Azure Weekly Issue 89: 21st August 2016
On the Azure blog, Lily Kim introduces the Azure Government Blog, and Mackenzie Frackleton explains how to accelerate your insights with Application Insights Performance Counters.
Evan Boyle reveals Portal support for Azure Search blob and table indexers is now in preview, while Giridhar Mosay announces alerting and monitoring for Azure Backup.
Finally Ron Matchoro blogs about Azure SQL Database Threat Detection, and Manling Zhang announces HTTP/2 support for all customers with Azure CDN from Akamai.
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, Jason H explains how to make a custom role for users to create an Azure Data Factory.
Mahesh M Kshirsagar writes about MPP, DWU and PolyBase in Azure SQL Data warehouse.
On the Azure blog, Evan Boyle (@_Evan_Boyle) reveals Portal support for Azure Search blob and table indexers is now in preview.
On MSDN, Holger Linke writes about unexpected select queries seen in the Performance Overview of the Azure Portal.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On TechNet, Larry Zhang discusses Leveraging VM Fleet Testing and the performance of Storage Space Direct.
Haishi Bai (@HaishiBai2010) explains how Nginx as a pre-packaged Service Fabric is made.
Trond Hindenes (@trondhindenes) delves into using Elasticsearch and Azure Functions to store Azure Activity Logs for analysis.
ON MSDN, Sarah Arnold has a call for aspiring Microsoft Azure specialists.
Thomas W Shinder (@tshinder) shares a pro tip on sending email from Azure Virtual Machines to external domains.
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 MSDN, Holger Linke writes about the Timeout and ADALGetAccessToken Error with AAD connections.
On TechNet, Bulent Ozkir walks through Deploying your MFA Server on premises that is integrated with the ADFS server.
Steve Faehl shares an Azure AD B2B walkthrough.
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
On the Redmond magazine site, Jeffrey Schwartz (@JeffreySchwartz) explains how Microsoft is taking no chances with Azure Stack rollout.
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 Kloud blog, Darren Robinson (@darrenjrobinson) writes about connecting to and using the Azure MFA Web Service SDK Server SOAP API with Powershell.
On MSDN, Greg Oliver (@GoLiveMSFT) looks into passing complex parameters to new Azure RM Resource Group deployment inside an Azure Automation Runbook.
Peter Hauge describes how to create a Monster Build Agent in Azure for cheap.
Stphane Goudeau (@stephgou66) talks about provisioning the Azure Kubernetes infrastructure with a declarative template.
Thomas W Shinder (@tshinder) unveils Azure Compliance in the Context of New Zealand Security and Privacy Requirements White Paper is now available, explains how to ramp up on Operations Management Suite Security & Compliance, shares 10 Azure Security technologies you want to know about now and talks about the Cloud security mindset.
On TechNet, Kriti Jindal explains how to deploy & setup Server management tools.
Fabien Dibot (@fdibot) describes how to create a Docker Datacenter on Microsoft Azure.
On the Azure blog, Lily Kim introduces the Azure Government Blog.
Mackenzie Frackleton explains how to accelerate your insights with Application Insights Performance Counters.
Covering: Media services, Encoding, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Azure Media Player, Content Protection, Media Analytics, Video Indexer
On the Azure blog, Manling Zhang announces HTTP/2 support for all customers with Azure CDN from Akamai.
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, Shannon Gowen shares somes Azure resiliency technical guidance.
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 the Kloud blog, Peter Aram explains how to replicate client OS to Azure with Site Recovery.
On the Perficient blog, Joe Palarchio (@JoePalarchio) covers how to import PSTs from Azure Storage via PowerShell.
On TechNet, Rob Waggoner answers a question about backups.
On the Azure blog, Giridhar Mosay announces alerting and monitoring for Azure Backup.
Ron Matchoro blogs about Azure SQL Database Threat Detection.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
Jon Gallant (@jongallant) explains how to directly connect to Azure IoT Hub's underlying Event Hub.
On Code Project, Abhishek Mishra (@AbhishekOnRocks) writes about building a basic IoT solution using the Azure IoT Hub.
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