Azure Weekly Issue 77: 29th May 2016
On Azure this week, Kirpa Singh looks at turning on Windows features using Powershell DSC extension and Azure CLI, and Tom Moore looks at digging into network health using Application Insights extensibility.
Khalid Mouss shows you how to easily bring your SQL Server licenses to Azure VMs, while Ritesh Garodia explains how to diagnose and resolve issues with Azure Troubleshooting.
Joe Davies looks at the SharePoint Server 2016 dev/test farm in Azure, and Poornima Natarajan talks about Storage specific enhancements in Azure Site Recovery.
Finally, Manling Zhang blogs about Azure CDN highlights from Akamai release.
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
Back on MSDN, Pete Rodriguez shows you how to resize a Linux VM OS disk in Azure ARM.
Steve Lasker (@SteveLasker) blogs about Docker Containers as the new Binaries of deployment.
Thomas W Shinder (@tshinder) has insights on Container security with Azure Container Service ACS.
On TechNet, Kirill Kotlyarenko writes about virtual machine CPUs in Azure.
On Channel 9, AllenLi8 explains how service fabric is the next-generation cloud application platform for Hyper Scale, stateful and stateless microservices.
On the Azure blog, Khalid Mouss (@kmouss) shows you how to easily bring your SQL Server licenses to Azure VMs.
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
On the Kloud blog, Michael Pearn blogs about configuring Proxy for Azure AD Connect V188.8.131.52 and above.
On TechNet Dishan Francis writes about enabling Windows 10 authentication via Azure AD Join.
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
Thomas W Shinder (@tshinder) talks about the Azure Security Information site on Azure.com and explains how to improve security by migrating from Azure Service Management to Azure Resource Management.
On the Azure blog, Kirpa Singh looks at turning on Windows features using Powershell DSC extension and Azure CLI.
Also from the Azure blog, Tom Moore looks at digging into network health using Application Insights extensibility.
On TechNet, Rob Waggoner asks if your passwords are secure.
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
On MSDN, K. Moussa describes how to make Azure file shares persistent and how you can map it to local sub folders.
On TechNet, Rob Waggoner talks about Azure Site Recovery support for the Modern Portal.
On the Azure blog, Poornima Natarajan talks about Storage specific enhancements in Azure Site Recovery.
Also on Azure, Ritesh Garodia explains how to diagnose and resolve issues with Azure Troubleshooting.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Gopinath C H writes about multiple URL performance testing support for Azure Web Applications.
Scott Semyan (@scott_semyan) blogs about using the Azure REST APIs to retrieve Event Hub Metrics.
On the Perficient blog, Stan Tarnovskiy explains how to add custom claims to Azure Mobile App authentication.
Jon Gallant (@jongallant) explains how to get started with Azure IoT Hub and a UWP App.
Meanwhile on Code Project, Debasish Mishra talks about Enterprise Web Services in Azure.
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