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ADAL.NET 3.17.0 released
10/11/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 4
ADAL.NET (Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory) is an authentication library which enables developers to acquire tokens from Azure AD and ADFS, to be used to access Microsoft APIs or applications registered with Azure Active Directory. ADAL.NET is available on several .NET platforms (Desktop,


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Embed Stunning Visuals into your Apps with Power BI Embedded- Generally Available
10/3/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 3
Today, Microsoft announced that Power BI Embedded is generally available; offering independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers a way to quickly add stunning visuals, reports, and dashboards into their apps – through a capacity-based, hourly-metered model.


Microsoft Azure allies with nearForm for Node.js Developer Migration and Support Services
10/3/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 4
At Node.js Interactive 2017, starting tomorrow in Vancouver, BC, nearForm and Microsoft are announcing a new partnership to help customers migrate Node.js apps to Azure, and provide enterprise-grade support for them.


Recap of MSIgnite Meetup: Keeping up with change in Microsoft Office 365
10/3/2017 | webster | 2
Thank you to all who attended my Meetup at MSIgnite – Keeping up with change in Microsoft Office 365. I had very positive feedback from attendees, who found it valuable to get insights from other organisations and how they keep up with changes. It was a Meetup in the truest sense, as each table discussed


Securing the Intelligent Edge
10/3/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 5
The Intelligent Edge demands a high bar for security to thrive. Microsoft allies with partners to meet this bar for Azure IoT Edge.


Marketplace:New Features
10/3/2017 | Azure Notes | 1
We are excited to announce that SQL Server 2017 images on Linux and Windows are now available in the Azure Marketplace! Deploying SQL Server in Azure VMs combines the industry-leading performance and security, built-in artificial intelligence, and business intelligence of SQL Server, now available on


Power BI Embedded:General Availability
10/3/2017 | Azure Notes | 0
Today, Microsoft announced that Power BI Embedded is generally available; offering independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers a way to quickly add stunning visuals, reports, and dashboards into their apps – through a capacity-based, hourly-metered model. More


Portal:Preview Features
10/3/2017 | Azure Notes | 1
We are very pleased to announce the Public Preview of the CSV format support for the Azure Consumption and Charge Usage Detail API. In Aug 2017, we released the generally available version of the Azure Consumption and Charge APIs with JSON format support. We received a lot of feedback from Enterprise


Sharing your story with SharePoint, Yammer and Microsoft Teams.
10/2/2017 | webster | 6
Announcements at Microsoft Ignite are sure to create a new wave of “what to use when” discussions. But one discussion became much clearer as SharePoint, Yammer and Microsoft Teams were positioned together to facilitate inner and outer loop conversations. The “loops” explanation comes directly from Microsoft


ebook deal of the week: Windows 10 Inside Out (includes Current Book Service), 2nd Edition
10/2/2017 | Microsoft Press | 8
Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires on Sunday, October 8 at 7:00 AM GMT. Conquer Windows 10—from the inside out! Dive into Windows 10—and really put your Windows expertise to work. Focusing on the most powerful and innovative features of Windows 10, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds


Microsoft to shutter its Groove Music service and migrate users to Spotify
10/2/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 6
Microsoft is dropping out of the music streaming game and instead partnering with Spotify, further reducing the number of first-party consumer-specific cloud services Redmond offers.


Announcing new Azure VM images: SQL Server 2017 on Linux and Windows
10/2/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 5
We are excited to announce that SQL Server 2017 images on Linux and Windows are now available in the Azure Marketplace! Deploying SQL Server in Azure VMs combines the industry-leading performance and security, built-in artificial intelligence, and business intelligence of SQL Server, now available on


Microsoft opens up testing of Azure Data Box, its Amazon Snowball rival
10/2/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 15
Microsoft is seeking testers for its alternative to Amazon's AWS Snowball: Its Azure Data Box data-transfer appliance and service.


Data Integrity in Azure SQL Database
10/2/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 6
Microsoft takes data integrity very seriously. While there are some traditional techniques used by DBAs in SQL Server to monitor data integrity (e.g. DBCC CHECKDB) and various methods to recover from database corruptions, the Azure SQL Database engineering team has been able to develop new techniques


Azure is the Enterprise Cloud – highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2017
10/2/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 9
To help net out a very big week, I wanted to provide a summary of the top Azure discussions taking place and some useful articles from Ignite.


Join us for the Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour
10/2/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 5
Now that Ignite is over, we can all roll up our sleeves and start using all the new services and features in Azure. The Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour is for developers who want to receive detailed advice…


Visual Studio Online:Updated Features
10/2/2017 | Azure Notes | 4
This month's update to VSO contains a number of improvements Git forks, multi-phase builds, work hub improvements, new reporting widgets, and an updated NDepend extension. More


HDInsight:Preview Features
10/2/2017 | Azure Notes | 1
Today, we announce the preview of HDInsight cluster monitoring in Azure Log Analytics, ushering a new era of enterprise grade Hadoop monitoring for mission critical analytics workloads. HDInsight customers can now monitor and debug their Hadoop, Spark, HBase, Kafka, Interactive Query, and Storm clusters


Data Lake Analytics:New Features
10/2/2017 | Azure Notes | 3
The Azure Data Lake Analytics service can now help you easily organize, manage, and gain insights from Data Lake Analytics jobs that are running as part of pipelines or on a recurring basis. New capabilities enable you to: Quickly identify jobs in pipelines that might have failed or taken longer than


Analysis Services:New Features
10/2/2017 | Azure Notes | 5
We are pleased to introduce firewall support for Azure Analysis Services. By using the new firewall feature, customers can lock down their Azure Analysis Services (Azure AS) servers to accept network traffic only from desired sources. More


Marketplace:New Features
10/2/2017 | Azure Notes | 4
Kentico Cloud is a cloud-first Headless CMS for digital agencies and end clients. We’re excited to announce that its sample site is now available in the Azure Marketplace. With such a solution, your Azure App Service web application can read the content form Kentico Cloud. Kentico Cloud stores the content,


Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 2
10/2/2017 | blog.at.work | 14
In part one, we saw how the Microsoft Graph API enables programmatic access to Office 365 groups. Now it’s time to let Azure Functions help us with the desired workflow.For the following steps, an Azure subscription and a Global Admin in the target Office 365 tenant is required. The planWe want our provision


New book: Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
9/29/2017 | Microsoft Press | 14
We’re happy to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (ISBN 9781509303830), by Victor Isakov. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Overview Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-764—and


Microsoft joins 500+ Law Enforcement professionals in extending commitment to Public Safety!
9/29/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 16
Oregon and Washington host annual CJIS training conferences From the opening with the local Color Guard presentation of the flags to the assurance from the CJIS Systems Agencies to public safety, and all the sessions in between, the Oregon CJIS Division Annual Training and the Northwest CJIS Users Workshop


What is Microsoft's AndromedaOS?
9/29/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 16
Microsoft is continuing to advance its long-time goal of a truly common operating system across different Windows form factors with its 'AndromedaOS' effor.


SLG Azure Community
9/29/2017 | Mike Hacker | 12
Interested in learning how your State and Local Government counterparts are leveraging the cloud to digitally transform the way they do business? Are you an innovator that wants to benefit from participating in a community of like-minded business and IT professionals? Government agencies provide critical