17

Sep

Shape the future of Power BI: Join Our User Research Panel
Shape the future of Power BI: Join Our User Research Panel

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/shape-the-future-of-power-bi-join-our-user-research-panel/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/shape-the-future-of-power-bi-join-our-user-research-panel/           Make a difference in Power BI as new features are designed by joining our Power BI research panel. You will get a chance to improve Power BI by giving your feedback before features READ MORE

17

Sep

Deep dive into Azure Repos
Deep dive into Azure Repos

With the introduction of Azure DevOps, we’re offering developers a new Git service called Azure Repos. It has unlimited free private repositories with collaborative code reviews, advanced file management, code search, and branch policies to ensure high quality code. Azure Repos is great for small projects as well as large organizations that need native AAD support and advanced policies.

Collaborative code reviews with pull requests

Code reviews are one of the best ways to improve the overall quality of your code base and increase shared knowledge across your team. Discussions are the heart of the pull request experience. You can leave comments right in the code and give it some flare with markdown and emoji.

Use the Files pivot to see the entire file, not just the code that’s changed, or collapse all comments so you can focus on the code changes.

Ensure code quality with branch policies

Branch policies help teams adhere to the best practices of your choice. There are many built-in policies, such as minimum number of code reviews, requiring successful builds, and enforcing Git merge strategies.

To keep you productive, set your pull requests to auto-complete. That will automatically complete your pull requests when

14

Sep

Power BI Service and Mobile July & August Feature Summary
Power BI Service and Mobile July & August Feature Summary

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-and-mobile-july-and-august-2018-feature-summary/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-and-mobile-july-and-august-2018-feature-summary/           The months of July and August were full of excitement and victories for the Power BI team. Each week, we rolled out new features and continued to make improvements on existing ones based READ MORE

14

Sep

James Phillips Announced as the User Group Summit Phoenix Keynote

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/james-phillips-announced-as-the-user-group-summit-phoenix-keynote/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/james-phillips-announced-as-the-user-group-summit-phoenix-keynote/           James Phillips, Microsoft corporate vice president and leader of Microsoft’s Business Applications Group will be speaking on Wednesday, October 17 at the Phoenix Convention Center for User Group Summit.

13

Sep

SQL Audit logs in Azure Log Analytics and Azure Event Hubs
SQL Audit logs in Azure Log Analytics and Azure Event Hubs

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlsecurity/2018/09/13/sql-audit-logs-in-azure-log-analytics-and-azure-event-hubs/Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlsecurity/2018/09/13/sql-audit-logs-in-azure-log-analytics-and-azure-event-hubs/   We are pleased to announce that Azure SQL Database Audit logs can now be written directly to Azure Log Analytics or Azure Event Hubs. This ability, now available in public preview, provides SQL Database Auditing customers with READ MORE

13

Sep

Microsoft Azure Media Services and our partners Welkom you to IBC 2018

Content creators and broadcasters are increasingly embracing Cloud’s global reach, hybrid model and elastic scale. These attributes combined with AI’s ability to accelerate insights and time to market across content creation, management, and monetization are truly transformative.

At the International Broadcasters Conference (IBC) Show 2018, we are focused on bringing Cloud + AI together to help you overcome common media workflow challenges.

Video Indexer, generally available starting today, is a great example of this Cloud + AI focus. It brings together the power of the cloud + Microsoft AI to intelligently analyze your media assets, extract insights and add metadata. It makes it easier to understand your vast content library and get the more than 20 new and improved models, easy to use interfaces, a single API, and simplified account management. I have been part of Video Indexer team since its inception and could not be more excited to see it reach GA. I’m also incredibly proud of the work the team has done to solve real customer problems and make AI tangible in this easy to use elegant solution.

Our partners are already innovating on top of Video Indexer and extending Azure Media Services to advance the state of

13

Sep

From Microsoft Azure to everyone attending IBC Show 2018 – Welkom in Amsterdam!

Media and entertainment industry conferences are by far some of my favorites. Creativity, disruption, opportunity, and technology – particularly cloud, edge, and AI – are everywhere. It’s been exciting to see those things come together at NAB 2018, SIGGRAPH, and now IBC Show 2018. Together with teams from across Microsoft, I’m looking forward to IBC Show and the chance to learn, collaborate, and advance the state of this dynamic industry.

At this year’s IBC we’re excited to announce the general availability of Video Indexer, our advanced metadata extraction service. Announced as public preview earlier this year, Video Indexer provides a rich set of cross-channel (audio, speech, and visual) learning models. Check out Sudheer’s blog for more information on all the new capabilities including emotion detection, topic inferencing, and improvements to the ever-popular celebrity recognition model that recognizes over one million faces.

Video Indexer is just one of the ways Azure is helping customers like Endemol Shine, Multichoice, RTL, and Ericsson with their content needs. At IBC 2018, our teams are excited to share new ways that Azure, together with solutions from our partners, can address common media workflow challenges.

How? Well, read on…

More visual effects and animations mean

13

Sep

Video Indexer – General availability and beyond
Video Indexer – General availability and beyond

Earlier today, we announced the general availability (GA) of Video Indexer. This means that our customers can count on all the metadata goodness of Video Indexer to always be available for them to use when running their business. However, this GA is not the only Video Indexer announcement we have for you. In the time since we released Video Indexer to public preview in May 2018, we never stopped innovating and added a wealth of new capabilities to make Video Indexer more insightful and effective for your video and audio needs.

Delightful experience and enhanced widgets

The Video Indexer portal already includes insights and timeline panes that enables our customers to easily review and evaluate media insights. The same experience is also available in embeddable widgets, which are a great way to integrate Video Indexer into any application.

We are now proud to release revamped insight and timeline panes. The new insight and timeline panes are built to accommodate the growing number of insights in Video Indexer and are automatically responsive to different form factors.

By the way, with the new insight pane we have also added visualizations for the already existing keyframes extraction capability, as well as new

13

Sep

Customizing Azure Blueprints to accelerate AI in healthcare

Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds major potential for healthcare, from predicting the patient length of stays to diagnostic imaging, anti-fraud, and many more use cases. To be successful in using AI, healthcare needs solutions, not projects. Learn how you can close the gap to your AI in healthcare solution by accelerating your initiative using Microsoft Azure blueprints.

To rapidly acquire new capabilities and implement new solutions, healthcare IT and developers can now take advantage of industry-specific Azure Blueprints. Blueprints include resources such as example code, test data, security, and compliance support. These are packages that include reference architectures, guidance, how-to guides, and other documentation, as well as executable code and sample test data built around a key use case of interest to healthcare organizations. Blueprints also contain components to support privacy, security, and compliance initiatives, including threat models, security controls, responsibility matrices, and compliance audit reports.

You can learn more by attending the Accelerating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare using Microsoft Azure Blueprints Webcast – Part 2: Customization. Building on the introduction of Microsoft Azure Blueprints webcast, this session dives in deeper focusing on customizing the blueprints to your unique needs and organization. This session is intended for healthcare providers, payers,

13

Sep

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 19
Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 19

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From August 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018 50 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

Virtual Machine

AudioCodes IP Phone Manager Express: AudioCodes IP Phone Manager enables administrators to offer a reliable desktop phone service within their organization. Deploy and monitor AudioCodes IP phones to increase productivity and lower IT expenses.

Balabit Privileged Session Management (PSM): Balabit Privileged Session Management (PSM) controls privileged access to remote IT systems; records activities in searchable, movie-like audit trails; and prevents malicious actions.

BOSH Stemcell for Windows Server 1803: BOSH Stemcell for Windows Server 1803 by Pivotal Software Inc.

Consul Certified by Bitnami: Consul is a tool for discovering and configuring services in your infrastructure. Bitnami certifies that our images are secure, up-to-date, and packaged using industry best practices.

etcd Certified by Bitnami: etcd is a distributed key-value store designed to securely store data across a cluster. etcd is widely used in production due to its reliability, fault tolerance, and ease of use.

F5 BIG-IP Virtual