Azure Weekly Issue 90: 28th August 2016
On the endjin blog this week, Jess Panni compares and contrasts AWS, Azure and the Google Cloud Platform on their Internet of Things offerings.
In Azure news, James Staten writes about why enterprises trust Azure with their apps and data and Mimi Xu explains how to retrieve platform notification system error details with Azure Notification Hubs.
Jovan Popovic announces that JSON support is generally available in the Azure SQL Database, whilst Mikkel Riis talks about networking for a hybrid application environment.
Lastly, Rajeev Jain blogs about implementing Microsoft's hybrid cloud solution.
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 MSSQL Tips site, Dattatrey Sindol (@dattatreysindol) shares an overview of information management in the Cortana Intelligence Suite.
On the Azure blog, Jovan Popovic announces that JSON support is generally available in the Azure SQL Database.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On MSDN, Lee Stott (@lee_stott) talks about Using Amazon Lambda or Google Cloud Function, and encourages you to check out Azure Functions.
Usman Ur Rehman Ahmed (@usman_ur_rehman) runs PowerShell on Azure Linux VM as a Docker Container in 4 simple steps.
Haishi Bai (@HaishiBai2010) looks into running Windows Server containers on Azure Virtual Machines.
On TechNet, J.C. Hornbeck explains how to prepare a Windows VHD for upload to Microsoft Azure.
On Channel 9, Mark Fussell features in the first episode of the Service Fabric series.
Kirill Kotlyarenko discusses the Azure subscription migration to CSP.
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
Taiseer Joudeh (@TJoudeh) writes about the Azure Active Directory B2C overview and policies management (part 1) and the secure ASP.NET Web API 2 using Azure AD B2C (part 2).
On the Catapult Systems blog, Chad Simmons talks about the Azure AD join error code 8018000a.
On TechNet, Shannon Gowen writes about using Azure AD Dynamic Groups with SharePoint Online.
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
Thomas W Shinder (@tshinder) walks through Azure Log SIEM configuration steps and searches for Azure Security Superstars to be Azure Security MVPs.
On the Kloud blog, Darren Robinson (@darrenjrobinson) explains how to quickly recover from a FAILED AzureRM Virtual Machine using Powershell.
Henry Buckle discusses passing object arrays to ARM templates.
On the PowerShell Magazine site, Ravikanth C (@ravikanth) shares an Azure DevTest Labs Artifact for installing PowerShell on Linux.
On the Azure blog, James Staten (@Staten7) writes about why enterprises trust Azure with their apps and data.
Shantaram P announces some upcoming changes to how you log into Visual Studio Team Services.
On KEMP, Jeff Fisher (@jeffrey_fisher) reveals that KEMP360 simplifies visibility and control for Azure Application delivery.
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 MSDN, Ashish Thapliyal (@ashishth) attaches additional Azure storage accounts to the cluster.
Brenda Y Lee reveals the Azure Import/Export Service is generally available in Azure Government.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On the endjin blog, Jess Panni (@JessPanni) pits together AWS, Azure and the Google Cloud Platform on the Internet of Things.
On the Azure blog, Mimi Xu explains how to retrieve platform notification system error details with Azure Notification Hubs.
On TechNet, Jonathan Gardner (@jgardner04) covers application development and infrastructure as code.
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