09

Aug

Microsoft Azure at SIGGRAPH 2018
Microsoft Azure at SIGGRAPH 2018

If you are attending SIGGRAPH this year I hope you can join us at Booth 620 to hear the latest on how Azure can help you: 

Render more, faster with Avere. Move your data to the cloud using our rugged, secure Azure Data Box. Get better scalability, simplicity, and hybrid support with Azure High-Performance Computing. Secure your media workloads. Security experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios will be there, so you can experience the latest in holographic video. And, we’re excited to have our partners, Avid Technology, Nimble Collective, and Teradici to name a few, share their latest and greatest.

Avid is one the world’s most comprehensive provider of solutions for media, enabling the creation and distribution of the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world. Avid will demo its MediaCentral Platform on Microsoft Azure. Find out how to reduce cost, centralize media/data management, secure content collaboration, increase workflow efficiencies, and improve time-to-market.
 Nimble Collective will feature its cloud-based animation platform, an entire animation studio infrastructure complete with workflow and pipeline, streaming through your Internet browser. Nimble can reduce studio overhead up to 75 percent and give

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09

Aug

Speech Devices SDK and Dev Kits news (August 2018)
Speech Devices SDK and Dev Kits news (August 2018)

We have just released the v0.5.0 version of the Speech Devices SDK to its download site a few days ago. If you want access to it, please apply for it via the Microsoft Speech Devices SDK Sign Up Form.

Please use the latest version of the Speech Devices SDK and its matching sample app. The Speech Devices SDK consumes the Speech SDK. In addition, it uses an advanced audio processing algorithm and enables a custom Key Word Spotting (KWS) feature. The Speech Devices SDK’s version matches the version of the Speech SDK, so that all the APIs are consistent. Right now we only have support for Java, see the Java API reference. Please see the Speech Devices SDK’s release notes for details. We currently have one developer centric Java sample app. The source code can be found posted in the GitHub repository’s under the Samples/Android example. We will post additional Java sample apps as they become available.

The microphone array dev kits from our hardware provider Roobo, have also gone on sale recently. Please visit ROOBO Dev Kits for Microsoft Speech Services for the hardware specs and product details. If you have questions regarding the device hardware, including ordering and

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09

Aug

Speech Devices SDK and Dev Kits news (August 2018)
Speech Devices SDK and Dev Kits news (August 2018)

We have just released the v0.5.0 version of the Speech Devices SDK to its download site a few days ago. If you want access to it, please apply for it via the Microsoft Speech Devices SDK Sign Up Form.

Please use the latest version of the Speech Devices SDK and its matching sample app. The Speech Devices SDK consumes the Speech SDK. In addition, it uses an advanced audio processing algorithm and enables a custom Key Word Spotting (KWS) feature. The Speech Devices SDK’s version matches the version of the Speech SDK, so that all the APIs are consistent. Right now we only have support for Java, see the Java API reference. Please see the Speech Devices SDK’s release notes for details. We currently have one developer centric Java sample app. The source code can be found posted in the GitHub repository’s under the Samples/Android example. We will post additional Java sample apps as they become available.

The microphone array dev kits from our hardware provider Roobo, have also gone on sale recently. Please visit ROOBO Dev Kits for Microsoft Speech Services for the hardware specs and product details. If you have questions regarding the device hardware, including ordering and

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08

Aug

Security Bulletin for August 2018
Security Bulletin for August 2018

August 6, 2018:

Microsoft is aware of a temporary denial of service (DoS) vulnerability (CVE-2018-5390) affecting the Linux Kernel. Virtual Machines running Linux may be vulnerable. The Azure Host platform remains secure from this vulnerability. We are working with various Linux distributions to ensure that they address this security issue.

For guidance on (CVE-2018-5390) please refer to the Linux vendor security channels for your distribution. To learn more about the vulnerability, please visit Vulnerability Notes Database.

We will continue to update this advisory as additional details become available.

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08

Aug

Security Bulletin for August 2018
Security Bulletin for August 2018

August 6, 2018:

Microsoft is aware of a temporary denial of service (DoS) vulnerability (CVE-2018-5390) affecting the Linux Kernel. Virtual Machines running Linux may be vulnerable. The Azure Host platform remains secure from this vulnerability. We are working with various Linux distributions to ensure that they address this security issue.

For guidance on (CVE-2018-5390) please refer to the Linux vendor security channels for your distribution. To learn more about the vulnerability, please visit Vulnerability Notes Database.

We will continue to update this advisory as additional details become available.

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08

Aug

New Azure #CosmosDB JavaScript SDK 2.0 now in public preview

The Azure Cosmos DB team is excited to announce version 2.0 RC of the JavaScript SDK for SQL API, now in public preview!

We are excited to get feedback through this RC before general availability, so please try it out and let us know what you think. You can get the latest version through npm with:

What is Azure Cosmos DB?

Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database service. It offers turnkey global distribution, guarantees single-digit millisecond latencies a the 99th percentile, and elastic scaling of throughput and storage.

For the SQL API, we support a JavaScript SDK to enable development against Azure Cosmos DB from JavaScript and Node.js projects. Version 2.0 of the SDK is written completely in TypeScript, and we’ve redesigned the object model and added support for promises. Let’s dive into these updates.

New object model

Based on user feedback, we’ve redesigned the object model to make it easier to interact with and perform operations against Cosmos DB. 

If you’re familiar with the previous version of the JavaScript SDK, you’ve likely noticed that the entire API surface hangs off DocumentDBClient. While the previous design makes it easy to find the entry point for methods,

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08

Aug

New Azure #CosmosDB JavaScript SDK 2.0 now in public preview

The Azure Cosmos DB team is excited to announce version 2.0 RC of the JavaScript SDK for SQL API, now in public preview!

We are excited to get feedback through this RC before general availability, so please try it out and let us know what you think. You can get the latest version through npm with:

What is Azure Cosmos DB?

Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database service. It offers turnkey global distribution, guarantees single-digit millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile, and elastic scaling of throughput and storage.

For the SQL API, we support a JavaScript SDK to enable development against Azure Cosmos DB from JavaScript and Node.js projects. Version 2.0 of the SDK is written completely in TypeScript, and we’ve redesigned the object model and added support for promises. Let’s dive into these updates.

New object model

Based on user feedback, we’ve redesigned the object model to make it easier to interact with and perform operations against Cosmos DB. 

If you’re familiar with the previous version of the JavaScript SDK, you’ve likely noticed that the entire API surface hangs off DocumentDBClient. While the previous design makes it easy to find the entry point for methods,

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08

Aug

Announcing the public preview of Windows Container Support in Azure App Service

Windows Server Containers in Web App are now available in public preview! Web App for Containers is catered towards developers who want to have more control over what is installed in their containers.

By supporting Windows Containers on Azure App Service, we enable new opportunities for Application Modernization:

Lift and Shift to PaaS – Ideal for customers interested in migrating .NET Framework and .NET Core applications to Azure, and going straight to a PaaS service to get the many productivity benefits from the App Service platform. Applications with dependencies – Deploying an app within a Windows Container allows customers to install custom dependencies. Examples include installation of custom fonts or component libraries which must be installed into the Global Assembly Cache (GAC). Relaxed security restrictions – When deploying a containerized application, the Windows Container is an isolation and security boundary. As a result, calls to libraries that would normally be blocked by Azure App Service will instead succeed when running inside of a Windows Container. For example, many PDF generation libraries make calls to graphics device interface (GDI) APIs. With Windows Containers, these calls will succeed. Third-party application migration – Customers often have business critical applications developed by third parties

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08

Aug

Linux on Azure App Service Environment now generally available

Interested in deploying your Linux or containerized web app in an Azure Virtual Network? The Azure App Service team is excited to announce the general availability of Linux on Azure App Service Environment (ASE), which combines the features from App Service on Linux and App Service Environment. As announced at the time of the public preview release, Linux customers will be able to take advantage of deploying Linux and containerized apps in an App Service Environment, which is ideal for deploying applications into a VNet for secure network access or apps running at a high scale. 

What can I do with Linux on ASE?

With Linux on ASE, you can deploy your Linux web applications into an Azure virtual network (VNet) by bringing your own custom container, or just bring your code by using one of our built-in images.

If you want to bring your own custom Docker container, you can bring your image from DockerHub, Azure Container Registry, or your own private registry. If you want to use one of our built-in images, we support many popular stacks, such as Node, PHP, Java, .NET Core, and more to come.

Windows, Linux, and containerized web applications can be deployed into

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08

Aug

Power BI Desktop August 2018 Feature Summary
Power BI Desktop August 2018 Feature Summary

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-august-2018-feature-summary/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-august-2018-feature-summary/           Our August release is filled with features that address some of the top requests we’ve heard from users. The most exciting of which is our Export to PDF feature which is geared towards READ MORE

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