Azure Weekly Issue 81: 26th June 2016
The last two Cloud Cover shows have been particularly interesting; episode 207: looks at the Netflix Spinnaker open source project, which is a cross-cloud platform (AWS, Google, Kubernetes & Cloud Foundary) CI/CD pipeline and Microsoft have just added 1st class support to Azure. Episode 208 looks at Blockchain, Ethereum & the Azure Marketplace.
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) has an interesing post asserting that vertical scalability is dead end, especialy when your app runs in cloud.
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 TechNet, Harsha Bennur (@HBennur) has an introduction to data science, machine learning, and the partner opportunity.
Rob Davies (@rodavies) explains how to ingest Azure Diagnostic logging in Log Analytics OMS - Part 1 and Part 2.
On the MSSQL Tips site, Mohammed Moinudheen looks at accessing the SQL Server instance on Azure VM using a local copy of Management Studio.
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 blog, Raman Kumar announces that General availability of Azure DevTest Labs – VSTS extension and Clemens Reijnen discusses Azure DevTest Labs.
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) explains why vertical scalability is a dead end, especialy when your app runs in the cloud.
On the Azure blog, John Bruno announces that Microsoft Azure Government adds Premium Storage and expanded virtual machine image coverage and Tom Keane blogs about Azure Government cloud expands coverage with DoD Impact Level 4 Provisional Authorization, ITAR readiness and FedRAMP High
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
Gunjan Jain (@gunjanjain123) announces Azure Active Directory is a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant.
On Windows IT Pro, Bill Stewart explains how to get BitLocker Recovery Information from AD using PowerShell.
On the Catapult Systems blog, Chad Simmons blogs about ConfigMgr reporting of AD timestamps.
On TechNet, Aaron Guilmette explains how to remove an unwanted ProxyAddress pattern from users via AADConnect.
Glenn Blinckmann asks if you can provision an enterprise Office 365 tenant without a provisioning system.
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 Docker blog, Michael Friis (@friism) describes Introducing the Docker for AWS and Azure Beta, Trisha McCanna describes Docker Datacenter in AWS and Azure in a few clicks, on Channel 9, Corey Sanders talks about Tuesdays with Corey: DockerCon Announcements Tuesdays With Corey and the Openness Team describes how Microsoft and Docker deliver container innovation for the enterprise
On TechNet, Yuri Diogenes (@yuridiogenes) explores considerations when enabling Data Collection in Azure Security Center.
On the Azure blog, Gareth Bradshaw discusses DNS security appliances in Azure.
Meanwhile on Kloud, Justin Yoo talks about creating Web Tests for Application Insights Programmatically.
Covering: Media services, Encoding, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Azure Media Player, Content Protection, Media Analytics, Video Indexer
On the Azure blog, Mingfei Yan (@mingfeiy) announces that Azure Media Services has added support to manage resources through Azure Resources Manager.
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: 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 TechNet, Ajit Kumar Thakur explains how to create a Blob Container in Azure Storage.
James van Den Berg (@JamesvandenBerg) writes about the SQL Server Backup to Microsoft Azure Tool and guides you through SQL 2016 Hybrid Hyperscale Architecture and implementation.
On the Azure blog, Adam Glick updates the high availability and disaster recovery app design.
Sharath Suryanarayan announces StorSimple Virtual Array, software version 10.0.10280.0 (Update 0.2) is now available.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Jim Cheshire writes about troubleshooting Azure App Service Apps using Web Server Logs.
Prashant Pratap talks about the App Service Plan and moving Azure Websites from one AppServicePlan to another.
Rick Rainey (@rickraineytx) explains how to Add a Custom Device to the Azure IoT Suite Remote Monitoring Solution and on Code Project, Intel Corporation blogs about Using Microsoft Azure IoT Suite with Intel IoT Devices and Gateways
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