Azure Weekly Issue 98: 23rd October 2016
Welcome to the 98th edition of the Azure Weekly Newsletter.
Joe Davies explains how the Contoso Corporation is implementing Azure services, and Vitaly Gorbenko shares the release preview of Microsoft System Center and Application Insights integration.
Finally, Kirill Gavrylyuk writes about DocumentDB updates in the Azure Portal.
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 Machine Learning and Analytics in the Cortana Intelligence Suite.
Rod Trent (@rodtrent) shares a free eBook on data science using Microsoft SQL Server 2016.
Covering: Virtual Machines, Functions, Batch, Service Fabric, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
On MSDN, Dan E. Price talks about VMSS and ARM VM series offerings for Azure Government.
Maheshk (@MahesKBlr) tells you how to list all available VM sizes in a region using .NET ARM endpoint.
Wasim Bloch blogs about Azure Virtual Machine unique IDs.
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, Ajay Jagannathan (@AjayMSFT) blogs about integrating PolyBase with Cloudera using Active Directory authentication.
On TechNet, Andre Della Monica writes about managing access at scale with Azure AD.
Covering: Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Grid
On the Netwrix site, Anastasia Antonova explains how the new Netwrix Auditor 8.5 offers 360-degree visibility for hybrid cloud security.
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 MSDN, Ahmed Farag writes about a common problem when using Azure resource groups & RBAC, explains how to use Azure PowerShell SDK and talks about custom Azure RBAC roles and how to extend existing role definitions scope.
Felipe Senso talks about PowerShell cmdlets and how these manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines.
Simon J.K. Pedersen looks into a custom Azure Portal dashboard with ARM templates.
Janne Mattila (@janne_mattila) covers Legacy apps to Azure with PowerShell DSC and CI + CD.
The Application Insights Service Team let you know about some planned maintenance.
Thomas W Shinder (@tshinder) blogs about what's new in the Azure Security Center and the difference between an Azure Security Center alert and an MSRC notification.
Vitaly Gorbenko shares the release preview of Microsoft System Center and Application Insights integration.
Radu Vunvulea (@RaduVunvulea) discusses running the native .NET application in Docker .NET Framework 4.6.2 and explains how Docker containers can make WIN32 API calls and use COM and ASP.NET WebForms.
On the Azure blog, Matt Rathbun covers how architecting secure solutions just got easier.
On the Azure blog, Joe Davies (@JoeDavi70700933) explains how the Contoso Corporation is implementing Azure services.
Santosh Hari invites you to see the Azure Doctors.
Covering: Media services, Encoding, Live and On-Demand Streaming, Azure Media Player, Content Protection, Media Analytics, Video Indexer
On Channel 9, Adam Glick talks about website speed with Azure Storage and CDN.
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 MSDN, Kim Spilker talks about Azure Network security.
Naeem Khedarun (@NaeemKhedarun) discusses the Azure Networking bandwidth, and pits together Public IP and Peered Networking.
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
Tom Kerkhove (@TomKerkhove) determines what data storage fits your needs in Azure.
Covering: App Service (Web), API Management, Content Delivery Network, Azure Search, Web apps, Azure SignalR Service
Also on MSDN, Ben Perkins (@csharpguitar) explains How he connected a console application to a Web API protected by an Azure Active Directory.
Tom Kerkhove (@TomKerkhove) covers building a scalable and secure Internet-of-Things on Microsoft Azure.
On Code Project, Gustavo Mobrice talks about using Azure Logic Apps with HTTP requests.
The Intel Corporation blog about connecting to Microsoft Azure with Node-RED and a gateway to commercial cloud solutions with Azure IoT.
Over on Wintellect, Paul Ballard invites you to a webinar introducing the Azure IoT Suite.
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