Azure Weekly Issue 93: 18th September 2016
On the Azure blog this week, Tom Keane writes about why Azure for Government is your best choice, and the most comprehensive CJIS compliance.
Shubha Vijayasarathy unveils that Azure Event Hubs Archive is now in public preview, and Aravind Ramachandran explains how Azure DocumentDB powers the modern marketing intelligence platform.
Lavanya Kasarabada announces the general availability of Storage Service Encryption for Data at Rest, while Trinadh Kotturu shares details for the Microsoft OMS and System Center product meetup at Ignite 2016.
Finally, Richard Li announces Face Redaction for Azure Media Analytics.
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
Also on MSDN, Dave The Engineer walks through a learning guide for Azure Stream Analytics.
On Channel 9, Corey Sanders (@CoreySandersWA) talks about the Azure Bot built on the Microsoft Bot Framework.
On the MSSQL Tips site, Dattatrey Sindol (@dattatreysindol) gives you an overview of Big Data Stores in the Cortana Intelligence Suite.
On the Azure blog, Aravind Ramachandran (@arkramac) explains how Azure DocumentDB powers the modern marketing intelligence platform.
On TechNet, Eduard D invites you to a training event for Microsoft Partners on Azure for SQL Server Consultants.
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, Paco de la Cruz puts Azure Functions and WebJobs head-to-head, and asks where is it better to run background processes.
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 the Kloud blog, David Minnelli (@dminnelli) talks about things to consider for AD Application SSO and provisioning and discusses multi-valued directory extensions.
Wu Shuai blogs about the difference between the tokens used by Microsoft Graph API and Azure AD Graph API.
On Technet, Girish Chander (@chander_girish) unveils Azure AD is in the new Azure portal and it includes App proxy.
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
On MSDN, Justin Conway blogs about Azure Service Bus messaging, Relay, and Event Hubs namespace separation.
Felipe Senso blogs about what to consider while planning high availability for Service Bus.
On the Azure blog, David Armour (@Darmour_MSFT) invites you to join the Microsoft Azure Stack Meetup at Ignite 2016.
Sharath Suryanarayan reveals a StorSimple Virtual Array critical update for software version 10.0.10288.0 is now available, talks about File Servers and iSCSI Servers, describes the ROBO Scenario and announces update 3.0 for the StorSimple 8000 series.
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
Sarah Arnold shares a free ebook on the Fundamentals of Azure.
For Windows IT Pro, Richard Hay covers the interactive Azure Platform Big Picture.
Zach Kramer blogs about Microsoft Azure Government and ITAR compliance.
On the Azure blog, Tom Keane writes about why Azure for Government is your best choice, and the most comprehensive CJIS compliance.
Trinadh Kotturu (@f2003629) shares details for the Microsoft OMS and System Center product meetup at Ignite 2016.
On MSDN, the Application Insights Service Team have a notice on Application Insights planned maintenance on 09/20.
Trevor Hancock tells you how to work around the "Cannot create build definition as no hosted build controller could be found." message in Azure Portal.
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
On the Kloud blog, Hugh Badini discusses troubleshooting Azure Network security groups.
On TechNet, Tim Tetrick explains how to configure your security system with an Azure VPN.
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 Azure blog, Lavanya Kasarabada announces the general availability of Storage Service Encryption for Data at Rest.
On the Redmond magazine site, Jeffrey Schwartz (@JeffreySchwartz) reveals Backup Exec and NetBackup will finally connect to Azure Storage.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
On MSDN, Matt Farmer reveals a new XSLT policy for API Management.
On Channel 9, Byron Tardif (@bktv99) talks about the best App Service practices for large scale applications.
On Code Project, Tom Chantler (@TomChantler) shows you how to backup your SQLite database with zero downtime when running Ghost in Azure Web Apps.
On the Azure blog, Shubha Vijayasarathy unveils that Azure Event Hubs Archive is now in public preview.
On the Xamarin blog, Mike James (@MikeCodesDotNet) shows you how to start building Azure-connected apps with the Xamarin Shopping Demo app.
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