Episode 203 - DevCon3

by Cale Teeter November 11, 2017

Our very own Cale Teeter was in Cancun, Mexico for DevCon3 and he gives us all the Blockchain/Azure updates that were announced there.

DevCon3
https://davidburela.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/devcon-3-report-day-1-core-systems/
https://davidburela.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/devcon-3-report-day-2-core-systems/
https://davidburela.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/devcon-3-report-day-3-dapp-development/
https://davidburela.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/devcon-3-report-day-4-p2p-tech/

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode203.mp3

 

Other updates:


Azure Government Secret
Taking the next step forward in meeting the mission-critical and data needs of our U.S. Government customers, we are announcing expansion plans to make Azure Government Secret available to support government agencies and partners who have Secret classified data. Azure Government Secret will deliver multi-tenant cloud infrastructure and cloud capabilities to U.S. Federal Civilian, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and U.S. Government partners working within Secret enclave
 
Blockchain for Azure Government
We have launched Blockchain for Azure Government, which will support a wide array of our Azure blockchain and distributed ledger marketplace solutions. These solutions automate the deployment and configuration of blockchain infrastructure across multiple organizations, allowing our customers to focus on government transformation and application development.
 
Unified security management with Azure Security Center
To help our customers address their security challenges, we’re bringing Azure Security Center to Azure Government. Security Center offers unified security management and advanced threat protection for hybrid cloud workloads, enabling government agencies to take on evolving security threats. Learn more about Security Center.
 
Expanding High Performance Computing in Azure Government
In today’s data-driven government, High Performance Computing (HPC) is increasingly being mainstreamed to apply to a broader range of problems. To address this demand, we’re extending our existing public sector HPC offerings, including the NC-series and Azure Batch, to include the H-series virtual machines. Azure H-series virtual machines, with InfiniBand and Linux RDMA technology, are designed to deliver cutting-edge performance for complex engineering and scientific workloads such as weather prediction and climate modeling, trajectory modeling, and other memory-intensive projects. By the end of the year, customers will be able to take advantage of this expanded offering in Azure Government
 
New Virtual Desktop Infrastructure options in the cloud
To reduce on-premises infrastructure, many government customers are considering moving their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to the cloud. Today, we’re announcing new options with Azure Government, giving customers more flexibility in handling VDI requirements. With Citrix VDI on Azure Government, customers can now extend existing Citrix environments and deploy Windows 10 desktops into Azure Government from Citrix Cloud. Learn more about new VDI options.

Managed Applications are now Generally Available in the Azure Marketplace
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/managed-applications-are-now-generally-available-in-the-azure-marketplace/

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/topics/last-week-in-azure/

 

 

 

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Episode 167 - Blockchain Hello World

by Cale Teeter February 23, 2017

Cale unravels the mystery that is Blockchain, as we understand what is happening under the covers of a simple 'Hello World' app.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode167.mp3

 

Other updates:

Blockchain on NPR
http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=515728601
 
Kubernetes now Generally Available on Azure Container Service
Kubernetes now generally available (GA) – We announced preview support for Kubernetes in November 2016. Since then, we have received a lot of valuable feedback from customers. Based on this feedback we have improved Kubernetes support and now move it to GA. For more details, check out Brendan’s blog titled, "Containers as a Service: The foundation for next generation PaaS".
Preview of Windows Server Containers with Kubernetes – Coinciding with latest Kubernetes release, adding support for Windows Server Containers and coupled with enterprise customers expressing strong interest in adopting and going into production with Windows Server Containers, this is a great time to provide additional choice in orchestrator for Windows Server customers using ACS. Customers can now preview both Docker Swarm (launched in preview last year) as well as Kubernetes though ACS, providing choice as well as consistency with two of the top three Linux container orchestration platforms.
DC/OS 1.8.8 update – We are updating our DC/OS support to version 1.8.8. DC/OS is a production-proven platform that elastically powers both containers and big data services. ACS delivers the open source DC/OS while our partnership with Mesosphere ensures customers requiring additional enterprise features are catered for. Key features of 1.8.8 include a new orchestration framework, called Metronome, to run scheduled jobs. This has been added to a new Jobs tab in the DC/OS UI, along with a number of other UI improvements; and the addition of GPU and CNI support in the Universal container runtime. Based on Apache Mesos, DC/OS is trusted by Esri, BioCatch and many other Fortune 1000 companies. We have worked with Mesosphere to produce an e-book called "Deploying Microservices and Containers with ACS and DC/OS."
 
 
New Lower Prices on Azure Virtual Machines and Blob Storage 
 
New in Azure Stream Analytics: Geospatial functions, Custom code and lots more!
 
Native support for Geospatial functions
Starting today, customers can easily build solutions for scenarios such as connected cars, fleet management, and mobile asset tracking with tremendous ease using Azure Stream Analytics. Developers can now leverage powerful built-in geospatial functions in their stream-processing logic to define geographical areas, and evaluate incoming geospatial data for containment, proximity, overlap, and generate alerts or easily kick-off necessary workflows etc. These geospatial capabilities are in alignment with the GeoJSON specification.
 
Custom code with JavaScript user defined functions
With Azure Stream Analytics, customers can now combine the power of JavaScript with the simplicity and pervasiveness of SQL. Historically, Azure Stream Analytics let developers express their real-time query logic using a very simple SQL like language. That said, customers have also been asking us to support more expressive custom code to implement advanced scenarios. Today, in our journey to offer richer custom code support, we are pleased to announce the support for User defined functions using JavaScript in Azure Stream Analytics. With this new feature, customers can now write their custom code in JavaScript, and easily invoke it as part of their real-time stream processing query.
Visual Studio tools for Azure Stream Analytics
To help maximize end-to-end developer productivity across authoring, testing and debugging Stream Analytics jobs, we are rolling out a public preview of Azure Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio. Local testing on client machines to enable true offline query building and testing experience will be one of the key capabilities that will be available. Additionally, features such as IntelliSense (code-completion), Syntax Highlighting, Error Markers and Source control integrations are designed to offer best in class developer experiences.
 
Scale your Python service with Managed Disks
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/scale-your-python-service-with-managed-disks/
 
Microsoft Networking Academy with the Azure Black Belt Team – Winter 2017!
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-networking-academy-with-the-azure-black-belt-team-winter-2017/
 
Announcing Azure Network Watcher – Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics Service for Azure
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-network-watcher-network-performance-monitoring-and-diagnostics-service-for-azure/
 
Dear #MongoDB users, we welcome you in #Azure #DocumentDB
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/dear-mongodb-users-we-welcome-you-in-azure-documentdb/

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Episode 167 - Blockchain Hello World

by Cale Teeter February 23, 2017

Cale unravels the mystery that is Blockchain, as we understand what is happening under the covers of a simple 'Hello World' app.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode167.mp3

 

Other updates:

 Blockchain on NPR
http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=515728601
 
Kubernetes now Generally Available on Azure Container Service
Kubernetes now generally available (GA) – We announced preview support for Kubernetes in November 2016. Since then, we have received a lot of valuable feedback from customers. Based on this feedback we have improved Kubernetes support and now move it to GA. For more details, check out Brendan’s blog titled, "Containers as a Service: The foundation for next generation PaaS".
Preview of Windows Server Containers with Kubernetes – Coinciding with latest Kubernetes release, adding support for Windows Server Containers and coupled with enterprise customers expressing strong interest in adopting and going into production with Windows Server Containers, this is a great time to provide additional choice in orchestrator for Windows Server customers using ACS. Customers can now preview both Docker Swarm (launched in preview last year) as well as Kubernetes though ACS, providing choice as well as consistency with two of the top three Linux container orchestration platforms.
DC/OS 1.8.8 update – We are updating our DC/OS support to version 1.8.8. DC/OS is a production-proven platform that elastically powers both containers and big data services. ACS delivers the open source DC/OS while our partnership with Mesosphere ensures customers requiring additional enterprise features are catered for. Key features of 1.8.8 include a new orchestration framework, called Metronome, to run scheduled jobs. This has been added to a new Jobs tab in the DC/OS UI, along with a number of other UI improvements; and the addition of GPU and CNI support in the Universal container runtime. Based on Apache Mesos, DC/OS is trusted by Esri, BioCatch and many other Fortune 1000 companies. We have worked with Mesosphere to produce an e-book called "Deploying Microservices and Containers with ACS and DC/OS."
 
 
New Lower Prices on Azure Virtual Machines and Blob Storage 
 
New in Azure Stream Analytics: Geospatial functions, Custom code and lots more!
 
Native support for Geospatial functions
Starting today, customers can easily build solutions for scenarios such as connected cars, fleet management, and mobile asset tracking with tremendous ease using Azure Stream Analytics. Developers can now leverage powerful built-in geospatial functions in their stream-processing logic to define geographical areas, and evaluate incoming geospatial data for containment, proximity, overlap, and generate alerts or easily kick-off necessary workflows etc. These geospatial capabilities are in alignment with the GeoJSON specification.
 
Custom code with JavaScript user defined functions
With Azure Stream Analytics, customers can now combine the power of JavaScript with the simplicity and pervasiveness of SQL. Historically, Azure Stream Analytics let developers express their real-time query logic using a very simple SQL like language. That said, customers have also been asking us to support more expressive custom code to implement advanced scenarios. Today, in our journey to offer richer custom code support, we are pleased to announce the support for User defined functions using JavaScript in Azure Stream Analytics. With this new feature, customers can now write their custom code in JavaScript, and easily invoke it as part of their real-time stream processing query.
Visual Studio tools for Azure Stream Analytics
To help maximize end-to-end developer productivity across authoring, testing and debugging Stream Analytics jobs, we are rolling out a public preview of Azure Stream Analytics tools for Visual Studio. Local testing on client machines to enable true offline query building and testing experience will be one of the key capabilities that will be available. Additionally, features such as IntelliSense (code-completion), Syntax Highlighting, Error Markers and Source control integrations are designed to offer best in class developer experiences.
 
Scale your Python service with Managed Disks
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/scale-your-python-service-with-managed-disks/
 
Microsoft Networking Academy with the Azure Black Belt Team – Winter 2017!
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-networking-academy-with-the-azure-black-belt-team-winter-2017/
 
Announcing Azure Network Watcher – Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics Service for Azure
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-network-watcher-network-performance-monitoring-and-diagnostics-service-for-azure/
 
Dear #MongoDB users, we welcome you in #Azure #DocumentDB
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/dear-mongodb-users-we-welcome-you-in-azure-documentdb/

 

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