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New Azure Portal UI Archive Project
An idea I’ve had for some time now is to create a screenshot archive of the Azure Portal. The reason for this is that the UI of the Azure Portal is constantly changing, and it’s neat sometimes to look at older screenshots to see what the Azure Portal UI used to be at some point in the past. So, I’ve decided to create a new open source project over on Github, title Azure Portal Archive.
Also, instead of just having a folder of screenshots, I’ve created a simple UI to be able to easily navigate the archive of Azure Portal screenshots. This UI is hosted using GitHub Pages at the following URL: https://buildazure.github.io/azure-portal-archive/
There’s only a couple screenshots in the archive right now, as I just created this project a couple days ago. If you would like to submit any screenshots to the archive, please feel free to submit a Pull Request to the project. Also, please make sure there isn’t any sensitive, confidential, or PII information in the screenshots that you don’t have permission to share publicly. I know we all have production deployments running in Azure, so please blur out stuff in the screenshots if necessary.
The Weeks Top Links
Here are some of the most notable links from the week:
- Azure DNS Private Zones now available in public preview by Subra Sarma
- Microsoft and Esri launch Geospatial AI on Azure by Joseph Sirosh
- Azure Databricks, industry-leading analytics platform powered by Apache Spark™ by Rohan Kumar, Ali Ghodsi
- Announcing Terraform availability in the Azure Marketplace by Arun Chandrasekhar
- Announcement: Publish markdown files from your git repository to VSTS Wiki by Sandeep Chadda
- Build your next iOS and Android game with $2,500+ of gaming services by David Holladay
- Columnstore support in Standard tier Azure SQL Databases by Kevin Farlee
- Azure Cosmos DB Costs vs Dynamo DB and Neptune by Thomas LaRock
- BizTalk Hybrid Connections going end of life May 31, 2018 by Christina Compy
- Service Fabric Customer Profile: Honeywell by Greg Feiges, Tomas Hrebicek, Richard Sirny, Jiri Kopecky
- Azure vs. AWS Data Services Comparison by Thomas LaRock
- Announcing general availability of Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL by Tobias Ternstrom
- Microsoft creates industry standards for datacenter hardware storage and security by Kushagra Vaid
- SONiC, the network innovation powerhouse behind Azure by Yousef Khalidi
- 7 month retirement notice: Access Control Service by Danny Strockis
- Microsoft joins group working to ‘cure’ open-source licensing issues via ZDNet
Azure Service Updates
Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:
- Public preview: Low-priority VMs on virtual machine scale sets
- ClearDB removal from the Azure Marketplace
- Azure portal updates: March 2018
- Simplified process for creating secure Service Fabric clusters
- Deprecating Service Management API support for Azure App Service
- Name changes: Microsoft IoT Central
- Name changes: Azure Database for MySQL
- Name changes: Azure Database for PostgreSQL
- App Service BizTalk Hybrid Connections: end of life on May 31, 2018
- Public preview: Azure DNS Private Zones
- General availability: Disable BGP route propagation for virtual network routes
- General availability: Standard Load Balancer
- General availability: Azure Scheduled Events
- Azure Data Factory supports Azure AD authentication
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