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Announcing the Public Preview of Azure Data Catalog - Machine Learning. This post is authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Information Management & Machine Learning at Microsoft.

Announcing the Public Preview of Azure Data Catalog - Machine Learning

As one more important step towards our commitment to deliver a world-class cloud analytics platform, I am thrilled to announce that the public preview of the Microsoft Azure Data Catalog – an enterprise metadata catalog / portal for the self-service discovery of data sources – becomes available on Monday next week, July 13, 2015. Azure Data Catalog is a fully managed service that stores, describes, indexes and provides information on how to access any registered data source. It closes the gap between those seeking information and those producing it. The video below gives you a quick overview of its key capabilities: Businesses of every size face the challenge of sifting through their myriad data sources and discovering the right ones for a given problem.

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Getting Started with Azure IoT services: Event Hubs

With industry analysts predicting tens of billions of “Things” sending telemetry over the Internet in the coming years, most data ingestion solutions won’t be able to handle the onslaught of information. Event Hubs and Azure are designed for this very scenario. Unlike queues, Event Hubs implement partitions (shards) to support massive horizontal scale for the processing of a million events per second. Consumer Groups provide consuming applications an independent view of the Event Hub from which to read the telemetry streams that can lead to complex event processing, storage or other downstream services.

Go to your Azure Portal and click the Service Bus icon on the left side of the page as shown below: Click Create a New Event Hub. @robtiffany. I’m giving away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again! Including: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and. Who’s ready for even more FREE Microsoft eBooks???

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Announcing the GA of Disaster Recovery for VMware Virtual Machines and Physical Machines to Azure using ASR. I’m excited to announce the GA of an important functionality in Azure Site Recovery (ASR) that lets you enable replication and protection of your VMware workloads and physical machines to Azure.

Announcing the GA of Disaster Recovery for VMware Virtual Machines and Physical Machines to Azure using ASR

ASR, with its ability to protect Hyper-V or VMware virtual machines and physical machines, is a unified solution for workload-aware disaster recovery and protection of your heterogeneous and hybrid IT environments. The functionality has been in Preview since March this year, and has successfully passed the rigorous evaluation and validation goals of our early customers. With marquee customers already on board, and with their early feedback incorporated, ASR’s SLA-backed offering is now ready to replicate your on-premises workloads to Azure. ASR, as the replication technology behind Microsoft’s Availability on Demand (AoD) solutions, enable enterprises and service providers of all sizes, to use Microsoft Azure for DR, Cloud Migration, DevTest, and other enterprise scenarios.

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Microsoft Launches New Microsoft Azure VM Pricing Tool

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News from UseR!2015 - the RHadoop tutorial

2015 conference in Aalborg in Northern Denmark. But yesterday was a day packed with 16 tutorials on a range of interesting topics. R at Microsoft. I was honoured to be the presenter at last night's meeting of SURF, the 11th largest R user group worldwide.

R at Microsoft

The topic of my presentation was "R at Microsoft", where I described how Microsoft has enthusiastically embraced R for internal use (such as for Azure capacity planning, and Xbox gaming improvements), and as a feature of its data platforms including Azure ML and (soon) SQL Server 2016. Not to mention of course the continued support for Revolution R Enterprise and our R-related open source projects including Revolution R Open. I've embedded the slides below. Many thanks to the SURF organizers and members for the warm welcome and the great conversations over pizza and (Australian!) Beer. Can I VPN to Azure using the Point-to-Site from a non-Windows machine?

Azure Service Bus – As I Understand It: Part II (Queues & Messages) — Continuing from my previous post about Azure Service Bus, in this post I will share my learning about Queues & Messages.

Azure Service Bus – As I Understand It: Part II (Queues & Messages) —

The focus of this post will be about some of the undocumented things I found as we implemented support for Queues and Messages in Cloud Portam. Queues As mentioned in my previous post, Queues is the simplest of the Azure Service Bus service and kind of compares with Azure Storage Queue Service in the sense that it provides a unidirectional messaging infrastructure where a publisher publishes a message and the message is received by a receiver. There can be many receivers ready to receive the messages however one receiver can only receive a message. No two receivers can receive a single message simultaneously.

Now some learning about Queues. Queue Name. Azure Key Vault Service Now Commercially Available. News Azure Key Vault Service Now Commercially Available Microsoft turned on its Azure Key Vault service this week for commercial use.

Azure Key Vault Service Now Commercially Available

Azure Key Vault is a means of managing the cryptographic keys and passwords (called "secrets" by Microsoft) that are associated with applications. It works by tapping hardware security module (HSM) appliances housed in Microsoft Azure datacenters where the keys are stored. The service is currently available in all regions except Australia, but the Australian service will be "coming soon," according to Microsoft's announcement. Skype for Business Apps with Azure Integration. If you are not familiar with Microsoft Azure or maybe still have no idea what “the cloud” means, hopefully this post will shed some light as well as introduce new capabilities enabled by the Skype for Business platform to host and integrate Microsoft UC applications in the cloud.

Skype for Business Apps with Azure Integration

For the past decade, my colleagues and I have been developing line of business or add-on feature applications to the Microsoft UC platform, starting with Live Communication Server to Office Communications Server to Lync and now for Skype for Business. One of the most difficult situations that we are always faced with has to do with delivery and consumption of the application by a customer with dependencies requiring on-premise infrastructure. Those days are thankfully nearly over with the promise of cloud-based services. From a Microsoft perspective, Azure promised ease in deployment of new cloud-based applications, which was very exciting to developers overall. Staten7 sur Twitter : "#Skype for Business Apps with #Azure Integration. > no physical or virtual server required. #Avanade...

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