Covering: Microsoft Certifications, Azure Certifications, Microsoft Learning Paths, Certification Pathway Information

Management and Governance

Covering: Automation, Azure Advisor, Azure Backup, Azure Blueprints, Azure Lighthouse, Azure Managed Applications, Azure mobile app, Azure Monitor, Azure Policy, Azure Resource Manager, Azure Service Health, Azure Site Recovery, Cloud Shell, Cost Management, Microsoft Azure portal, Scheduler, Azure Purview


Covering: Azure Media Player, Content Protection, Encoding, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Media Analytics, Media Services, Video Indexer


Covering: App Service (Mobile), Mobile apps, Notification Hubs, Visual Studio App Centre, Xamarin


Covering: Application Gateway, Azure Bastion, Azure DNS, Azure ExpressRoute, Azure Firewall, Azure Firewall Manager, Azure Front Door, Azure Internet Analyzer, Azure Private Link, Content Delivery Network, Load Balancer, Network Watcher, Traffic Manager, Virtual Network, Virtual WAN, VPN Gateway, Web Application Firewall


Covering: Archive Storage, Avere vFXT for Azure, Azure Data Lake Store, Azure FXT Edge Filer, Azure HPC Cache, Azure NetApp Files, Blob Storage, Disk Storage, File Storage, Managed Disks, Queue Storage, Storage Accounts, Storage Explorer, StorSimple


Covering: API apps, API Management, App Service (Web), Azure Cognitive Search, Azure SignalR Service, Azure Spring Cloud, Web apps

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