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Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:
- Azure Storage Service Encryption support for Managed Disks
- Scheduled runbooks will use the latest modules in your automation account
- General availability: Fast Failover and TCP Probing in Azure Traffic Manager
Here are some of the most notable links from the week:
- Gartner names Microsoft Azure as a leader in the Cloud IaaS MQ by Venkat Gattamneni
- Announcing large disk sizes of up to 4 TB for Azure IaaS VMs by Yuemin Lu
- Azure Service Fabric Powers Azure PaaS by Chris Pietschmann
- Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation by Corey Sanders
- Azure Subscription Resource Limits and Quotas by Chris Pietschmann
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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)
- Troubleshooting Windows activation failures on Azure VMs by Craig Landis
- Azure TLS Certificate Changes by Thomas W Shinder
- DevOps: Infrastructure As Code (IaC) with Azure via Visual Studio Geeks
- New Azure VPN Gateways now 6x faster by Yousef Khalidi
- Azure AD user management scripts by Shijimol AK
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- Announcing Storage Service Encryption for Azure Managed Disks by Raman Kumar
- Changing the maxLogFileSizeKB on an Azure App Service by Benjamin Perkins
- Azure App Service: Understanding TLS Mutual Authentication with Web App by Kaushal Kumar Panday
Serverless and Functions as a Service (FaaS)
- Deployment Slots Preview for Azure Functions by Daria Grigoriu
- Use PowerShell to Enable Logging for Azure RM Web Apps by Calos Mendible
- Azure Stack Getting started resources by Premier Developer
Database / Big Data
- Automatic Long Term Retention for Azure SQL Backup – Cloud Recipes by Shimail Gillani
- Announcing public preview of Apache Kafka on HDInsight with Azure Managed disks by Raghav Mohan
- Presto querying data in Azure Blob Storage and Azure Data Lake Store by Arsenal Vladimirskiy
- May 2017 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN by Rahul Venkatraj
- Event Hubs Auto-Inflate, take control of your scale by Shubha Vijayasarathy
- Azure SQL databases in logical servers, elastic pools, and managed instances by Jovan Popovic
Internet of Things (IoT)
- Raspberry Pi Online Simulator and Azure IoT by Greg Duncan
- Creating Azure IoT Edge Custom Modules in C# – send and receive data from IoT Hub by Pam Lahoud
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
- Data Science Walkthrough with SQL Server 2017 and Microsoft Machine Learning Services by Xibin Geo, Wei Guo, Gebraj GuhaThakurta
- Microsoft Uses AI to Beat Ms. Pac-Man by Paul Thurrott
- Deploying Angular to Azure by John Papa
- Secure Azure ARM templates with Key Vault and VSTS by Christos Matskas
- Solve Node.js issues faster with Application Insights for Node.js by Josh Gavant
- Azure Automation Graphical Editor from a Coder’s Perspective by Brian Christopher Harrison
Certification / Learning
- New MVA learning paths for IT pros and developers via Microsoft Learning
- Using Azure Stack to teach DevOps and IT skills by Lee Stott
- “Helping ARM” – Azure Resource Manager step-by-step training by attila.macskasy
- Azure Service Fabric Application Insights working sample by SoftwareSimian
- [Azure Service Fabric] How to launch Local cluster manager without Visual Studio by Maheshk
- Microsoft Announces Virtual Event: Azure OpenDev on June 21st by John Gossman
- Cloud SOLID Part I: Cloud Architecture and the Single Responsibility Principle by Ed Price
- Service Map Machine Groups by The Scripting Guys
- Using Azure Management APIs to Get Data About Your Deployed Resources by Ed Price
- Transition Azure Automation schedules from one Runbook to another by James R Tabor
- Azure Enterprise Agreement changes, transfers, and consolidation by Premier Developer
- Embed Video Indexer insights in your website by Ori Ziv
- Invite guest users to your Azure Analysis Services by using B2B by Josh Caplan
- Enable Azure Subscription without using a Credit Card by Ronni Pedersen
Here are links to some of the videos that have been posted over the past week:
- TPC-H Benchmarking with SQL Server on Linux | Data Exposed via Channel 9
- Azure DB for MySQL | Azure Friday via Channel 9
- Tuesdays with Corey: The Magic of Scheduled Maintenance | Tuesdays With Corey 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 183 – IoT, Stream Analytics and other Big Data Stuff via The Azure Podcast
- Episode 199 | Azure CosmosDB with Microsoft’s Rimma Nehme via Microsoft Cloud Show
- Build Recap with Rocky Lhotka 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:
- Docker Explorer for Visual Studio Code: Your favorite Docker Administrator by formulahendry
- eleven-x marches its low-power IoT network across Canada by Ryan Matthew Pierson
- FPGAs, OpenHMC Push SKA HPC Processing Capabilities by Nicole Hemsoth
- Alpha Testers Wanted for Progressive Web App Tools for VS Code by John Papa
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