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Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:
- General availability: VNet peering
- Public preview: New Japanese collations are available in Azure SQL Database
- Public preview: New T-SQL language features
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Here are some of the most notable links from the week:
- VSTS loves Github, Docker, Azure Container Service, Azure Container Registry and Linux. by Daniel Meixner
- Operations Management Suite Experience Center is now available! by martynas
- Configuring ASP.NET Core applications in Service Fabric by Andrei Dzimchuk
Here’s a collection of some of the most note worthy blog articles posted over the past week:
- Awarded 2017 Microsoft MVP – Azure by Chris Pietschmann
- A hands-on-lab on Building Cross Platform Apps using Xamarin & Microsoft Azure in Rawalpindi by Usman Ur Rehman Ahmed
- Passing Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions course by Steven Fowler
- Lesson Learned #11: Connect from Azure SQL DB using an external table where the source of the data is a SQL Datawarehouse by Jose M Jurado
- Lesson Learned #12: What types of temporary tables can I use in Azure SQL Datawarehouse? by Jose M Jurado
- Performing Application Upgrades on Azure VM Scale Sets by Jason Boeshart
- Install ionCube Loader extension for PHP site on Azure App by Yi Wang
- Update for SQL Server Integration Services Feature Pack for Azure with support to Azure Data Lake Store and Azure SQL Data Warehouse by circle_liu
- Azure AD – How to register your own SAML-based application using new Azure Portal by Tsuyoshi Matsuzaki
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology Improves Machine Learning Workflow with Azure HDInsight by Rashim Gupta
- [Sample Of Dec. 28] How to get started for using Azure IoT Hub and DocumentDB via OneCode Team
- Scaling an Azure SQL database using Azure Automation by Jacob Jerry
- My Take on an Azure Open Source Cross-Platform DevOps Toolkit–Part 8 by Bruno Terkaly
- My Take on an Azure Open Source Cross-Platform DevOps Toolkit–Part 10 by Bruno Terkaly
- My Take on an Azure Open Source Cross-Platform DevOps Toolkit–Part 11 by Bruno Terkaly
- My Take on an Azure Open Source Cross-Platform DevOps Toolkit–Part 12 by Bruno Terkaly
- How to continuously deploy web application to Azure VM Scale sets using VSTS and Packer? by Maninderjit Bindra
- Mobile First, Cloud First — A Mobile Azure Stack by Larry Zhang (L.)
- Monitoring your hybrid environment with OMS security via Microsoft Azure Security
- Create BOT from FAQ page with no coding — QnA Maker as new member of Cognitive Services by a y a k o
- New survey shows hybrid is leading approach, security waning as blocker to cloud adoption by Julia White
Here are links to some of the videos that have been posted over the past week:
- Introduction to Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer via Channel 9
- Work with File Shares in Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer 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 159 – Azure Resliency via The Azure Podcast
- Episode 172 | Sponsor Highlight – Valid via Microsoft Cloud Show
- Episode 173 | Reviewing AC’s and CJ’s 2016 Predictions and Wishes + Recent Azure and Container 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:
- 2016: Build Azure Year in Review by Chris Pietschmann
- Exploring the Tessel 2 IoT and robotics development board by Scott Hanselman
- 8 predictions for the future of IoT in 2017 by Cate Lawrence
- 5 ways the new connected agriculture world changed in 2016 by Cate Lawrence
- Calm, cruel and connected: 2016’s year-end best and worst of IoT by Cate Lawrence
- Here are the 6 major trends for IoT in 2016 by David Curry
- A walkthrough of Loan Classification using SQL Server 2016 R Services by Amit Banerjee
- how to run arbitrary commands as a service by Sergey Babkin
- Designing MQTT over AMQP by ppatierno
- booting Windows from a VHD by Sergey Babkin
- Top Docker content of 2016 by Mano Marks
- Setting Up an AWS Web Server in 10 Minutes | #linux @GetUncubed by nicknormal
- Quest Institute inspires STEM students with new IoT-enabled space experiment platform via Microsoft IoT
- Test Universal Windows Platform Apps using Windows Device Portal by c.donthini
- “The Amazon Way on IoT” – John Rossman discusses his latest book by Clarke Illmatical
- Convert ASP.NET Web Servers to Docker with Image2Docker by Elton Stoneman
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