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Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:
- Back up Azure VMs directly from the VM blade
- New Quickstart experience for Web Apps
- Query Store is turned on by default for Azure SQL Database
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Here are some of the most notable links from the week:
- How big is the Microsoft Azure Cloud? by Chris Pietschmann
- Provision NVidia GPUs and N-Series Virtual Machines in Azure by Chris Pietschmann via Opsgility
- Free eBook: Containerized Docker Application Lifecycle with Microsoft Platform and Tools by Chris Pietschmann
- Azure IoT Hub Awarded 9 Industry Certifications for Public Cloud Computing via Microsoft IoT
- Sneak peek: A new Azure Cloud Console by Brendan Burns
- New Quickstart experience for App Service Web App by Byron Tardif
- Real Tooling for Azure Functions in Visual Studio by Andreas Helland
Here’s a collection of some of the most note worthy blog articles posted over the past week:
- Azure Subscription Spending Limit Reached! Now What? by Chris Pietschmann via Opsgility
- Create a VSTS Extension that uses Azure Functions by Gouri Sohoni
- Query Store ON is the new default for Azure SQL Database by Borko Novakovic
- Running Python Webjob on Azure App Services using non-default python version by Prashanth Madi
- Copying Azure resource groups between different Azure subscriptions or environments by Jeff Bowles
- How SQL Server 2016 and Power BI empower Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) by Kay Unkroth
- Pushing Data from a Hortonworks Cluster to an Azure HDInsight Cluster by Bryan C Smith
- Azure Media Indexer 2: Japanese support, punctuation improvements, no more time limit by Adarsh Solanki
- Deduplication with message payload by John Taubensee
- Creating your first data model in Azure Analysis Services by Josh Caplan
- Investigating Suspicious Activity in a Hybrid Cloud with OMS Security by The Scripting Guys
- Run a Don’t Starve Together Server on Azure by Sneezry
- Introducing Microsoft R Server 9.0 by Nagesh Pabbisetty
- Using SQL Server 2016 with R Services for Campaign Optimization by Nagesh Pabbisetty
- Project Bletchley – New Blockchain partners come to Azure Marketplace by Christine Avanessians
- New features in Azure Application Insights Metrics Explorer by Vitaly Gorbenko
- New price-performance choices for Azure SQL Database elastic pools by Morgan Oslake
- Azure Machine Learning Cheat Sheet by Lee Stott
- Tip of the day – Test to see an alert in Azure Security Center by Namgyal Nanglo
- C# Bot Builder Samples on GitHub by Benjamin Perkins
- How my chatbot remained statefull using Azure Bot Services by Benjamin Perkins
- Telemetry Platform Features in Azure Media Services by Dwayne George
- Azure Redis Cache diagnostic improvements by Ye Gu
- New Microsoft Azure training and discounted certifications by Julia White
- Clustered Columnstore Index in Azure SQL Database by Sunil Agarwal
- Azure DocumentDB – Understanding key features by Tsuyoshi Matsuzaki
- Kafka Connect for Azure IoT Hub by Sam George
- Secondary Indexes on Column Store accelerate SQL Data Warehouse look up queries by Shivani Gupta
- Visual Studio Team Services, PHP a DevOps by Jan Hajek
- Logic Apps : Blob name is null or empty by Shashidharan Krishnan
- Troubleshooting and developing oauth enabled applications with Dynamics 365 by apurvghai
- Step by step: Set up a Docker host on Azure using CLI on a Mac by Koushik Biswas
- Running a Mailer Daemon in Azure Functions by Andreas Helland
Here are links to some of the videos that have been posted over the past week:
- Announcing Microsoft Build 2017 via Channel 9
- Introducing Apache Kafka on Azure HDInsight | Azure Friday via Azure Friday
- Episode 220: API Management Updates with Anton Babadjanov | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show via Channel 9
- Streaming Analytics on Microsoft Azure | Connect(); // 2016 via Channel 9
- Get started with Microsoft Cognitive Services | Connect(); // 2016 via Channel 9
- Episode 219: Visual Studio Mobile Center with Thomas Dohmke | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show via Channel 9
Audio / Podcasts
To complete the collection of different mediums to allow you to consume your Azure news / info in any way you want, here’s a list of the podcasts released this week:
- Episode 156 – IoT Hub & Open Source via The Azure Podcast
- Episode 169 | Azure and Office 365 Cloud News via Microsoft Cloud Show
General Cloud / Related
Here’s some noteworthy links about Cloud computing and other related topics that aren’t necessarily specific to Microsoft Azure:
- Scaling a LAMP app using Docker Containers – simple code and architectural discussion by Koushik Biswas
- Building Intelligence into Machine Learning Hardware by Nicole Hemsoth
- All Flash No Longer Has To Compete With Disk by Timothy Prickett Morgan
- Splitting a monolith into microservices by Andrei Dzimchuk
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- Docker is supported on the $9 C.H.I.P. computer via Docker Pirates
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