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Jun

Container Tooling for Service Fabric in Visual Studio 2017
Container Tooling for Service Fabric in Visual Studio 2017

The latest version of the Service Fabric tools, which is part of Visual Studio 2017 Update 7 (15.7), includes the new container tooling for Service Fabric feature. This new feature makes debugging and deploying existing applications, in containers, on Service Fabric easier than ever before.

Containerize .NET Framework and .NET Core applications and run them on Service Fabric

You can now take an existing console or ASP.NET application, deploy it to a container image, and run and debug it in Service Fabric as a container on your local developer workstation. With a few clicks, you can make your existing .NET application run in a container in a Service Fabric environment. Simply right-click on your project in Solution Explorer and selecting Add –> Container Orchestrator Support. This will display a dialog box where you select Service Fabric and click OK.

Doing this will create a Docker file in your project and add the required Service Fabric files, as well as create a new Service Fabric application project in the solution. If your project is part of a solution with an existing Service Fabric application, it will be added to that application automatically. This must be done for each project in

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14

Jun

Container Tooling for Service Fabric in Visual Studio 2017
Container Tooling for Service Fabric in Visual Studio 2017

The latest version of the Service Fabric tools, which is part of Visual Studio 2017 Update 7 (15.7), includes the new container tooling for Service Fabric feature. This new feature makes debugging and deploying existing applications, in containers, on Service Fabric easier than ever before.

Containerize .NET Framework and .NET Core applications and run them on Service Fabric

You can now take an existing console or ASP.NET application, deploy it to a container image, and run and debug it in Service Fabric as a container on your local developer workstation. With a few clicks, you can make your existing .NET application run in a container in a Service Fabric environment. Simply right-click on your project in Solution Explorer and selecting Add –> Container Orchestrator Support. This will display a dialog box where you select Service Fabric and click OK.

Doing this will create a Docker file in your project and add the required Service Fabric files, as well as create a new Service Fabric application project in the solution. If your project is part of a solution with an existing Service Fabric application, it will be added to that application automatically. This must be done for each project in

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14

Jun

Publish your solutions to Azure Government – what, why and how

The Azure Marketplace is the premier destination for all your software needs, optimized to run on Azure. The Azure Government Marketplace includes many of the same solutions for use in Azure Government, an exclusive instance of Microsoft Azure that enables government customers to safely transfer mission-critical workloads to the cloud.

Software companies that want to bring their solutions into Azure Government can learn more by watching this episode of the Azure Government video series. Publish your solutions to Azure Government – What, Why and How (Video).

In this episode Steve Michelotti, Senior Program Manager, Azure Government talks with Sarah Weldon, Program Manager, Azure Government about the Azure Government Marketplace. In this video they cover the “what, why and how” of using this platform reaching new government customers.

You’ll learn about the compliance benefits of Azure Government, and how to move into this space if you’ve already published software in the Azure Marketplace. Steve and Sarah include a demo of the publishing process for the Azure Government Marketplace with additional guidance to help ensure your success.

Also, be sure to subscribe to the Microsoft Azure YouTube Channel to see the latest videos on the Azure Government playlist.

About Azure Government

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14

Jun

Publish your solutions to Azure Government – what, why and how

The Azure Marketplace is the premier destination for all your software needs, optimized to run on Azure. The Azure Government Marketplace includes many of the same solutions for use in Azure Government, an exclusive instance of Microsoft Azure that enables government customers to safely transfer mission-critical workloads to the cloud.

Software companies that want to bring their solutions into Azure Government can learn more by watching this episode of the Azure Government video series. Publish your solutions to Azure Government – What, Why and How (Video).

In this episode Steve Michelotti, Senior Program Manager, Azure Government talks with Sarah Weldon, Program Manager, Azure Government about the Azure Government Marketplace. In this video they cover the “what, why and how” of using this platform reaching new government customers.

You’ll learn about the compliance benefits of Azure Government, and how to move into this space if you’ve already published software in the Azure Marketplace. Steve and Sarah include a demo of the publishing process for the Azure Government Marketplace with additional guidance to help ensure your success.

Also, be sure to subscribe to the Microsoft Azure YouTube Channel to see the latest videos on the Azure Government playlist.

About Azure Government

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14

Jun

Quick Recovery Time with SQL Data Warehouse using User-Defined Restore Points

We are excited to announce that SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) now supports User-Defined Restore Points! SQL DW is a flexible and secure analytics platform for the enterprise optimized for running complex queries fast across petabytes of data.

Previously, SQL DW supported only automated snapshots guaranteeing an eight-hour recovery point objective (RPO). While this snapshot policy provided high levels of protection, customers asked for more control over restore points to enable more efficient data warehouse management capabilities leading to quicker times of recovery in the event of any workload interruptions or user errors. 

Now, with user-defined restore points, in addition to the automated snapshots, you can initiate snapshots before and after significant operations on your data warehouse. With more granular restore points, you ensure that each restore point is logically consistent and limit the impact and reduce recovery time of restoring the data warehouse should this be needed. User-defined restore points can also be labeled so they are easy to identify afterwards. 

You can seamlessly create a restore point with a single statement in PowerShell, so it’s easy to integrate with your data warehouse management operations. You can have up to 42 restore points at any point, and as all

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14

Jun

Quick Recovery Time with SQL Data Warehouse using User-Defined Restore Points

We are excited to announce that SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) now supports User-Defined Restore Points! SQL DW is a flexible and secure analytics platform for the enterprise optimized for running complex queries fast across petabytes of data.

Previously, SQL DW supported only automated snapshots guaranteeing an eight-hour recovery point objective (RPO). While this snapshot policy provided high levels of protection, customers asked for more control over restore points to enable more efficient data warehouse management capabilities leading to quicker times of recovery in the event of any workload interruptions or user errors. 

Now, with user-defined restore points, in addition to the automated snapshots, you can initiate snapshots before and after significant operations on your data warehouse. With more granular restore points, you ensure that each restore point is logically consistent and limit the impact and reduce recovery time of restoring the data warehouse should this be needed. User-defined restore points can also be labeled so they are easy to identify afterwards. 

You can seamlessly create a restore point with a single statement in PowerShell, so it’s easy to integrate with your data warehouse management operations. You can have up to 42 restore points at any point, and as all

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14

Jun

ANNOUNCING! Our incredible speaker lineup for Microsoft Business Applications Summit

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-our-incredible-speaker-lineup-for-microsoft-business-applications-summit/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-our-incredible-speaker-lineup-for-microsoft-business-applications-summit/           Get ready to connect, collaborate and pack in as much learning as possible at Microsoft Business Applications Summit, the event for Dynamics 365, Power BI, Excel, PowerApps and Flow users, July 22-24 in READ MORE

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14

Jun

New free Go-To-Market Services for all marketplace publishers

Microsoft has launched a brand new set of Go-To-Market (GTM) benefits that will be automatically offered to partners with new listings in marketplace, for either Azure Marketplace or AppSource. Benefits are designed to promote awareness and visibility of new listings and will be free of charge to partners.

Microsoft’s cloud marketplace is a big focus point for Microsoft. Our customers are telling us that they want trial and purchase their cloud solutions using our marketplaces. We want to enable our customers to discover, try and buy in their preferred method.

Microsoft has always been dedicated to partnering with solution providers. We recognize that selling through our marketplace may be a new motion for many our partners. So, starting March 1, 2018 all new listings in Azure Marketplace and AppSource have been extended a set of free Go-To-Market (GTM) services. These benefits are designed to help our partners jumpstart discoverability of their offer in marketplaces.

We know customers prefer looking through marketplace with rich listings. So, our benefits are tiered by the offer listing status. Additional benefits will be unlocked at zero cost when partners elect to include a trial.

No action is required by partners to initiate these benefits. Upon

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14

Jun

New free Go-To-Market Services for all marketplace publishers

Microsoft has launched a brand new set of Go-To-Market (GTM) benefits that will be automatically offered to partners with new listings in marketplace, for either Azure Marketplace or AppSource. Benefits are designed to promote awareness and visibility of new listings and will be free of charge to partners.

Microsoft’s cloud marketplace is a big focus point for Microsoft. Our customers are telling us that they want trial and purchase their cloud solutions using our marketplaces. We want to enable our customers to discover, try and buy in their preferred method.

Microsoft has always been dedicated to partnering with solution providers. We recognize that selling through our marketplace may be a new motion for many our partners. So, starting March 1, 2018 all new listings in Azure Marketplace and AppSource have been extended a set of free Go-To-Market (GTM) services. These benefits are designed to help our partners jumpstart discoverability of their offer in marketplaces.

We know customers prefer looking through marketplace with rich listings. So, our benefits are tiered by the offer listing status. Additional benefits will be unlocked at zero cost when partners elect to include a trial.

No action is required by partners to initiate these benefits. Upon

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13

Jun

6/14 Webinar: Inside the Universal Audit App: See what PowerApps and Flow are capable of by Paul Culmsee

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/6-14-webinar-inside-the-universal-audit-app-see-what-powerapps-and-flow-are-capable-of-by-paul-culmsee/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/6-14-webinar-inside-the-universal-audit-app-see-what-powerapps-and-flow-are-capable-of-by-paul-culmsee/           This week have another Australian join me to cover off one of my favorite topics….using PowerApps and Flow to deliver business applications that traditionally require a development and devops team!

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