Azure Weekly Issue 79: 5th June 2016
Kevin Ngo introduces Azure SQL Data Warehouse Premium Storage for greater performance predictability, while Pranav Rastogi has the May update on Azure Redis Cache.
Finally Mike Emard announces that StorSimple supports cool Blob storage.
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
On MSDN, Ray Fleming (@RayFleming) walks talks about learning Data Science through a free online course.
Susan Ibach (@HockeyGeekGirl) looks at getting started with Machine Learning using a Wisconsin Breast Cancer dataset.
On the Azure blog, Kevin Ngo introduces Azure SQL Data Warehouse Premium Storage for greater performance predictability.
Pranav Rastogi has the May update on Azure Redis Cache.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On TechNet, J.C. Hornbeck has an important update regarding Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC).
Rob Waggoner calculates the variable cost of his Azure workload.
On the Azure Zone blog, Lee Grant provides an introduction to Microsoft Azure Microservices.
From Visual Studio Magazine, Michael Domingo (@domingophoto) writes about a different take on trial software: Azure Test Drives.
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, Lucian Franghiu (@lucianfrango) has an Azure multi-factor authentication MFA cheat sheet.
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 TechNet, the Scripting Guys (@ScriptingGuys) explain how to retrieve Azure Resource Manager virtual machine properties by using PowerShell – Part 1 and Part 4.
On Channel 9, Neil Gat makes an ARM template from SCRATCH.
Christos Matskas (@ChristosMatskas) covers working with Azure ARM templates in Visual Studio Code.
Clemens Reijnen (@ClemensReijnen) talks about building a DevOps assessment tool with VSTS, Azure PaaS and OneShare in minutes.
On MSDN, John Taubensee (@jtaubensee) explains why users with RBAC enabled in the new Azure portal may encounter errors in the classic portal.
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) talks about the things that we should consider when the content stored in Azure shouldn't leave a specific country.
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
On TechNet, Joe Davies (@JoeDavi70700933) writes about the new ExpressRoute section for the Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster.
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, Katrien De Graeve (@katriendg) talks about Azure ARM template for Cool Storage, John Savill writes about What is Azure Cool Storage and on the Azure blog, Mike Emard announces that StorSimple supports cool Blob storage
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Ben Perkins walks through setting Application Request Routing – ARR Affinity for your Azure App Service.
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