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Azure Weekly Issue 87: 7th August 2016

On the endjin blog, Jess Panni compares AWS, Azure and the Google Cloud Platform on ComputeStorage & Content Delivery and Database

Corey Sanders announces that the Azure N-Series preview is now available, while James Staten explains why IaaS isn't your only path to outsized gains, and Nicole Herskowitz disscusses how Microsoft is a Gartner cloud computing leader across IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

On the Azure blog, Mike Gresley writes about the new visual alerts added to Application Insights metric widget for VSTS dashboards, and talks about an Application Insights work item integration with GitHub

Tejas Karmarkar announces that ANSYS CFD and Microsoft Azure perform the best HPC scalability in the cloud, and Alice Rison unveils that Microsoft has obtained new cloud-centric ISO 27017 certification.  

Christina Compy announces the Internal Load Balancer and Resource Manager have VNet support, meanwhile Frank Weigel reveals the general availability of Azure Logic Apps

Aditi Gangwar writes about incremental backups on Microsoft Azure Backup and saving on long term storage, and Jan Engelsberg announces that Azure SQL Database new premium performance level P15 is generally available.

Mingfei Yan shares the news that Apple FairPlay Streaming for Azure Media Services is generally available, whilst Shubha Vijayasarathy writes about Service Bus and the new Azure portal.  

Mirek Sztajno discusses GA for Azure AD authentication in SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, and Sam George introduces Azure IoT support for X.509 certificates.

Finally Swaroop Krishnamurthy announces that Azure Active Directory B2C is generally available in North America.


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


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

Developer Tools

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


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


Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service

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