Azure Weekly Issue 76: 15th May 2016
The first news comes from the Azure Team, and their blog post on platform supported migration of IaaS resources from Classic to Resource Manager and their Incremental update to Web Apps in Azure Stack PaaS services.
Jospeh Chan investigates how Halo 5 Guardians use Log Analytics for operational intelligence, and Harish Kumar Agarwal explains how data movement has been made faster in Azure.
Finally, Adrian Hall annouces the transition of Azure Mobile Serices to Azure App Service.
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
Back on MSDN, Ken Wang looks into troubleshooting Azure Stream Analytics jobs with SELECT INTO.
Also On MSDN, Susan Ibach (@HockeyGeekGirl) helps you learn if you would have survived the Titanic using Machine Learning.
On the .NET Curry blog, Mahesh Sabnis (@maheshdotnet) shows you how to Migrate from SQL Server to NoSQL using Azure DocumentDB.
John Savill (@NTFAQGuy) shares a free eBook on Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure.
Also from Azure, Joseph Chan (@jochan_msft) explains how Halo 5 guardians use Log Analytics in Microsoft Azure for operational intelligence.
Staying with Azure, Tracy Daugherty announces Azure SQL Database elastic pools are now generally available.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On the Azure podcast (@AzurePodcast) there's a talk with Neil Mackenzie, a Cloud Solution Architech at Microsoft.
On MSDN, Leonardo Villar (@Villarleovillar) explains how to understand CPU metric data from Azure Cloud Services.
On the Azure blog, Bryon Surace looks at Azure Test Drives in preview.
the Microsoft Openness Team reveal Forrester have name Microsoft Azure a leader in Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions.
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
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
On the MSDN blog, Michael Howard (@michael_howard) writes about cloud-based solutions, threat modeling and shared security responsibility.
Over on TechNet, Paulo Marques has the May 2016 edition of Azure Powershell and Azure SDK 2.9 Changes.
John Savill (@NTFAQGuy) explains why Ingress Data is free to Azure, when notifications are given for Azure maintenance, and the requirements for Azure services in China and Australia.
The Azure Team (@Azure) blogs about the platform supported migration of IaaS resources from Classic to Resource Manager.
Also on the Azure blog, Tejas Karmarkar announces the availability of STAR-CCM+ on Azure.
To end this section, James van Den Berg (@JamesvandenBerg) has details on the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow in The Hague May 19-20 2016.
On the Azure blog, Tiffany Wissner reveals Azure is still the best place for software as a service.
Covering: Media services, Encoding, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Azure Media Player, Content Protection, Media Analytics, Video Indexer
On the Azure blog, Sudheer Sirivara, Director Azure Media Services, announces general availability of Azure CDN from Akamai.
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
Back on MSDN, the Onecode Team shows you how to extend the Azure Traffic Manager probe for multi-port or path.
On TechNet, Karina Galea explains how to troubleshoot network security groups.
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
Meanwhile Freek Berson (@fberson) explains how to use Azure File Services to store application configuration files for Azure RemoteApp.
On the Azure blog, Manoj Kumar Jain announces Azure Site Recovery now has a simplified experience, plus support for ARM and CSP.
Also from Azure, Trinadh Kotturu (@f2003629) writes about the general availability of Recovery Services vault and the Azure Backup support for ARM VMs.
On TechNet, Joe Davies (@JoeDavi70700933) blogs about the Microsoft cloud storage for enterprise architects poster.
On the SQL Server Pro site, Michael Otey shows you how to increase your storage efficiency with SQL Server Stretch Databases.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
While on MSDN, Cristhian Uribe writes about the most frequent issues when deploying a new Azure App Service Environment ASE.
On the Daily Dot Net Tips blog, Abhijit Jana (@AbhijitJana) covers transfering your existing Application Insights Mobile Apps to HockeyApp.
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