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Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:
Here are some of the most notable links from the week:
- New Azure Security Whitepapers–A Security Bonanza! by Thomas W Shinder
- Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program by Tome Keane
- Azure Stack Pre-GA update by Mark Scholman
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Here’s a collection of some of the most note worthy blog articles posted over the past week:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- New Azure VPN Gateway SKU’s provide much higher bandwidth for hybrid workloads by Manuel Garriga
- Adding OMS agent to multiple computers by CliveW
- Log results from Azure Automation Runbooks directly to OMS by James R Tabor
- Azure Site Recovery now supports managed disks by Poornima Natarajan
- Managing updates for your Azure VM by Ravi Kiran
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- Custom hostnames with App Service by akurmi
- Migrate WordPress content to Azure blob storage by Yi Wang
- Azure Service Bus, Azure Resource Manager, And This Character “/” by Justin Conway
- HTTP to HTTPS redirect for Azure Web App on Linux by Yi Wang
Serverless and Functions as a Service (FaaS)
- Processing Feedback Evaluations (paper) with OCR, Logic Apps, Azure Functions & Power BI by Jeff Hollan
- Riding the Azure Stack opportunity by Monu Bambroo
- Avanade, Huawei to sell Microsoft Azure Stack appliances via ZDNet
Database / Big Data
- Azure Database for PostgreSQL team hosts Ask Me Anything session by Shantanu Kurhekar
- Running BigDL Apache Spark Deep Learning Library on Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine by Gopi Kumar, Sergey Ermolin
- Microsoft R Server 9.1 on HDInsight is available! by Xiaoyong Zhu
- Protecting deletions of Azure SQL Resources by Nicholas Lopez
Internet of Things (IoT)
- Getting Started with Azure IoT by Greg Duncan
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning for Developers – How to Build Intelligent Apps & Services by Daniel Grecoe
- Cognitive Services: Building Natural Language Analyzer with LUIS(Language Understanding Intelligent Service), using Prebuild Domains by a y a k o
- Data Virtualization: Unlocking Data for AI and Machine Learning by Robert Alexander
- Predictive maintenance using PySpark by Katherine Lin
- Loading a Trained Model Dynamically in an Azure ML Web Service by Ahmet Gyger
- Example Python Program Reading SQL Azure Blob Auditing Data by Cameron Battagler
- Create Bot for Microsoft Graph with DevOps 2: Get your appointment from Microsoft Graph and OAuth 2.0 with AuthBot by Kenichiro Nakamura
- Create Bot for Microsoft Graph with DevOps 3: Unit Testing with Moq, AutoFac and Fakes by Kenichiro Nakamura
- Create Bot for Microsoft Graph with DevOps 4: Continuous Integration – Build Definition by Kenichiro Nakamura
- Java: Manage Azure Container Service, Cosmos DB, Active Directory Graph and more by Asir Selvasingh
- Build your own Web API protected by Azure AD v2.0 endpoint with custom scopes by Tsuyoshi Matsuzaki
- CQRS in Azure – Part 4 by chilberto
- Visual Studio Code integration with Azure Application Insights by Christos Matskas
- On-premise TFS to VSTS Migration Whitepaper by Deepak Khare
- Enable client side monitoring in Azure with Application Insights by Beckylin Orooji
- Android Development with Azure Mobile App Services by Lee Stott
Certification / Learning
- Cloud Computing & Skills for a Digital Workforce by Lee Stott
Containers and Service Fabric
- ASOS: How they migrated from local monolith to microservices in Azure by Jeremy Chapman
- Running Spring Boot Java application as a Microservice in Service Fabric – Part 1 by Mahesh M Kshirsagar
- Running Spring Boot Java application as a Microservice in Service Fabric – Part 2 by Mahesh M Kshirsagar
- Running Spring Boot Java application as a Microservice in Service Fabric – Part 3 by Mahesh M Kshirsagar
- Running Spring Boot Java application as a Microservice in Service Fabric – Part 4 by Mahesh M Kshirsagar
- Docker Blog Series Part 2 – Build & Deploy ASP.NET Core based Docker Container on Service Fabric by Pam Lahoud
- Deploying Applications to Azure Container Service by atulm
- Setting up CI/CD for Docker Container Running in Kubernetes using VSTS by Monu Bambroo
- Build and deploy hybrid applications in Azure using Docker Enterprise Edition by Dee Kumar
- Running Web API using Docker and Kubernetes by Monu Bambroo
- Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between – Architecture and CI/CD Flow by Lior Kamrat
- Using ADFS as an Identity Provider for Azure AD B2C by Andreas Helland
- Building an Azure Analysis Services Model for Azure Blobs — Part 3 by Kay Unkroth
- Azure Media Services announces support for AAD and deprecation of ACS authentication by John Deutscher
- Cloud Identity Overview – Part 1 (Authentication) by Mike Duddington
- Cloud Identity Overview – Part 2 (Authorisation) by Mike Duddington
- Cloud Identity Overview – Part 3 (Synchronisation) by Mike Duddington
- Use AAD authentication to access Azure Media Services API with REST by William Zhang
- Azure Media Player support for audio-only and video-only streams by David Bristol
- Registering your application in the new Application Portal by Sjoukje Zaal
- Cloud computing guide for researchers – Learn how to use Microsoft Azure for research and data science by Dr Kenji Takeda
- Putting custom links to your Azure Portal Dashboard by Wriju Ghosh
- GDPR Questions? Azure has answers. by Alice Rison
- Azure Marketplace Test Drive by Shankar Sivadasan
Here are links to some of the videos that have been posted over the past week:
- Episode 230: Azure Batch and Low Priority VMs via Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show
- Introducing Azure Cosmos DB via Azure Friday
- SQL Server Database Unit Testing in your DevOps pipeline | Visual Studio Toolbox via Channel 9
- Azure SQL Database Geographic Failover at Scale | Data Exposed by Scott Klein
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:
- Data Science with Angela Bassa via Hanselminutes
- Episode 200 | The Listener Show via Microsoft Cloud Show
- The Azure Mobile App with Jakub Jedryszek and Michael Flanakin via .NET Rocks!
General Cloud / Related
Here’s some noteworthy links about Cloud computing and other related topics that aren’t necessarily specific to Microsoft Azure:
- The Biggest Shift in Supercomputing Since GPU Acceleration by Nicole Hemsoth
- How Monsanto protects crops with artificial intelligence by David Curry
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