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07

May

Azure AD  authentication with Azure SQL DB using Multi-Factor Authentication  enabled by Azure AD Conditional Access

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlsecurity/2018/05/07/azure-ad-authentication-with-azure-sql-db-using-multi-factor-authentication-enabled-by-azure-ad-conditional-access/Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlsecurity/2018/05/07/azure-ad-authentication-with-azure-sql-db-using-multi-factor-authentication-enabled-by-azure-ad-conditional-access/   The attached document describes the detail steps required to setup and execute Azure Active Directory (AD)  authentication with Azure SQL DB/DW using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enabled by Azure AD Conditional Access.SQL.AAD_.MFA_.Aut_.HandOnLab1

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07

May

Azure Service Fabric at Microsoft Build 2018
Azure Service Fabric at Microsoft Build 2018

Two years ago at //Build 2016, we made Service Fabric generally available and since then, we’ve seen tremendous growth with enterprise customers across a broad range of industries taking advantage of Service Fabric’s extensive capabilities to lift/shift and modernize, build business critical SaaS, transform gaming apps, write secure financial platforms and create scalable IoT solutions on Azure.

Today, Service Fabric powers many Azure and Microsoft services such as Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, Skype for Business, hosting over a million applications and running millions of cores daily. It is a platform for business critical applications. Less than two months ago, we began to open source the entire code base for Service Fabric (all 2.5+ million lines of code) starting our journey to a completely open development process on GitHub.

At Microsoft Build 2018, we are excited to share with you announcements and updates on the road ahead.

Adding serverless capabilities to Service Fabric

Earlier today, we shared our product roadmap and demonstrated Azure Service Fabric Mesh, which offers the same reliability, mission-critical performance and scale customers get with Service Fabric, but no more overhead of cluster management and patching operations. Service Fabric Mesh supports both Windows and Linux containers

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07

May

Simplifying blockchain app development with Azure Blockchain Workbench

This week, developers from around the world join us at our annual Microsoft Build conference to hear about the latest in technology innovation. Blockchain remains a key topic of interest.

Over the past 18 months, thousands of customers have experimented with the blockchain templates and developer tooling available on our Azure Marketplace to begin their blockchain journeys. Businesses across industries have built a variety of applications to address needs ranging from pharmaceutical counterfeiting and travel booking reconciliation, to the creation of digital domestic currencies. While the use cases are diverse, the challenges for customers just beginning their journey have been the same – bespoke applications are costly and time consuming to develop and notoriously difficult to integrate.

Skip the scaffolding

Today, we’re excited to announce the public preview release of Azure Blockchain Workbench, a new offering that can reduce application development time from months to days. Workbench gets customers started quickly by automating infrastructure setup, so developers can focus on application logic, and business owners can focus on defining and validating their use cases.

Businesses using Workbench can provision the scaffolding for an end-to-end blockchain application with just a few simple clicks. Using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, Workbench not only

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07

May

Webinar 5/9 Implementing Power BI Data Modeling with Avi Singh

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-5-9-implementing-power-bi-data-modeling-with-avi-singh/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-5-9-implementing-power-bi-data-modeling-with-avi-singh/           In this follow up session to “Power BI Modeling Best Practices for Business Users” noted Author and Power BI MVP, Avi Singh, will dive into Power BI and walk through some real world READ MORE

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07

May

Announcing Cognitive Search: Azure Search + cognitive capabilities

Today we are announcing Cognitive Search, an AI-first approach to content understanding. Cognitive Search is powered by Azure Search with built-in Cognitive Services. It pulls data from a variety of Azure data sources and applies a set of composable cognitive skills which extract knowledge. This knowledge is then organized and stored in a search index enabling new experiences for exploring the data.

Finding latent knowledge in all data

Real-world data is messy. It often spans media types (e.g. text documents, PDF files, images, databases), changes constantly, and carries valuable knowledge in ways that is not readily usable. In our team we see the same challenges that emerge from this on a daily basis: our customers apply information retrieval solutions, such as Azure Search- combined with AI models, either pre-built models such as Cognitive Services or custom ones, to extract latent knowledge in their vast data stores.

The typical solution pattern for this is a data ingestion, enrichment and exploration model.  Each of these brings its own challenges to the table—from large scale change tracking to file format support, and even composition of multiple AI models. Developers can do this today, but it takes a huge amount of effort, requires branching

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07

May

Monitoring Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) with Azure Monitor container health (preview)

Monitoring the health and performance of your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster is important to ensure that your applications are up and running as expected. If you run applications on other Azure infrastructure, such as Virtual Machines, you have come to rely on Azure Monitor to provide near real-time, granular monitoring data. We are happy to announce that you can now rely on Azure Monitor to also track the health and performance of your AKS cluster. Let’s look at the new container health monitoring capability in Azure Monitor.

You can enable container monitoring from the Azure portal when you create an AKS cluster. You may notice the prompt for a Log Analytics workspace, and the reason for this will become clear throughout this post. For now, just know that you are providing a central location to store your container logs.

Now that you have gone through the wizard and setup AKS cluster with container health, let’s go through an example to see how you would use it. Start by clicking on Health in AKS. Let’s say, you believe there is a possible resource bottleneck somewhere in your Kubernetes cluster. Since you aren’t sure exactly what and where the issue

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07

May

Simplifying blockchain app development with Azure Blockchain Workbench

This week, developers from around the world join us at our annual Microsoft Build conference to hear about the latest in technology innovation. Blockchain remains a key topic of interest.

Over the past 18 months, thousands of customers have experimented with the blockchain templates and developer tooling available on our Azure Marketplace to begin their blockchain journeys. Businesses across industries have built a variety of applications to address needs ranging from pharmaceutical counterfeiting and travel booking reconciliation, to the creation of digital domestic currencies. While the use cases are diverse, the challenges for customers just beginning their journey have been the same – bespoke applications are costly and time consuming to develop and notoriously difficult to integrate.

Skip the scaffolding

Today, we’re excited to announce the public preview release of Azure Blockchain Workbench, a new offering that can reduce application development time from months to days. Workbench gets customers started quickly by automating infrastructure setup, so developers can focus on application logic, and business owners can focus on defining and validating their use cases.

Businesses using Workbench can provision the scaffolding for an end-to-end blockchain application with just a few simple clicks. Using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, Workbench not only

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07

May

Shared Image Gallery now in limited public preview

On February 8, 2017, we launched Managed Disks, Snapshots, and Images, which made it easy to provision and manage disks at scale on Azure. We’re now taking the next step and are excited to announce the Shared Image Gallery, which offers an easy but powerful set of tools to share VM images on Azure.

The Shared Image Gallery greatly simplifies image sharing at scale. It’s designed to make it easy for you to share your applications with others in your organization, within or across regions, enabling you to expedite regional expansion or DevOps processes, simplify your cross-region HA/DR setup and more. The Shared Image Gallery is now available in West US Central Azure and will soon expand to all Azure regions.

We will start sending invitations to join the limited public preview on the May 21, 2018. If you’re interested in joining the limited public preview, please submit this form to express your interest.

How do I use Shared Image Gallery?

The Shared Image Gallery lets you choose which images you want to share, which regions you want to make them available in, and whom you want to share them with. You can create multiple galleries so that you can

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07

May

Sharing provisioned throughput across multiple containers in Azure #CosmosDB

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database service for mission-critical applications. Azure Cosmos DB provides turnkey global distribution, elastic scaling of throughput and storage worldwide, single-digit millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile, five well-defined consistency models and guaranteed high availability, all backed by industry-leading comprehensive SLAs. Azure Cosmos DB automatically indexes all your data without requiring you to deal with schema or index management. It is a multi-model service that supports document, key-value, graph and column-family data models and exposes wire-compatible APIs for MongoDB, Apache Cassandra and Apache Gremlin, in addition to a native SQL dialect. As a natively born in the cloud service, Azure Cosmos DB is carefully engineered with multi-tenancy and global distribution from the ground up.

Unlimited flexibility, elasticity and scalability

Azure Cosmos DB offers a provisioned throughput model, where you configure throughput that you need and pay only for the throughput that you have reserved. As a multi-model database, depending on your choice of data model and API, Azure Cosmos DB allows you to create collections, tables or graphs – they all map internally to a Cosmos DB container. Azure Cosmos DB will transparently, automatically and elastically scale throughput and storage of its containers,

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07

May

Build 2018: What’s new in Azure video processing and video AI

Developers and media companies trust and rely on Azure Media Services to build the ability to encode, protect, analyze and deliver video at scale. This week, at the Build 2018 conference in Seattle, we are proud to announce a major new API version for Azure Media Services, along with new developer focused features, and updates to Video Indexer.

Media processing at scale: Public preview of the new Azure Media Services API (v3)

Starting at Build 2018, developers can begin working with the public preview of the new Azure Media Services API (v3). The new API provides a simplified development model, enables a better integration experience with key Azure services like Event Grid and Functions, includes two new media analysis capabilities, and provides a new set of SDKs for .NET, .NET Core, Java, Go, Python, and Node.js!

We have created a set of preliminary documentation to get developers started quickly learning more about the new Azure Media Services preview release announcements.

Get Started with v3 Public Preview: REST API, SDKs, Swagger Files. Code Samples used at the Build 2018 session. Learn more about.. How the new Transform template makes it easier to submit encoding and analysis Jobs. How to use the

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