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Jan

Microsoft Power Series at the 2019 Power Summit Europe
Microsoft Power Series at the 2019 Power Summit Europe

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-power-series-at-the-2019-power-summit-europe/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-power-series-at-the-2019-power-summit-europe/           In addition to the 20 tracks lead by the community, technical experts and Industry luminaries presenting at the upcoming Power Platform Summit in Amsterdam, the Microsoft Team will be there in full force presenting the READ MORE

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17

Jan

Dynamic mission planning for drones with Azure Maps

Real-time location intelligence is critical for business operations. From getting real-time road data, to building asset-tracking solutions for navigating drone fleets. Today, we’re excited to highlight a customer, AirMap, whose software solutions rely on Azure Maps for real-time location intelligence in a new frontier of technology called dynamic mission planning for drones.

AirMap is the leading global airspace management platform for drones. AirMap’s Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) platform enables the deployment and operations of safe, efficient, and advanced drone operations for enterprises and drone solution providers. Since 2017, AirMap has been part of the Microsoft Ventures portfolio and has chosen Microsoft Azure as its trusted cloud for its cloud-based UTM platform. AirMap offers open, standardized APIs and SDKs that make it easy for software developers to integrate AirMap’s intelligence services and capabilities into third party applications. This includes situational awareness of flight conditions, airspace advisories, and global airspace regulations. The AirMap developer platform also offers easy access to AirMap’s global network of airspace authorities, who offer notification, authorization, and more to drone operators on the AirMap UTM platform.

Figure 1: AirMap dynamically renders polygons representing different geographic areas subject to airspace regulations.

When faced with the decision of selecting

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17

Jan

HDInsight now supported in Azure CLI as a public preview
HDInsight now supported in Azure CLI as a public preview

We recently introduced support for HDInsight in Microsoft Azure CLI as a public preview. With the addition of the new HDInsight command group, you can now utilize all of the features and benefits that come with the familiar cross-platform Azure CLI to manage your HDInsight clusters.

Key Features Cluster CRUD: Create, delete, list, resize, and show properties for your HDInsight clusters. Script actions: Execute script actions, list and delete persistent script actions, promote ad-hoc script executions to persistent script actions, and show the execution history of script actions on HDInsight clusters. Operations Management Suite (OMS): Enable, disable, and show the status of OMS/Log Analytics integration on HDInsight clusters. Applications: Create, delete, list, and show properties for applications on your HDInsight clusters. Core usage: View available core counts by region before deploying large clusters. Azure CLI benefits Cross platform: Use Azure CLI on Windows, macOS, Linux, or the Azure Cloud Shell in a browser to manage your HDInsight clusters with the same commands and syntax across platforms. Tab completion and interactive mode: Autocomplete command and parameter names as well as subscription-specific details like resource group names, cluster names, and storage account names. Don’t remember your 88-character storage account key off the top

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17

Jan

Announcing Personal Bookmarks in the Power BI Service
Announcing Personal Bookmarks in the Power BI Service

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-personal-bookmarks-in-the-power-bi-service/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-personal-bookmarks-in-the-power-bi-service/           Earlier last year, we announced bookmarking to be generally available in Power BI Desktop. Bookmarks are currently used by many report authors to share interesting insights, tell a story, and create intuitive navigation READ MORE

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16

Jan

Power BI dataflows January updates
Power BI dataflows January updates

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-dataflows-january-updates/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-dataflows-january-updates/           Happy new year everyone! We are kicking off the new year with an update to Power BI dataflows, focused on the dataflows editor. Power BI dataflows was introduced to public preview in November, READ MORE

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16

Jan

Azure Data Explorer plugin for Grafana dashboards
Azure Data Explorer plugin for Grafana dashboards

Are you using Azure Data Explorer to query vast amounts of data? Are you following business metrics and KPIs with Grafana dashboards? Creating a Grafana data source with Azure Data Explorer has never been easier.

Grafana is a leading open source software designed for visualizing time series analytics. It is an analytics and metrics platform that enables you to query and visualize data and create and share dashboards based on those visualizations. Combining Grafana’s beautiful visualizations with Azure Data Explorer’s snappy ad hoc queries over massive amounts of data, creates impressive usage potential.

The Grafana and Azure Data Explorer teams have created a dedicated plugin which enables you to connect to and visualize data from Azure Data Explorer using its intuitive and powerful Kusto Query Language. In just a few minutes, you can unlock the potential of your data and create your first Grafana dashboard with Azure Data Explorer.

Once you build an Azure Data Explorer data source in Grafana, you can create a dashboard panel and select Edit to add your query.

Kusto Query Language is available for executing queries in the Metrics tab. The built-in intellisense which proposes query term completion, assists in query formulation. You run

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16

Jan

Microsoft Azure obtains Korea-Information Security Management System (K-ISMS) certification

Microsoft helps organizations all over the world comply with national, regional, and industry-specific regulatory requirements. These requirements are aimed at securing and protecting the data of individuals, establishments, and critical technology infrastructures. Azure meets the broadest set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, and we’ve added another country-specific compliance offering to our extensive portfolio with the K-ISMS.

The K-ISMS certification was introduced by the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) and is designed to ensure the security and privacy of data in the region through a stringent set of control requirements. Achieving this certification means Azure customers in South Korea can more easily demonstrate adherence to local legal requirements for protection of key digital information assets and meet KISA compliance standards more easily.

KISA established the K-ISMS to safeguard the information technology infrastructure within Korea. This helps organizations implement and operate information security management systems that facilitate effective risk management and enable them to apply best practice security measures.

This framework is built on successful information security strategies and policies, as well as security counter measures and threat response procedures to minimize the impact of any security breaches. These requirements have a significant overlap with ISO27001/2 control objectives but are

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16

Jan

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 29
Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 29

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From December 1 to December 15, 2018, 60 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

Virtual machines

ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM): Using thousands of device and application connectors, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager by Micro Focus collects, correlates, and reports on security event data, providing a central point for analysis of business operations.

Aviatrix Secure Networking Platform Bundle – PAYG: Quickly build use case-driven solutions for multi-cloud encrypted peering, inter-region encrypted peering, next-generation global transit networks, and more.

Aviatrix Secure Networking Platform SSLVPN – PAYG: Quickly build use case-driven solutions for SSL VPNs with multi-factor authentication and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for user access to the cloud.

FatPipe SD-WAN for Azure: FatPipe for Azure allows you to connect your Azure virtual private cloud to your FatPipe SD-WAN overlay and run any of your licensed FatPipe features inside Azure.

GigaSECURE Cloud 5.5,00: GigaSECURE Cloud delivers intelligent network traffic visibility for workloads running in Azure and enables increased security,

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15

Jan

Webinar: Introduction to SQL Server 2019
Webinar: Introduction to SQL Server 2019

Modern enterprises are struggling to gain insights from an exploding number of database management systems and ever-growing data volumes. SQL Server 2019 can help you overcome the challenges of integrating data and bring AI and machine learning to all of your data, structured and unstructured. It can also help you better manage your relational data right now.

In this webinar, Introduction to SQL Server 2019, hear from Debbi Lyons, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Travis Wright, Principal Program Manager, and Bob Ward, Principal Architect at Microsoft discuss the latest updates and features for the new SQL Server release, including introducing the new big data cluster with intelligence over any data, how SQL Server 2019 enhances the developer experience, and using tools including Azure Data Studio.

Listen to the webinar on-demand to learn more about whats new in SQL Server 2019, including how to:

Access and manage all data structured and unstructured conveniently from one place

With SQL Server 2019 big data clusters, Apache SparkTM and HDFS are packaged together with SQL Server as a single, integrated solution. In the webinar, you can watch a demo of the unified platform and see how Azure Data Studio is integrated

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15

Jan

Power BI Developer community December update
Power BI Developer community December update

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-december-update/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-december-update/           This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Custom Visuals.

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