27

Jun

Azure Data Factory new capabilities are now generally available

Microsoft is excited to announce the General Availability of new Azure Data Factory (ADF V2) features that will make data integration in the cloud easier than ever before. With a new browser-based user interface, you can accelerate your time to production by building and scheduling your data pipelines using drag and drop. Manage and monitor the health of your data integration projects at scale, wherever your data lives, in cloud or on-premises, with enterprise-grade security. ADF comes with support for over 70 data source connectors and enables you to easily dispatch data transformation jobs at scale to transform raw data into processed data that is ready for consumption by business analysts using their favorite BI tools or custom applications.

For existing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) users, ADF now allows you to easily lift and shift your SSIS packages into the cloud and run SSIS as a service with minimal changes required to your existing packages. ADF will now manage your SSIS resources for you so you can increase productivity and lower total cost of ownership. Meet your security and compliance needs while taking advantage of extensive capabilities and paying only for what you use.

All of these new Azure

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27

Jun

Azure Data Factory new capabilities are now generally available

Microsoft is excited to announce the General Availability of new Azure Data Factory (ADF V2) features that will make data integration in the cloud easier than ever before. With a new browser-based user interface, you can accelerate your time to production by building and scheduling your data pipelines using drag and drop. Manage and monitor the health of your data integration projects at scale, wherever your data lives, in cloud or on-premises, with enterprise-grade security. ADF comes with support for over 70 data source connectors and enables you to easily dispatch data transformation jobs at scale to transform raw data into processed data that is ready for consumption by business analysts using their favorite BI tools or custom applications.

For existing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) users, ADF now allows you to easily lift and shift your SSIS packages into the cloud and run SSIS as a service with minimal changes required to your existing packages. ADF will now manage your SSIS resources for you so you can increase productivity and lower total cost of ownership. Meet your security and compliance needs while taking advantage of extensive capabilities and paying only for what you use.

All of these new Azure

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26

Jun

Optimizing Replication Agent profile parameters for better performance

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/optimizing-replication-agent-profile-parameters-for-better-performance/Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/optimizing-replication-agent-profile-parameters-for-better-performance/   When SQL Server replication is used on environments with high traffic OLTP systems, users often need to adjust the agent profile parameters to increase the throughput of the log reader and distribution agents to keep up with READ MORE

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26

Jun

New zone-redundant VPN and ExpressRoute gateways now in public preview

As with all of Azure, we are continuously innovating, upgrading, and refining our virtual network gateways to further increase reliability and availability.

Today, we are sharing the public preview of zone-redundant VPN Gateway and ExpressRoute virtual network gateways. By adding support for Azure Availability Zones, we bring increased resiliency, scalability, and higher availability to virtual network gateways.

You can now deploy VPN and ExpressRoute gateways in Azure Availability Zones. This physically and logically separates them into different Availability Zones protecting your on-premises network connectivity to Azure from zone-level failures. Additionally, we have made fundamental performance improvements including reducing the deployment time to create a virtual network gateway.

To automatically deploy your virtual network gateways across availability zones, you can use zone-redundant virtual network gateways.

Zone-redundant virtual network gateways use specific new gateway SKUs for VPN Gateway and ExpressRoute. To begin using zone-redundant, you can self-enroll your subscription in the public preview. Once you enroll, you will start seeing the new gateway SKUs in all the Azure Availability Zone regions. See the getting started guide for steps to self-enroll, to view information about the new gateway SKUs, and for configuration information.

The new gateway SKUs also support other deployment options

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26

Jun

New zone-redundant VPN and ExpressRoute gateways now in public preview

As with all of Azure, we are continuously innovating, upgrading, and refining our virtual network gateways to further increase reliability and availability.

Today, we are sharing the public preview of zone-redundant VPN Gateway and ExpressRoute virtual network gateways. By adding support for Azure Availability Zones, we bring increased resiliency, scalability, and higher availability to virtual network gateways.

You can now deploy VPN and ExpressRoute gateways in Azure Availability Zones. This physically and logically separates them into different Availability Zones protecting your on-premises network connectivity to Azure from zone-level failures. Additionally, we have made fundamental performance improvements including reducing the deployment time to create a virtual network gateway.

To automatically deploy your virtual network gateways across availability zones, you can use zone-redundant virtual network gateways.

Zone-redundant virtual network gateways use specific new gateway SKUs for VPN Gateway and ExpressRoute. To begin using zone-redundant, you can self-enroll your subscription in the public preview. Once you enroll, you will start seeing the new gateway SKUs in all the Azure Availability Zone regions. See the getting started guide for steps to self-enroll, to view information about the new gateway SKUs, and for configuration information.

The new gateway SKUs also support other deployment options

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25

Jun

Time is running out! Join our community, partners, and experts at Microsoft Business Applications Summit

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/time-is-running-out-join-our-community-partners-and-experts-at-microsoft-business-applications-summit/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/time-is-running-out-join-our-community-partners-and-experts-at-microsoft-business-applications-summit/           It’s almost here, the first-ever Microsoft Business Applications Summit, coming to Seattle July 22 – 24. Don’t miss out! Register today for two info-packed days of amazing sessions, networking opportunities and expert meet-ups.

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25

Jun

Building a Diabetic Retinopathy Prediction Application using Azure Machine Learning

This post is co-authored by Anusua Trivedi, Data Scientist, Microsoft; Patrick Buehler, Data Scientist, Microsoft; Dr. Sunil Gupta, Founder, Intelligent Retinal Imaging System (IRIS); and Jocelyn Desbiens, Researcher, IRIS.  

Introduction

Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is the most common cause of blindness in the working population of the United States and Europe. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that the number of patients with diabetes will increase to 366 million in 2030. For patients with diabetes, early diagnosis and treatment have been shown to prevent visual loss and blindness. Automated grading of DR has potential benefits such as:

Increasing the efficiency, reproducibility, and coverage of screening programs.
Reducing barriers to access.
Improving patient outcomes by providing early detection and treatment.

To maximize the clinical utility of automated grading, an accurate algorithm to detect referable DR is needed.

Machine Learning on DR images

Machine Learning has been used in a variety of medical image classification tasks including automated classification of DR. However, much of the work has focused on feature extraction engineering which involves computing image features specified by experts, resulting in algorithms built to detect specific lesions or predict the presence of many types of DR severity. Deep Learning is a

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25

Jun

Securing your data with Azure SQL Database
Securing your data with Azure SQL Database

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect as of May 25th, 2018. GDPR has significant implications on the use and management of your customers personal data. Considerations of privacy, security, data management, and marketing practices are all top of mind. With nearly 160 new GDPR requirements, its clear that cloud technology can help accelerate your path to GDPR compliance.

The path to compliance is by no means a simple journey, but by partnering with Microsoft, you will have the right set of resources, tools, and processes to help optimize your privacy and data management practices. Luckily, if you are currently looking for a modern database, youll automatically inherit the benefit of physical and operational security in Azure SQL Database that meet regulatory standards. To help you secure your SQL database, Microsoft helps you protect your existing data, control who can access your data, run regular preventive monitoring tests and manage your security for the long run.

Join our speakers Joachim Hammer and Joanne Wong for a webinar on Azure security to learn about the intuitive, built-in features that accelerate your path to GDPR compliance. Specifically, we will demonstrate how customers use the results from our new vulnerability

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25

Jun

Azure.Source – Volume 37
Azure.Source – Volume 37

Big Data Analytics

Microsoft deepens its commitment to Apache Hadoop and open source analytics – Last week, Hortonworks hosted the DataWorks Summit in San Jose, California, which is billed as the world’s premier big data community event for everything data. This post provides a rollup of Azure HDInsight info and reflects on the progress made since the start of Microsoft’s partnership with Hortonworks and contributions made to Apache projects, such as Hadoop, Kafka, and Spark. More details are also available in the four posts listed below.

Top 8 reasons to choose Azure HDInsight – Learn the top eight reasons why enterprises such as Adobe, Jet, ASOS, Schneider Electric, and Milliman are choosing Azure HDInsight for their big data applications.

Azure Data ingestion made easier with Azure Data Factory’s Copy Data Tool – The Copy Data Tool sets up a pipeline to accomplish the data loading task in minutes, without having to understand or explicitly set up Linked Services and datasets for source and destination. Now, it supports all 70+ on-prem and cloud data sources, and we will continue to add more connectors in the coming months.

Event trigger based data integration with Azure Data Factory – This post announces support

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25

Jun

Network Performance Monitor’s Service Connectivity Monitor is now generally available

Network Performance Monitor’s (NPM) Service Connectivity Monitor, previously in preview as Service Endpoint Monitor, is making general availability sporting a new name. With Service Connectivity Monitor, you can now monitor connectivity to services such as applications, URIs, VMs, and network devices, as well as determine what infrastructure is in the path and where network bottlenecks are occurring.

As services and users are becoming more dispersed across clouds, branch offices, and remote geographies, it is becoming more difficult to determine the cause of a service outage or performance degradation. These can be due to an issue with the application, stack, or cluster as well as network issues in the cloud, the carrier network, or in the first-mile. Service Connectivity Monitor integrates the monitoring and visualization of the performance of your internally hosted and cloud services with the end-to-end network performance. You can create connectivity tests from key points in your network to your services and identify whether the problem is due to the network or the application. With the network topology map, you can locate the links and interfaces experiencing high loss and latencies, helping you identify external and internal troublesome network segments.

Determine if it’s an application or a network

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