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Microsoft Azure Stack: Azure Services On-Premises

Join Bradley Bartz, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Stack, and Matt McSpirit, Evangelist, as they discuss what it means to bring Azure Services on-premises with Microsoft Azure Stack Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Azure AD Ask Me Anything (AMA) on March 9th

Microsoft will be hosting a Reddit AMA session on March 9th. Add to your schedule: March 9, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Time. You’ll be able to access the AAD AMA when it goes live on March 8. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Operationalizing DevOps practices with Azure and Azure Stack

Lead Azure engineer, Natalia Mackevicius joins host, Jeremy Chapman, to explore the industry shift from the traditional development and operations lifecycle to DevOps practices. They look at what DevOps aims to solve and demonstrate how with Azure Stack, the approach can be applied to the development and management of your apps as part of a hybrid cloud strategy. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Issues Last Technical Preview of Azure Stack Before Mid 2017 Release

Microsoft today has taken the wraps off its 3rd technical preview build of Azure Stack. Azure Stack is the company’s hybrid cloud platform that allows Azure capabilities to be used on-premises with the ability to move directly to the public cloud when the time is right. And, just like Azure, customers only pay for what they use with Azure Stack. Technical Preview 3 (TP3) is available for download here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/ Roadmap: Shortly after TP3, Azure Functions will be available to run on TP3, followed by Blockchain, Cloud Foundry, and Mesos templates. Continuous innovation will be delivered to Azure Stack up to general availability and beyond. TP3 is the final planned major Technical Preview before Azure Stack integrated systems will be availa...

Service Health Status Dashboards for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform

When things go bad in the Cloud, customers need to know where problems exist and when providers expect to have issues resolved. Each of the big Cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft, and Google) all offer a web-based dashboard that is available to customers and the public: AWS: http://status.aws.amazon.com/ Azure: https://azure.microsoft.com/status Google Cloud Platform: https://status.cloud.google.com/   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Brings Azure Canada Up to Speed with 5 New Services

Microsoft continues to march forward with its global Azure implementations and Azure datacenters. The company has announced the following five new services available for Canadian customers using its cloud service, and with hopes that it might entice new customers to join its Azure army. HDInsight Azure Functions Managed Disks Azure Site Recovery Azure Backup Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Makes Azure Command Line 2.0 Generally Available

In preview testing since September 2016, Microsoft’s Azure Command Line 2.0 version has now been made available for all. Today’s announcement means that customers can now use these commands in production, with full support by Microsoft both through our Azure support channels or GitHub. We don’t expect breaking changes for these commands in new releases of Azure CLI 2.0. This new version of Azure CLI should feel much more native to developers who are familiar with command line experiences in the bash enviornment for Linux and macOS with simple commands that have smart defaults for most common operations and that support tab completion and pipe-able outputs for interacting with other text-parsing tools like grep, cut, jq and the popular JMESpath query syntax . It’s easy to install on t...

Azure Active Directory Core Skills Jump Start

Constantly resetting customer passwords? Want to extend your on-premises Active Directory? Join us to explore Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as we kick off our Enterprise Mobility Core Skills series, arming you with key knowledge to enable enterprise mobility management and to prepare your environment for Windows 10. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

SQL Blob Auditing Replacing Table Auditing, Now Generally Available

Microsoft has announced that SQL Blob Auditing is now generally Available in Azure SQL Database. Additionally, Blog Auditing will be replacing Table Auditing which has been available since November 2014. The change brings enhanced capabilities. Specifically… Better performance Advanced filtering options with higher object-level granularity Reduced storage costs SQL Server box compatibility Threat Detection Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Making it Easier to Manage Licenses for Office 365 Through Azure AD Groups

Microsoft today has placed a new feature for Office 365 license management into public preview. The new feature gives administrators the capability of group-based license management. With this new feature you can define a “license template” and assign it to a security group in Azure AD. Azure AD will automatically assign and remove licenses as users join and leave the group. This preview also includes the highly-requested ability to selectively disable service components in product licenses, making it possible to stage the deployment of large service suites such as Office 365 Enterprise E5. Full announcement details: Announcing the public preview of Azure AD group-based license management for Office 365 (and more)! Feature docs: What is group-based licensing in Azure Active Directory? Look...

Azure Network Watcher Now in Public Preview

Microsoft today has delivered Azure Network Watcher to public preview. Azure Network Watcher is a monitoring and troubleshooting tool for customers of Azure virtual network. Per Microsoft, the tool can… Take remote packet captures on a virtual machine. Gain insights into network traffic by using flow logs. Diagnose problems with VPN gateways and connections. Help you understand if an IP flow is allowed or denied on a virtual machine. Find where a packet will be routed from a virtual machine. Gain insights into your network topology. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Function as a Service on Kubernetes with Fission.io

Brendan Burns from Azure Container Service demonstrates the fission.io function as a service platform running on top of Kubernetes in Azure. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!