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Are you having difficulty keeping up to date on all the frequent changes and updates in the Microsoft Azure space? Then the Build Azure Weekly has the solution you’re looking for. Build Azure Weekly is a weekly blog post that includes all the latest Microsoft Azure Service Updates from the week in addition to links to many other blog articles, podcasts and videos from all over the Internet.

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Service Updates

Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:

Linux support in Azure App Service

Azure App Service Companion preview

General availability: Temporal tables in Azure SQL Database

Mobile Apps .NET SDK 3.0.2 released

Azure Scheduler updates HTTP/HTTPS job timeout

API Management service update: October 12, 2016

Public preview: SOAP pass-through support for Azure API Management

Cross-partition ORDER BY queries available in DocumentDB Java and Node.js SDKs

Four integrated services for Microsoft Operations Management Suite now available

General availability: UltraPerformance Gateway tier for Azure ExpressRoute

Improving Azure App Service Node.js and PHP developer experience with Linux support


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Top Links

Here are some of the most notable links from the week:

Microsoft Cloud achieves Gov. of India’s provisional accreditation… in rare company by Alice Rison

Announcing new support plans and options for Azure Government by Julie Glixon

Bringing Azure SQL Data Warehouse and SQL Server Stretch Database to the Azure Government database family by Megan Yount

Azure Images: SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 by Luis Vargas

Azure Managed Cache and In-Role Cache Service shutdown reminder by Ye Gu

Azure App Service generally available in Azure Government by Brenda Y Lee

Blog Articles

Here’s a collection of some of the most note worthy blog articles posted over the past week:

Manage Azure App Service Deployments with Deployment Slots by Chris Pietschmann

How Azure Functions Pricing Works by Chris Pietschmann

Top 4 reasons for using Azure Security Center for partner security solutions by Yair Tor

Creating an end-to-end IoT solution using the Microsoft Azure IoT Starter Kit w/ Adafruit Feather M0 WiFi and Microsoft Azure by Lee Stott

Creating a Calendar App using PowerApps by CarlosAg

How can I use Azure AD Domain Services? by markga

So what can you do with your Microbit and the Azure Cloud? by Lee Stott

Artifacts and guidance for Azure DevTest Labs by Willy P. Schaub

Hello Blinky 2.0 with the Raspberry Pi 3 and LCD using Azure by FitGeekGirl

Event Hubs and .NET Standard by John Taubensee

Simpler Azure Management Libraries for Java – Beta 3 by Asir Selvasingh

Deploying to HockeyApp from VSTS by Daniel Meixner

Manual failover of Azure File storage by devkeydet

Azure Data Lake U-SQL September 2016 Updates: OUTER UNION, Set operations by name, FILE and PARTITION intrinsic functions and more! by MRys

Transport Agnostic Cloud to Device Messaging with IoT Hub by YTechie

Microsoft’s true Hybrid Cloud: consistent, not just connected by Mark Jewett

Azure Stream Analytics query testing now available in the new portal by Ryan CrawCour

Deep Neural Network in Azure via Cortana Intelligence and ML Team

Temporal Tables are generally available in Azure SQL Database by Borko Novakovic

Simpler Azure Management Libraries for .NET by Asir Selvasingh

GEP uses Azure and SQL Database to expand global reach by Guy Haycock

Azure Data Lake Analytics: More Compute and More Control by Omid Mola

Azure IoT and Arduino – Part1 by Scott Klein

Microsoft Common Controls Hub provides uncommon convenience by Alice Rison

Introducing the Team Data Science Process from Microsoft via Cortana Intelligence and ML Blog Team

TIBCO DataSynapse comes to the Azure Marketplace by Matthew Thomson

Experience Updates to the Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics Portal by Saveen Reddy


Here are links to event or about events that were posted over the past week.

Join us online for Microsoft’s developer event, Connect(); 2016 November 16th–17th 2016 by Lee Stott

Azure Backup hosts Ask Me Anything session by Trinadh Kotturu


Here are links to some of the videos that have been posted over the past week:

Introduction to the Opsgility Cloud Sandbox via Opsgility

Ramping up Predictive Maintenance using Machine Learning with Val Fontama via Channel 9

Creating IoT apps for the Xbox via Channel 9

Episode 216: Azure News Recap with Chris and Haishi October 2016 | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show via Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

First Look at the new SQL Server Data Migration Assistant | Data Exposed by Scott Klein

Tuesdays with Corey: Azure Resiliency, the magic of load balancers | Tuesdays With Corey via Channel 9

Bots as the Next UX: Expanding Your Apps with Conversation | Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Summit 2016 by Matt Winkler

Audio / Podcasts

To complete the collection of different mediums to allow you to consume your Azure news / info in any way you want, here’s a list of the podcasts released this week:

Episode 148 – Cognitive Services via The Azure Podcast

Orchestrating and automating deployments with Octopus Deploy and Damian Brady via Hanselminutes

Distributed Caching with Iqbal Khan via DotNetRocks

Episode 160 | SharePoint Framework with Microsoft’s Mike Ammerlaan via Microsoft Cloud Show

General Cloud / Related

Here’s some note worthy links about Cloud computing and other related topics that aren’t necessarily specific to Microsoft Azure:

Blockly Windows 10 IoT by Greg Duncan

Exploring ASP.NET Core with Docker in both Linux and Windows Containers by Scott Hanselman

SQL Server 2016 Express Edition in Windows containers by Perry Skountrianos

Microsoft, The Security Company by Brad Sams

Getting Started with Windows Containers by Julien Corioland

Using SSIS to load 1TB data into SQL Server in 30 mins, with simplified settings by DionYe


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