Azure Weekly Issue 83: 3rd July 2016
On the Azure blog this week, Adrash Solanki announces the public preview of Video OCR, and Drew McDaniel blogs about the general availability of IaaS migration from classic to Resource Manager.
James Staten talks about using the power and simplicity of Containers to tame your IT, while Adam Glick announces the new high availability checklist is now available.
Finally Pranav Rastogi looks at installing solutions built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, and Stephen Baron shares an update on the DocumentDB throughput calculator.
On a personal note, I'm proud to announce I have been made an Azure MVP for 2016.
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 the Azure blog, Stephen Baron shares an update on the DocumentDB throughput calculator.
Pranav Rastogi (@rustd) looks at installing solutions built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On the Kloud blog, Justin Yoo (@justinchronicle) delves into code management in serverless computing, with AWS Lambda and Azure Functions.
On MSDN, Brenda Y Lee reveals the new VM images available in Azure Government.
Clemens Reijnen (@ClemensReijnen) writes about 3 forces and 5 tips to stay relevant on changing DevOps.
Rossano Vitulli delves into migrating Azure IaaS SQL Server AlwaysOn Cluster to Premium Storage.
On MSDN, Rossano Vitulli looks at reducing the size of Azure Data Disks.
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
On MSDN, Sean Feldman (@sfeldman) blogs about the centralized Dead Letter Queue with Azure Service Bus.
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 Daily Dot Net Tips blog, Abhijit Jana (@AbhijitJana) explores Telemetry Trends using the Application Insights Trends Tool in Visual Studio.
On Azure, Drew McDaniel blogs about the general availability of IaaS migration from classic to Resource Manager.
Also on the Azure blog, James Staten (@Staten7) talks about using the power and simplicity of Containers to tame your IT.
On the Azure blog, Adam Glick announces the new high availability checklist is now available.
On MSDN, Adam Conkle explains how to execute a synchronous Azure PowerShell cmdlet multiple times at once, using a single PowerShell session.
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, Bulent Ozkir explains how to resize your VNET Gateway from Basic to High Performance.
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
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) discusses things we should know about Cold Tier Storage - Part 1 and Part 2.
On Windows IT Pro, John Savill writes about converting General Storage Accounts to Blob Storage Accounts.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
Ben Perkins explains how to view the event logs of your Azure App Service and finding the root cause of the Azure App Service appLens.
On MSDN, Matt Farmer explains How to monetize APIs with Azure API Management.
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